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FLW South Africa Tournament Circuit Expands

FLW South Africa Tournament Circuit Expands

FLW South Africa recently included a new facet to its monthly Cast-for-Cash tournament trail to include small-craft anglers fishing from float tubes, kick boats and kayaks. In February, the FLW partner organization received 250 tournament entries as a result of the change, and it expects further increases in participation in the coming months as directors expand into new regions of the country.

Here’s a rundown of recent news and events from FLW South Africa:

 

Recent results

FLW South Africa visited Limpopo at Injaka Dam near Hazyview for its latest tournament. Just like in 2017, heavy rains fell, but that didn’t keep the participants away. The tournament was held over two days with the winning bag caught on day one in the late afternoon.

Andy Kyriacoudes and Riaan Bam of Team Exterminator were the champs. They fished in 25 feet of water, targeting brush piles on ledges with Texas-rigged Damiki Mr. Jumbo grubs.

The prize ceremony on Sunday was well-attended, and sponsors such as BB Group (auto dealer) and Filter Man (air filter supplier) from Polokwane provided extra lucky-draw prizes. Apart from the promotional giveaways, Gani’s Angling World (tackle retailer) also provided very handy duffel bags to two FLW members.

 

February winners

The winning Cast-for-Cash teams for each region in February were as follows:

(Weight – Region – Winning anglers)

11.16kg – Gauteng – Alan Morgan & Kevin Lofstedt

7.05kg – Limpopo – Andy Kyriacoudes & Riaan Bam

6.875kg – Mpumalanga – Nathan & John Wickham (Tristan)

4.89kg – Kwa-Zulu Natal – Neels Beneke & Robert Olivier

3.50kg – North West – Charles Hapgood & Hansie van Niekerk

 

Upcoming events

March 24 – Gauteng – Witbank Dam

March 25 – Mpumalanga – Nooitgedacht Dam

March 25 – Limpopo – Tzaneen Dam

March 24 – Kwa-Zulu Natal – Hazelmere Dam

March 24 – North West – Roodekopjes Dam

March 24 – Orange Free State – Boskop Dam

The FLW mobile weigh station will also be visiting Gauteng at Witbank Dam in March.

 

2018 FLW South Africa Championship dates:

June 29-30 – FLW South Africa Open Championship

Aug. 22-25 – FLW South Africa Final Championship

Sept. 1-2 – FLW South Africa Small Craft Championship

Aug. 10-12 – Forrest Wood Cup, Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark.

Nov. 1-3 – Costa FLW Series Championship, Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala.

 

Matthee prepares for Forrest Wood Cup

Current FLW South Africa champion Michael Matthee, who was the highest International Division qualifier at the Costa FLW Series Championship last November, will represent South Africa at the Forrest Wood Cup Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. The Forrest Wood Cup is the most lucrative tournament in professional bass angling.

 

SA BASS magazine updates tournament report

SA Bass magazine is launching an updated format for its printed tournament report. The new version will be published in the April issue, which is also SA BASS’ birthday issue, celebrating 17 years.

The latest results with photos are already on the FLW South Africa website at FLWSouthAfrica.com.

 

Sponsors and benefit providers

SA BASS would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting its Cast-for-Cash FLW tournament trail: Garmin South Africa, MasterCars Wonderboom, Yamaha Distributors, Arma Iuris, SA BASS magazine, Gani’s Angling World and Brilliant Bass Boats.

FLW South Africa benefit providers are Arma Iuris, Bass.co.za and Blue Water Gear.

 

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