Seniors

Our Senior Division has become highly competitive over the past couple of years, seeing young dynamic anglers coming through the Provincial ranks into their A Teams ready to compete at the highest National level. With the phenomenal growth in numbers over the years, B Nationals is held to ensure all good up-and-coming anglers have opportunity to get into a ranking position should they perform well.

 

2024 Senior A Nationals

2024 SENIOR A NATIONALS was held during mid-April in the Kamberg, KZN. Hosted by CGFFA it was an all-river event with sectors 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. We thank the community members of Thendela and Giants Castle areas for stepping up in to the roles of controllers, to the Giants Castle Reserve for use of their river section, as well as the landowners of the Thendela Mooi River section & Riverside Farm.

Head over to SAFFA Facebook for coverage of the event and results, and an interesting post from visiting Australian angler Stewart Dick.

Results:

Indiv Gold -Brett van Rensberg(CG) *Silver - Daniel Factor (WP) *Bronze - Shaun Dickson(KZN)

Team Gold - Western Province * Silver - Central Gauteng * Bronze - Cape Winelands

Fly Tying award - Dan Factor WP                 Casting award - Shaun Dickson
Fishing in Friendship award - Marc Vicente CG

Prizegiving gallery on facebook

Senior World Championship Team 2024

2024 saw a SASACC Team head to France for the Fips-Mouche World Championship hosted in the Southern region of Occitanie. The Championship comprised three river sectors, and two mountain lake sectors fished from the banks in rotating beat format. The team was a mix of experienced and new anglers to World Championship Level - Daniel Factor, Brett Van Rensberg, Barry Ubsdell, Matt Burgess & Shawn Driver.

France led from the start to take Team Gold, Spain the Silver & USA the Bronze, but our young team SA performed really well out of the twenty-two teams.
Dan Factor commented - "What an incredible two weeks! So proud of our team for hitting our top 10 goal, finishing 8th overall. I’m thrilled to have placed 11th individually.
Huge thanks to everyone for the support, especially our amazing support team, David Ferreras Fly Fishing and Aritz.
I am excited for the next few weeks of reflection and sharing lessons learned. Looking forward to building on this success with Team South Africa next year! 🇿🇦"

 

Link to the final results of Fips-Mouche Senior World Championship 2024

Thank You to the many sponsors who support our SASACC Senior Team.

Senior B Nationals

It was time to shine on the Cape Streams for our B & C Provincial Team anglers as WPFFA hosted the 2023 B Nationals in late October. Despite recent high water levels on the Elandspad and Smalblaar systems, the rivers had settled nicely and looked really good for the tournament. Even with favorable conditions fish counts were relatively low on the  river sectors. Lakenvlei Dam was expected to be difficult given the discolored water from recent flood conditions around Ceres, however it proved worse than expected as sessions went by ending in a full blank for the anglers in Session 5.

The Cape Winelands team were most at home on the waters winning Team Gold, and Individual Gold for young Le Roux Roos. Team Silver went to KZN B, and Bronze to Western Province C. For full results and pictures of the event visit our facebook page

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship 2023

The Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship is held every alternate year and is hosted on rotation by a chosen member country. The beautiful Isle of Islay in Scotland was the fishing ground and hosting country to the 2023 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championship. Our SASACC Senior Men's team really did us proud both on and off the water. They showed their ability to adapt on the lochs,  which are so very different to home waters in both style and the conditions they faced, finishing off with a very credible 4th position overall in the team standings.  Most proudly they came home with the Friendship trophy, an award voted for by all the teams entered into the championship - Nicely done fellas !

2023 SASACC Team - Matthew Burgess, Marc Vicente, Gerrit Redpath, Stephan Nel, Shawn Driver