For as long as I can remember I’ve had an infatuation with fish and their environment in which they live.
I first picked up a fly rod at the age of 9 years old and haven’t been able to put one down to date. I have lived and followed my passions of fly fishing with extreme vigor and enthusiasm , as this is where I feel most comfortable. The people, environments and adventures are also what keep drawing me back to this addiction of fly fishing.
I grew up in the Midlands , South Africa chasing Trout and Scalies ( local yellow fish). Later on in life I moved to the Northern KZN coast where I spearfished, dived, guided , boated and fished on a day to day life style. At this point I met my amazing wife and adventure partner Nina. We travelled to the Caribbean where I ran a top class Fly Fishing and Diving Lodge before feeling the tug to get back to fresh water rivers to chase salmonoids again. Upon my return to South Africa we decided to get into trout farming and today we run a very successful trout farm in the Drakensberg.
The passion runs deep. We supply a huge volume of this production around KZN bringing much joy to myself and many a fly angler who travel to the many pristine waters available.
Nina being Slovenian convinced me and our young family of 3 kids to venture too Slovenia, where we have set up a family business , Hunter Fly Fishing. We host and guide around these amazing waters ,in search of those perfect fly fishing moments and sharing our passion.
With all my exploration I’ve been hooked on Xplorer and tend to find myself with my Xplorer gear where ever I go in search of those perfect moments , which are in abundance if you know what your looking for.
I’m hugely proud (understatement) too be part of the Xplorer team and look forward to introducing many a fly fishermen to this great brand. After all, this is where my passion lays with a river running in my veins.
Tight lines , never give up on your search and hopefully I’ll see you on the water!