Following the recently-held youth trails, the Joint Youth International Team Managers of the U18s & U22s, Steve Sanders and Mark Downes are pleased to announce the teams who will be representing Angling Trust this year.

 The two trials were a huge success with the young anglers bagging between 12lb and 35lb in each of the trials. Both trials were 2.5hrs long and bloodworm and joker were the predominant baits.
This year, the teams travel to Italy along the Canal Bianco near Mantova on 18th July, with the Youth World Championships two match days being 24th/25th July. The canal is 50m wide with skimmer, bream and carrassio being the main species. Mark Downes, International Team Manager, said “In theory the venues should suit the teams so we are hopeful of getting amongst the medals this year.”
Last year on the river Sorraia, St Justa, Portugal the U18s fished in extreme conditions of 38C heat to finish outside the medal position in 5th place with the U22s just behind in 6th place at Couruche, Portugal. The two Youth teams are hoping to go one better this year to be in with a chance of bringing home some medals as they have in previous years.

U18s England Youth Team
Connor Barlow, Manchester
Alex Clements, Hampshire
Reece Nicolson, Nottinghamshire
Ben Taylor, Leeds
Ryan Watson, Surrey
U22s England Youth Team
Matt Derry, Brownhills
Callum Dicks, Bristol
Matt Godfrey, Sheffield
Ricky Hines, Wigan
Cameron Hughes, Derby