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Two Stanfordians, Martinus Maritz (Grade 11) and Jason Freestone (Grade 10), have been selected to compete in fly fishing championships in the Czech Republic later this year.

During the last two Youth Nationals, held in Douglas in 2018 and in the Western Cape in 2019, Jason Freestone and Marthinus Maritz did well enough for them to qualify for the Youth Protea trials 2019 which were held on the Bushman’s River in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this month.

Both lads scored exceptionally well in all aspects that were tested such as nymphing, dry fly work and the art of fly tying.

This is the first time in the history of Stanford to have two anglers representing the country overseas and SLC wishes them the best of luck when they do.

Jason Freestone was selected for the youth SASACC team which will compete in the Czech Youth Championship in the Czech Republic in May later this year.

Marthinus Maritz was selected for the Youth Protea team which will compete in the Youth World Championships in the Czech Republic in August this year. Having made the SASACC team last year, the experience gained will definitely help him at Worlds to do the best he can. Well done boys!