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 YOUTH NATIONALS  2024 will be held at Barkly East 25 - 28 SEPT

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


2024 SENIOR A NATIONALS was held during mid-April in the Kamberg, KZN. Hosted by CGFFA it was an all-river event with sessions on the Bushmans and Mooi Rivers. Rivers were running high and fast after recent rains in the catchment, but the anglers did well to produce some good fish counts overall. The team challenge did not disappoint the Provincial supporters and followers, with an intense final session to see who could take home the trophy. Western Province came out triumphant in the team challenge, but Brett van Rensberg (CG) took individual Gold after a fine overall performance.

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.