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Juniors Chance to Fly Fish for England

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 04:32pm
Leominster, County of Herefordshire
By The Angling Trust
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Graham Water will host the Angling Trust England Youth Fly Fishing 2014 National Championship and 2015 England Youth Team qualifier on Sunday 25th May 2014.

The combined Loch Style event, which involves 2 anglers fishing from a boat, will provide youngsters between the ages of 12-16 the opportunity to be crowned national champion and qualify to represent their country in the 2015 Home International.

On the day of the championship, anglers will fish in pairs with a boat draw taking place on the morning of the event. Anglers will then take to the water led by their boatman or woman to fish from 10am to 5pm. The results will be calculated on total weight with anglers permitted to catch a maximum of 8 fish each. The angler with the heaviest bag will be take the prestigious title of 2014 National champion and the top 10 rods will be selected to represent England in 2015 in the Home International. 
Ben Thompson, Senior Competitions Manager at the Angling Trust said “This is a great opportunity for our talented young fly fishers to showcase their skills and become National Champion. England Youth Fly Fishing has a rich tradition in developing anglers from a young age and many have gone on the represent England at senior level. Under the guidance of manager Phil Longstaff England has done incredibly well in recent years in the Home Internationals and this is a chance for youngsters to become a part of that success.”
To download an application form and to find out more information please visit the Angling Trust website at www.anglingtrust.net/gamecompetitions. Entry fee is £30 and includes boat hire and permit.

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