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A hot and dusty drive into camp, an ice cold beverage and a shower to wash the dust and grime off body and throat alike while hippos grumbling further upstream in their nightly chorus and the odd call from a Pels Fishing Owl perched in the taller trees that line the Faro. This is wilderness...
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With our first week rounding up to be a great success all round, the guides were chomping at the bit to have the next guests in camp. Phil headed into Garoua to welcome our second group of guests. Greg and Anne, a couple from Portland, USA. Wouter, our one and only South African and Tim,...
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Imagine a fish so big that some call it the elephant of the river. Imagine it once inhabited the waters of 1/4 of the African continent in vast numbers. Now imagine, that largely unseen to the developed world, a wave of humanity has reduced all the rivers and surrounding landscapes to skeletal remains. But, right...
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Considered just as a singular entity the Faro River is an incredible resource of integrity and complexity. A marvellous, pretty and extremely productive river that demands attention and protection. Taken in the context of its role in the ecology of a massive wilderness tract, it goes far beyond the realm of being quantified. It is...
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The third guided week on the Faro this year was for me the ‘moving week’ of the season, where there were many dynamic macro factors in motion that required a huge amount of versatility from the guides and guests to make the most of. There finally seemed to be a slight letup on the low...
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Words from the angler : I am not a lucky fisherman, but on this evening, for once, Murphy was not on the fish’s side. Just after I hooked the fish it ran under a ledge against the rock wall where I was standing, and continued to run and run and run. Nothing that I nor...
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Words from the angler: Myself, Ed Truter and two guests were busy with the 2nd of two exploratory missions in early 2018. The January trip had been a success with 3 fish over the 100cm landed, but we had to go back at what we felt was the tail end of the prime season, to...
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