Unbelievable! It is the last month of 2016 and what a year it has been. First of all the announcement of FLW USA sanctioning FLW bass tournaments in South Africa and what great news this was. It means that two teams (four anglers) qualify at next year’s FLW South Africa Championship to participate at the Costa FLW Series Championship next year November in the USA.
How many of our local anglers are dreaming about fishing that side of the world and now it will be possible, just enter and qualify through our SA BASS Cast-for-Cash monthly qualifying rounds for entry to the FLW SA Championship. It is easy enter, qualify and win this side and four of the SA anglers will be living the dream.
Secondly congratulations to Team Blue Water Gear for winning the 2016 Cast-for-Cash Champions-of-Champions. Well done to Frans and Lesley! They are one year too early for the USA trip but we look forward to the new season. (See our tournament report in this issue.)
Thirdly Cast-for-Cash Limpopo anglers have has done it again! They proved to be the top competitive Cast-for-Cash region for the second consecutive year at this year’s Champion-of-Champions. Those anglers who thought they are going to slip away and compete in “easier” provinces will have to rethink their strategy.
Fourthly well done to the Protea Bass Team with the silver medal they have won in Portugal at the Black Bass World Championship. It clearly shows that our South African anglers are very competitive, given the opportunity.
This issue is loaded with wonderful articles to guide our readers in the art of bass fishing over the festive season and in summer conditions. This is a time that memories are made when people enjoy the company of family and friends. It is even better when you meet on, or next to the water. Please don’t forget to send your pictures for inclusion in our Readers-go-Bassing section. We are looking forward to hear from you.
Lastly, we at SA BASS wish all our readers a very blessed and Merry Christmas. May you all experience happiness, peace and when you are on the roads, travel safely.