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 Region V International against Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Our top 6 seeded Protea anglers compete 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 Craig Fraser (SABAA President), Wendy Watson (Secretary/Treasurer), Craig Fraser (Western Division President - president will change once a SGM has been held), Tyrone Schwartz (Eastern Division President), Mike Steyn (Northern Division President), Kevin Hyem (Southern Division President), Wessie Wessels (Natal Division President), Barry Grove (Junior President), Pierre Bosch (Honourary Executive member). Mike Milligan will head up the SABAA Marketing portfolio.
Nationals will be held from the 8-12 August at Clanwilliam Dam and will be hosted by Western Division. Follow the SABAA Nationals Facebook page for more information. There will be a live-score board and the details will be posted on both the SABAA and SABAA Nationals Facebook pages.
The Inter-Provincial Championship will be held at Loskop Dam from the 10th to 14th October, hosted by Northern Division. Teams will be introduced on the SABAA Inter-Provincial Facebook page and all updates posted as they happen.