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Coarse Angling Talent Pathway

2018/19 England Talent Pathway - Coarse Angling

Young anglers aged 12 - 17 are invited to enter the England Talent Pathway programme in February/March 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

From 2017 North, Midlands and South regional programmes will be delivered on the same calendar dates. Screening events will take place on Session 1 of the programme and a maximum of 12 anglers will be selected to participate in the remaining 4 sessions.

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 U20 and U25 Championships.

How to Enter

Entry form for 2019 available soon.

To register your interest in participating please contact us via and we will forward relevant information to you.

  • This is not an England trial, this is a method of selection to the Angling Trust England Talent Pathway programme for 2018/19.
  • 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

North Region

2019 details to be announced

Midlands Region

2019 details to be announced

South Region

2019 details to be announced

Final Date:

2019 details to be announced

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