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Coarse Angling Talent Pathway

2020 Tackle Guru England Talent Pathway - Coarse Angling


The Angling Trust are delighted to announced that Tackle Guru will be once again sponsoring the Coarse England Talent Pathway for 2020.

Click here for the press release for 2019.

Young anglers aged 12 - 17 are invited to enter the England Talent Pathway programme in February/March/April 2020. The pathway consists of three regional programmes, North, Midlands and South. The coaches delivering the programme have International experience.

The programme will begin with anglers fishing in a competitive situation with the focus on performance and rather than solely results. Pole and Waggler tactics will be used during the session with anglers asked to use natural baits, local fishery rules will apply. The screening will give coaches an opportunity to observe and communicate with the anglers on a 1-1 basis. Coaches will assess anglers based on their combined performance and results.

To participate in the England Talent Pathway programme, you must be aged 12 or over on 31.07.2020 and 17 or under on 31.12.2020.

For more up to date information please visit the Talent Pathway Facebook page.

Important Changes from 2016/17

The World Governing Body FIPS-ed has changed the age categories for World Championships from 2017 and beyond. Under 14's, Under 18's and Under 23's have been replaced with Under 15's, Under 20's and Under 25's within the Youth categories. At this moment in time Englandwill submit teams to the U15, U20 and U25 Championships.


How to Enter

Entry for 2020 will be made via the Angling Trust online booking system.

Entries will be open from 9:00am on 20th November 2019, until 23:59pm 31st January 2020.
  • Applicants must be an Angling Trust member, please click here to join for free. To purchase a ticket you will need your AT membership number & you will need to log into the booking system first.
  • Please ensure applicants are eligible by checking the age range highlighted above & on the booking system.
  • Entry for 2020 will cost £30.00 per angler
Dates are subject to slight changes so please check this page, the Angling Trust Talent Pathway & Tackle Guru's Facebook for any updates.

Dates for 2020:


Session 1 - 8th Feb, Partridge Lakes
Session 2 - 7th March, Aston Park
Session 3 - 14th March, Aston Park


Session 1 - 8th Feb, Packington Somers
Session 2 - 15th Feb, Packington Somers
Session 3 - 14th March - Packington Somers
(please note date change from 4th April to 8th Feb)


Session 1 - 22nd Feb, Ivyhouse Lakes
Session 2 - 14th March, Harescombe Fishery
Session 3 - 4th April, venue tbc

Inter-Regional Final & U15s Team Selection

Saturday 11th April 2020, Barston Lakes

U15s World Championship Results 2019

Click here to read the press release detailing the Guru U15s England Coarse team's success in Spain in August 2019. The Under 15s team is selected from the eligible talent anglers that take part in the Tackle Guru Coarse Angling Talent Pathway.

Guru U15s in Spain 2019
The Guru U15s England Coarse team in Spain 2019


U15s Team Selection 2019

In 2019 Tackle Guru are also sponsoring the U15s England Coarse Team who were selected in the Final session at Barston Lakes in April 2019. Guru are providing the team with kit & clothing to support them in the FIPSed Junior Coarse Angling World Championship in Spain this August. Halkon Hunt, Daiwa & Rive have also assisted Guru in contributing to the team kit.
Click here for the press release announcing Guru's sponsorship of the team.

See below for a small selection of photos from the Tackle Guru U15s day at Guru HQ in June 2019.

Guru U15s Team 2019

Guru Team England Team 2019 - (L-R): Matthew Mollart, Harry Keys, Austin Jennings, Charlie Sibley, Billy Kirk.

U15s Team with Managers

The team with Billy Reynolds, Matt Godfrey (Coach) & Joe Roberts (Manager)

Trying Out The Kit

The team trying out the Guru kit

Guru Kit

Guru Team England Kit

Guru Team England Logo

Guru Team England Logo

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