I grew up fishing and represented my province and country at an early age in various aspects of the sport. After finishing school I completed my B.Com in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg, during which time I fished many of South Africa's premier freshwater and saltwater destinations. I then moved to the United Kingdom and worked for Farlows of Pall Mall, where I continued fishing many UK fisheries including the prestigious River Test. I also worked for Sportfish at their various fishing shows including The CLA Game Fair.
In 2007 I joined the FlyCastaway team and have been guiding full time ever since. My guiding resume know includes the notorious outer atolls of the Indian Ocean, namely Cosmoledo, Providence, Astove, Assumption, Farquhar and St Brandon's. I has spent a large amount of time guiding for Tigerfish on the Zambezi River as well as for South Africa's indigenous Largemouth and Smallmouth Yellowfish on the Vaal River, which is my local fishery. I have also guided five full seasons in Norway for the infamous Atlantic salmon. I have also completed tree season guiding in Mongolia for monster Taimen…. a fish which has seriously captured his attention!
I also loves photography and video editing, thus starting a company called Cpt Jack Films. I have won 3 awards for my short films, “Gangsters of the flat”, two being the prestigious Drake Mag Film Awards. Currently I also have my film 320 on the Fly Fishing Film Tour.