Zimbabwe National Bass Federation

Zimbabwe National Bass Federation


Can anyone tell me if we can fish during this lockdown if we not traveling intercity
Please join the Bass fishing Zimbabwe page.
Anyone wanting to support us from offshore please make contact. I can give you offshore details and will supply the funds here.
MatBASS Chapter would like to express their sincere appreciation to our sponsors for our recent Classic held at Tokwe-Mukosi.
Without them, it would never have been possible to host such an event in a remote location such as this,even more so in these trying times!

In no particular order :-
Nyaradzo/Sawhira group, Delta/Zambezi, Universal Canvas solutions Cornelius Moyo
Greenvale Supermarket, Chase Marine/Mercury,Sollys Anglers corner,Spraytech ,
Cold Chain, Transerv

And to the anglers, we all know why we do it, it was great to see you all there in these trying times. See you all at the next one!
Final call for Tokwe Classic - remember that all entries must be in by 12 noon tomorrow - Friday 3rd May.

Practice for the Classic is closed at midnight tomorrow.
A reminder to all that the Tokwe Classic is on the 18th and 19th May, hosted by Capital City Chapter.
Make sure that your entries are submitted before shutoff on the 3rd May at 12:00 noon.
This is first Classic to be held at this awesome venue with reports already of great fishing.
Entry forms are available through your Chapter Chairmen and there are a limited amount of forms available from Master Angler.
First time guests are more than welcome - please go and see either Clive or Andre at Master Angler and they will inform you of all the necessary requirements and details of how to enter.
Remember shutoff is on the 3rd of May.
how am I eligible to join angling competition
hwedza imire dam
Big thank you to Gavin, Strati and the entire ZNBF for hosting what was again a truly memorable Junior International at Darwendale.
I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for everyone's dedication towards this event.

To the Zimbabwe juniors and your Captain I want to say thank you for being formidable opponents, great sportsmen and a all round great group of junior anglers.
You kept us on our toes and didn't give a inch, all while remaining true gentlemen of the sport - something to be proud of!

To all the Skippers - Thank you for offering not only your time and equipment, but also caring about the juniors on your respective boats. You traveled from far to help out and I tip my hat to you gentlemen.

Last but definitely not least - thank you to everyone involved in the catering and making sure everyone had more than enough to eat. I can confidently say that everyone appreciated the early mornings and long hours you spent preparing delicious meals and ensuring that the boys don't go hungry - both on and off the water!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Till next we meet, I wish you all thigh lines and happy hunting!
Neil Gulab lying 27th in the co-angler section, awesome effort keep it up and catch some fish
Strati lying 8th overall at then end of Day 1, and third in the western division, keep it up, Tight lines for day 2

Zimbabwe Bass Fishing body

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 30/05/2021

Timeline Photos

Where power meets style.
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Photos from Keepnet Catch and Release Fishing's post 24/05/2021

Thanks to Toyota Zimbabwe and Keepnet for assisting us in putting on world class tournaments #ToyotaZimbabwe #keepnet


A massive thank you Toyota Zimbabwe, for your continued support. A fantastic Classic

A massive thank you Toyota Zimbabwe, for your continued support. A fantastic Classic


A huge thanks to Toyota Zimbabwe for their support.
Toyota the bass anglers vehicle of choice

A huge thanks to Toyota Zimbabwe for their support.
Toyota the bass anglers vehicle of choice


Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

Darwendale is under siege. The illegal netting situation is getting worse in lockdown. We need help to keep this operation running.
Please consider donating a few dollars or actual petrol. We have used 400l in 8 days!
Massive thanks to Fuchs Zimbabwe for their partnership with CAST and their donation of outboard oil for our operations with the ZimParks rangers. This will really help us as oil is a big cost. We appreciate the support.

For all your lubricants support Fuchs Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe Waters Anti Poaching

ZNBF members please support CAST Bass where you can.

Massive thanks to those who made 2020 possible
Some highlights
Total Income from donations $8650
Total Expenditure $26660
Net LOSS $16010

We collected more than 200km of illegal nets, impounded 140 canoes and more than 100 tubes were destroyed.
The problem is only getting bigger and we cannot afford to slow down on our efforts now.

