Waterloo man named co-angler of the year

John Stoughtenger of Waterloo was named CoAngler of the Year by the New York State Bass Federation in his first year of fishing with the Federation.To earn the award, Stoughtenger amassed the most points in the CoAngler (non-boater) division. Points are awarded for placements in the organization’s three annual tournaments. Stoughtenger placed 12th in the Cayuga Lake tournament, fifth at Messina-St. Lawrence River and 7th at the Oneida Lake Tournament. Placements are determined by the weight of the total catch of five bass.Stoughtenger has been fishing since he was a kid, and has been fishing in tournaments for 12 years, always in New York State.“It’s peaceful, relaxing, and you meet new people,” he said.Stoughtenger is a member of the New York State Bass Federation and Barge Canal Bassmasters. He is President of Waterloo Rotary, a member of Rotary District 7120 Youth Exchange Committee, and chairman of the Waterloo Rotary Carp Derby. Stoughtender also is president of Waterloo Business and Professional Association, and a member of Celebrate Commemorate. He is an accomplished woodworker and custom fishing rod builder.He and his wife, Nancy Oldfield Stoughtenger, own Nan John Fine Arts located at 11 West Main Street, Waterloo. For more information about John, go to www.johnstoughtenger.com

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