Seminar set for student bass fishing tournament participants

CONCORD – With student bass fishing tournaments becoming popular among the state’s high schools, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is presenting its fourth annual High School Bass Fishing Seminar from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at its headquarters at 11 Hazen Drive.

All student athletes and coaches participating in the fall bass fishing tournament season are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 1, to Kyle.Glencross@wildlife.nh.gov – put "NHIAA Bass Tournament Seminar" in the subject line and state the number of people who will attend.

Presentations will include warm water fisheries management and black bass biology, knot-tying techniques, rules and regulations, aquatic invasive species and expected fall tournament patterns and techniques.

Supporting high school bass fishing tournaments in New Hampshire is a coordinated effort between the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Fish and Game Department, with support from N.H. BASS Nation.

High school bass tournaments include a strong educational component. Teams have adult mentors and coaches who guide them through the process of learning about New Hampshire’s aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being anglers.

"Our bass fishing educational seminars have been a big success, and we are pleased to offer them to participating teams once again this year," said Kyle Glencross, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing program coordinator and a member of the NHIAA Bass Fishing Committee.

Submitted by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department