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Daiwa Global Communities Fishing Celebration 2024

In October of each year, as part of the Let's Fish! programme, Canal & River Trust organise a team of three Global Communities Celebration fishing event, sponsored in 2024 by Daiwa.

Commonwealth Communities Celebration 2022

As well as teams representing the home nations communities, young people with ancestral connections from nations from all over the world can take part to represent their communities.

When is the 2024 event taking place?

The event will be held on Saturday 19 October on the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Shropshire, Shropshire Union Canal

How am I able to take part?

The number of places is limited to a maximum of 240 and those chosen to participate to represent their communities will typically have participated in the National Celebration of Young People and Fishing the previous month and then have been selected by the Let's Fish! selection panel to represent a specific community in a specific age category on the day.

Penny at celebration

Automatic qualification

There will be 15 places up for grabs for the best placed points scorers in each category in the Let's Fish! regional events each year. Ask your local Let's Fish! coaching team for more information.

Eligible nations

As this is a Global Communities Celebration, we're aiming to have as many overseas communities from across the globe represented as possible. In 2022 and 2023, apart from the home nations communities, the following overseas communities have been represented by at least one participant. Ideally each community would be represented by a team of three participants in each of the four age categories.

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • China
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kurdistan
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Zimbabwe
Team Kenya!

To be eligible to represent an overseas nation community, you must have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent with ancestral connections with the nation you wish to represent. We happily aim to further expand the number of overseas communities represented as Let's Fish! expands reaches even more communities.

Is potential help with equipment available?

Yes, and you can find more information about our Let’s Fish accelerated development programme here. Please note that anyone applying to receive free fishing equipment will be required to also attend the National Celebration of Young People and Fishing and will be charged accordingly if they do not attend.

Age categories

There are four age categories:

Cadet (7 to 10 as at the date of the national celebration)

Young junior - 11-15 years of age on the day of the national celebration

Full junior - 11-15 years of age on the day of the national celebration

Youth (16 to 20 as at the date of the national celebration)

Opening ceremony

There will be an opening ceremony held at around 9.30 am on the day of the celebration. At least three members of each global community will be invited to carry a national flag. Individual participants will however be required to provide their own national flags.

Event rules

There is a link to the event rules here.


If you have ancestral connections (parent, grandparents, or great-grandparents) to any overseas community, and you wish to be considered to represent them, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. We strongly recommend you also attend the National Celebration of Young People and Fishing as preparation and priority will be given to those young people who chose to attend this event.

What it's like to be at the 2023 Global Communities Celebration

Last Edited: 08 February 2024

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