KZN Fly fishing kicks off new season

The Kwazulu Natal Fly Fishing Association will kick of its new fly fishing season with a series of events for enthusiastic fly fishers in the Province. Along with workshops and some social fishing, at least three events in a season will carry points to the Provincial ranking list and will be fished to certain basic rules which are easy enough for any angler to get used to. Fishing will challenge on both river and Stillwater disciplines in the Kamberg and Underberg areas. The calendar will be posted on the KZNFFA website shortly. A fun interactive challenge is scheduled in the Kamberg for the end of October with visiting eager and passionate anglers from the very dynamic Jacaranda Fly Fishing Club based in Pretoria.
With the 2013/14 season having just concluded , the AGM & Accolades Ceremony was held recently at The Nottingham Road Hotel. Congratulations go out to two junior anglers, Richard Bechard & Thembi Nxgongo, who were awarded their KZN Colours ,along with senior angler Keith Falconer. Thembi is one of the eager young fly fishers from the Thendela village in the Kamberg where the KZNFFA initiated the Thendela Fly Fishing project in 2011. Richard (Roo) Bechard , a scholar at Michaelhouse, is a local Midlands angler from the Nottingham Road area .Top angler on the overall ranking list this past season was Keith Falconer. Also a member of the SASACC Mens team that participated in the recent Commonwealth Championship in Devon, England, he has been appointed Youth Co-ordinator for the Association and will captain and coach the Junior team in the upcoming Youth Nationals to be held in Limpopo. Thembi & Richard will be joined by new team anglers Robbie Melouney from the Nottingham Road area and Mvelo Miya also from the Thendela project. Maritzburg College scholar Gavin Aadnesgaard from the Umkomaas valley makes up the fifth team member.

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KZNFFA is hoping to inspire more Youth boys and girls, and Ladies to join the fly fishing structure. Please contact Linda Gorlei linda@xis.co.za for more information, or check out www.kznffa.org . Presentations to schools and clubs can be arranged. Contact Keith Falconer as Youth Co-Coordinator for fly fishing presentations. keith@janditrading.com