The Bass Federation of New Hampshire held its first ever Student Angler Federation (SAF) New England Challenge Event on Lake Winnipesaukee. The weather was absolutely perfect as 6 teams from three New England states set out to compete for a spot at the 2019 SAF Championship. The winning team which happened to be from NH was the team of Brown and Chase who weighed in 4 largemouth for 9.72lbs.
These guys have qualified for the 2019 SAF National Championship. All teams reported great fishing conditions and all weighed in strong limits of both largemouth and smallmouth. This particular event is new for TBFNH and is open to all SAF teams. We hope to continue that annually and grow the program of High School Fishing not only in New Hampshire but in the surrounding New England states as well. The more teams that enter these events, the more qualifying spots to the national championship there are. In addition, the increased participation at these events helps to expand high school bass fishing in New Hampshire.
2nd Josh Roy and Mathew Roberts 8.57lbs
3rd Grady Sturges and Garrett Sturges 8.10lbs
4th Daniel Hillery and John Frates 6.42lbs
5th Kage Vonderahe and Aiden Burke 6.34lbs
Maine State Champoinship – 2019 National Championship Qualifier:
Ben Quist and Josh Erickson-harris 8.89lbs
The Bass Federation of New Hampshire opened its 2018 season on Lake Winnipesaukee for the 3rd Annual Mike McNamara Memorial Open. Similar to last year, the spring weather was less than ideal. However, 42 teams showed up to support this great event. While the weather was cold, the bite for many teams was certainly not. The winning team this year was Bruce Acox and Jim Hanatow with a four fish limit of 18.20lb anchored by a 5.26lb smallmouth, WOW! Bruce and Jim reported that most of the day was spent hopping around to different spots where they would catch a critical fish to add to their impressive bag. These guys start off the Trokar Team of the Year race with 200 points, as well as, claiming the Mike McNamara memorial trophy for this season.
Last year’s winners, Rob Messenger and John Lavesque handed off the trophy to Bruce and Jim who will also have their names engraved on it. Congratulations to the rest of the field who also walked away with a sweet payout and some awesome prizes provided by our sponsors.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to fish with us, West Alton Marine for accommodating us for this event, and everyone for volunteers and/or helped in any way.
Our next event is our Summer Open which is a two day event July 14th and 15th on Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga).
2nd Chris Bolduc & Jason Faro – 17.47lbs
3rd Dan Tavilla & Joe Burchill – 16.33lbs
4th Rick Landry & Rich Metiver – 15.67
5th Chad Bishop & Craig Wiley – 15.62lbs
6th Ryan Roy & Josh Roy – 14.34lbs
7th Tim Germain & Ed Gauthier – 14.32lbs
Lunker Largemouth Chris Bolduc & Jason Faro – 7.18lbs
Lunker Smallmouth Bruce Acox and Jim Hanatow – 5.26lbs
We would also like to thank all of our sponsor for this event. Please support them as they support us: The Rod Glove, EGO Fishing, Beast Coast Tungsten and Tackle, Eagle Claw – Trokar, Samatis Baits Company, and PLine.
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