Makhangoa Community Camp 2019/20 Season – Blog 7

The sun was beating down, the water was warm with good visibility, and flowing at a good level. It was clear, the Bokong was showing off again. With these kind of conditions it was clear that love was in the air, for both the guides and the new guests in camp. What made it more fitting was that this was all happening over Valentines Day.

This week we hosted a number of families along with one guest angler from Canada, Aaron. He was joined by father & daughter duo Kieran and Megan, the Clover family – Keith, Caroline and Juliette, along with returning guest Owen from Scotland, and my colleague James’s girlfriend Claire.

The atmosphere was great and a nice change from intensely fishing orientated groups. Don’t get me wrong, the group fished pretty hard, but overall the pace was a little more relaxed which was really welcome 3/4 way through a big season. Besides the fishing, we also toured the village and visited the school, hiked up the valley, swam (sometimes inadvertently). Some even went on long runs, over the high mountains and then finished it off with some spectacular dryfly fishing.Overall the fishing was pretty good, along with with some great food shared around the dinner table. – Bokong Burgers, warm Durban Curry and our Maluti Mountain Lamb, slow roasted over an open fire with wild mint chutney harvested from the hills. Just for those who are interested 😉

It was a really great week all round. We made new friends and our family got bigger. Good people + good fishing + good food equals to good times. What more could you ask for? 

Until next time.