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 could be 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.
Current Ladies Co-Ordinator & National Champion 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 are 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.
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
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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