Undoubtedly South Africa’s apex freshwater predator, the Largemouth Yellowfish, has in recent times established itself as the most iconic fly fishing freshwater target species in the country. Attaining a weight of over 22 kg’s it is by far South Africa’s largest indigenous scaled freshwater fish even dwarfing SA’s local tigerfish stock.
Catching this specie on fly has often been described as one of the most mind-numbing and tiresome activities known to local fly anglers. Successfully targeting and catching Largemouth Yellowish on a regular basis takes dedication, perseverance, skill and most of all years of experience.
I have been targeting these gentle giants of the Vaal for over 10 years and have learnt through experience the “where, what and how” of landing these fish with regular success. My clients benefit from years of experience being passed on in a single day that would have otherwise taken any fly-fisherman a million casts into the unknown.
I’ve developed, tested, re-developed and fine-tuned all my custom tied flies to a point where I can now proudly say that I have 100% faith in every single fly I tie to the end of my client’s tippet.
Landing a Largemouth Yellowish is one of the most special moments any fly-fisherman / women will ever experience. I take pride in sharing these memories with my clients as they pursue their passion and ticking of a bucket list entry.