It’s Like Glamping For Fishing

It’s Like Glamping For Fishing

How would you like to fish in a competition, coached by an angler with SA colours, while you enjoy being served hand and foot by your own personal butler?

Faircity Roodevallei takes your fishing experience to a whole new level with its annual Angling Classic Executive’s Challenge, which takes place in March/April every year. This boutique fishing competition offers only 12 spaces for teams of two people each. Places are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. The first event took place in 2016 and at the 2017 event, VOX Telecom booked out all the places and invited their top clients to attend.

Faircity Roodevallei Hotel is situated on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam, which makes it the ideal location for the event. The competition is targeted at corporates for a fun day out, in a peaceful and serene setting. It provides an escape from the everyday stresses of the business world and gives busy CEOs a chance to relax and unwind.

How it works

A total of 12 fishing stations are set up along the banks of the dam, numbered 1 to 12. Each fishing station is fully equipped with rods, bait box, chairs, table and hand-washing facilities. The equipment and bait provided is exactly the same for each station. Each team of two people randomly draws a number to be allocated a fishing station and once a station is assigned, the team will fish from their station for the entire day. Participants do not need to be seasoned anglers to participate and an angler with SA colours is assigned to each team to assist wherever needed. A butler is allocated to each team to serve food and drinks throughout the day and there is also an open bar and snacks are provided. The event ends on a high note with a gala dinner and triumphant prize giving.

  • Participants are required to catch two species of fish, namely barbel and carp.
  • The weights of all the fish caught for the day are tallied and the team with the highest total weight is declared the winner.
  • The winning teams receive vouchers from Safari Outdoor, with first place winning a voucher to the value of R20 000.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for high-end brands to showcase their products and participants and spectators are welcome to stay over at the hotel to extend the revelries. Special packages for affordable Pretoria accommodation are made available over the competition period. Contact the Conference & Events Coordinator at Faircity Roodevallei Hotel on +27 (0)12 845 5000 or

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