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Coarse Angling Talent Pathway

2019 Tackle Guru England Talent Pathway - Coarse Angling


The Angling Trust are delighted to announced that Tackle Guru will be sponsoring the Coarse England Talent Pathway for 2019. Click here for the press release.

Young anglers aged 12 - 17 are invited to enter the England Talent Pathway programme in February/March/April 2019. 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 31.07.2019 and 17 or under on 31.12.2019.

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 England will submit teams to the U15, U20 and U25 Championships.

How to Enter


  • Applicants must be an Angling Trust member, please click here to join for free.
  • Please ensure applicants are eligible by checking the age range highlighted above and on the application form

Please see below for details of events in your region

Dates are subject to slight changes so please check this page & Facebook for any updates.

North Dates

Lead: Frankie Gianoncelli

Session 1 – Saturday 16th February – Partridge Lakes

Session 2 – Sunday 10th March – Aston Park Fisheries

Session 3 – Saturday 13th April – Aston Park Fisheries

Midland Dates

Lead: Matt Godfrey

Session 1 – Saturday 16th March – Makins Fishery

Session 2 – Sunday 7th April – Makins Fishery

Session 3 – Saturday 13th April – Makins Fishery

South Dates

Lead: Danny Williamson

Session 1 – Saturday 2nd March – Ivyhouse Lakes

Session 2 – Saturday 16th March – Harescombe Fishery

Session 3 – Saturday 6th April – Harescombe Fishery

Venues are to be fully confirmed when numbers taking part & locations of anglers is clearer.

Final Date

Saturday 20th April - Barston Lakes

A selection for the England U15s team will be held during this final session. For any queries regarding this please contact Joe Roberts on 07860 469 595.

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