Deep Sea Angling reacts to the Social Media explosion

Social Media

The world is getting smaller and smarter. The internet, cellular phones and computers are responsible for accelerating and revolutionising the way the world collaborates and conducts business today. Social media and web 2.0 applications are the big drivers of this evolution.

The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, by allowing for the creation and exchange of user-generated content. Social media can take on many different forms, including collaborative projects like Wikipedia, blogs and microblogs like WordPress and Twitter, content communities like YouTube and social networking sites such as Facebook.

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2011 Tri-facet SADSAA National Championships Announcement

2011 Tri-facet National Championships

The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association is proud to announce the 2011 Tri-facet SADSAA National Championships hosted by the Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association at Sodwana Bay from 20 to 25 November 2011.

Once again this prestigious tournament is proudly sponsored by the South African Deep Sea Angling Association (SADSAA). 

The first tri-facet SADSAA Nationals as decided by the SADSAA counsel was hosted by Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association in November 2010.  Combining the Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals, Light Tackle Billfish Nationals and Game Fish Nationals proved to be a great success and this year we believe it will be no different.

The tournament will be fished on 6Kg, 10Kg and 37Kg  depending on the facet.  The SADSAA points scoring system will apply and IGFA rules will be applicable.

The previous years tournament report can be found here: SADSAA Nationals 2010 – The Return of Tetrapturus

Entry Forms below:

2011 SADSAA Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals Entry Form

2011 SADSAA Light Tackle Billfish Nationals Entry Form

2011 SADSAA Gamefish Nationals Entry Form


We support Tag & Release!!!

SADSAA Nationals 2010 – The Return of Tetrapturus

Nationals 2010

“Beach Control, Beach Control… Little Joey…” the exited and adrenalin rushed voice of skipper Peter Wiid echo’s over the 29 MHz radio as the Mpumalanga heavy tackle team reports their 4th strike on the first day of the tournament.  The 2010 SADSAA Nationals is in full swing and the realization dawns on every angler that this is going to be an extraordinary tournament.  In 2009 the Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals saw only three marlin released by the entire fleet in 5 days fishing… something has changed… the ocean is alive!

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Call for Nominations – Protea / SADSAA (Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Montenegro, Sodwana)

For administrative and correctness purposes it is necessary to recall the following “Call for nominations”

Those anglers whom have already nominated do not need to repeat the process.

  • Nominations are hereby called for a team of between 3 and 5 anglers to represent South Africa (Protea colours) at the 46th FIPS-M World Boat Angling Championships to be held between 25th September an 2nd October 2010 from Montenegro (on the Adriatic Sea).  This is a Bottom fishing Tournament and provides a rare opportunity for our Bottom fish anglers to represent the country. The Entry fee is shown on the invitations as Euro850 per person which includes accommodation fishing etc but excludes all travel costs.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a team of between three and five anglers to represent South Africa (Protea Colours) at the 51st Hawaiian Billfish Tournament to be held in Kona Hawaii from 2nd – 6th August 2010.  The Tournament is a heavy tackle Marlin tournament fished on 24 or 37 kg line, and whilst we have not yet received the detailed invitation it is estimated that the entry fee will be US$2500 per person which will include all functions, fishing, boats etc but excludes accommodation and airfare.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a 3 person team to represent South Africa (Protea Colours) at the 57th International Billfish Tournament to be held at San Juan Puerto Rico, between 16th and 22nd August 2010. It is estimated that the Entry Fee will be US$2500 per person which will include all functions,fishing boats etc but excludes accommodation and Airfare.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a three person team to represent SADSAA Masters at the Billfish Nationals to be hosted at Sodwana Zululand between 21st and 27th November 2010. This is an own boat competition and entry fees are R6000 per team.
  • Nominations are hereby called for a three person team to represent SADSAA Masters and a three person team to represent SADSAA under 19’s to participate in the Gamefish Nationals to be held at Sodwana between 21st and 27th November 2010. This is an own boat competition and the entry fees are R6000 per team.

Nominations must be received by Lappies Labuschagne on or before Wednesday, 19 May 2010.

Call for Nominations – Protea / Sadsaa (Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Sodwana)

The Mpumalanga Deep Sea Angling Association calls nominations for the following tournaments:

Protea Colours:

  • The 51st Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament – Hawaii (Protea Team) August 2-6, 2010 – for more information please see hibtfishing
  • The 57th International Billfish Tournament – Puerto Rico (Protea Team) August 16-22, 2010 – for more information please see sanjuaninternational

SADSAA Colours:

  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA) November 2010
  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA U19) November 2010
  • Light Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA Masters) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA U19) November 2010
  • Heavy Tackle Billfish Nationals – Sodwana Bay (SADSAA Masters) November 2010

There has also been a re-call for nominations for a SADSAA U19 team and a SADSAA Masters team for the Gamefish Nationals.

Nominations must be received by Lappies Labuschagne before Friday, 30 April 2010.