Vaal fishermen in the big leagues

The South African Sport Anglers and Casting Confederation is currently hosting the fourth Sport Fishing World Games in South Africa. The event kicked off on February 9 and will conclude on February 17. The Sport Fishing World Games has always been a very important activity on the CIPS (International Fishing Federation) calendar. This year 15 Championship events will be held across our beautiful country at venues ranging from the deep blue ocean to various dams.

The categories of the Championship events are:

  • Freshwater Bank Fishing;
  • Light Tackle Boat Sea Fishing;
  • Big Game Fishing;
  • Black Bass Fishing;
  • Carnivorous from Boat Fishing;
  • Carp Fishing;
  • Feeder Fishing;
  • Ladies Coarse Fishing;
  • Ladies Shore Fishing;
  • Long Casting of Sea Weights;
  • Masters Fly Fishing;
  • Masters Coarse Fishing;
  • Seniors Shore Fishing;
  • Pair/Duo Shore Fishing; and
  • Masters Shore Fishing.

Within the South African fishing community, the games represent one of most important fishing developments in history. This year, for the first time ever, disabled fishermen will be taking part in the Freshwater Bank Fishing Championship. CIPS will be evaluating the South African team categories and styles with the prospect of including a World Disabled Freshwater Bank Fishing Championship at all future Sport Fishing World Games. The fishermen from South Africa couldn’t wait to welcome all the fishermen and treat them with South African hospitality.

Our team has been competing from February 10 at Leeuplaas, a farm situated on the banks of the Free State side of the Vaal Dam, about 25 minutes’ drive from Oranjeville. The Vaal Dam has a variety of fish species, including carp, mudfish, catfish and grass carp, and is one of the best competitive freshwater bank fishing venues in South Africa.

Tight lines to our team!

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