SC High School Angler State Championship this Saturday

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The Bass Federation (TBF) will hold the 2020 Student Angler Federation (SAF) SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Saturday Feb. 22 from Green Pond Landing near Anderson.
 “The Student Anglers Federation (SAF) offers a state championship in every state and Canada,” TBF National Youth Director, Joey Bray stated. “There’s no question our State Championship Series provides the foundation that makes SAF the largest high school fishing organization in North America. In fact June of 2021 we are excited to be coming to Anderson, SC and Lake Hartwell with the premier event in all of youth fishing, the 12th annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship. So, this year’s state championship event will be a great precursor to that premier only on a much smaller scale. So, we are excited to be coming to Anderson for both events and encourage all South Carolina High School anglers to sign up and compete.”
The state championship is a two-person event for students in grades 9-12.  Each team can have one member in 7th or 8th grade, if needed, and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete in. All teams should pre-register online for high school events at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees.  The weigh-in will begin at 3pm at Green Pond Landing and is free and open to the public. Nearly 100 anglers have already signed up for this event and registration does not close until Friday afternoon Feb. 21, so there is still time to get in according to event tournament director Randy Sullivan.
The top 10% of this weekend’s 2020 South Carolina High School State Championship event on Feb 22, 2020 will advance to the 11th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship this year to be held in Lacrosse, WI. At that event, SAF members world-wide can attend and compete for their share of over $3 million in various college scholarships that will be offered up for grabs.
Go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up for events. If you’re not a 2020 SAF member, annual cost is only $25 year.  Pay in advance or register for an event online and pay then.  There are no entry fees as long as you enter your active/paid SAF membership number at the time of registration!
SAF membership includes full TBF and FLW membership benefits, FLW Magazine e-Edition, faculty of fishing online training programs, safe sports act compliant training, full insurance coverage for clubs, officers and student members and more.
Sign-up: Pre-register online at HighSchoolFishing.org or a $25 late registration fee can apply to those registering onsite. The best way is to pre-register online at highschoolfishing.org. Just enter your active SAF membership number during online SAF event registration.
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2007 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing and is proud partners in fishing with FLW. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org for more information.