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51 pairs of the country’s top anglers are coming together on Saturday 24 October to compete for the title of ‘Britain’s Best Canal Angler’ and be crowned winner of this year’s National Canal Pair Championship.
The final, which is being organised together with the Angling Trust, is being hosted by Dams & Locks Angling Club along the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Minworth. The competition will see the top five winning pairs from each of the regional rounds of the competition battle it out for the title.
Running at the same time as the adult competition, 24 junior anglers, who are aged between 10 – 16 years old, will be competing in their own category for ‘Britain’s Best Junior Canal Angler’.
To ensure there is a bountiful supply of fish to catch, we have spent two days restocking this stretch of the canal with 1,500 lbs of native fish such as bream, tench and roach.
John Ellis, national fisheries & angling manager for the Canal & River Trust said: “The regional canal championships held this summer have been a huge success with over 700 anglers competing and thousands of fish caught.
“This competition will help highlight just how brilliant canals are for angling, particularly for young people or those new to the sport.”
David Kent, from the Angling Trust said: “The National Canal Pairs Championship fills a huge gap in our competition calendar. It has also re-affirmed just how valuable our canal fisheries are in terms of customer satisfaction, raising the canal profile and providing a boost to the local economy.”
Which fish is which?
Find out about the different types of fish found in our canals and rivers
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