Knysna Angling & Diving Association
HomeKADA (Knysna Angling and Diving Association) has approximately 300 members and welcomes more people to become part of the association that is not just about fishing but also making friends and getting involved. They are looking at integrating development programs for children in the future and they teach and encourage children to fish. Family competitions are enjoyed as well as week-end braai's and gatherings. New members fishing and social are encouraged to - Join the Club!
For those novices out there there are different types of fishing that we can get involved within the Knysna area, Fishing the Estuary, Deep Sea Fishing, Rock and Surf Fishing and Art Lure Fishing or Bass Fishing. Since legislation has changed and commercial fishing on the Knysna Estuary has been stopped there have been far less fatalities of fisherman braving the Knysna Heads. KADA members work on a rule of thumb and if 3m+ swells are forecasted they do not go through. If you are thinking of mastering the Heads for the first time you should pop into to KADA to chat with those in the know.
Going back to 1982 and into the archives of how it all began, we share with you a small piece from a yesteryear newspaper .. ."Knysna has once again strengthened claim to being one of the most suitable venues for deep sea angling, when the Knysna Angling and Diving Association, staged another very successful competition at Brenton on Saturday 31 October 1982'. The entrance at the heads has often been the subject of unfavorable comment regarding its safety ... deep sea fishing is not a sport for the uninitiated and very definitely not for those who take chances."
The K.A.C. (Knysna Angling Club) in its day was one of the biggest Angling clubs in the country and fell underthe jurisdiction of the Eastern Province Angling Association. Knysna was very popular, and many larger E.P tournaments were held in this region. Before fuel increases members often visited from as far afield as Grahamstown and Port Alfred. Today the local clubs of George, Oudtshoorn, Mossel bay, Riversdale and the George Prison Club enjoy the league fixtures.
The Knysna Deep Sea Club (KDSC) was formed in 1977 with the idea of having a controlling body looking after the interests of ski-boat anglers and especially after the safety of ski boats tackling the 'bar'.
In 1982 the dream came true and the KADA was formed to look after the interests of deep sea, light tackle, boat and rock surf, casting and diving clubs of Knysna.
Today the same passion and enthusiasm exists ...