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Angling Trust release dates for 2017 Junior Leagues


Preston Innovations Logo for press report 2017

The Angling Trust has announced the dates and venues for the 2017 Preston Innovations National Junior Angling League. Four leagues each containing four fixtures will be held on commercial fisheries across England with events kicking off in August and running until October.

The competition is open to anglers aged 16 or under on 31st December 2017 and the cost of entering the league is £10 plus weekly peg fees. Competitors will have the chance to win prizes supplied by Preston Innovations and each competitor will be supplied with a goody bag from Preston Innovations.

Angling Trust’s Senior Competitions & Talent Manager Ben Thompson said “We are delighted to be able to run the Preston Innovations Junior Angling League for the third consecutive year and it has proved popular with youngsters since it was introduced. Unfortunately, due to recent cuts in funding we are currently unable to run the same number of leagues as we have in previous years however, we are absolutely committed to maintaining this initiative for 2017 and working on plans to secure the long-term future of the competition and increase the number of leagues across the country for 2018.”

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for any youngster wishing to get into match angling and make new friends while the more experienced anglers can pit their wits against other like-minded anglers. With fisheries offering reduced or even free peg fees, the competition offers affordable access to match fishing in a fun and friendly environment and there are some fantastic trophies and prizes up for grabs.”

Preston Innovations July 2017 photo

To find out more about the competition, to see what is on in your area and to book your place visit

How to enter

Visit and enter via our online booking platform.

Cost of Entry

£10 entry fee per league with peg fees payable on the day direct to the fishery.


North East: Angel of the North Fishing Lakes

5th, 12th, 19th Aug & 16th Sept

East Midlands: Aldercarr Lane Fishery

2nd, 23rd Sept, 14th, 21st Oct

South West: Bitterwell Lakes

19th Aug, 2nd, 16th & 30th Sept

South East: Marsh Farm Complex

26th Aug, 30th Sept, 14th & 28th Oct

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