The South African Fly Fishing Association functions as the co-ordinating body for various Member Associations representing competitive fly anglers thus encouraging development in fly fishing be it at National, Provincial and learner level.

SAFFA offers a platform for anglers across South Africa to become part of the organised sport structure through our affiliated Provincial Associations, whereby interested anglers in all age divisions can register and participate through their Province, from grass roots level into selected representative Provincial teams that are entered into our SAFFA National events.  SAFFA Individual Ranking lists are updated annually following the results of Nationals allowing for the invitation of our top anglers to National Team selection trials.

SAFFA is affiliated to International bodies such as fips-Mouche  ensuring our participation into annual World Championships, and by-annually we participate in the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.

We have brown and rainbow trout in our systems as well as the sought-after indigenous yellowsfish.

Our Next Event

SAFFA Senior Nationals and Selection Trials will be held from 10 - 14 April  2024 in the Kamberg, KZN . Central Gauteng Fly Fishing Association will be hosting the Championship, with SAFFA co-ordinating the team selection Trials for the 2024 Protea Senior Team that will be representing at the Fips-Mouche World Championship in France 2024.

Check out our calendar page for updates on other upcoming events.


2023 Youth Nationals on the Vaal & Orange Rivers around Douglas in the Northern Cape was an awesome event on and off the water, offering an exciting close finish in the top three teams.  Limpopo A took Team honours again in a very close tussle with KZN A for Silver and Gauteng North for Bronze. Luke Fairhead(Limpopo A) showed his experience as a Protea Youth angler by taking Individual Gold.

Check out the facebook link for final results and take a look at this cool youtube video on the event(filmed and edited by Nic Louw, Cape Winelands Team captain)

2023 B Nationals were held shortly after in the Slanghoek valley of the Western Cape, with sessions on the Smalblaar and Elandspad rivers and a sector on Lakenvlei Dam. Despite river conditions looking good after recent floods, some sectors struggled and low fish counts were recorded. Lakenvlei Dam's poor visibility water conditions proved a real challenge overall.  The Young B team from Cape Winelands took Team Gold with KZN B taking Silver and WP C Bronze. Individual Gold was won by Le Roux Roos from Cape Winelands.

Head over to SAFFA Facebook for coverage of the event and results.

5th World Masters Fly Fishing Championship

SAFFA successfully hosted the 5th World Masters Fly Fishing Championship in Dullstroom during February 2019. The Championship was held as one of the World Angling Games Disciplines.

In keeping with our many proudly South African sporting moments, the Individual Gold Medal was won by Richard Gorlei from Team South Africa Men. The Team Gold Medal was won by Spain.

View the Championship video here.