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May 2, 2013

Bass fishing may come to local high schools

Pinkerton, Londonderry may form teams

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“We have had inquiries from parents and students interested in participating in the tournament,” he said.

That interest could send two teams of two students to participate in Moultonborough. Parents have volunteered the use of their boats.

Greenberg said if there is enough interest, a high school club could start next year for students who love to fish and want to compete. That club could possibly go the same route as others in the past and a warrant article asking voters to make the club an official varsity sport could follow.

Individual medals will be given during the May 9 tournament to those catching the largest number of bass, the largest large-mouth and largest small-mouth bass caught.

Teams will have mentors guiding them through the process of learning about New Hampshire’s water resources and the responsibility that goes along with being a good angler.

“We are excited that scholastic sports and the angling community are coming together to create this opportunity for students to set the foundation for a lifelong outdoor activity,” New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Karina Walsh said.

Cahill said it’s still early in the game, but Pinkerton’s interest is there.

“It’s a trial thing; we’ll see how it goes,” Cahill said. “But we are trying to make it an organized sport. I think it has a good start.”

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