Name: Rohan Koegelenberg aka RohanfishWebsite: www.rapidhunter.co.za I originally come from competitive Rock and surf and also Carp bait fishing background.I started fly fishing when I was 14 years old I became part of Wind Knot Fly fishing club shortly afterwards, and grew in my fly tying skills and knowledge of basic fly fishing techniques. Most of my youth was spent fishing for Carp, Bass, Barble and Yellowfish.I also lived in Mozambique for some time and fished there many days. I also stayed in Mauritius for a while and shared some fish farming experiences with locals.I stayed in Jeffrey’s bay for a while were I use to fly fish at Ashton bay, Cape St. Francis and St. Francis bay for Grunter and Steenbras.I worked as guide and bailiff at Rustfontein Fly fishing estate in 2003, and developed Fish farms over Eastern Transvaal and Highveld area. I worked for wild river consultancy in developing fly fishing estates. I am currently the head guide at Oxbow country estate. I host beginner courses, seminars and beginner fly tying clinics at the estate. My passion is to teach beginners the art of fly tying and fly fishing, sharing my knowledge base and working with the youth.Currently I’m the founder and owner of RAPID HUNTER GUIDED SAFARI’S, doing guided trips to the Vaal River in Parys area and have been guiding on the Vaal since 2003. I also do hosted trips to Warrenton, Northern Cape and Kakamas on the Orange river.I specialise in catching Smallmouth Yellowfish and love to guide clients into trophy Yellows. I also hunt for Largemouth Yellowfish and guide clients into their dream catch as well.I also specialise in ground-breaking winter fishing for Trophy Mudfish.I have a special passion for the entomology of the water and believe that it’s part of the art of fly fishing. I’m also the Founder and Owner of ROHANFISH FlIES – Custom tied flies. I tie some of the most successful flies and have developed a few new patterns that show great results.I am a regular contributor for The Stywe lyne/Tight lines Magazine since 2015, where I share my knowledge on techniques and fly choice.I’m also writing bi-weekly write ups on the current situation of the river and catches for Flyloops website.I’m also a field guide and Ambassador for GREYS fly-fishing tackle. I was Born to fish.
A multi capped Protea angler, Gerhard has fished many local tests as well as a world cup in Mexico. Gerhard has been fishing on a competitive level, targeting Bass species, for the last 12 years.
His personal best Largemouth Bass pulled the scales at 5.27 kg while his biggest Smallmouth weighed in at a respectable 2.86 kg’s. His record 5 fish bag stands at 21 kg’s.
Francis EdwardesHometown: Nottingham Road, KZNCompany: Fly & Arrow AfricaArea Fishing: South AfricaDiscipline: Fly fishingSpecies Targeted: Predominately Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Tigerfish, Smallmouth Yellowfish, Natal Scaly and what ever else he can find that swims.
Growing up on a farm in the Natal Midlands, Francis, with a rod almost three times his height at the time, flicked his first fly into the trout dam no more than 300 meters from his front door. Since then; well… one doesn't need to be explained the rest.
Currently a student at the University of Stellenbosch. Time out between his studies is spent exploring the waters of the Western Cape. The availability of the Cape Streams at a bow and arrow's cast away has turned him into a competent river angler. The saltwater too, neither so distant, has seen him when the tides are right. When home for the holidays, Francis spends his time on the still-waters and the surrounding rivers forever in search for one more fish. Whenever the opportunity arises, more often than not, he and the boys of Fly and Arrow Africa are seen exploring new waters.
Name: Konrad Dorfling Cell: 0826925552 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comCurrent Town: Richards Bay, Kwazulu NatalAbout: I always loved fishing even from a very young age, always forcing my parents to take me fishing over weekends to placed such as the Richards Bay Harbour, St Lucia and its surrounding areas which was in close proximity with Mtubatuba at the time. If harassing my parents did not succeed I always had a friend or two willing to help gather a few earthworms and birds to look for Barble and Tilapia in the nearby farm dams after school.At the age of 11 after much persistence my parents got me my first fly rod for my birthday, I have been hooked ever since. School holidays from there on out was spent trying to figure out how the long rod works in the salt, on Bass or Yellowfish it did not really matter. Fast forward 17 years later, I am still in love with fly fishing & tying. I am also always willing to try expand the species and destination list when an opportunity presents itself. I have recently started blogging as a means to capture and share my fishing experiences on my own site and I hope to add some new and exciting content here as well.I am currently employed in the capital project division of a SOE and assist clients fishing for Natal Yellowfish on the Bushman’s River when time & season permits.
NAME:Terry BabichLOCATED:Eastrand and wherever the fishing might take meCELL:0838676423E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOCCUPATION:Professional fly fishing guide and fly tier availability to fish? Always ‘just add water’
AREA OF EXPERTISEGuiding fresh water species specialist in carp , catfish , yellowfish largemouth and smallmouth, bass , trout and grass carp etc. . Clinics and presentations for corporate clients, schools and clubs etc. Fly tying clinic and bespoke orders. Casting tutorials basically anything you can think of when it comes to fly fishing freshwater species.I come from a strong family of fisherman where all four brothers who have represented South Africa in one angling facet or another. I cut my teeth in provincial light tackle boat and course angling, but being a person who has difficulty in watching a bite indicator for a lengthy periods of time. I looked for some form of fishing that was a bit more interactive (busy) . Fly fishing being a sport of extreme addicts who obese every minute about fishing and how they will outsmart there next fish. Was the most obviously suitable choice to make? I spent a few years in the competitive arena of fly fishing honing my skills and developing myself into a just one more type of angler who chases down numbers and who’s targets is catching more than 100 fish in a given day of a specific species. In the competitive arena I not only represented South Africa in international competitions but I was also the national coach for the ladies national team and did a lot of coaching for junior anglers , development and disabled anglers.I get a bit carried away but I love imparting what I have learnt and my experience on other angler in the hopes that they will just be able to share a little bit of the enjoyment that I get from my fly fishing.