Took my 3 weight fly rod, some size 14 nymph and dry flies and walked to the dam just below the cottage. As I walked down I noticed two Spurrwinged geese, (Plectropterus gambensis). These geese are found right through sub-Saharan Africa wherever there are wetlands.
These are very big birds, standing more than a metre tall. This is the gander.
Goose and gander together. I think these two birds are moulting as they look very scruffy, especially around the head.
Summer evenings are some of my favourite times, I take my 3 weight fly rod and fish for small bass. Almost an unthinking activity, no exertion, just flicking a small fly among the water weeds and grass and catch fish. Totally relaxing.
Today was one of those those thundery evenings with a spattering of rain now and then and the fish were overcome with a sort of suicidal madness, grabbing everything I threw at them.