WCBAA Divisional Tournament 2016 / 2017 Season

Tournament Details
NameWCBAA Divisional Tournament 2016 / 2017 Season
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
Number of Competitions6
How many Competitions will count4
Minimum Anglers weighing together1
Maximum Anglers weighing together1
Start Time07:00
End Time16:00
Tournament Ties1 Most Fish 2 Heaviest Bag 3 Heaviest Fish - Not linked to competitions used to calculate Grand Prix Points
Next Competition Date2017-02-18
Tournament Points+
SpeciesCompetition PointsProvincesCategories
Western Province
Tournament Information

WCBAA 2016 / 2017 Season Tournament Dates:

24 September 2016 - Clanwilliam Dam - Start time to be announced.
25 September 2016 - Clanwilliam Dam - Start time to be announced.
26 November 2016 - Theewaterskloof Dam - Start time 6:00
27 November 2016 - Kwaggaskloof Dam - Start time 6:00
18 February 2017 -  Clanwilliam Dam - Start time to be announced.
19 February 2017 -  Clanwilliam Dam - Start time to be announced.

Starting Positions

Name Clan1 Clan 2 TWK1 Kwag1 Clan3 Clan4
Alastair Graham 99 15 25 99 99 99
Albert Olivier 27 20 16 4 37 2
Allan Ross-Watt 20 34 23 43 14 18
Andrew Locke 10 35 46 1 48 53
Andrew Nienaber 46 45 49 37 13 34
Angus Crowther 30 46 7 15 25 20
Bertello Visser 18 5 42 5 39 8
Brenden Gravenor 60 11 55 3 23 44
Craig Fraser 57 31 36 23 18 54
Divan Botha 32 51 29 14 47 11
Donovan Greenway 50 44 50 38 8 28
Flip Opperman 21 39 21 42 1 57
Ekstra 07 38 21 57 39 59 4
Ekstra 08 48 36 32 58 53 35
Ekstra 09 25 52 12 22 55 14
Ekstra 10 2 8 6 45 49 33
Ekstra 11 55 16 11 47 15 32
Ekstra 12 26 6 19 8 33 16
Ekstra 13 15 23 28 21 29 30
Ekstra 14 39 32 33 6 5 12
Ekstra 15 7 37 52 18 40 19
Ekstra 16 43 26 45 48 44 50
Erno Muller 56 7 43 24 35 47
Freddie Steyn 28 49 3 9 9 7
Garreth Abrahamse 11 14 24 57 31 6
Guy Paulet 45 24 17 40 60 37
Hannes Oberholzer 17 27 15 55 32 9
Ian Riddell 6 17 38 12 19 17
Ian Versfeld 35 22 26 51 36 52
Ivan Stavrev 51 50 35 10 51 51
Jacques Aproskie 53 55 60 44 41 36
James Roberts 41 60 56 41 52 39
Jason Fraser 47 28 31 7 54 1
Johan Alers 14 53 18 36 7 59
Johan du Plessis 33 25 34 11 3 60
Johan Groenewald 3 30 22 2 11 22
Johan Landman 24 59 8 16 27 43
John Rhodes 4 41 10 26 56 25
Lee Hodgins 59 54 5 56 24 15
Len le Roux 22 29 51 19 26 41
LeRoy Viljoen 44 40 48 28 58 56
Marc Bywater 52 19 30 54 22 24
Mark Wegerhoff 12 38 53 59 43 46
Mike de Wet 8 12 41 20 30 5
Peter Bain 19 3 27 17 42 13
Pierre Van der Merwe 16 48 59 31 28 21
Riaan Aproski 5 10 13 30 2 45
Richard Watson 36 58 37 53 20 49
Robert Jacobs 23 33 39 32 6 55
Rory Heidmann 54 42 4 33 17 26
Rowan Timmer 42 18 44 52 57 10
Ryan Nienaber 9 2 14 60 12 31
Ryan Raffles 37 47 47 46 4 23
Seppie Van Der Spuy 40 57 2 34 21 42
Stephan Britz 1 43 54 49 10 38
Steven Friggens 13 13 1 35 16 3
Steven Versfeld 29 9 9 13 45 40
Sven Hilland 34 1 40 29 50 58
Thomas Stewart 31 4 58 50 38 29
Vincent de Boer 58 56 20 25 46 27



Tournament Rules

(Addendum to the constitution of SABAA as By-Laws - applies to all Western Cape Divisional, Provincial & Regional Competitions)


All anglers must be South African citizens in order to participate at Divisional and International level.

