SALTBAA is a unique form of sport angling, in that it limits its International Game Fish Association rated class line to a maximum of 4 kg (maximum break strength). Teams consist of four anglers (two anglers per boat), except the Veterans/Masters in which a team consists of only two anglers. Angling (fishing) locations include dams, rivers, estuaries and off shore (ocean). Two major National championships are held annually: The All Inlands tournament (= freshwater dams and rivers) and the National Championship, which alternates between freshwater and saltwater (estuaries and off-shore) from year to year.
Due to the COVID pandemic and associated social regulations that were in place, a number of tournaments were cancelled or postponed during 2020 and 2021, and when they did take place it was only with the most stringent COVID regulations in place.
CNW Province hosted the All Inlands tournament at Barberspan in NW Province during October 2021. More than 90 anglers and approximately 50 boats participated in the tournament which took place over 4 days. At the prize-giving ceremony at the conclusion of the tournament, Dr Hein Stoltsz, a senior lecturer in DVTD, was awarded a medal for the heaviest fish (a 10.5 kg barbel/”catfish”) landed by a Veteran/Master angler during the tournament. Following the All Inlands tournament, Dr Stoltsz was again selected to represent CNW Province as a Veteran/Master at the upcoming National Championships to be held in Port Elizabeth from 12 – 19 February 2022.
For the past 11 years Dr Stoltsz has represented Central Northwest Province in the Veterans/Masters category. Apart from leagues held at club and provincial level,
Our sport is family orientated and is there to be enjoyed by everyone.
To develop a better awareness of our sport through education, communication, and technology to encourage previously disadvantaged people in the participation of the amateur sport of Light Tackle Boat Angling in South Africa.
To be financially sound to enable our sport to be a powerful body, pragmatic decisions makers within and throughout Government, NGO’s, National Sports Councils, Confederation, Federations, all Angling Association, Environmental and Conservation bodies.
To facilitate, promote, engage, advance, develop and generally assist and protect the interest of the game of amateur Light Tackle Boat Angling through out South Africa.
To vigorously promote sustainable utilization of our natural resources through conservation awareness of our freshwater and wetland areas and to protect our salt water bays and estuaries for the benefit of safe boat angling to all South Africans.