Boats ready to launch these high school bass fishing participants for a day of competition. NHIAA High School Bass Tourney, photos/NH Fish and Game

A new high school sports competition—a student bass fishing tournament—took place in New Hampshire on Thursday, May 9, 2013. This year, 136 students from 44 New Hampshire schools took part. The winning team was Connor Farrington and Cam Sterritt of Exeter, who caught a combined weight of 12.43 pounds. (For complete results, CLICK HERE.)

NHIAA High School Bass Tourney, photo/NH Fish and Game

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) conducted the event, with assistance from the N.H. Fish & Game Department, at Lee’s Mills in Moultonborough on Lake Winnipesaukee. This year’s event was a trial tournament (therefore limited in scope), as the NHIAA and schools prepare for full implementation during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Individual medals were awarded for the largest total catch (four fish maximum) and for the largest largemouth and largest smallmouth bass caught.

The event included a strong educational component. Teams had adult mentors who guided them through the process of learning about New Hampshire’s aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being anglers.

Additional information about the tournament can be found on the NHIAA website at

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