SA Fly Fishing Film and Photographic competition


Posted on 21st August 2011 by admin in Competitions

The Safari and Film Africa SA Fly Fishing Film and Photographic competition is being held between the dates of 1st September 2011 and 28th February 2012. It is open to all South African Residents and all material must be fly fishing related but can be footage taken fly fishing anywhere in the world.

There are heaps of prizes up for grabs, including winner’s prizes, prizes for the first 3 entries received and lucky draw prizes! Winning sequences shall be uploaded to YOUTUBE. This event, the first of its kind in South Africa, will give budding film makers and the ordinary fly fisherman a chance to showcase their talents, adventures or something amazing they have captured whilst enjoying the art that is fly fishing.

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The competition has 3 categories in the Film section and a single category in the Photographic section. Only entries into any of the film categories may enter a Photographic image and this will be limited to 2 images. An entrant may submit material for as many categories as they choose and may have multiple entries in a single category but will have to pay the entrance fee upon each submission. We are also excited to announce that Tom Sutcliffe will be doing the judging for the Photographic entries in the competition.

The 3 Film Categories are:

  1. Salt Water: This is open to any sequence fly fishing related in Salt water. It will have a maximum length of 5 min.
  2. Fresh Water: This is open to any sequence fly fishing related in Fresh water. It will have a maximum length of 5 min.
  3. Best Clip: Any clip fly fishing related that does not exceed 1min in length. It must be a continuous clip without any breaks.

For each entry into the film competition an entrant will be allowed to submit 2 Photographic images fly fishing related. This is an open category and may include salt water, fresh water or abstract.

Formats accepted for submission:

  • AVI on Mini DV
  • MOV, Mts or M2t on master DVD
  • 16:9 Widescreen mode

Download the entry form by clicking here.

2010 CPS Bell’s Fly Fishing Festival


Posted on 25th October 2010 by admin in Competitions

It’s come to that time of the year again where the Cape Piscatorial Society and Bell’s Whisky team up to hosting the Fly Fishing Festival at Merwida Lodge in Rawsonville in the Western Cape from 22nd to 24th October 2010.

One of the best things about the festival is that it’s aimed at beginners as well as experienced anglers, so you don’t need to feel shy if you’re new to the art of fly fishing nor do you need to worry about no competition if you think you’re an expert. The event is not limited to members of the Cape Piscatorial Society, so anyone is welcome to attend.

The best part in my opinion is that a guide will be assigned to two anglers, which means you’ll get individual attention, whcih is priceless if you ask me!

The event starts on Friday evening (18H00) at Merwida Lodge in Rawsonville with registration, guide/beat draw and an excellent dinner. The Saturday morning starts with an early breakfast and then a full day of guided fishing (with packed lunch) on the Elandspad, Smalblaar and Holsloot rivers. The festivities continue at Merwida Lodge on Saturday evening with a delicious spit braai followed by a prize giving. The prizes are kindly donated by Bell’s and many other fly fishing related companies and individuals. Sunday morning starts with a later breakfast and guests can then either fish a beat on one of the rivers unguided (packed lunch), or head home early to recover.

If you are attending, please make sure you have the following:

  • 2wt – 4wt rod with matching reel and floating line
  • 5X and 6X tippet
  • a selection of dry flies and nymphs
  • hat and sunblock
  • quick drying long pants (not essential but more comfortable)
  • wading boots or shoes with good ankle support
  • daypack to carry your lunch and drinks

Costs will be: R995 per person sharing, inclusive of accommodation at Merwida Lodge and other venues around Rawsonville, all meals from the Friday night to Sunday lunch, guided fishing on the Saturday. As this event is very popular and usually oversubscribed, full payment must be made by the 30th September 2010 to secure your place.

To book your place, please fill in the attached form, below, and email it to

Download: CPS Bells Fly Fishing Festival 2010 Booking Form

BFSA Money Trail Competition


Posted on 23rd September 2010 by admin in Competitions |News

, is holding a competition this weekend where you’ll have the chance to test your skills against the other anglers. In there first season, they handed out prize money to the value of R25,000 so if you’re keen, you better read on.

This competition is part of a series of competitions hosted by BassFishing and known as the BFSA Money Trail. The events take place at various venues around the Cape. The 3 main venues will be Kwaggaskloof, Theewaterskloof and Brandvlei although others are also being considered and should include Clanwilliam this season.

More Details:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday. 24/25/26th September 2010.

Venue : Bulshoek

This venue we are going to have a TWO day competition and the fee will be R400.00 per boat. They have secured accommodation at David-Thys’s “Pig farm” where we have both Camping and Housing accommodation. This is on a “first-come-first-served” basis. There are ablutions and electricity where needed. They need you to RSVP as soon as possible!

Prize Money:

  • The BFSA Money Trail money is allocated to the first five heaviest bags on a sliding scale. Should there be a tie for first place, the monies will shared evenly.
  • The BFSA Money Trail is a Heaviest Bag prize per team only.
  • There is NO prize for the heaviest fish; it goes towards your bag weight.

You have to be in attendance to collect your prize money at the end of the day’s event.

Read more by clicking here.