STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in the 2019-2020 North Texas Christian Anglers Team. We are looking forward to an exciting year of bass fishing.
This will be the club's third season to fish in the Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA) tournament trail. The THSBA offers scholarships to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams at each open tournament, and prizes are awarded to the top 14% of weigh-ins. The top 10 anglers for the Regional and State Championship tournaments receive scholarships. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded each season.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN COMPETITIVE BASS FISHING?
Access to a fishing boat with a live well - this can be the most complicated aspect of high school competitive fishing. Consider family members, neighbors, people from church. We will make every effort to help those who don't have boat access find one, however, we con not guarantee a boat to be provided.
Boat Captain who is at least 21 years old.
A Partner: This will be your partner throughout the year for scoring. Students can fish alone if they prefer, but will need to remain alone all year.
Parental Involvement: Attend pre-tournament meetings, coordinate with boat captains for pre-fishing and tournaments, and assure that all forms and fees are signed, paid and turned in prior to deadlines.
Passing Grades: As THSBA members, we follow UIL rules for grade eligibility for each tournament. There are specific forms for grade verification that must be submitted with tournament registration.
STUDENT TIME COMMITMENT
Monthly pre-tournament meeting
Participate in a community service project each semester (1-day projects)
Fish as often as you can on your own
Optional pre-tournament fishing on tournament lake
5 Saturday tournaments during school year. A regional tournament and a state championship if qualified.
$60 for Texas High School Bass Association individual memberships and insurance for the student anglers (check made out to THSBA)
$50 Team Jersey (optional)
Fishing tackle and pole. We have sponsors who offer discounts on merchandise.
$65 for a team of 2 to compete in a tournament ($32.50 each x 5 tournaments)
Transportation to and from the tournament.
Pre-tournament Hotel stay (optional) for tournaments further away. Tournament start time is usually around 6:00 am check in.
Snacks to carry on boat.