2019 A Nationals

The Senior A Nationals were held from 1st - 4th May on the waters surrounding the historic town of Pilgrims Rest situated in the magnificent Eastern Highlands. Hosted by the Mpumalanga Fly Fishing Association, with Lyle Smith at the helm, and assisted by a hands on committee, the event was held in equally good team spirit as good fishing conditions.  The format comprised of five river sectors on the Blyde River with the counting species including brown trout, rainbow trout, yellowfish and chiselmouths.

The Individual winners were:

  • Gold: Brett van Rensberg , CGFFA
  • Silver: Matt Rich, WPFFA
  • Bronze: Shaun Dickson, KZNFFA

The Winning Teams were:

  • Gold: WPFFA
  • Silver: Eastern Cape FFA
  • Bronze: KZN FFA

Gallery page to be updated shortly

2019 B Nationals

The Senior B Nationals were held at Barkley East, hosted by Eastern Cape Fly Fishing Association. The event had been postponed from November to mid february 2020 due to the drought conditions that had hit the Eastern Cape area late last year. Good rains fell in January, giving decent flow to the beautiful streams that surround the quaint Eastern Cape Town. The format comprised five river sectors on five different rivers, providing the anglers with a variety of river fishing. Heavy rainfalls  in the nearby catchments of the Ruitjiesvlakte & Kraai River systems just before the event gave the anglers some interesting challenges as the tackled the very discolored  and fast flowing waters on these sectors. The other three sectors of Vaalhoek, Saalboom and Karringmelkspruit produced good fish counts. Overall over two thousand fish were measured and safely released by the 53 competing anglers.

All round it was a fantastic event put on by the hosting Province and the hardworking , friendly community of Barkley East.

The Individual winners were:

  • Gold: Liam van der Merve, KZNFFA
  • Silver: Stehan Nel , ECFFA
  • Bronze: Johan Ferreira, GNFFA

The Winning Teams were:

  • Gold: Eastern Cape 1
  • Silver: Gauteng North 3
  • Bronze: Eastern Cape 2

Largest Fish - Tied by Liam van der Merve(KZN) & Fandre Nel(GN), 51cms

Visit our facebook page for some pictures captured during the event

For pictures of our medal winners & Closing ceremony

2020 B Nationals to be held in Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga in Nov 2018.