Trevor grew up in a small rural community called Thendela on the banks of the Mooi River. Meandering its path through the foothills of the Drakensberg, the Mooi is a river teaming with brown trout and as a youngster, watching his uncle fish with a hand line, earthworms and a tiny luggage lock as a sinker, is what ignited Trevor’s passion for trout fishing.
On a neighbouring farm he noticed anglers fishing with what he thought was a piece of bamboo, flinging line back and forth. A method he considered to be rather unconventional yet incredibly effective. His curiosity grew…
Later, the KwaZulu-Natal Fly Fishing Association took the Thendela community under its wing and initiated the Thendela Fly Fishing Project with the youth of the area. The aim of the project was to teach fly fishing as a recreational pastime and to assist with creating a community managed river fishery on the Mooi River within their own tribal trust lands.
Trevor instantly jumped at the opportunity to get involved and hasn’t looked back since. He is currently in Bolivia working with Angling Frontiers, guiding for Golden Dorado and also targeting other exotic species like the Tabarana, Yatorana and Surubi.
With his youthful charisma, Mvelo Trevor Sithole is steadily building a home for himself in the global fly fishing industry and we at WILD Coolers are incredible proud to have him around our campfire sharing tales of successful releases and the trophies that got away.