South Africa World Games - World Black Bass Championship 2019

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Capital City / Lake Murray Country

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Sport Fishing World Games 2019 - South Africa


The South African Sport Anglers and Casting Confederation will act as the host for the 4th Sport Fishing World Games in South Africa after the hosting confirmation by CIPS (International Fishing Federation). Over the history of the Sport Fishing World Games it has always been a very important activity on the CIPS calendar. The fishermen always enjoy the games very much because of all the different World Championships which takes place simultaneously in one country. For the South Africa fishing community, these games will be the most important fishing activity in the history of the country. The fishermen from South Africa cannot wait to welcome all the fishermen and treat them with South African hospitality.

Hosted Championships include: Black Bass, Big Game, Carnivorous Boat, Carp, Feeder, Ladies Course Ladies Shore, Masters Fly, Masters Course, Masters Shore, Due Shore, Senior Shore, Freshwater Bank, and Light Table Boat Sea Fishing.

4th Sport Fishing World Games - offical site

2019 South Africa Team


Opening Ceremony

All the Nations are to go to the gathering point of the opening ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, Johannesburg. A street parade will start at 10:30 am to the Sandton Convention Centre. The opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the Sport Fishing World Championships will take place in Johannesburg, on Saturday, February the 9th 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Sandton Convention Centre.  After completion of the Opening Ceremony, the Nations’ Teams can join the destinations of their championship.


VAAL RIVER (Emerald Resort & Casino)


From Friday, February the 8th 2019 (arrival of participating Nations)

To Friday, February the 15th 2019 (departure of participating Nations)


The competition will take place Vaal River, Emerald Resort & Casino, Vanderbijlpark.  The competition venue will be the Vaal River. The competition venue is approximately 50Km long and is bordered by natural vegetation.  Depth ranges from 1meters to 7 meters.

The common fish species in the Vaal River are Large Mouth Black Bass and other species like carp, sharp tooth catfish, mudfish, yellowfish and bream (tilapia).

Program South Africa Bass World Championship 2019

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Departures flights to South Africa, 

Thursday 7th February 2019

Arrival to South Africa, Johannesburg, O. R. Tambo International Airport

Friday 8th February 2019

Lion Safari Park

Accreditation of delegation 

Saturday 9th February 2019

Mandela Square, Sandton City for Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the Sport Fishing World

Sunday 10th February 2019 

Practice Day One

Monday, 11th February 2019 

Practice Day Two

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 

Tournament Day One

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 

Tournament Day Two

Thursday, 14th February 2019 

Tournament Day Three

Prize Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Friday, 15th February 2019

Departure for Flight departures