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Camden high school in Columbia, South Carolina is looking.
-- I can't think that they -- right on here at Camden high school you'll find dozens of trophies from this not every.
-- sport imaginable lining the hallways.
But there's -- -- you'll see any trophies for at this high school or any high school.
In South Carolina for that matter that's fishing and that isn't because the students here in South Carolina don't know how to fish because they certainly do.
You -- -- just fishing it's something you do want to lazy Sunday afternoon but that could all change if fishing becomes a varsity high school sports.
They want that are.
Picture on the wall just like the football team of marble and basketball and other states haven -- -- -- and high schools around South Carolina and the department of natural resource is our findings are making this activity that was once viewed as a leisurely past time until competitive varsity sports it was recognized.
As like a varsity sport then your benefits and me get a letter NAE did scholarships cover right not you don't you just got there for fun and I really had a sense fishing is a is a very demanding sport both physically and mentally though not as demanding as tackling football players to the ground.
Fishing can be just as physically draining as any other -- high school sports we're not going out and doing two -- days.
-- -- how this goes but it's eight hour days -- that.
-- -- -- -- -- Equivalent of going a hundred pitches in game -- student anglers are casting anywhere from ten to twelve times per minute.
This -- -- South Carolina currently fish for fun on the weekends.
But they are hoping they can change this State's view of this sport with a petition to the high school league that -- -- distinction the activity Camden is one of fourteen schools that has signed the petition saying they want -- as a varsity high school sports.
The petitioner acquire sixteen signatures total meaning they're only two signatures away from reaching their.
Goal or not stop -- -- sixteen we're looking beyond sixteen I wanna get as many clubs as possible.
So then you know the impact like -- want this really.
Something that a lot of kids can be involved -- South Carolina would join Illinois Kentucky and Tennessee and becoming the fourth state to recognize it as a varsity sport people don't really -- say this -- -- there on a lot out anger and you.
-- assists but he hasn't now what you're doing in the meantime the students -- just sit and wait for the high school league to hopefully take their date in Camden South Carolina Mary Quinn Fox News.
-- -- -- -- -- I can't I hear you're back alive and I have a question everything you read this whenever you're playing know who pays that it.
-- it becomes of course export.
Well actually isn't very good question I spoke to representative from the department natural resource is and they said even if this does get -- -- which they're anticipating a well.
They're still a lot of obstacles in their way in one of those main things is who is gonna fund the votes the fishing poles.
The eight the tackled the transportation.
And and that's something to school are still trying to deal with and -- A way to do and they're hoping that the community can lend a helping hand maybe donate some boats.
Since fishing poles but just like any other sport it requires equipment -- requires an investment and any students.
Think they deserve that investment just like a football team a volleyball team called the other varsity high school sports and that is something they will have to rearrange their budget Fortson and -- -- only had two students could go according to state regulations and they won't need.
Quite a few boats to make this a reality.
A feeling that -- -- and local businesses that might be willing to sponsor those kids well.
We'll keep a close -- a K Mary.
Secondly I well absolutely thank you -- -- --
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