A lot of anglers don’t know that trout swim in the cold, clear rivers of South Africa—brown trout are common, having been planted in African waters well over a century ago. And Trevor Sithole, who lives in the village of Thendela in the KwaZulu province of South Africa, guides anglers for browns in his local river, the Mooi.
It may not be a world-renowned destination for trout, but South Africa is certainly a beautiful place. And Trevor is a unique guy in his village, ridiculed for buying a fly rod instead of a soccer ball. But, as he shows in the video above, caring about your local rivers need not be exclusive to the rivers where trout are native.
— Chris Hunt