2011 Fall Regionals Announced for High School State Champions

The winning two-person team from each state championship advances to an FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Regional Championship held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship hosted on a college campus this fall.

The winners from each regional will advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held on a college campus in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2012.

Each team that qualifies for a regional and/or national championship will receive a travel allowance to help offset expenses. The High School Fishing National Championship winners will also each receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice. Continue reading

Three State Champions Crowned in Mass – Advance to Regionals

Ponca City, Okla.  – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced hosted the inaugural Student Angler Federation Tri-State High School Fishing State Championship, Sunday, June 12 at Congamond Lake, Southwick, MA.  The state championship was a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. This event served as the state championship for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, the top team from each of these three states advancing.

Lowell Turner III and John Ryan of Chariho High School in Rhode Island had the overall tournament heaviest weight of 17.19 lbs and were crowned the Rhode Island State Champions. Luke Taylor and Justin Canada of Massachusetts weighed in with 6.62 lbs and were crowned the Mass State Champions. Brother and sister team of Justin and Alia Dingle of Wilcox Technical school in Connecticut were crowned the CT State Champions with the 4 fish weight of 9.07 lbs. All three teams advance as state champs.  Continue reading


Bethel University once again has four-year scholarship offers for both anglers on the 2011 High School Fishing World Finals Championship Team!

Ponca City, Okla. (June 14, 2011) – The Bass Federation announced today the 2011 High School Fishing World Finals will return to Russellville, Ark., on Lake Dardanelle, July 20-23, 2011.  Bethel University will once again offer four-year scholarships to both anglers on the High School Fishing World Finals championship team.  Last year’s inaugural event saw anglers from 17 U.S. States and this year the field is expected to grow substantially. TBF’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) and the rapidly expanding High School Fishing State Championships, which TBF and FLW Outdoors are holding in every state in 2011, are supporting this pinnacle event.  All SAF affiliated high school fishing club teams are eligible to register.  Tournament waters go off-limits for pre-practice to all competitors at 11:59pm Sunday night July 10 until the first official practice day Sunday, July 17. There’s plenty of time to sign up a new high school club or team; any team can sign up online without a late fee at highschoolfishing.org until online registration closes July 17.  Thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes are up for grabs, all with NO entry fee! Teams can sign up after that on site at the event with a $25.00 per angler late fee but advance registration is highly encouraged. Official rules and full details can be found at highschoolfishing.org Continue reading