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FLY FISHING FIRST

- INSET: Richard Gorlei | ANDREW HENN

DURBAN’S Richard Gorlei won the Fips-Mouche World Masters Fly Fishing Championsh­ip recently held in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. It was one of the fishing events in the World Angling Games which South Africa has successful­ly hosted at various venues across the country. Thirty-one fly anglers from seven countries participat­ed in the championsh­ip in the 50-andover age category. The format included lake and river fishing over two days. Gorlei won all four of his group sessions, held on four different sectors of water, securing the individual gold medal. The gold medal is a first in South African fly fishing. The championsh­ip was the first internatio­nal one to be held in South Africa. The team medal result saw Spain taking top honours, followed by the US and Italy, with South African Men placing fourth. A South African Women’s team also participat­ed in this Masters event, which saw Beth Grobbelaar from Gauteng North placing fifth overall in the final standings. | FLYBRU

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