Canal Pairs Championships 2018

Everything you need to know about this year's Canal Pairs, plus our Junior Canal Championships for 2018.

83 entrants for the National Junior Canal Championships 2018

The National Junior and Youth Canal Championship, sponsored for the first time by Angling Direct, is organised by the Canal & River Trust, Angling Trust and the Izaak Walton (Stafford) Anglers Association.

Junior Championships 2018 logos

Every year, the competition aims to show young anglers how prolific the nation’s canals can be while giving them the chance to show off their skills alongside other like-minded young people to compete to be crowned as a UK champion angler.

Two categories this year

This year, for the first time, there are two categories. The junior section is open to youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 with 16-18 year olds eligible to compete in the youth championships.

Both categories were free to enter with the winners taking home trophies and prizes donated by the generous sponsorship package provided by Angling Direct. Furthermore everyone taking part will also get a prize.

Match day - Sunday 21 October

The match took place on Sunday 21 October on the Shropshire Union Canal at Church Eaton in Staffordshire.

In the lead up to the event, many of this year's junior competitors had attended one of our Let’s Fish events. They also had a coached practice session on the venue with canal fishing master and 2014 Canal Pairs Champion Simon Mottram.

The Junior championships 2018 - final results

Junior section

Name Place Weight
Billy Kirk 1 3.300kg
Michael Wallwork 2 3.100kg
Molly Davies 3 2.550kg
Hayden Nicholls 4 2.470kg
Billy Pitman 5 2.100kg

Youth section

Name Place Weight
Kieran Woodward 1 2.050kg
Jack Taylor 2 1.400kg
Joshua Derry 3 1.300kg
Ethan Etherington 4 1.050kg
Jamie Hogben 5 0.780kg

You can see the full and final line up and weights here.

Last date edited: 23 October 2018