High School Fishing
The High School Fishing program includes a High School State Championship for every state in the continental United States and the province of Ontario, Canada. Two-person teams from grades 9 through 12 compete and are paired with a “coach” who provides a boat for competition. The winning team from each state championship advances to a High School Fishing Regional Championship that is held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship on a college campus. The winning team from each regional championship advances to the High School Fishing National Championship, which is held on a college campus in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship. Boats and a travel allowance are provided for teams that advance to the regional and national championships. The winners of the High School Fishing National Championship each will receive a $5,000 scholarship for use at a university of his or her choice. All SAF members and High School Fishing State Championship contestants automatically qualify for High School Fishing’s largest event, the SAF High School Fishing World Finals.