Meet The Host

Craig Thomassen

Craig Thomassen

Tommo is one of the pioneers of catch and release recreational angling and his passion for the sport of artificial lure is unrivaled. Over the last three decades Craig has chased down nearly every major game fish in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans around Africa, with some record breaking results. His first book 'Fishing Yourself Single' typifies how important time on the water is to his life and his commitment to sport fishing. Always willing to share, he takes every opportunity to showcase the behemoths that lurk below and impart much of his knowledge and experience on how to land trophy fish.

Jeremy Rochester

Jeremy Rochester

It only counts on fly is Jeremy's motto and his presentations, few fish can resist. As a professional guide in Southern Africa, he knows the fresh water rivers, estuaries and coastal reserves intimately and continues to explore uncharted territories for the benefit of all fly fishers. He spends as much time at the vise as he does testing out his inventive creations and if there was ever a man to guarantee you a fish, the Meister as he's fondly referred to, fits the bill. His entertaining nature defines a fly fishing character like no other.

Brad Cartwright

Brad Cartwright

The Cartwright destination scale is the barometer by which we should all measure our fishing trips. Having toured and fished through 5 continents, his experience on where to go, what species to target and when you should be throwing a line is legendary. Brad is a believer in selecting the right club for the right course and will willingly throw a live bait, lure or fly at his selected game fish and is equally at home in the big blue or on some remote river in the jungle. His preference is surface action, always trying to draw his quarry into the top water, where the action is explosive and his antics most animated.

Gareth George

Gareth George

His infatuation with wilderness areas, their waterways and how to fool a fish with just a few feathers is what started WildFly in Africa. A fair weather fisherman by his own admission, he plans every expedition around the forces of nature that dictate the movement of his adversary. More comfortable stalking wild fish in rivers and wading marine atolls than foraging in the open ocean, his ability to defy orthodox fly fishing and bring home the proverbial bacon never ceases to surprise the team. He's never slow to offer some unconventional wisdom on the fishing front, which makes every outing an interesting one.