All anglers must be in possession of a valid freshwater angling license that is applicable to the waters being fished.

All anglers must be registered as a competitive angler with SABAA to compete in regional events.

All anglers must sign a regional entry and waiver form prior to regional competitions. If an angler fails to sign such a form that angler will not be permitted to fish any SABAA sanctioned event.

No angler will be allowed to participate in any SABAA sanctioned event if any of his/her fees that are prescribed by the association is still outstanding to either of the respective provinces, WCBAA or SABAA.

Specific areas in dams may be closed for angling purposes for conservation reasons, i.e. during spawning season. Anglers must obtain dates of closures from their respective club chairpersons. Transgressors of this rule will be fined R1000.

An angler missing a regional event due to other SABAA commitments at a higher level will be awarded the average of his/her total GP points over the previous two seasons, after the respective discard per season has been taken into account.




Any angler affiliated to SABAA may not fish or explore a venue within the 12-day cut-off period prior to an event at that venue. The exception would be in the event that the following Monday is a public holiday, in which case an 11-day cut-off will apply.

Briefing & Boat Inspection:

Boat checks will be conducted until 15-minutes before the start of a regional event, whereafter it will continue after the event has started. An angler therefore arriving within 15 minutes before the start of an event will be deemed to be late.

If a valid hold-up is experienced, the tournament’s officer has the authority to call a delay in the event to accommodate those anglers caught in such a hold-up.

All boaters must attend the regional briefing that will be held ±10 minutes before the start of a regional event.

Any angler that has arrived late for the start of a regional event, will only depart after

his/her boat has been inspected by the weighmaster,

that angler has taken his/her tag and

all other competitors have left the launch area.

The weighmaster will be responsible to regulate and supervise boats at the start of a fishing session to ensure that boats leave in their drawn sequence. In this regard the anglers also have a responsibility to get to their boats as soon as possible. The aim of this rule is to give an angler the opportunity to start in his/her drawn position and ultimately for safety purposes.

Official Time:

The weighmaster will close the weigh-in station ±5 minutes before the end of a fishing session and re-opens it ±5 minutes after the official end of the fishing session or as soon as he has complied with rule 2.4.8.

The weighmaster will blow an airhorn at the official end of the fishing session to notify anglers that the session has officially ended, whereafter he will inspect the tag board to ensure that all tags are accounted for. If not, the names of those anglers to whom the missing tags belong will be verified and handed over to the safety officer, whereafter the safety officer will apply either rule 2.4.5 or 2.4.8.

The tournament officer will ensure that the alarm clock has been accurately set to GPS time before the time check at the tournament briefing before the start of each tournament day.


At each regional event a holding area or tag board system may be employed.

The entrance and exit to the holding area or take-off area (in the event of a tag board system being employed), will be marked by a set of “gate buoys”, through which boats must enter and exit the area at all times.

At the end of a regional event, a boat will be deemed to be “on-time” if that boat has entered through the set of gate-buoys into a holding area before or on the stroke of the hour when the event officially stops (only in the event of a holding area system being used.)

Tags must be on the tag board or official receptacle not later than 10 minutes after the end of an event in the event of a holding area system being used, whereafter the safety officer will do a disc check and dispatched a search & rescue boat if an angler is not accounted for. Fuel costs of the search & rescue boat will be carried by the anglers of the “missing” boat.

Tags must be on the tag board or official receptacle area before or on the stroke of the hour when the event officially stops (in the event of a tag board system being used), whereafter the safety officer will do a disc check and dispatched a search & rescue boat if an angler is not accounted for. Fuel costs of the search & rescue boat will be carried by the anglers of the “missing” boat.

If a boat is deemed to be late, the angler(s) on that boat will be penalised 1 point for every minute that they are late up to 5 minutes, whereafter those anglers will be disqualified.

