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Coarse Angling Talent Pathway

2017/18 England Talent Pathway - Coarse Angling

Young anglers aged 12 - 17 are invited to enter the England Talent Pathway programme in February/March 2018. 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.

Following completion of screening events at session 1, coaches from Northern, Midlands and Southern squads will each select a maximum of 12 anglers to progress to the training phase of the programme. Anglers will enter an international style training programme focusing on tactics and techniques required to fish at international level. All participants will receive individual feedback on their performance and written notification within 14 days of the final screening event regarding the outcome of the selection process.

To participate in the England Talent Pathway programme, you must be aged 12 or over on 31.07.2018 and 17 or under on 31.12.2018.

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

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

Download an entry form please click here

  • This is not an England trial, this is a method of selection to the Angling Trust England Talent Pathway programme for 2017/18.
  • 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

To register your interest in the programme contact us via and will will provide you with the relevant information

Please see below for details of events in your region

North Region

Session 1: Saturday 10th February 2018
Session 2: Sunday 25th February 2018
Session 3: Saturday 17th March 2018

Venues to be confirmed for the North Region, subject to the location of the anglers entering the program.

Midlands Region

Session 1: Sunday 11th February 2018
Session 2: Saturday 3rd March 2018
Session 3: Saturday 17th March 2018

Venues to be confirmed for the Midlands Region, subject to the location of the anglers entering the program.

South Region

Session 1: Sunday 18th February 2018 at Ivyhouse Lakes, Swindon
Session 2: Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Harescombe Lakes, Glos.
Session 3: Saturday 17th March 2018 at Harescombe Lakes, Glos.

Final Date:
Sunday 22nd April - Barston Lakes Bank Road

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