Before I start this report back I would first like to express my gratitude to all the organisers, skippers, anglers, sponsors, photographers, managers, and anybody else who made the SABAA Junior Nationals 2017 an event that I will cherish for the rest of my life. The past few years of Junior fishing have been great and I'm excited to fish 2 more  Nationals. After finishing 14th at Arabie (200g from Protea) and missing Albert falls I was excited to perform well at this one. I almost missed Nationals All my plans were set. I would go to school on Friday, go home, get my bags and a good friend of ours would drop me off at one of our manager’s houses from where we would depart to Wriggleswade at 3pm.  There was only one problem - my rodtube could not fit in the car. Luckily we foresaw this problem arising and me and my dad dropped off my rodtube at his place the night before. We had a nice chat with Jacques Aproskie (who manages our team together with Stephan Britz) and was about t