Ducky

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Line was screaming from my reel. I'm not talking about the standard screams of joy when your favourite rugby team scores a try, oh no! I'm talking of the blood chilling screams of a toddler dropping her sprinkle covered ice cream. The screams from my reel turn into moans and growns from me because line … Continue reading Ducky

On a hot summers night

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"It was a hot summers night and the beach was burning, there was fog crawling over the sand..." You know mos, sometimes a song pops into your head and you end up humming it all the time. On this particular evening, it was "You took the words right out of my mouth" by Meatloaf. Very … Continue reading On a hot summers night

TBC

Gisteraand sit ek die girls in die bed. Hulle het net begin kalmeer toe Heila ewe skielik "onrustig" raak… Sy laat sak haar linker arm terwyl sy wild met haar regter arm in die rondte draai. Dan lig sy die linker arm terwyl sy aanhou draai en draai met die regter hand. Was vir 'n … Continue reading TBC

Giving it everything

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The teacher blew her whistle and the grade RR class were off on their yearly 400m race. This is 5 & 6 year olds with short legs, so they have to take much more steps in order to complete the race. It must almost feel like an 800m or something! I was struggling to get … Continue reading Giving it everything

That sad sickening feeling

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I decided to make one more cast... I just dropped something that took off and bit through my hook snoot. By the way it took the bait I figured that it must have been a Spotty and although they don't have "teeth" to make a clear cut through the hook line it was badly chafed … Continue reading That sad sickening feeling

Renetjie en haar “G&T”

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As mens so op die strand staan ontmoet jy soms die "random"ste mense en sien jy partykeer die "weird"ste goed. Ek noem dit sommer "random beach encounters" of vir die "purists"... lukrake strand ontmoetings. Hier is een van so bietjie minder as 'n jaar gelede... Renetjie en haar "G&T" Dit was middel Desember en seker … Continue reading Renetjie en haar “G&T”

First Grunter: Part 2

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I don’t know if it is because I cut my fishing teeth in the estuaries of the Southern Cape, but I love river fishing! It’s a bit of a cliche for me, I know because I love all kinds of fishing, but the river has a special place in my heart. None more so than … Continue reading First Grunter: Part 2

First Grunter: Part 1

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My grandfather married a young 22-year-old “bokkie” at the ripe “old” age of 40. He was a legend and family and friends to this day speak of him as the walking angel. He was the most gentle, patient and soft-spoken person I knew. The complete opposite to my Grandmother, who wasn’t called the “Leeu” of“Leeurand” … Continue reading First Grunter: Part 1

EPIC!

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I try and fish at least once a week. It's not always possible though and with family and social commitments taking up most of my free time, fishing sometimes takes a back seat. Everyone knows the one with the diamond ring always has shotgun. But when the wife said she wanted to go to the … Continue reading EPIC!