Roy coaches high school team

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. — Rockcastle County High School anglers got a special treat last month when Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bradley Roy visited the school’s fishing team. The 2010 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year spent time with the Rockcastle team in December on Kentucky’s Lake Lynnville.

Roy was helping the anglers prepare for the first state-sanctioned high school championship in Kentucky. The state officially sanctioned high school fishing in July 2012, and the first state championship is in April 2013 on Kentucky Lake.

“We spent time talking about the basics of fishing and boat control all the way to advanced techniques and tournament strategy for Kentucky Lake,” said Roy, who, at 22, is one of the youngest Elite Series anglers on tour. “It is just awesome that Kentucky officially recognized the sport on the high school level. This is great for the individual anglers, teams and the future of bass fishing.”

Roy plans to help up to five teams get ready for the championship. If your high school is interested, contact Roy via his Facebook page.

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