State High School Fishing Tournament Announced

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On July 27, 2013, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be hosting one of the year’s most intriguing outdoor events for both its participants and the general public – the 3rd Annual Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament.

On that day at Harlan County Reservoir in southeastern Nebraska, 9th through 12th graders will compete for bragging rights within the state of Nebraska as well as a spot in the regional bass fishing tourney in the Fall of 2013.

Each competitor will have a teammate and a coach, and the event starts at 6:00 AM with a rules and safety meeting. At 1:00 PM, the tournament concludes and is followed by a weigh-in. There is no cost to participate if you register before the tournament date, however all anglers must be 16 years or older and have a current Nebraska Fishing Permit. In addition, there is no entry fee for spectators to an event that is definitely worth watching.

Not only is fishing a fun hobby, but this is a great opportunity for high schoolers to be involved with a competitive sport beyond traditional athletics. Competitive fishing is growing in popularity in high schools and colleges around the nation. Some colleges are now offering it as a sanctioned sport with scholarship opportunities. Participation in Nebraska has more than doubled in two years, and there is room for many more at this year’s tournament.

View the flyer for detailed information on how to register your team.

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