Juniors

YOUTH STRUCTURE

The SAFFA Youth structure is solid and still growing. They are mentored and coached by Senior anglers in each of the Provinces, coming together annually in a team format to participate in the Youth National Event.

It is through this structure that our Youth Protea team is selected each year to experience and represent South Africa at the World Championship.

Youth Nationals 2019

The 2019 Youth Nationals were held at Barkley East in the Eastern Cape. Hosted by Eastern Cape Fly Fishing Assoc., the event comprised three river  and two stillwater sessions fished in very low water conditions. For the third consecutive year we had a Youth team from Czech Republic participating in the competition allowing for both an International event and our National Championship to take place. Championship results were as follows:

SAFFA YOUTH NATIONALS
Wildfly Individual Champion - Marthinus Maritz (LIM)
Wildfly Team Champion - Boland A
AT Barnard Team Champion - Boland A
Wildfly Biggest Fish - Robbie Millar (EC), Justin Ashington (KZN) 625mm
Wildfly Most Fish - Justin Ashington (KZN) 47 fish
Develo Flies Fly Tying Champion - Stefan von der Heyden (WP)
Willem Pretorius Excellence Trophy - Liam van der Merwe (KZN)
Wickus Steyn Sportmanship - Boland A

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT
Team Gold - Czech Republic
Team Silver - SA YOUTH PROTEAS
Team Bronze - SASACC Team
Indv Gold - Martinus Maritz SA
Indv Silver - Tomas Glaesner CZ
Indv Bronze - Justin Ashington SASACC

Visit our facebook page to view some great pictures captured during the event by David Taylor  https://www.facebook.com/110658539100783/photos/pcb.1368232970009994/1368230136676944/?type=3&theater