If a boat arrives late but has weighed fish during the course of the event, that angler(s) will only be penalised on the fish currently on the boat. If the boat is more than 5 minutes late, only those fish on the boat at the time will be disqualified - fish therefore weighed-in earlier will still count towards that angler’s bag.

If an angler’s disc is not on the tag board or official receptacle after 10 minutes after the official end of a tournament (except in the case of a breakdown and the rescue boat needs to be dispatched), it will be considered to be a transgression and such an angler will be fined R200 (1st offence), R500 (2nd offence) or R1000 (3rd offence). Such a penalty is payable by the guilty angler and must be settled before the next regional event. If not, the angler will be disqualified from the following regional events until the penalty has been settled. Also see section 1.5.

An angler’s fish will be weighed pending results from appeals lodged against disqualification.

The total number of fish caught by an angler must be clearly indicated in the weigh-in book.

In addition, short fish must also be clearly marked and noted in the weigh-in books.

The tournament officer and a WCBAA executive member must at all times be present at the weigh-in station to verify the official closing of a fishing session and to assist in short and dead fish disputes.

Leaving Early:

If an angler leaves before the official end of a regional event, that angler must return his/her disc to the tag board or official receptacle provided before leaving.

Such an angler must advise the weighmaster that he/she is leaving early.

Failure to do any of the above will result in penalties being levied against such an angler(s), as the rescue boats would have been dispatched to find such a “missing” angler. 

Penalties levied against such an angler(s) will be R200 (1st offence) R500 (2nd offence) R1000 (3rd offence). Also see section 1.5.



All boats must have been surveyed by an accredited person/agency at the beginning of each fishing season to cover the duration of that season.

All boats must clearly display their “UR”-numbers or other seaworthiness number as confirmation that they have been surveyed.

All skippers must be in possession of a valid skipper’s licence.

All boats must be fitted with a functioning aerated or fresh water supply type livewell of adequate size.

A proper functioning killswitch is compulsory. An angler can be requested to prove the proper functioning of his/her outboard motor’s killswitch. If an angler is unable to restart his/her outboard motor then that angler must use his/her electric motor and immediately move out of the way of other boats. Until the rectification of the fault is indicated to the tournament officer, that outboard motor may not be utilised during any SABAA sanctioned event.

It is compulsory that all boats be equipped with proper navigation lights as prescribed in the SAMSA regulations, i.e. a port and starboard light (red and green respectively) to be displayed either in the bow of the boat or on either sides of the console with a white light on the stern.



“Only the following occupants will be allowed on a boat during a regional event:

  • 1 senior competitive angler and one or two juniors.
  • 2 senior competitive anglers and one junior.
  • 1 or 2 senior competitive anglers.
  • The senior partner(s) of any junior caught putting his/her fish into a live-well during a fish-off, will be disqualified.
  • It is compulsory that the occupants of a boat must wear their life jackets at any time while main engine is running.
  • Competitors may not consume alcohol or be under the influence of any forbidden substance while on the water.



Boats must be of such design, size and construction to ensure the safety of the occupants and other competitors.

In the event that a regional event was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions at a venue on the day, a reserve weekend will be allocated at the beginning of the season and the divisional will be rescheduled accordingly.

The safety decision will rest with the tournament director and the Divisional Executive. Their combined decision will be based on the following:

That there should be no personal safety risk at the time of launching and the start of the tournament.

These decisions will be based on using a typical 5m craft as a standard.

Notwithstanding any rulings made on any given day by the tournament director and WCBAA Executive, each skipper must still determine his/her own safe “game plan” at each event considering weather conditions as well as his/her ability, experience, confidence in craft etc notwithstanding any decisions taken by WCBAA.



Must be in writing.

Must be submitted to tournament officer within 30 minutes of cut-off time of that days fishing session.

Must be accompanied by a R50 deposit.



The following lines of communication and procedures must be followed to the letter to make an appeal process valid. Non-compliance will nullify the process and will result in the angler losing the right to appeal any ruling reached; in addition to which the Divisional Executive may impose any other censure it may deem necessary to ensure that the process is adhered to by both the club and the angler in the future.

An angler’s fish will be weighed pending results from appeals lodged against disqualification.

During back-to-back competitions, tournament officer(s) must deal with transgressions on the day of the transgression.

