Welcome to the official home of the South Africa Bass Angling Association. We would like to welcome you to our new site and would also like to thank Rob Fisher and his dedicated team at Always Active Technologies (www.aat.co.za) for creating it.
A quick introduction and what we, at SABAA, are all about. SABAA is the official body for Bass angling in South Africa and is the only body that can award National colours for Bass angling. We consist of 5 Divisions and it is through Divisional trials that an angler qualifies for the National Championships, whereby the top 10 anglers from each Division compete against each other. From these anglers our President and Protea teams are selected as well as the coveted Wrangler Angler. The Wrangler Angler competes in the Bass Federation Nation Championship in the USA annually. The Presidents team compete against the Zimbabwean Presidential team and the venue alternates between South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Protea team competes in the Zone 6 International against Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. A new addition to our calendar is the participation of the top 6 Protea anglers in the World Bass Angling championships. Each Division comprises of 2 or more Provinces and anglers can qualify for their Provincial teams and earn themselves Provincial colours. The 15 provincial teams compete against each other, in an 8-man team competition. Both our National and Inter-Provincial events are rotated amongst the 5 divisions. Our Junior competitors hold their own Nationals, but qualify much the same way as the Seniors, and are assisted by our very dedicated Junior executive.
Each Divisional President holds a post of Vice President on the SABAA executive. Our current executive consists of Albert Olivier (SABAA President), Wendy Watson (Secretary/Treasurer), Richard Watson (Western Division President), Mark Gibson (Eastern Division President), Martin Fereirra (Northern Division President), Pierre Bosch (Southern Division President), Tim Williams (Natal Division President) and Kevin Fisher (Junior President).
The bi-annual meeting was held on the 2 February and dates for forthcoming year are as follows:
Zone 6 28 July - 3 August
President's Test 28 July - 3 August
Nationals 15 - 20 September
Inter-Provs 13 - 18 October
Federation Champs 24 - 26 October
World Champs 1 - 3 November
Werner August Leonard Lingnau is the new South African Largemouth Bass record holder for catching a fine speciman of 6.45kg at Bloemhoek Dam, Kroonstad on the 20 October 2012. Well done August, a prize catch indeed!
SABAA would like to thank Barry Grove, the Southern Division Junior President, for his dedication, hard-work and committment to the juniors. His efforts have yielded incredible results for the division on both the Junior and Senior levels. Please take a moment to click on the link and check out the amazing work Barry is doing.
SABAA recently part sponsored Dr Mike Allen from the USA (University of Florida and a columnist for Bass-Times)to collaborate with Dr Olaf Weyl (South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity) in his research of our bass fisheries. Dr Olaf Weyl puts considerable time and effort into researching our fisheries and has found a need for them to be managed so that their economic benefits are maximised and their impacts mitigated. Please click on the link for the report on Dr Mike Allen's visit.
Objection to Draft Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill 2013
The dates for the 2013 Albert Falls Classic are:
Registration, Friday 30 August
Fishing days - 31 August - 1 September
Entries are for this year's Albert Falls tournament are now open, please click on the link below.