Wesley de Klerk – Guide

Wesley grew up fishing the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique for a host of pelagic and reef species, using both conventional and fly fishing equipment.

He studied Marine biology and attained a Masters in science (MSc) specialising in fisheries research and Marine Protected areas. During his studies he began competitive rock and surf angling and achieved South African Shore based angling colours. Still focusing on fish he moved to Angola to run a research station collecting fisheries data.  Recording of data was done by guiding clients onto fish and collecting data on the caught fish. He guided two destinations in Angola, with the first being a shore based artificial lure area and the other area focused on targeting 200lb plus Tarpon regularly as well as the Giant African Threadfin all in shore. The offshore fishery hosted probably one of the  Dorado fisheries in the world.

Seeking greener pastures he went on to become a professional fly fishing guide for FlyCastaway. His travels with FlyCastaway have taken him to some of the best flats fishing destinations in the world.  Farquhar Atoll was his home for five seasons where he was able to guide guests into plenty of GTs, Bumpies, Triggers, Permit, Bonefish and numerous other sought after species. The call of Providence Atoll was answered in 2015, when he had the opportunity to guide the “final frontier”. He is currently a core member of the Providence team, his ability to find fish both on the flats and offshore a special talent.

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