Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:14

Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust Junior Canal Fishing Championship 2016


Going into its third year, the Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust are delighted to announce they are organising the Junior Canal Championship for 2016.

Angling Trust fishing newsThis vibrant and fun Championship will be held on Saturday 29th October on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, from Penkridge to Acton Trussell hosted by Wolverhampton Angling Association.

Entry forms are available from the Angling Trust competitions department by contacting 0115 9061 301/323 or email or .  This Championship is for anyone aged from 10 to 16 years and is FREE to enter. Pegs are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Entry forms have automatically been sent to anyone who supported the event last year. 

Sandra Drew, Competitions & Events Manager, said: “The Angling Trust is happy to be working alongside the Canal & River Trust to run the Junior Canal Championship again which has proved to be a really enjoyable event for all the youngsters taking part each year. This year, the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal is a fantastic venue to get more on the bank fishing and getting involved.”

John Ellis, National Fisheries & Angling Manager for the Canal & River Trust said: “We’re really looking forward to the Junior Championship, it’s been a great success in previous years and 2016 should be no exception. It’s a brilliant way of getting young people to experience the buzz of a match and discovering the great fishing that can be found on the nation’s canals.”

In conjunction with this Championship is the Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust Pairs Championship which has expanded this year with more regional qualifying heats in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as 12 heats across England. Entry fee is £40 per pair per qualifier, and applications are available from the Angling Trust on 0115 9061 301/323. There are places available to book on to the qualifiers. The inaugural 2015 Championship proved a great success with over 300 pairs from London to Lancashire taking part.

Source: Angling Trust Fishing News

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