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largemouth yellowfish
Kalahari Drift
Kalahari Drift The Kalahari Drift season has begun, and we’ve just completed our first drift. The water level has been steadily decreasing since our arrival on the Orange River, and it’s also becoming clearer. Conditions are looking promising, and the fish have been actively feeding. Initially, the cold front made the start of our drift...
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Orange river fishing
Orange River Fishing Orange River Fishing: With the Kalahari Drift season about to kick off, the guides have been keeping themselves quite occupied. This included numerous hours of shopping, a grueling 16-hour drive, and an unexpected weekend encounter with the Upington police. On top of that, there were some epic battles with monstrous barbel and...
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largemouth yellowfish flies
Largemouth Yellowfish Flies In all our groups prior to this one, we had most of our success coming from swinging largemouth yellowfish flies from faster water into slower moving eddy’s where we believed fish would be holding. This time however things were different. Majority of the fish were caught by accurately placing flies behind boulders...
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big fish
Big Fish As we get into the later stages of the Orange River season the sun rises over the valley a lot  earlier, making it much easier to spring out of your tent in the early morning. This drift there was a clear change in temperature which eliminated the crisp cool mornings that we had...
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Largemouth Yellowfish The Orange River, known for its spectacular largemouth yellowfish numbers, originates in the mountains of Lesotho (Interesting fact: The Bokong River, which is home to the Makhangoa Community Camp is one of its highest tributaries).  Flowing in a general westerly direction, it exits Lesotho, travels across the interior of South Africa into the...
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Kalahari
Kalahari Some thumping tunes, a minibus full of excited guys, and a few empty beer cans, signaled the arrival of the first group of the 2022 season. It was clear that the 2022 Kalahari season going to get off to a great start. Hitting the water on day one we quickly realized that our quest...
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Riding the success of the previous week the guys set out for the ninth drift of the season feeling confident that the fish would still be feeling and holding in the same water. Unfortunately this was not the case as upon arrival we were greeted with high water levels, a massive amount of water had...
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The long, never ending road to Eldorado was to be embarked on one last time. The group of Tavis, Brad, Paolo and international guest Tim joined myself and Matt on the last drift of the 2019 season. Tavis, who joined us last year on a trip, was back for another crack at the Orange with...
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Group 4 of the Kalahari season brought Brad, Dean and Morne to the banks of the Orange River. The three Capetonians had and an absolute blast. We caught some good fish, both Largemouth and smallmouth yellowfish and the guys learned alot in their week drifting down the gorge. The guys brought a great vibe to...
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The halfway mark of our Kalahari season saw veteran African Waters guest, Brian Griffith, join me in the hot, dry landscape of the Northern Cape  With the elusive largemouth yellowfish on the mind, and any other species willing to take a fly, Brian arrived at Upington airport on a typical scorcher Kalahari afternoon.With Brian being...
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