Youth team trials announced to find next generation of country's top angling talent.
Team England is looking to find the next generation of the country’s top anglers as it calls for contenders to try out for the Under 18 and Under 23 youth coarse fishing trials.
Organised by the Angling Trust, this year’s trials for the Drennan Team England Under 23 team will be staged on the Gloucester canal at Hempstead, taking place on April 4.
Fished to full international rules the trails will see two 3hour sessions fished on the day. The venue is known for its good mix of bream and roach, with bait allowances for each of the two sessions being 10litres of groundbait and leam, half a litre of joker and bloodworm and 1litre of other baits. No bread punch of pellet is allowed in the competition.
All anglers wishing to apply to take place in the trail must be aged under 23-years-old on December 31 2012.
The Sensas Team England Under 18 team trial is set to be held at Hampshire’s Gold Valley Lakes on April 28.
As with the U23 trial the U18 event will be fished to full international rules, with bait limited to 1litre of casters, 10litres of brown bait and leam, and half a litre of bloodworm and joker.
Both team managers, Mark Downes for the U23s and Steve Sanders for the U18s, are looking for anglers with plenty of talent but that can also fish under pressure.
Anglers who are successful will get to fish for their country at the 2012 World Championships being staged this July in Slovenia where both the U18s and U23s will take on the rest of the world on one of the country’s deep, slow rivers.
Apply For The Trials Application forms to take part in the trails are available by contacting Sandra Drew, Competitions and Events Manager, Angling Trust at
or by telephoning 0115 9061 301. The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is by no later than 30th March 2012. All applicants must be an individual member of the Angling Trust.
Last modified on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:19