Anglers must be informed (prior to start of the fishing session on the following day) of any ruling made by the tournament officer.

A detailed appeal in writing must be submitted to the transgressor’s club chairman whom will rule if the appeal is valid and justified.

The club chairman will submit this appeal to his/her provincial chairperson for handling and ruling by an appointed disciplinary committee where and when necessary.

If an angler is still convinced that he/she has been penalised in an unfair or prejudicial manner, he/she can request that his/her provincial chairperson forward the appeal to WCBAA for consideration.

If the ruling of the Divisional Executive is not accepted, an appeal can be lodged with SABAA.



A maximum of 5 fish per angler will be allowed on a boat at any time.

The minimum size of all fish will be 300mm.

The weighmaster will have an official ruler for determining short fish. It is the individual anglers’ responsibility to ensure that their rulers are similar to the official ruler.

Anglers may not cull in the weigh-in area. (Understanding that an angler may only have a maximum of 5 fish at any point in his live well, should this angler wish to measure any of his 5 fish at his boat prior to presenting them to the weigh master then he may do so as any short fish will attract the resultant penalty as per 8.8.3).

Fish may not be tampered with by adding any foreign material.

No fish may be marked or mutilated in any manner.

An injured fish may be weighed if legally caught after any foreign matter that may increase its weight has been removed.

Dead fish must be kept separate and handed to weigh master – do not put back into water.


Live fish: 1 point per fish and 1 point per kg or part thereof.

Dead fish: 0 point per fish and 1 point per kg or part thereof.

Short fish: 1/2-point penalty per fish (e.g. -1/2), no points for weight, and will count as portion of daily 5 fish limit.



2 x rescue boats (voluntary) must be nominated before the start of each fishing day and be confirmed by tournament officer.

These angler’s fish will, without exception, be weighed first to ensure that they are ready to look for anglers whose disc/s are not on the tag board/receptacle 10 minutes after the official end of an event.

False alarms will be dealt with severely and those angler(s) involved, will be fined accordingly. Also see section 1.5.

Rescue boats are solely for the purpose to rescue anglers or assist with mechanical or other failure after the end of a fishing session.

Rescue boats will be compensated a minimum of R200.00 (or the appropriate fuel allocation for the rescue) by the “rescued” angler(s) involved for petrol used during a search for a missing angler. Also see section 1.5.



All anglers must adhere to the local rules applicable to a specific venue, including, but not limited to restricted/off-limit areas, private property and traffic flows specified or identified by the tournament officer.

Any boat not complying with the stipulations of the Marine Safety Act will not be allowed on the water.

No boat may approach to within casting distance of another boat. Casting distance is considered to be 30m.

Any boat will therefore have a “protected/private” fishing space of a 30m radius into which no other boat may enter or be casted into, unless the angler on that boat specifically authorises another boat to enter and/or fish into that boat’s 30m space. In such an event rule 10.5 will become applicable. Where a bay with backwater or river systems apply, a boat may pass through the anglers protected area/radius on electric trolling motor to fish beyond and outside of the protected area/radius.

When two boats are fishing towards each other then the boat that is closest to the bank will stay against the bank and the other shall give a reasonable birth around the boat on the bank.

If another boat is allowed to fish within a boat’s casting distance, then any other boat may enter and fish that boat’s wet line area as well.

Only artificial lures may be used to catch fish.

No trolling of lures while main engine is running.

No angler will be allowed to have two lines at the same time in the water. Therefore, no lure that is not used by the angler is allowed to be in contact with the water whilst fishing.

Anglers may not combine catches.

Gross misconduct.

Transferring fish from one boat to another – except in the case of mechanical failure. When there are 2 anglers on the boat with mechanical failure, then one person must accompany the boat assisting them to reach the weigh-in site on time. If there is a single angler on the boat that has broken down, then that angler must hand his/her fish and disc to the angler assisting him/her, to be handed to the weigh master for weighing. In both cases, at least one angler will remain with the boat and wait until the tournament officer dispatches help. The tournament officer will deal with any emergency situation resulting in a late arrival, separately.

The use of cell phones for emergency matters only will be allowed. Mechanical failure or low batteries is not an emergency during a tournament session. In this case, phone weighmaster and advice of mechanical failure. One of the rescue boats will assist when the fishing session has ended.

