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Feb. 6, 2014
Conway HS anglers conduct recent successful fishing seminar
Conway High School was the scene of a "Let's Go Fishing" seminar on Feb. 1. The seminar featured saltwater captains from Murrells Inlet and freshwater speakers including local pro, Andrew Young.
The seminar was a success in raising the money needed for the upcoming spring fishing season for Conway and it provided an opportunity for local high school student anglers in the area to learn more about competitive bass fishing.
Student anglers from Conway, Carolina Forest and Waccamaw high schools were present. Adults who attended also learned from the local bass pros and saltwater captains. One saltwater captain said later he used the tips he got from his co-speaking partner and caught more fish on a charter that afternoon. Those who attended took home over $2,000 in raffle prizes.
Interested in forming a bass fishing club at your school? All you need to do is get a minimum of six students (within the 11-18 year old range) with dues paid and you can have a Youth Bass Fishing Club. You'll also need an adult at your school to help lead the club, provide advice and help arrange at least two club tournaments, fundraisers, speakers and other learning sessions pertaining to fishing for club meetings. The Youth Bass Fishing Clubs is a product of a partnership between the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, The Bass Federation of South Carolina and B.A.S.S with help and support from parents, teachers, school districts, local bait & tackle shops, community partners and Pure Fishing.
Find out more by contacting DNR Aquatic Education Coordinator Lorianne Riggin at (803) 737-8483 or RigginL@dnr.sc.gov.
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