The Tops at Spar Corporate Challenge celebrates its fourteenth anniversary this year. This is the premier fly-fishing event in South Africa and is designed for corporates to entertain their clients or just to take a break from the pressures of everyday corporate life. The event is fun, competitive and exciting – an adventure of the highest order and also facilitates a networking platform to socialise with fellow corporates.
Established in 2001, the Corporate Trophy Challenge continues to attract and enthuse entrants from all over Southern Africa. Hosted on the exclusive Wildfly Waters in the foothills of the Drakensberg, it provides a setting and atmosphere second to none. Held over three long weekends in the midst of the Midlands winter, 240 anglers descend upon the quiet hamlet of Nottingham Road to challenge trout and fellow fly fishers alike. Each team experiences a long weekend of fishing festivities that only the legendary Notties Hotel can provide.
Since the inception of this gathering, over thirteen thousand trout have been caught and released in these exclusive still waters. On the water, four colleagues challenge fellow competitors over two days. The format rewards average size and consistency of catch over the four fishing sessions. Each team earns a combined score that gives them a ranking which is carried through each session.
The top five teams from each leg stage makes it through to the illustrious final…
The WildGuys would like to thank The Fulcrum Group for their sponsorship. This year the WildGuys will once again enter two teams into the tournament. All members have nicknames infamously dubbed from antics in previous tournaments:
• Wian Terblanche (First in – Last out)
• Pieter van der Merwe (Old Style Hopper)
• Jan Steyl (Hunky Bugger)
• Keith Nethercote (Speedy Loops)
• Andrew Strachan (Osbloed Evanesce)
• Rajendra Dhaniraj (Lone Ranger)
• Edwin Bean (Footloose)
• Scott Hamilton (Nomad)
Both teams will be fishing the third leg of the tournament which will run from 9 to 12 July 2015. If one or both teams are placed in the top 5 positions, they will be competing in the final which is scheduled from 23 to 26 July 2015.