The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England under 18s youth assessment trials.

The U18s Youth World Championships are due to be staged at Coruche, Santa Justa, in Portugal from 6th – 7h August 2016, and a team is required to represent the Angling Trust and team sponsors, Sensas  for the under 18s.  Last year saw Sensas Team England U18s dominate their event held on the Smederevo Steelworks canal in Serbia to take team gold.

Where and when

The Angling Trust Sensas Team England youth assessment trial for the under 18s will take place on Saturday 9th April 2016 at The Willows Fishery in St Albans.  Applicants must have been under 18 years of age on 31st December 2015 to apply.

Applicants who are invited along must impress the Angling Trust Sensas U18s England Manager, Steve Sanders, who will be looking for talented anglers who have the ability to fish under pressure and to international rules.  Anglers must be proficient at big waggler fishing at 40 – 50 mtrs range, pole fishing for carp, barbel and mullet, and whip fishing for bleak.

All competitors will be fishing to full international rules.  Rules are available on the FIPSed website at