When Dave Rorke, editor of South African 'Flyfishing' magazine, told me he wanted to use a photo of me for the cover of the April/May edition of his magazine, I nearly fell off my chair. How very exciting! This followed a submission of mine to the magazine on the fly fishing possibilities of the Welsh Marches. Seeing as I had just spent my first full season fishing the rivers of this region, it was a report I thoroughly enjoyed writing. The underrated Welsh Marches deserve to be showcased as an excellent and affordable fly fishing destination and I hope my article will encourage readers to make a trip to Wales when next in the UK.
It turned out that Dave quite liked the idea of having a grayling on the cover of his magazine, something which may not have been done in South African fishing print media before. The grayling, so prehistoric looking in appearance, is a fine fish for a magazine cover I'd say.
For more information about 'Flyfishing' magazine, visit their website.
With Dave's kind permission I will post up the full article which featured in the magazine within a week or two.