Junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships

Held every year, our junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships are part of the largest national celebration of young people’s fishing. Our aim is to make sure participants have a fun day, land a few fish, learn something new and are inspired to come back again.

A previous participant proudly shows her catch A previous participant proudly shows her catch

In association with the Angling Trust and sponsored by Angling Direct, with additional support from Colmic, Guru and Reuben Heaton, the 2020 championships made for a fantastic weekend of fishing on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Thank you to everyone who took part and their families, and special thanks to all the Let's Fish! coaches, clubs and volunteers who helped run the event. 

We'll be bringing you photos, a report of the weekend and the thoughts of some of the participants shortly, but here are the 2020 winners in each category.

Congratulations to

Cadet winner (age 7-10): Charlie Beetham Grainger
Full list of cadet results

Junior winner (age 11-15): Daniel Chalk
Full list of junior results

Youth winner (age 16-20): William McCranor

Junior team winners: The Gudgeon Gatherers (Daniel Chalk, Billy Pitman, Jake Checketts)

Cadet team winners: Dawley Cadets (Alfie Portman, Paighton Doodson, Regan Grice)

Take part in 2021

Put the date in your diary now. The 2021 junior, cadet and youth canal angling championships will be held on the weekend of 18/19 September. We'll confirm the venue on this page nearer the time, so check back in spring for more details.

Sponsored by

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In association with 

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Last date edited: 23 September 2020