Reunion is a French island lying east of Madagascar, about 200km southwest of Mauritius. It offers a variety of offshore game fishing for salt-water sportsmen. Reunion is particularly well known for the large marlin that abound in the waters surr...
 WORDS & PICS: ARNO DAMES During July 2010, I stumbled upon an article on a local fishing blog discussing a remote island 60 miles off the coast of Madagascar where fishing is wild and untouched. I immediately made contact with the wri...
A brief guide for the angler visiting  Namibia, the surf anglers’ paradise.  The main species here are kob, steenbras and galjeon, with blacktail making a comeback in some spots. Though for the dedicated shark angler, the main targ...
Those who are avid RSD readers will already have been introduced to magical Madagascar, with a few recent features depicting this destination as the new kid on the block, so to speak, on the Indian Ocean destination calendar. Not previously well k...
Tropical Mozambique has become a hugely popular destination for the South African angling tourist. In recent times, gaining entry to and travelling through this wonderful country has become far easier for South Africans, and not being enslaved to ...
World-renowned as a top saltwater fly-fishing destination, the Seychelles and its outer islands and atolls are a true angler’s paradise.In recent times, this area has been showcased with other facets of angling as well – jigging, popp...
This huge expanse of water is nursery ground and home to most of our endemic estuary angling species and must be rated as one of most healthy systems in our country. It is well managed by forums, advisory groups, conservancies and conservation-co...
 Living in Port Edward which borders the former Transkei, now Eastern Cape and is better known to anglers as the Wild Coast has allowed me ready access to this fabulous, untamed anglers paradise   The memories I have of travelling the...
The Zambezi is a huge river system approximately 3 400km long. It passes through or forms borders with Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, after which it enters the sea.   This mass of water and huge system is home to a host ...
So there we were, sitting in a coffee bar in Pretoria and Danie asked: ‘So what about Madagascar? Nosy Be seems to be the Indian Ocean destination that’s cooking.’   ‘Ahhh, mmmm, well yes... I watched the superb I...
 Zambia Reef I’m well aware of the fortunate situation I’ve found myself in over the past couple of years – filming gives you the opportunity of fishing exotic destinations with some of the country’s best anglers with ...
Madagascar has been a destination that I have dreamed of visiting ever since I was a child. It is a truly mystical place that has many of its own unique species of fauna and flora. It’s been somewhere that has always caught my attention, having...
The magnificent Legogo resort, consisting of 25 luxury chalets, is located approximately 50km south of Inhambane, Mozambique. As one approaches Legogo, one is struck by the awesome beauty of the scene: two large, placid freshwater lakes, frin...
Zambia  With access to both Lake Kariba and the mighty Zambezi River from this country, one can target myriad species, such as the legendary and most-targeted tigerfish. Other species, such as the nembwe, chessa, nkupe, and Cornish jack can a...
I am often quizzed about my choice of career, followed by the awkward silence after being asked for umpteenth time: ‘When are you going to get a real job?’, or my favourite: ‘You telling me that you travel and fish for a living? Tha...