Scott Buckley

I have had a passion for all aspects of angling since as long as I can remember. Everytime I see water I cant help but imagine what fish are lurking beneath the surface and how I would go about catching them with a rod and reel.

It all started with my dad taking my brothers and myself to a still water just outside of Ceres to catch trout on spinners. From there I got into flyfishing for trout and later bass. Once the bass bug bit me I couldnt get enough and started to target them in farm dams on bass tackle. As the years passed my passion for fishing grew stronger and I tried my hand at salt water fishing which included targeting edible and non - edible fish from the shore. I was then invited out on a boat to target Yellowtail with spinning gear. Yellowtail fishing with a 9 foot rod and 30lb braid and spinners still has to be one of the most exciting aspects of  fishing in my opinion. 

Yellowfin Tuna was next on the list and I was rewarded with many good fish on a few seperate occassions.

As an avid angler I still experience a thrill when setting the hook on any species of fish but my heart lies with the feisty bass! Smallmouth being my favourite quarry.

I look forward to competing with South Africas best in the world of bass fishing and I hope to learn a lot from the guys that have the same passion as me because everyone has their own unique styles which they have mastered over the years.

 

The Angler Info
Birthday14 October 1980
Age37
CountrySouth Africa  
Sponsors
LikesBass fishing, Fly fishing, Rock and Surf, Off Shore
Bucket ListAn extensive tour of the Zimbabwean lakes to catch 5kg  bass
Personal Best3.2kg Largemouth
2.8kg Smallmouth
BIO

I have had a passion for all aspects of angling since as long as I can remember. Everytime I see water I cant help but imagine what fish are lurking beneath the surface and how I would go about catching them with a rod and reel.

It all started with my dad taking my brothers and myself to a still water just outside of Ceres to catch trout on spinners. From there I got into flyfishing for trout and later bass. Once the bass bug bit me I couldnt get enough and started to target them in farm dams on bass tackle. As the years passed my passion for fishing grew stronger and I tried my hand at salt water fishing which included targeting edible and non - edible fish from the shore. I was then invited out on a boat to target Yellowtail with spinning gear. Yellowtail fishing with a 9 foot rod and 30lb braid and spinners still has to be one of the most exciting aspects of  fishing in my opinion. 

Yellowfin Tuna was next on the list and I was rewarded with many good fish on a few seperate occassions.

As an avid angler I still experience a thrill when setting the hook on any species of fish but my heart lies with the feisty bass! Smallmouth being my favourite quarry.

I look forward to competing with South Africas best in the world of bass fishing and I hope to learn a lot from the guys that have the same passion as me because everyone has their own unique styles which they have mastered over the years.

 

Top Five Rankings
DateCompetitionRanked
9-9-17SABAA Western Cape Regionals 2017-2018 - Clanwilliam Event 13
11-11-17SABAA Western Cape Regionals 2017-2018 - Theewaterskloof14
12-11-17SABAA Western Cape Regionals 2017-2018 - Kwaggaskloof18
28-1-18SABAA Western Cape Regionals 2017-2018 - Clanwilliam - Event 819
10-9-17SABAA Western Cape Regionals 2017-2018 - Clanwilliam Event 220