Please support our efforts to save our waters.

This year we have the new pelican to commission, we have a 40ft container to take out to the dam to secure this (as parking and storage) We need at least $1000 to move this and install a ramp etc to allow for easy access. Again thanks to Spraytech Zim for donating this container.
We have yesterday sent the launch vehicle back, while it does not look pretty it is running and will make launch and retrieve a lot easier for the team.
We need constant monthly support. Please consider helping us on an on-going basis.


Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

CAST is looking for a 40ft container to use at Darwendale for Anti Poaching activities. This would be used for secure storage of equipment and confiscated goods from illegal activities.
Ideally we would need to have one donated or fund raise to cover this cost.
If a company is willing to donate we would happily brand the container which would be located in a position where it would give the advertiser good exposure.
Please contact Clint via whatsapp on 0772127286 if you can assist.


It's nearly time for the CCC Zimbabwe Open. Join us for a fantastic weekend for the whole family at Claw dam. Loads of great prizes
See you there.


Thank you to Marine Centre Yamaha for the tireless support.

The market leaders for everything marine!


Congratulations to the legendary Itty Nolli and his wonderful wife and superb lady angler Maria for their 2nd place finish with a total 10 fish bag of 29.58kg

80g separated them from 1st place.

Itty's Secret Baits never far from a podium finish!!


Toyota Zimbabwe Bass Open, Darwendale 2020. Biggest fish overall, Dave Beattie with a Darwendale beast of 5.24kg (11.5lb)

Dave was the proud winner of a brand new 80lb Minn Kota Fortrex

A huge thanks to Minn Kota/Humminbird Zimbabwe and Varkenelli Customs for this superb prize.


Toyota Zimbabwe Bass Open, Darwendale 2020. Biggest fish day 1 Sebastien Benning 4.57kg (10lb)


Congratulations to David Beattie for the biggest bass overall a giant fish of 5.24kg (11.5lb)

Dave wins a fantastic 80lb Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor kindly sponsored by Varkenelli Customs Minn Kota/Humminbird


Congratulations to Peter Major and Scott Hay on their win at the Inaugural Toyota Zimbabwe Bass Open.


Toyota Bass Open - Darwendale Dam 31st October to 1st November.
Open to all Anglers with conservation in mind.
This tournament will be run using KeepNet as the official scorers, all entrants are to be familiar with the KeepNet App, which is available on your phone "Play Store".
Entries are available through fishing shops or download the entry form and take it to any one of the following Angling outlets.
Master Angler (Borrowdale Village)
Off The Hook (Enterprise Rd., Chisipite)
Hooked Fishing shop (Arundel)

NOTE: The dam is open to all competitors and there will be NO Shut Off period.

For online entry form and rules, please click on the link below


Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

Anyone able to help fund the repairs please get in touch.

So to show you all how dedicated this team is... they have not had a vehicle for 3 years at darwendale, the boat is launched and retrieved by hand!
Today CAST (thanks to a private sponsor) went and collected their toyota double cab that has been standing for years and its in desperate need of some care. We would love a few corporate companies or individuals to assist in funding the job, we believe we need about $2000. If you are able to please help.
Contact me directly if you can help. Thanks Clint


Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

Was a special day putting the drone in the air and getting some footage above Darwendale.
We will edit the footage and load some of the video and pictures here. Was a great day removing nets as well with over 5000m of illegal net being removed from the dam as well as 3 canoes being confiscated. The parks boat was so loaded it ran out of fuel attempting to make it home...

