A total of 415 were caught and released in the WildFly waters in the first leg with the 'Paarl Media' team eventually taking the title and Sven Turner earning the best fly fisher accolade. Clinton Savage landed a magic specimen of 61cm being the largest Rainbow Trout of the weekend.
The passing cold front had all the entrants to the 2nd Leg reluctant to leave the warm embrace of the Notties Hotel.

But once they got onto the water, the Trout sure joined the party. 499 fish were caught and released with another 100 or so gate crashing, resulting in many long line releases. The overcast conditions saw a number of big fish making an appearance, with a dozen Trout in excess of 7 pounds being recorded and a rare Brown Trout of 54cm from Deon Nel, who also took top honors as the best fly fisher of the weekend. The largest fish of 63cm in the leg was released by George Hattingh and as always there were no shortage of stories about the one that got away.

Special mention needs to be made of Trevor Massey Hicks who caught 44 fish in the first 3 sessions, but the fishing gods frowned on him in that last vital forth session, where a single fish scuppered his title chase.

Fly boxes were kept close to the chest, but after a little 'Partycipation' at the legendary Notties pub, it became apparent that the Trout had eventually tuned into their spawning mode, chasing an array of brightly colored patterns, with Orange Zonkers, Hot Beaded Buggers and Multi colored Minky's rolling off many an anglers tongue.

The last leg accounted for 449 specimens, with Gavin Cowell, landing a 61cm Rainbow, taking not only the biggest fish, but also Top angler for his individual quota points of 10240. The remarkable handicap system yet again took the fishing down to the wire, with a count out for 5th place amongst 3 teams and another count out between 2nd and 3rd place. Assured Angling were the eventual winners of the last qualifying weekend.

The Steenekamp's need commending with Martin notching up 36 fish over four sessions and Louise catching two magnificent Brown Trout, one of 52cm and another impressive 57cm beauty.

The Final weekend was one to remember… 4 seasons in 48 hours… It certainly separated the rabid fly fishers from the fair weathered fisherman.
These gatherings are never lack a fishing tale about losing big fish, but the sympathy card was definitely drawn by Richard Scott of Team Afriguide Logiistics  who, having caught a beast that would have seen him walking away with a R250 000 Explorer Ski Boat from Yamaha, couldn’t keep it in his net and this monster of a Brown Trout somersaulted away from him, as reported by his fellow contestants.
Despite the miserable conditions an impressive 437 Trout made it to the net, which coupled with fish landed in the qualifying legs brought the tally to 1801 catches. An impressive tally of Trout!
The tagged fish would have seen someone driving away in a brand new Jeep Wrangler, but this R450 000 fish is still swimming in the WildFly waters.
Not that there was any shortage of rewards for these anglers efforts. Every single team earned themselves a fishing holiday, compliments of WildFly Travel, giving away over R500 000's worth of angling adventures. As always the WildFly Choice awards recognized the antics off the field with light hearted nominations like the Sepp Blatter trophy for those unscrupulous entrants trying to bribe the flies from the WildFly guides, keeping everyone entertained.

The largest fish was caught by Neil Westerhoff, a 63cm Rainbow Trout earning himself a brand new Quintrex Boat for such a magnificent specimen.

It was always going to be a closely contested event on the fishing front, as the handicap system of 4,3,2,1 (being the diminishing fish to count in each session) brought it down to the wire. All it took was each team member to catch a single fish in the last session and one of 7 teams would have won it.

The final scores saw team Stealth taking the Bronze, the Zimmerframes narrowly missing out on the title( by a single fish) and Team Suthile being crowned as the 2015 TOPS Corporate Challenge Champions.

One sentiment that resounded was that this event continues to set the benchmark for all fishing festivals and all entrants will no doubt be clamouring to secure their spot for the 15th anniversary next year.