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Who would have thought that a group of septuagenarians could compete for the group of guests with the most gees for the Bokong season? They arrived in camp full of smiles, introducing themselves by their schoolyard nicknames and immediately began setting up rods for a quick late-afternoon and evening session in the sparkling clean water...
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Today marked another stationary donation to the Makhangoa community school. It is incredible to see all the kids back at school now, which only started on the 6th of April 2021. The kids have been without an education for over a year due to covid 19, the reason being that remote rural schools such as...
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With 2020 behind us and the new season commencing, the camp staff and guides were more than excited to welcome the first week’s guests. Upon arrival it was evident how much rain had fallen in the prior two weeks leading up to the first week. Katse Dam had risen dramatically consuming most of the lower...
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It is pretty simple – sometimes the weather just does not play along. It’s enough to send some anglers spiralling into mild depression, others see it as an opportunity to try different techniques with the chance of being rewarded with a yellowfish or two. Our new group –  Richard, Greg, Panda (Andrew), David, Colin and...
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As fly anglers we are constantly setting goals for ourselves. Normally we begin with the usual challenge of learning to cast, followed by trying to catch a fish, and then tying your own flies(In whichever order). Conquering these goals keeps us interested and longing for more.One example would be Gordon van der Spuy. He is...
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One of the greatest challenges of fly fishing is making the most of the conditions on the day. Sometimes it’s easy, other-times you need to dig deep into your skillset, flybox, and patience to get those fish into the net. Recently the Bokong tested the resolve of angler and guide alike, after a few days of...
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I can’t believe what I have just experienced this week, this is my first season on the Bokong, and I was completely blown away!After the last big rains, the river cleared and was slowly dropping. Along with some great sunny days, the water temperature was slowly rising, getting the yellows fired up. Russel De La...
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After a few good days of rain and a blown out river, returning MCC guests, Nish and Dale, bought along David and Reinhard, arriving in camp with big smiles and high hopes for the next few days of fishing in the Lesotho highlands. The Bokong was still murky and high, so the decision was made...
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After a quick break for Christmas and New Year, we anxiously made our way back up the ‘hill’ and into Lesotho not sure what the start of 2020 will hold in store. When we had left, a few weeks earlier, the river was finally showing some potential, with a few yellows moving into the Bokong...
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Bill with an unexpected brown, always a welcoming treat.Blue jackets and Bokong yellows.Keep them wet, angler and fish!Don enjoying the views from the top of Vodacom ridge.Mountains upon mountains. The upper reaches of the Bokong River.When blisters become a problem, walk
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