[04/10/20]   Happy Easter guys, I am sure you are aware the effort that Clint and John are doing at present with Anti Poaching. They have managed to get the NP boat repaired and back onto the water. What they are short of is fuel and oil to keep the boat and service going continuously. Obviously a lot of the funding comes from CAST but as we all aware this has been canceled so they will not be receiving any funds through that means until such time it goes ahead. So until then we need to try find a solution to provide them with funding to keep the boat on the water. I understand that during these difficult times not everyone has or will have the ability to put their hand in their pockets. But if we all could manage to give a max of $10 per month this will go along way to helping with fuel and oil. This is purely a request to you and all your members even if it’s a fiver it all helps. Certain guys have really been supportive of this program and have really poured a lot of funding into it, but they will start to feel they burden as well, so if we are able to contribute any amount it will go a long way. Folks this is very much just a outreach and not a request, but if we can help please let’s see what we can do to help Clint and John to protect the very thing that we all enjoy. Please circulate with your members and ask them to chat to Clint or John directly if they are able to help. I think most guys are finding it difficult just to deal with their daily issues but if we don’t help the two guys who are really doing an outstanding effort out their own time, who of us will stand up and carry this burden on their shoulders, so please let’s see what we can do. Thanks to all of you and have a safe weekend.

Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust.
Account 260148656
Ecocash Merchant code

If USD cash please message Clint on 0772127286 with a pledge and funds can be dropped after the lockdown. There will also be drop boxes at Off the Hook and Hooked and hopefully Master Angler as well once the lockdown is over.


CAST need your help...

Operations continue at our dams.
Darwendale, Biri and Masvic being supported by our non Kariba team.
Dams, including Darwendale are "closed" to all fishing including the legal fisheries netting but the illegal poaching has only increased. The darwendale boat needed some attention which John and I managed to do and as a result she was back on the water yesterday.
1500m of net was collected yesterday, 3 poachers apprehended and fined.
Thanks to John, Paul, Steve, Barry, Gareth and the CAST commitee for the never ending support you guys give me.
We are desperate for funding with our fund raising tournament having been cancelled.
Please if you can support us in these trying times we would appreciate it.
NMB. BORROWDALE. Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust
Acc# 260148656.
Ecocash merchant ID 234303
Please share POP by wharsapp to me on 0772127286.



We are excited to announce the first leg of our 2020 season, the Toyota Zimbabwe Mutirikwi Classic, presented by Renegades bass chapter.

Hosted from the Kyle Boat Club on the 14th & 15th of March

A special thanks to all of our generous sponsors for making this great event possible.

Tight lines to all our federation anglers, we wish you all a fantastic weekend of competition.

Toyota Zimbabwe
Zambezi Lager
Evolution Insurance Company Zimbabwe
Varkenelli Customs
Starbell Auto
Billy's Meats


For all your Humminbird / Minn Kota requirements.
☎️ Contact - David Collyer, +263772420516
- Barry Launder, + 263772262946
Got any queries?
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Kyle Classic (14th-15th March) hosted by Renegades Bass Chapter:
Less than one week to go to get your entries in. This tournament is also open to all new prospective Bass Buddies - entry forms are available from Master Angler in the Village, or alternatively, mail me [email protected] and I will send you the forms.
If you're new to our tournaments, then there a few rules and requirements that you need to be aware of. We are strictly Catch and Release, so this means your boat has to comply with our minimum requirements. I will post the requirements below - If you're still unsure, then please pop down to Ruffnek Boats and we will give your boat a quick once over to make sure that you comply. Contact me for names and contact numbers of those in outlying centres who will check your boat for you.
Entries close at 12:00 noon on Friday 28th February.


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45 boats were registered for the first of the FLW Zimbabwe tournaments for the 2020 season. It was a cold and blustery day with large waves and high winds pounding Darwendale. Despite the conditions, the anglers braved the weather, bringing in some amazing catches and putting the weigh-masters scales to the test.
The coveted first place went to Karl Eckard & Kevin Simons with a massive 5 fish limit weighing in at an incredible 22.15kg. 2nd place went to Dave Beattie & John Coast with another superb bag of 17.76kg. The bronze was snapped up by brothers duo David & Richard Collyer with a huge bag of 16.72kg
The largest fish, which was amongst 5 fish that tipped the scales over 5 kilograms was caught by John Coast. A giant bass of 5.88kg
A fantastic job was done by FLW Zimbabwe, its’ President, Clint Skinner and his team of dedicated staff. Thank you to them for making this event such a huge success.
A very big thanks and acknowledgment much go to the sponsors of this event for their continuing generosity and support. Without their support these events would not happen, please support them!!

