SANA (Scottish Anglers National Association Ltd)
SANA is recognised as the Governing Body for Game Angling in Scotland
We are a volunteer organisation representing Scottish Game Anglers. We are committed to growing and protecting our sport. We are funded by membership subscriptions and a grant from Sportscotland.
We are an inclusive body that includes a number of affiliated organisations for youths, ladies and disabled anglers (SDFFA).
We are involved in a number of initiatives with young people e.g. Club Angling, Dynamic Youth, Cast Awards and the National Progression Awards. Our volunteers work with schools, sports hubs and fisheries with the aim of introducing youngsters to fishing and to give anyone interested the opportunity to try the sport. These projects are supported by our UKCC qualified coaches and SGAIC Instructors.
SANA are an enrolled organisation with Volunteer Scotland and offer guidance and support to members and clubs with Child Protection and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) legislation. We work closely with Children First and Sportscotland
SANA is committed to protecting game angling fish stocks and the right to enjoy our sport. We represent games angler’s issues and concerns with a number of stakeholders through our Migratory and Non-Migratory Fish committees. These committees are actively involved with a number of issues , details of which can be found on the news page. This includes being represented on the Governments Stakeholder Reference Groups. We are working with a number of topics including e.g. Access rights and Invasive non-native species to name but a few.
SANA runs its own instructors courses designed to enable game anglers to develop their skills and obtain a recognised certification (SGAIC), in game angling instructing - casting (single and double-handed) and fly tying. Details can be found here - Instructors
Membership of the Governing body entitles memebr clubs to a 10% discount with our insurers Mead Sport and Leisure Ltd. Contact details can be obtained from the SANA office.
We run two leagues to provide competition anglers with the opportunity on River and Loch to qualify to fish for Scotland in the World and European Championships as well as the 5 Nations and Masters Championships. SANA is one of the founding members of the World Governing Body of Game Angling (FIPS Mouche) which is responsible for the activities and development of game angling throughout the world. Details of the Competition opportunities with the Scottish National Fly Fishing League can be found on their website page.
The National Stillwater Bank Competition is open to anyone. It is fished over a number of heats with the top six anglers in the final have the opportunity to fish for Scotland in the Stillwater Bank International. This event is open to any individual angler who meets the criteria to represent their country. Dates and entry dates can be found here - Scottish National Stillwater Championships
The following groups operate under the auspices of SANA:
- The Scottish National Ladies Team (which runs an annual Scottish Ladies Angling Championships and subsequent National Team Selection)
- The Scottish National Youth Team (which runs the annual Scottish Youth Angling Championships and subsequent National Team Selection)
- The Scottish Disabled Fly Fishing Association (which runs the annual Scottish Disabled Anglers National Championships and subsequent National Team Selection)
None of the teams (Disabled, Ladies or Youths) or World, European, 5 Nations or Masters receive any funding from SANA. They all raise their own funds.
We need your support to help us continue our work of protecting and developing our sport.
For more information please contact SANA at firstname.lastname@example.org