Trial dates and venues announced.
The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 18s and under 23s youth assessments.
The U18s and U23s Youth World Championships are due to be staged at Smederevo in Serbia from 7th – 8th August 2015, and a team is required to represent England and team sponsors, Sensas for the under 18s and Drennan for the under 23s.
Where and when:
The Sensas Team England youth assessment for the under 18s will take place on Sunday 29th March 2015 at Makins Fishery, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Applicants must have been under 18 years of age on 31st December 2014 to apply.
Applicants who are invited along must impress the Sensas U18s England Manager, Steve Sanders who will be looking for anglers who have the ability to fish under pressure and to international rules. Anglers must be proficient in fishing bloodworm on the pole for roach, skimmers and perch.
The Drennan Team England youth assessment for the under 23s will take place on Saturday, March 14th on the Gloucester Canal staged between Hempstead bridge and the “Turning Bay” over a four-hour session. Applicants must have been under 23 years of age on December 31st, 2014 to apply.
Mark Downes, Drennan Team England Manager of the under 23s will be looking for anglers who have the ability to fish calmly while under pressure and have the ability to think on their feet.
The venue will be a tough one where the pole will play a major role, so the assessment will be concentrating on pole and bloodworm fished at six to eight metres and a full 13 metres.
All competitors will be fishing to full international rules. Rules are available on the FIPSed website – click here
How to apply:
Anyone wishing to apply for the assessment trials must complete an England youth assessment trial form by contacting Sandra Drew, Competitions & Events Manager at the Angling Trust.
Completed forms must be returned by no later than February 27th, 2015 for the under 23s and by no later than March 2nd, 2015 for the under 18s selections.
Application forms have automatically been sent to anyone who applied for the assessment trial last year.