In January 2014 I decided it was time to introduce a new mate of mine to Lesotho. Andrew Descroizilles had recently moved to Kokstad and being a keen fisherman we immediately became mates. He had spent the last few years working in Zambia. Fishing for Tiger fish and bream was the fishing he had been doing for the last few years. I wanted to hike up over the Drakensberg for a weekend to check out one of my favourite small streams in Lesotho. I told him that the hike wasn’t too hectic and it was only a 30km in total. In reality it was closer to 50, but if I told him the truth before we left, I reckon I would have been going alone. It turned out to be one of my more memorable hikes into the Berg for three particular reasons, other than the spectacular scenery:
1. Attempting to hike up the Berg by full moon and getting caught in a raging thunderstorm half way up, with a plastic sheet and a rock for shelter!
2. Sleeping under the stars in a Basuthu Kraal, surrounded by Angora goats and sheep.
3. Although no fish were landed we had some amazing sight fishing to big Rainbow trout.
I am a dairy and crop farmer in a remote corner Natal, South Africa. My main passions in life, are small stream fly fishing, fly tying, mountains, photography, farming and lately my family.
My blog is a celebration of life, its adventures and curve balls it throws at us. From fly fishing for trout in the remotest corner of Lesotho, to the adventures of parenthood. My blog is a diary of my life that I want to be able to share with my children, grandchildren and anyone else who cares to read it.
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