Ladies

Ladies 

Competitive and Recreational Ladies fly fishing in South Africa is experiencing continual growth both on and off the water.  We have an annual Ladies National event which is fished on both rivers and stillwaters pending on the hosting area. Ladies and Younger girls can also fish in the Masters or Youth divisions respectively.

SAFFA Ladies Co-Ordinator & Protea Team angler, Amy Visser, is pro-active in organising online fly-tying workshops and fishing events for ladies at all levels of experience in South Africa. With our Ladies teams fishing the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships for many years, 2022 saw the first Fips-Mouche Ladies World Championship Event held in Norway, where South Africa was represented by a Protea Ladies Team. SAFFA is now able to enter a Worlds team annually as well as a second team every bi-annually to the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship.  We look forward to more exciting developments in Ladies fly fishing throughout the country.

Ladies Nationals

2023 Ladies Nationals was held at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga in July. It was an all stillwater event fished in very cold and dismal conditions. The ladies stuck it out in a tight contest and bought some really good fish to the nets, but the strength and experience of the Gauteng North A team was once again hard to match.

Team Gold - Gauteng North A, Team Silver - Gauteng North B, Team Bronze - Mpumalanga

Individual Gold was well earned by Marlise (Blom) Heyns (GN), along with the longest cast and top fly tyer accolades.
Longest Fish was caught by Kristine Page (GN B)
Most Fish & Accuracy Casting- Amy Visser(GN A)
Liezl Jacobs (MPU)was awarded the Best Newcomer trophy.
The Rae Galbraith trophy for fishing achievement and sportsmanship was awarded to Amy Visser

 

2023 SA Ladies Teams

Our 2023 Protea Ladies Team as follows was selected in February '23 and travelled to Kamloops, Canada in September to participate in the 3rd Fips-Mouche Ladies World Championship.  Marlize (Blom) Heyns, Jonina Fourie, Renthia De Waal, Maureen Brits, Michelle Meyer, with Marietjie Davies as travelling Manager & Reserve and for the first time Matt Rich stepped up as travelling coach/non-fishing Captain.

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Follow this link to Ladies &Masters World Champs Results

A SASACC Mixed team, including some of the above ladies , represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship held in June'23 on the Isle of Islay, Scotland. The Scottish lochs proved to be challenging fishing in the strong winds, but our Ladies don't give up and pushed through the gusty conditions,continuing to give their best performance. Final CW Results 

2024 SA Ladies Team Selection

The 4th Fips-Mouche Ladies World Championship takes place in Vyssi Brod, Czech Republic in May 2024. Our eligible Ladies were put through their paces on and off  the water  at team selection trials following the 2023 Ladies Nationals in Dullstroom. The trials were conducted by Matt Rich, head of selectors and Ladies coach for 2024. this team are inspired and looking for a good team result in 2024 - they are well in to their preparation to make it happen!
Congratulations to our Ladies selected to participate in the CZ - Amy Visser, Amy Tough, Lucinda van Niekerk, Bianca Viljoen & Jonina Fourie. Non-Fishing Capt: Matt Rich . Manager: David Karpul
TEAM FUNDRAISING RAFFLE: Please support our team by purchasing tickets - Great prizes to be won!