SANACC (Scottish Anglers National Association Competition Clubs Ltd) is the Association of Scottish Angling Clubs which organises national fly fishing competitions for its members and manages the senior Scottish International loch and river teams which compete in the international competitions run under the auspices of the International Fly Fishing Association. Membership of SANACC is open to Angling Clubs based in Scotland and entry to the competitions is restricted to anglers who are members of these clubs.
The Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship attracts entries from between 375 and 400 competitors each year who progress through eliminatory heats and semi finals to a final which is normally held in August or September. The championship also serves as the qualifying event for the following years Scottish International loch style teams which compete in the Spring and Autumn Internationals. A minimum of 18 qualifiers from the National go forward to the following years' internationals teams.
Loch Internationals: Our teams participate in the Home Countries Loch Style Internationals which are held in the Spring and Autumn of each year. Each team consists of 14 anglers and, depending on their finishing position, the top 5 Scottish rods have the opportunity to secure a carry forward place to the teams for the following year.
The Rivers Championship attracts entries from 40 to 60 competitors each year who progress through eliminatory heats to the final. The Rivers Championship also serves as the qualifying event for the following years Scottish International Rivers Team.
River Internationals: Our teams participate in the Home Countries River International which is held once a year. Each team consists of 5 competitors and a travelling reserve.
The Scottish Club Championship is a team event with three anglers per team and is held at the Lake of Menteith. Around 190 teams enter each year and the heats are held each Saturday night from May to August. Three teams from each heat progress to the semi-finals in September with the final being held in September or October.
Champion of Champions: The top five anglers from each heat of the Scottish Club Championship progress to the Champion of Champions final which is usually held in October.
Additional detail on each of these competitions is available on the other pages of this website. Information on the Home Countries Internationals can be viewed on the website of the International Fly Fishing Association at iffa.net
Although the name SANACC is relatively new the organisation has been in existence for a number of years and until 2008 was referred to as SANA Competitions Section. The Competitions Section was an autonomous body within SANA and when these bodies identified that they would need to convert independently to companies limited by guarantee the Competitions Section changed its name to Scottish Anglers National Association Competition Clubs Ltd (SANACC). The Competitions Section itself had evolved from The Scottish National Angling Clubs' Association (SNACA) having taken on most of the purpose and constitution of that august body after it joined with The Scottish Anglers Association to form SANA.