Knysna Angling & Diving Association


KADA (Knysna Angling and Diving Association) has approximately 300 members and welcomes more people to become part of the association. The club is not just about fishing but also making friends and getting involved. The club's Fun Family Fishing competitions, that take place on the Jetty or Railway Bridge, are all part of the future plan to develop young fisherman.

The club often hosts week-end braai's and gatherings for members, this is a great place to meet other keen fisherman or even make a new friend.

Membership includes free use slipway to launch your boat, as well as use of the wash bay and fish cleaning facilities. Members get preferrential rates when hiring the hall for functions. The hall is available for public hire. The on-site bar has smoking & non-smoking areas. For the kids, there is a Childrens room with TV and an Outdoor Play park with on-site swimming pool. The club has an outside deck that overlooks the the lagoon and heads, the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner.

For those novices out there, there are different types of fishing available in 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, that if 3m+ swells are forecasted for that day, that they do not attempt to navigate through the heads. If you are thinking of navigating the Knysna Heads for the first time, pop into to KADA and chat with those in the know.

The K.A.C. (Knysna Angling Club) in it's day was one of the biggest Angling clubs in South Africa, and fell under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Province Angling Association. Knysna was a very popular destination, and many larger E.P tournaments were held in this region. 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, rock & surf, casting and diving in Knysna.

Today the same passion and enthusiasm exists ...

K.A.D.A Hall of Fame

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