Fly Fishing Association
Welcome to the home of the Gauteng North Fly Fishing Association. If you love fly fishing you have definitely come to the right place. As the controlling body for the amateur sport of fly fishing in Northern Gauteng we are responsible for the promotion and growth of the sport of fly fishing. In addition to this, as a member of the South African Fly Fishing Association, we provide a structure for our membership base to compete in the annual Youth, Ladies, Seniors and Masters South African National Fly Fishing events.
01 to 03 September 2023
Junior Development/Practice Weekend (Vaal River)
12 to 18 September 2023
FIPS Mouche World Seniors Championship - Slovakia
16 September 2023
GNFFA Trial Set 2024 - Trial #1: Juniors (Vaal River)
24 to 30 September 2023
FIPS Mouche World Ladies & Masters Championship - Canada
04 to 07 October 2023
SAFFA Youth Nationals (2023) - Douglas (Orange River)
14 October 2023
GNFFA Province River - Development Day (Vaal River)
25 to 28 October 2023
SAFFA Senior B Nationals - Western Cape
28 and 29 October 2023
Verlorenkloof Local Youth Development Clinic
10 to 12 November 2023
GNFFA Trial Set 2024 - Trial #2: Seniors & Juniors (Vaal River)
19 to 24 November 2023
SAFFA Masters Nationals - Barkley East
02 and 03 December 2023
Verlorenkloof Local Youth Development Clinic
12, 13 & 14 January 2024
GNFFA Trial Set 2024 - Trial #3: Seniors & Juniors - Bushmans River KZN (TBC)
16, 17 & 18 February 2024
GNFFA Trial Set 2024 - Trial #4: Seniors & Juniors - Verlorenkloof Estate, MP (TBC)
08, 09 & 10 March 2024
GNFFA Trial Set 2024 - Trial #5: Seniors & Juniors - Mooi River, KZN (TBC)
We have active Youth, Ladies, Seniors and Masters groups within the province.
Family Fundraising Day
Some special moments from the family fund raising day that took place at Tranquil Fly Fishing just outside of Pretoria. A brilliant day out for members and guests who attended the event.
Here are some recent news and fishing highlights.
SAFFA Ladies Nationals
19 to 22 July 2023
1st Place: GNFFA A Team - 51 Place Points
2nd Place: GNFFA B Team - 64 Place Points
3rd Place: MPU A Team - 64 Place Points
Top 10 Individual Results:
1st Place: Marlize Heyns (GN) - 8 Place Points
2nd Place: Claire Botha (GN) - 8 Place Points
3rd Place: Amy Visser (GN) - 9 Place Points
4th Place: Linda Gorlei (KZN) - 9 Place Points
5th Place: Renthia De Waal (GN) - 10 Place Points
6th Place: Maureen Brits (GN) - 10 Place Points
7th Place: Alison O'Brien (MPU) - 11 Place Points
8th Place: Kristine Page (GN) - 12 Place Points
9th Place: Liezl Jacobs (MPU) - 12 Place Points
10th Place: Amy Tough (GN) - 12 Place Points
29 July 2023
We held a family fundraising day at Tranquil Fly Fishing just east of Pretoria on Saturday 29 July.
The day was open to anyone in the region that was keen to find out more about the sport and wanting to improve their stillwater fly fishing skills. It was great to see such a diverse group of youngsters and adults who participated in the clinic. Members from our province were on hand to meet everyone and share their knowledge. From basic casting lessons to 'on the shoulder' guiding on the water for the more experienced anglers, everyone took something away from the day.
For those of you who may be keen to join one of these events in future, keep an eye out on our social media platforms for upcoming events.
Tour to Spain
Three of our junior members, Ruben Lambrechts, Daniel van Wyk and Roarke Goosen, were part of the South African Youth Fly Fishing Development Team that participated in a fly fishing tour to Spain. They attended an intensive five day clinic with Pablo Castro Pinos and David Garcia Ferreras, two of the worlds best fly anglers who have both achieved global success on many occasions at the World Fly Fishing Championships.
They learnt advanced euro nymphing and dry fly fishing skills. It is very exciting to see our group of junior anglers developing into amazing fly anglers.
Lots of exciting things to come from these boys!
SAFFA Youth Nationals
05 to 08 October 2022
Vaal de Sioleh, NW
3rd Place: GNFFA A Team - 89 Place Points
5th Place: GNFFA B Team - 126 Place Points
5th Place: Marc van Rooyen - 11 Place Points
7th Place: Roarke Goosen - 15 Place Points
11th Place: Ruben Lambrechts - 17 Place Points
16th Place: Daniel van Wyk - 20 Place Points
19th Place: Adam Freeman - 20 Place Points
20th Place: Werner Klopper - 20 Place Points
24th Place: Russell vd Westhuizen - 23 Place Points
28th Place: Francois Scholts (Jnr) - 26 Place Points
30th Place: Lewis Bolton - 28 Place Points
33rd Place: Luca Moeller - 35 Place Points
SAFFA Senior B Nationals
19 to 22 October 2022
4th Place: GNFFA C Team - 133 Place Points
7th Place: GNFFA B Team - 148 Place Points
3rd Place: Sholto Piek - 15 Place Points
9th Place: Chris Tough - 20 Place Points
12th Place: Hannes Lambrechts - 21 Place Points
14th Place: Marcel Destombes - 24 Place Points
15th Place: Jason Tribe - 25 Place Points
27th Place: Renthia de Waal - 32 Place Points
31st Place: Craig Lane - 35 Place Points
33rd Place: Fandre Nel - 36 Place Points
34th Place: Jonina Fourie - 36 Place Points
35th Place: Marlize Heyns - 37 Place Points
Congratulations to Jason Tribe who received the medal for the most fish caught during the nationals. He caught 22 fish in total.
Protea Youth Trials
Elgro River Lodge, NW
We are proud to announce that four of our Youth anglers have received an invitation to attend the Protea Youth Trials scheduled to take place at Elgro River Lodge over the weekend of 20 to 22 January 2023. Congratulations to the following youth members:
Marc van Rooyen
Daniel van Wyk
Verlorenkloof Youth Development Project
The Verlorenkloof Youth Development Project was founded over a decade ago in 2011. The goal of the project is to educate and upskill the local youth from the surrounding communities in the sport of fly fishing and the importance of conservation of the environment. The programme enhances the possibility of the students finding a career path in the fly fishing industry as a local guide.