Johann van Heerden was born in Durban on the 28 th August 1948. He is married to Christie.
Johann achieved Western Transvaal and then Central Northwest A-team Colours on 34 occasions, from 1973-2005 and he also Central Northwest B-team Colours on 2 Occasions in Freshwater Angling. Johann also achieved Central Northwest A Carp Angling team (2006 – 2012) & Masters A-team Colours (1999-2019).
Johann participated in excess of 86 National Championships while representing provincial teams.
Johan achieved Springbok Colours for Freshwater Bank Angling during 1986, 1988 & 1989. Johann also achieved Protea Colours for Carp Angling during 2008 to 2011 and 2019.
As the Protea Carp Angling Team Captain, the team were crowed as World Champions during 2008 to 2011 and 2019.
As administrator, Johann served on the Western Transvaal and then Central Northwest Provincial Council for 37 years over the period 1975 to 2012. He served in various positions which ended as Chairman of the Province.
Johann serves on the SAFBAF National Council over the period 1989 to the current year (2020) as administrator on SAFBAF Management level. He served as Conservation Officer, Vice President, Convener of National Selection Committee and President.