During the Clay County Board of Education Meeting on Monday, March 13, a motion was approved for Clay County High School to start a fishing team through the Student Angler Foundation, in association with The Bass Foundation.
During their presentation, Riley Rush and Jason McKinney gave some reasons this will be a good addition to CCHS for those interested. It will help teach responsibility: they will have to be responsible with keeping up with all the baits, fishing poles, etc. They will also have to be responsible by wearing the proper gear and keeping it maintained. They do not have to depend on the coach to keep up with everyone’s gear.
Also, it will help teach organization. They will have to stay organized in this sport because if they aren’t, they will fall behind in the tournaments and possibly not have a chance in winning. Organization is something that will help them all the way through life.
They will also be taking part in after school activity as encouragement for students to remain focused on keeping high grades for participation. It will be a spring/summer sport. State finals will be in June and national finals will be in July/August.
Like previously stated in the BOE article, establishing the club is free. Students who want to be a member will have to pay a $25 fee for their membership into The Bass Foundation, which will give them access to fish all sponsored activities.
If you have any questions, Dustin Vaughan will be the coach for the new fishing club, you may contact him for inquiries. Or, you may also contact Clay County High School for more information. CCHS phone number is 304-587-4226.