Like all other facets of angling in South Africa you can use equipment at the lower end of the scale right up to the very top. Currently there are very few Specialist Pegged Shore Angling products available in South Africa, but One can easily search online and make purchases. I must caution you as this method can also lead to disappointment as there are many cheaply made products on the market. Please ensure you do your research before making any substantial online purchase and be sure to factor in VAT and Duty fees.
Currently there are many anglers fishing Pegged Shore Angling who have adapted or in some cases just used their regular light tackle Rock and Surf tackle, and they have been very successful.
In February 2019 South Africa played host to the World Fishing Games, this is sometimes referred to as the Fishing Olympics or The Fishing World Cup! These games showcased every facet of angling with anglers from around the world coming to compete against each other. Over 51 Nations and 199 teams attended the games.
South Africa is seen as the go to destination for international tournaments, as it has a warm climate and favorable fishing conditions for all the various facets in angling. We also boast some of the best facilities in the world coupled with favorable exchange rates and endless tourist attractions South Africa is fast becoming a bucket list for anglers abroad.
The World Fishing Games Shore Angling event took place in Langebaan in Cape Town. Anglers competed in various divisions ie. Senior Men, Masters, Ladies and Pairs Divisions. South Africa had teams represented in all those divisions and have the current World Champion in the masters division, silver medal for the mens seniors silver medal for the Pairs teams and a silver medal for the pairs individuals.
These remarkable achievements have really sparked great interest and focus on this new facet of angling in South Africa. The SA Pegged Shore Angling championships will be held in KwaZulu Natal later this year, for the first time since the introduction of The facet. The KZNCAU are excited to be hosting the SA Champs and look forward to hosting the countries best later this year.
The South African Protea teams are chosen at these events, where anglers earn rank points which help them build up a 3 year overall ranking. 2019 promises to be one if the most exciting years for Pegged Shore Angling in South Africa with many new comers entering the realm of competitive angling for the first time and all vying for the converted title of SA Champion.