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).
Nationals is currently underway at Tzaneen Dam, hosted by Northern Division. Will Natal take top honours again this year as the winning division or will Southern Division reclaim the title.
Follow the live score-board and the SABAA and SABAA Nationals Facebook pages for updates throughout the tournament. A few contenders for Wrangler Angler so watch for your favourite!
The Inter-Provincial Championship will be held at Midmar from the 11th to 16th October, hosted by Natal Division. Teams will be introduced on the SABAA Inter-Provincial Facebook page and all updates posted as they happen.
The World Champs team leave for Bolsena Lake, Italy on the 17th October 2015 and we would like to wish them every success.