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Welcome Rain from Ed Herbst

I’ve just received the good news that the summer rains have started in Barkley East and Rhodes, one of South Africa’s most beautiful trout fishing destinations.

A few years ago I was taken by Gavin Schneider to see the changes he had made to Welgemoed (rough translation from Afrikaans – well-being) a farmhouse he had purchased on the banks of the Bokspruit stream in Rhodes.

To say that the restoration is lavish is putting it mildly. It’s five-bedroom, self-service house a few metres from the Bokspruit, a truly lovely trout stream for which I yearn.