ORRINGTON, Maine — The 2014 Student Angler Federation Maine High School State Championship will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Brewer Lake, Brewer Lake Road, Orrington. This is the first year that the tournament will be held in Orrington.
The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. Anglers and their “coach,” who will provide the boat they compete in, must register with the Student Angler Foundation online at HighSchoolFishing.org for a one-time $25 fee. All teams are reminded to pre-register to avoid late registration fees.
Check-in is at 7 a.m. at the Brewer Lake Road launch ramp. A mandatory rules briefing will follow the check-in. Take off will be scheduled for 8 a.m. and the weigh-in will be at 1 p.m.
“State championships allow every SAF member in North America the opportunity to fish in a championship tournament setting,” Mark Gintert, national youth director for The Bass Foundation, stated. “This year, with the help of our partners at Fishing League Worldwide, we’re expanding the program again by offering more advancement opportunities based on field size. In 2014, the top 10% of the field will advance. This rewards areas of the country working hard to grow the sport of high school fishing.”