Notifying the weighmaster does not negate the fact that the angler’s tag must be on the tag board by the end of the fishing session. Should an angler be able to FLAG down assistance from a fellow competitor, observe rule 10.11 with regard to the transferring of fish.

If more than 5 fish per angler are found on a boat and the guilty party cannot be identified, then both anglers will be disqualified.

Speeding in specified no-wake areas. Only idle speed acceptable in these areas.

A no wake zone is always in force at least 50m to either side, and 50m from the front of the weigh-in site, unless otherwise demarcated on day of competition. The extent of the no wake zone is normally indicated by the set of maker buoys that define the exit/entrance to the holding area (ask tournament officer for clarification in this regard).

A no-wake zone will apply on any waters fished within 30m of any shoreline.

A no-fishing zone will apply on any waters fished 50m on either side of the weigh-in area. This area will be demarcated by a set of flags.

Restrictive areas (due to unforeseen circumstances on the day, e.g. a regatta, water skiing event etc) may apply on the day and will be discussed at the Captain’s briefing before the onset of that day’s event.

Entry #NameProvincesCategoriesANGLER1
1Johan LandmanWestern ProvinceBJohan Landman
2Robert JacobsWestern ProvinceBRobert Jacobs
3Steven VersfeldWestern ProvinceBSteven Versfeld
4Vincent de BoerBolandAVincent de Boer
5James RobertsWestern ProvinceBJames Roberts
6Albert OlivierWestern ProvinceAAlbert Olivier
7Brenden GravenorWestern ProvinceABrenden Gravenor
8Guy PauletBolandAGuy Paulet
9Mark Wegerhoff BolandAMark Wegerhoff
10Jacques AproskieWestern ProvinceCJacques Aproskie
11Marc BywaterWestern ProvinceAmarc - marc@colourtonearies.co.za
12Sijbrandt van der SpuyBolandCSeppie van der Spuy
13Len le RouxBolandCLen le Roux
14Ian VersfeldBolandBIan Versfeld
15Allan Ross-WattWestern ProvinceAAllan Ross-Watt
16Rowan TimmerBolandARowan Timmer
17Stephan BritzBolandAStephan Britz
18John RhodesBolandBJohn Rhodes
19LeRoy ViljoenWestern ProvinceBLeRoy Viljoen
20Riaan AproskieWestern ProvinceXRiaan Aproskie
21Ryan RafflesBolandBRyan Raffles
22Andrew LockeWestern ProvinceBAndrew Locke
23Michael de WetWestern ProvinceAMichael de Wet
24Ian RiddellWestern ProvinceBIan Riddell
25Bertelo ViseerWestern ProvinceCBertelo Visser
26Andrew NienaberWestern ProvinceBAndrew Nienaber
27Rory HeidmannWestern ProvinceBRory Heidmann
28Erno MullerWestern ProvinceCErno Muller
29Angus CrowtherBolandXAngus Crowther
30Peter BainWestern ProvinceCPeter Bain
31Garreth AbrahamseWestern ProvinceCGarreth Abrahamse
32Craig FraserWestern ProvinceACraig Fraser
33Jason FraserWestern ProvinceCJason Fraser
34Johan GroenewaldWestern ProvinceXJohan Groenewald
35Richard WatsonWestern ProvinceARichard Watson
36Johan AlersWestern ProvinceBJohan Alers
37Donovan GreenwayWestern ProvinceBDonovan Greenway
38Lee HodginsWestern ProvinceCLee Hodgins
39Pierre van der MerweBolandAPierre vd Merwe
40Johan du PlessisWestern ProvinceCJohan du Plessis
41Hannes OberholzerWestern ProvinceCHannes Oberholzer
42Freddie SteynWestern ProvinceAFreddie Steyn
43Thomas StewartWestern ProvinceAthomas stewart
44Ivan StavrevWestern ProvinceXIvan Stavrev
45Sven HillandWestern ProvinceCSven Hilland
46Ryan NienaberWestern ProvinceCRyan Nienaber
47Divan BothaWestern ProvinceCDivan Botha
48Alastair GrahamWestern ProvinceBAlastair Graham
49Steven FriggensWestern ProvinceCSteven Friggens