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  1. The Mullet Outing: Hangklip, Cape Town – 23 June 2013

    The Mullet Outing: Hangklip, Cape Town – 23 June 2013
    I decided it was time to try and target the mullets in the little bays in this area again. Previously I have had moderate success, but now it was winter and there was a large cold front on the way. Nevertheless, it was spring tide and I decided to brave the expected cold water. Both my fishing buddies opted out – no, in fairness they were out of town and busy with renovations respectively. I arrived around ...

    Updated 22-09-14 at 12:26 PM by Niel Malan

  2. Photo of the moment

    On Truttablog, I have a page with just a single fly-fishing picture on it. This is just intended as a small visual snippet of interest. I update the picture at least once a week, usually more.

    To visit click:http://

    This week there is one there of Brett Coombes, who was out from OZ. Some of you may remember him from the 1980's. Brett is a fisherman of some note!

    Note also that if you follow on twitter, I drop ...
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  4. Breede estuary leerie recaptured 839 days later

    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Malan View Post
    I tagged a leerie in the Breede estuary on 20 January 2010 (see my catch report below) - 51.5 cm fork length. I just heard that it was recaptured by Shane 839 days later at splash rock in Port Edward KZN - 1144 km further as the crow flies. It grew around 32 cm and was measured at 83 cm fork lenght. Great news - makes up for all the hard work. Thanks for releasing it again Shane - much appreciated.
    Ps a small leerie I tagged above Mudlark
  5. Truttablog. Some recent postings

    A piece about a fly fishing canoe:

    A short slideshow to music, capturing the essence of the NE Cape experience:

    And a piece about the development of a local fly pattern: