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