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Waypoints Podcast: #11 ARNO MATTHEE – South African Angling Legend

October 17, 2019

Arno Matthee is an absolute legend in the world of adventure angling and exploratory travel. He grew up in South Africa, where he cut his teeth on yellowfish before heading to the outer atolls of the Seychelles when that fishery was still very much in its infancy. He spent years guiding and exploring the Seychelles, spending close to 100 weeks on motherships on Cosmoledo, Providence, Astove and numerous other locations. During his time on Alphonse, he literally “cracked the code” when it came to catching milkfish on the fly, developing patterns and techniques that are still used to this day. Since that time, he has become obsessed with giant tarpon – fishing and exploring the flats, coastal areas and rivers all throughout western Africa. Arno now resides in Gabon – home to what he will tell you are the largest tarpon on the planet.

 

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