After having moved to Cape Town, settling in, finding our feet and cycling the Argus I finally came around to joining the Cape Piscatorial Society. After reading the great articles on Nightjar Adventure I decided to book a beat on the Holsloot. I specifically chose the Holsloot because it is quite late in the season and since it is a tailwater it should still be flowing nicely. Thursday before a presented a talk at the weekly theoretical physics seminar I booked beat 4. As always before a fishing trip I had some trouble to sleep the night before. I guess we fly fisherman are still just boys when it comes to our favourite pastime and sometimes we still become overwhelmed by the prospect of getting our wading boots wet.
I dropped the wife off at work and headed up the N1 through the Hugenoot tunnel and on to Rawsonville. The gps coordinates obtained from Nightjar Adventure were spot on and took me straight to the allocated parking spot for beat 4. After getting my fishing gear ready I scrambled over the water pipes and made my way to the first pool.