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 Pierre Bosch (SABAA President), Wendy Watson (Secretary/MLO), Craig Fraser (Western Division President), Tyrone Schwartz (Eastern Division President), Martin Fereirra (Northern Division President), Brian Gibbs (Southern Division President), Wessie Wessels (Natal Division President), Barry Grove (Junior President), Mike Milligan (Treasurer)and Albert Olivier (Honourary Executive member).
The Junior Nationals was held at Arabie Dam, Limpopo Province from the 10 - 12 April. Tristan Wickham from Northern Division took top honours, well done Tristan! The Juniors who received their Protea nominations are:
Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Well done to you all! To the other Juniors who did not qualify for a Protea nomination, we commend your effort and look forward to watching you compete in the near future.
The Protea team are currently at Chicamba Dam in Mozambique participating in the Region 5 Championship.
The President's team are currently at the Vaal River participating in the test against Zimbabwe. Very cold starts to their day will the temperature on the first practice day at a cool -4.
Tight lines teams. We have no doubt you will give it your very best.
This year the Albert Falls Classic is sponsored by YAMAHA MARINE and the boat supplied by BRILLIANT BASS. We really appreciate their sponsorship and support for this event.
The dates for the 2015 Albert Falls Classic are:
Registration, Friday 28 August
Fishing days - 29 August - 30 August
Entries are for this year's Albert Falls tournament are now open.