Starbell Auto
Ceramic Pro Zimbabwe
One Stop Solar
Varkenelli Customs
Off The Hook - Fishing Outfitters
Tackle Boss
Spraytech Zim
RazorJaw Fishing


ZNBF is extremely excited to announce Humminbird / Minn Kota as sponsors for the 2020 season.

We are proud to be sponsored by the time-tested leader in marine electronics.
We look forward to a fantastic year ahead with the support of the Humminbird / Minn Kota and the products we rely on for competitive tournament fishing.

Varkenelli Customs


The 2020 year starts with a new ZNBF Executive:
President - Andre Kondonis.
Vice President - Glen (Pumba) Fowler.
Treasurer - Karl Eckard.
Secretary - Kevin Simons
Tournament Director - Carl Hack
Youth Director - Strati Orphanides.
Conservation Director - Dr. N. Deacon.

We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead of us.
Our 2020 Calendar has been confirmed and all are welcome to join us at our Classics.


Thank you to all of the Junior competitors for coming out to Darwendale on Saturday the 1st February 2020 and taking part in the second of 4 FLW Junior High School Bass angling tournaments for 2020.
The tournament was co-hosted by ZNBF and a fun day was had by all. Some fantastic fish were brought to the scales on Saturday and all were successfully released alive.
A massive “Thank You” to all the Sponsors for making this event a success, the support of these people and their companies is adding value to the lives of these young anglers and helping develop their angling careers. Please support these sponsors in return.

Starbell Auto
Spraytech Zim
One Stop Solar
Off The Hook - Fishing Outfitters
Tackle Boss


Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust (CAST) pays its repects and condolences to our Zimparks ranger colleagues, Chidumo Mabarani and Timothy Tembo.

Having worked with these gentleman on many occasions, CAST had the privilege of observing first hand these brave rangers exhibiting their passion and dedication to conservation.

Our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues at this time.

We salute these conservation and wildlife management heroes.


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Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust

Good Evening Fellow conservationists.
I return, cap in hand. Looking to secure more TCW3 outboard oil as well more fuel.
We don't want to stop our Darwendale operations!
Conservation Angling Sustainability Trust. Please help us this festive season.
Account 260148656
Ecocash Merchant code

[12/09/19]   It gives me great pleasure to announce our National Teams for 2020. I have no doubt they will all do us proud, and I am sure they have some great fishing ahead in 2020.

I have just had the pleasure of being with our juniors at Albert Falls in SA. While we were convincingly defeated, I can proudly say that the sportsmanship, determination and effort from our youngsters was commendable and exemplary. I have no doubt all those mentioned in the teams below will perform in the same manner.

We have a lot to look forward to in the years to come.

George Blaver
Andrew Bowen
Gavin Fraser (Vice Captain)
Mark Futter
Neil Gulab
Andre Kondonis
Barry Launder
Liam MacDonald
Strati Orphanides (Captain)
Fraser Speirs
Angus Thompson
Ivan Todd
Ron Hanhart (Reserve)

Andrew Bowen
Gavin Fraser
Barry Launder
Liam MacDonald
Strati Orphanides (Captain)
Fraser Speirs
Reserve: Angus Thompson

Ray De-Jong
Karl Eckard
Brandon Edwards (Vice Captain)
Glen Fowler (Captain)
Dilesh Goven
Steve Hahn
Ian Harris
Ben Mcray
Dean Moss
Gareth Rawlins
Jamie Saul
Denis Todd
Travis Edwards (Reserve)
Clive Lendrum (Reserve)

Strati Orphanides
Zimbabwe Bass Nation


A few photos from the 2019 Zim Open. Great weekend had by all, if you interested in joining a bass club please drop us message.


2019 ZNBF Junior team at Albert Falls hosted by SABAA. Best of luck to both teams.

The team would also like to thank the following sponsors:-
Starbell Auto
Vita Cap
RazorJaw Fishing
Grow agriculture
Basswakka lures



Tight lines to both the South African Juniors and the Zimbabwean Juniors who will be competing at Albert Falls dam from the 5th - 7th December. Practice day is the 5th and competition days are the 6th & 7th. If anyone is able to go and watch the weigh-in, they would love your support.

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