TBF Student Angler Federation Program
Ages: 9th-12th Graders
Number of Kids: Minimum of 6 kids on each club.
Tournaments: No qualifying tournaments required.
Number of Tournaments Offered: 4
- TBF SC State High School Championship Southeastern High School Fishing Regional (Q)
- FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship (Q)
- High School Fishing World Finals
TBF SC State High School Championship (Spring): Anglers fish as pairs with the boat and boat captain they bring. The winning two man angler team advances to the Southeastern High School Fishing Regional (Fall). There are 7 regionals. Each Regional Championship is held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship hosted on a college campus in the fall of the following year. The winners from each of the 7 regionals then advance to FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship (Spring) held on a college campus in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring. (Each team that qualifies for a regional and/or national championship will receive a ravel allowance from TBF to help offset expenses and the winners of the High School Fishing National Championship receive a $5000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice.)
High School Fishing World Finals (July): Any angler that is a member of a Student Angler Federation club can also participate in the High School Fishing World Finals that occurs every year in Russellville, Arkansas in July each year. All participants must have a 2.0 GPA. If students have had an issue or let their grades slip below a 2.0 GPA, but still want to fish the event there’s a way to do so. But, it is not easy; it will require some detailed homework over the summer. These student anglers will be required to bring their grades up before they can claim any prize they win or fish another SAF event. There are also testing components on boating safety, aquatic invasive species and more that can earn anglers extra points on their total weight. This event was created to provide fun fishing, a learning opportunity and to teach the student anglers responsibility and accountability.