SAFFA Ladies Nationals 2022
24 to 26 February 2023 - Verlorenkloof Estate
Hosted by Gauteng North Fly Fishing
(National re run due to the planned November 2022 event being postponed due to the Vaal River flooding)
The event consisted of four, 3-hour competitive fly-fishing sessions spread over 3 days fished on the Crocodile River that runs through the magnificent Verlorenkloof Estate.
Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout.
Minimum size limit: 100mm
SAFFA and FIPS Rules apply during the event.
Rule modifications were confirmed during the Captains Meeting.
The South African Ladies Fly Fishing Nationals was a huge success. 20 Ladies participated in the event with Gauteng North, Mpumalanga, Cape Winelands and the Eastern Cape being represented.
The competition was hard fought between the two groups of 10 anglers with a total of 292 fish being caught during the event. Considering that the ladies were faced with a 'recovering' river that had flooded a week before the start of the event with the worst flooding conditions experienced in the last 30 years the results were fantastic.
It is really pleasing to see the ladies competitive fly fishing group growing in numbers and skill.
A big thank you to Verlorenkloof as the hosting venue and the Gauteng North organising team for the effort they put into making the event run perfectly.
Final Team Results
Results after 4 sessions
1st: Gauteng North A - 76 Place Points
2nd: Gauteng North B - 109 Place Points
3rd: Mpumalanga A - 124 Place Points
4th: Eastern Cape A - 166 Place Points
5th: Cape Winelands A - 176 Place Points
Final Individual Results
Final Individual Results (Top 10)
1st: Amy Visser (GN A) - 10 Place Points
2nd: Claire Botha (GN A) - 12 Place Points
3rd: Blom Heyns (GN A) - 12 Place Points
4th: Amy Tough (GN B) - 12 Place Points
5th: Lucinda van Niekerk (MPU A) - 13 Place Points
6th: Bianca Viljoen (GN B) - 15 Place Points
7th: Michelle Meyer (CW A) - 16 Place Points
8th: Kristine Page (GN A) - 19 Place Points
9th: Denise van Wyk (MPU A) - 22 Place Points
10th: Renthia de Waal (GN A) - 23 Place Points
*If there was a tie on place points, fish points were used as a tie breaker.
The competition sectors were are as follows: