Zambezi Tiger

Dear Kenya Fly Fishers Club,

Over many, many years, I have been intimately involved in flyfishing, mainly throughout Southern Africa. My focus has been not only on trout but also indigenous species such as tiger fish and yellowfish and I hope that you can, perhaps, help me with a project I have undertaken.

 

Zambezi Tiger

Zambezi Tiger

I was, in fact, born in Nairobi and went to primary school at Westlands and Kilimani before my parents decided to emigrate. However, the first time I “threw’ a fly was in the Nyeri Chania when the family (not a fishing family) was invited to Nyeri for a week-end. That evening I saw my first trout and the next day our group fished the Amboni (I believe). What was evident was that my half-century passion for flyfishing was fueled on that week-end.

In 1974, I returned to spend time with family in Molo and we explored a number of rivers such as the Kiptiget, Melawa, Ngobit, Burgeret, Naro Moru. However, we did not get to the Chania or Amboni.

 

Trout through the looking glass

Trout through the looking glass

I am busy with a book on reminiscences and have few photographs, none of the Chania and was wondering whether I could impose upon your members to help me if possible. Naturally I will give due credit in the publication which will be released next year.

May I say I enjoyed viewing your web site and the reading was done so with nostalgia.

Thanking you

Kind regards

Malcolm Meintjes

Author : Trout on the Veld, Trout Through the Looking Glass, Zambezi Tiger, An Okavango Season, Remarkable Flyfishing Destinations of Southern Africa

Email address: entrepot@icon.co.za
23rd October 2018