FOSAF GUIDE TO FLY FISHING
The eagerly awaited FOSAF Guide to Fly-Fishing in Southern Africa is now available. FOSAF_100.jpgMost people will be aware that FOSAF were very successful with the Nedbank Guide series of which the fifth and final edition came out more than five years ago so there is certainly a place for an updated product with contributions from some of the country's leading experts. However, the new book which covers both fresh and saltwater species is not just a copy of the old guide, but as several reviewers have noted, it represents a significant improvement on what was a very acceptable format. Tom Sutcliffe states that the FOSAF Guide will be as necessary a piece of equipment for a fishing trip as one's rods, reels and wading boots while Ed Herbst describes it as playing a similar role for fly-fishers as does the Roberts Birds of South Africa for bird watchers. Much emphasis has been placed on 'reading the water' and identifying 'fishing hot spots' in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands while the larger page size lends itself to more detailed maps. Beautifully illustrated in full colour the book makes an ideal Christmas present.