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Young anglers are being encouraged to pit their wits in an exciting competition aimed at attracting a new generation of anglers onto the nation’s historic canals.
The National Junior Canal Championship is organised by the Trust, and the Angling Trust. The competition is open to anyone aged between 10 and 16 with the winner taking home the top trophy and being crowned national champion.
The match is taking place on 29 October on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal at Penkridge.
The youngsters will be able to gain inspiration from some of the best anglers in the country as the National Canal Pairs Championship is also taking place on the canal on the same day.
John Ellis, national fisheries & angling manager for the Trust said; "This is the third year that we’ve run the Junior Championship and the two previous events have been very successful.
"With some of the country’s best senior anglers also competing on that day it’s a brilliant opportunity for young people to pick up some tips, show us what they can do and maybe even walk away as the National Junior Canal Angling Champion.
"Above all we really just want young people to come along, get involved and see just how good angling on their local canal can be. Canals are great for young anglers, they’re easily accessible, low cost and full of fish so where better for them to hone their skills."
David Kent, National Chair of Competitions at the Angling Trust, said; "It is vital that we all do whatever is needed to get more young people fishing. There are certainly not enough competitions yet catering for young aspiring match anglers and this event takes us that one step closer"
The championship is free to enter with 50 spaces available. Entry forms can be downloaded at Junior canal championship
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