The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Student Angler Federation (SAF) to develop the first ever High School Saltwater Championship. The inaugural event, which features a two-person team format for students in grades 9-12, will take place Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of the Cabela’s IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma, Louisiana.

Registration for interested student anglers and their coach, who will be responsible for providing the boat they compete in, is online at

“The new High School Saltwater Championship is going to be a phenomenal event and a terrific way to get young anglers involved with inshore fishing,” said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. “We’ve also got the perfect partners in the Student Angler Federation. They are, without a doubt, the leader in high school and youth fishing nationwide.”

“Our goal is to try and give every single high school student in the country the opportunity to get involved with the great sport of fishing,” said SAF National Youth Director Mark Gintert. “The partnership with the IFA allows us to reach beyond our freshwater roots and expand the reach of our platform. We are thrilled to help bring this event to life.”

The IFA highly encourages all interested anglers and teams to pre-register online or by phone in advance to avoid late registration fees. Students and parents can go online to for details on the Student Angler Federation and sign up for the upcoming event.

IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, SuperClean, Progressive, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, Powertex Group, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Event Details:

  • Sign-up: PRE-REGISTER ONLINE at or a $25 late registration fee applies to those registering onsite. The best way is to pre-register online at
  • Mandatory Check-in: Saturday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Falgout Canal Marina located at 1868 Dr Beatrous Rd., Theriot, LA 70397
  • Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, October 19, at Falgout Canal Marina. Take-off at 6:30 a.m. with the weigh-in scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Anglers or coaches with questions should call 501-317-7281


Greg Duncan
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766

Logo courtesy Inshore Fishing Association

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