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  • Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament first place winners are, from left, Carl Easter and Dean Tucker.
  • Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament second place winners are, from left, Skip And Jesse Mckeral.
  • Third place winners for the Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament are, from left, Chris and Parker Robinson also winners of the biggest fish caught during the tournament a 9.65 pound largemouth bass.

Fishing tournament is biggest event to date

On Saturday, April 30, the Hiawassee River Bass Club hosted the 16th annual Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament on Lake Chatuge.
Tommy Nichols, founder of the Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund and father of Justin Nichols, stated that this years tournament was the best so far with 96 angler’s competing for more than $2,000 in prize money.
The HRBC established the Justin Nichols Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist area students in their pursuit of higher education and has awarded more than 60 scholarships since it’s inception.

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