THE Angling Trust, supported by Sport England and with backing from Preston Innovations, have revealed the National Junior Angling League to help get more young individual anglers into match fishing.
This new coarse competition features nine regional leagues for anglers aged 16 and under and will be held on commercial and club fisheries throughout England during the autumn.
The Trust say the Preston Innovations National Junior Angling League has been created “to provide local, low cost entry participation in match angling with bait restrictions and subsidised peg fees ensuring that anyone can take part.
“The events are suitable for those who to fish for fun, those who want to try their hand at competition fishing and for the existing match anglers looking to add the titles to their list of achievements.”
National Junior Angling League format
The 2015/16 competition will feature nine regional leagues with each league consisting of four fixtures.
League matches will be held between September and November.
Anglers will compete as individuals throughout the league and accrue points for each round they fish.
The league winner will be the angler who has gained the most points over the four fixtures and will be awarded a trophy and prizes to recognise their achievement.
Each regional league has its own prize pot with first, second and third taking home Preston Innovations product and an opportunity to fish with some of the biggest names in match fishing as Preston Innovations consultants will host a fishing day.
The cost of £1 per week is payable on the day to fishery.
Anglers who compete in a minimum of three league fixtures will be awarded a Preston Innovations goodie bag.
National Junior Angling League venues
- North East – Aldin Grange Lakes, County Durham.
- Yorkshire & Humber – Lindholme, South Yorkshire.
- North West – Partridge Lakes, Warrington.
- East – Barford Lakes, Norwich.
- East Midlands – Sherwood Forest & Ryecroft, Leics.
- West Midlands – Tunnel Barn Farm, Warks.
- London – Get Hooked Ealing, West London.
- South East – FLE Angling and Outdoors, Hampshire.
- South West – Bitterwell Lake, Bristol.