Junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships

Our junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships are part of the largest national celebration of young people’s fishing. (Includes new teams competition) Here's how to take part in 2020.

Once again in association with the Angling Trust and sponsored by Angling Direct, we're reaching out to even more young anglers, clubs and groups as we look to host over 150 competitors on our canal in 2020. Here's the date for your diary:

When: Saturday 19 September 2020

  • Peg draw time from 9.45am, with fishing from 12.00pm to 3.00pm for cadets, 12.00pm to 4.00pm for juniors and youth
  • Prizes and trophies presented from 5.00pm onwards

Where: Shropshire Union Canal, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, ST20 0BB

How to take part 

This year's categories:

  • Cadets - aged seven (on 19 September 2020) through to aged 10 (on 31 August 2020) This group will fish for three hours (12noon to 3.00pm or 12.15pm to 3.15pm)
  • Juniors - aged 11 (on 31 August 2020 to aged 15 (on 19 September 2020) They will fish for four hours (12noon to 4.00 pm)
  • Youth - aged 16 (on 19 September 2020) through to aged 20 (on 19 Septmeber 2020) They will fish for four and a half hours (11.30am to 4.00pm)
  • (New) Teams - our team of four championship in both cadet and junior categories is open to: schools, scout/guide groups, angling clubs, community groups etc, (with training and kit provided. Email us for details. (Held at the same time as the individual competition)

Refundable entry fee

Your £5.00 individual-entry fee is refunded with an Angling Direct voucher at the prize presentation. Everyone taking part gets an Angling Direct goody bag, plus medal or trophy.

Enter here

For more details and to sign up to enter, visit the Angling Trust events website.

Entries for the event will open in late February or early March. Check back here for details.

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Junior canal angling championships 2019

2019 saw 91 eight to eighteen year olds line up on Sunday 15 September on the Shropshire Union Canal at Church Eaton, Staffordshire, to compete.

The final results for 2019

You can download and print off the final winners and results list here.

Junior national angling championship: girl holding up a fish Junior national angling championship: girl holding up a fish

Last date edited: 14 January 2020