Today FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) announced the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing season. New for 2020, the winning team (two anglers) at the National Championship will both advance to the 2020 FLW Series Championship to compete as co-anglers and fish for the top prize of $30,000, in addition to each receiving a $5,000 scholarship to a school of their choice.
“We are extremely excited to announce our plans for the 2020 season, and I am confident that it will be the most successful High School Fishing season yet,” said Kevin Hunt, FLW Senior Director of Tournament Operations, College and High School. “The fact that both anglers from the National Championship winning team will now advance to the FLW Series to compete as co-anglers alongside some of the top anglers from around the world is a great reward for the young anglers. I’m confident that our High School Fishing anglers will be very excited with this new opportunity.”
Registration for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing season is now open. Teams can register at FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000. There is no entry fee for high school anglers to compete in any FLW or TBF High School Fishing tournament, however both anglers must be a member of the Student Angler Federation (SAF). The $25 SAF membership fee includes membership to both FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) and eligibility to fish any Student Angler Federation tournament, including FLW High School Fishing events, TBF State Championships and TBF Challenge tournaments. Membership can be purchased at FLWFishing.com or HighSchoolFishing.org.
FLW High School Fishing tournaments are two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12, and open to any SAF-affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10-percent of each FLW High School, TBF State Championship and TBF Challenge tournament held prior to June 8, 2020, will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the High School Fishing World Finals June 23-27 on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Launched by TBF in 2010, the World Finals is the world’s largest open high school bass tournament. At the 2019 World Finals and National Championship anglers competed for more than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes.
The majority of FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are held on Saturdays, following an FLW College Fishing tournaments that take place on Fridays. This allows high school anglers the opportunity to network with prospective college fishing teams and coaches to help them decide if and where they would like to start their collegiate fishing career.
2020 FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals
Complete rules for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing circuit can be found online at FLWFishing.com.