blog category: Trip reports

Kalarhari Yellowfish, Orange River, South Africa, Aardvark McLeod, largemouth yellowfish, smallmouth yellowfish, Alex Jardine

Africa has always seemed like a long way away to me. As someone who plans nearly all of their movements around where and when the fishing is good, I have never really pictured the continent as high up on my list. Of course there is the well documented and fierce tigerfish as well as a… Read More>>>

Providence Atoll, Seychelles, Aardvark McLeod

“It’s 5:30am on Providence.” I wake up to the familiar drone of the onboard generator, a sound that initially keeps you awake but over time becomes hard to sleep without. Then there’s the smell of fresh bread and the sound of pots and pans coming from the kitchen. The kitchen is right next to our… Read More>>>

River Test, Brown Trout, Chalkstream Fishing, Aardvark McLeod

Andy Jones, visiting from Australia, contacted us during the famous mayfly hatches of the southern English chalkstreams looking to fit a day out on the River Test. With luck we were able to offer a beat on the confluence of the River Anton and River Test. Andy documented his day through a great blog post… Read More>>>

Sette Cama, Gabon, Pete Gibson, Tourette Fishing, Aardvark McLeod

The return visit to Gabon was eagerly awaited. Again, weeks of preparation of flies, lures, rods, line had all been done in advance and finally we were off. I find returning to a venue for the second time is always better than the first trip as one is better prepared and looking forward to new… Read More>>>

Providence Atoll, Seychelles, Aardvark McLeod

Size… I think that is the first thing that crossed my mind as MV Mayas Dugong made its way up the west side of Providence Atoll. The group had been buzzing ever since we had jumped on the IDC Beechcraft from Mahé to Farquhar. Despite the sadness that hit me like a wave as I… Read More>>>