The Angling Trust is looking for talented young anglers who would like to trial out for the U18s and U22s Youth trials which will be taking place at the end of May.

Application forms have been sent to all who fished in trials last year, and are also available on the Angling Trust website at in the International Competitions section. The closing date for the England trial application forms has been extended and all forms must be completed and returned to the Angling Trust by no later than 12th May 2011 to be considered for trial.
Applicants must impress both Mark Downes and Steve Sanders, the England Youth Team Managers, who will once again be tasked with the search for the finest young talent this country can provide. Successful applicants will represent England in this year’s World Championships taking place in the World Angling Games in Italy from 28th August – 4th September 2011.
These trials will be pole only and Bloodworm, maggot, worms and sweetcorn will be the predominant baits.
Mark Downes, Drennan Team England U22’s Youth Team Manager stated “This year’s Youth Championships will be held in Calcanai, Italy along the River Arno which is a good venue full of Catfish, Carp and Carrassio. Steve Sanders and myself will be looking for talented youngsters who have the ability to fish under pressure and to international rules.”
All completed application forms including nominations plus references must be received by the Angling Trust by no later than 12th May 2011. The trails will be held in late May at a venue to be confirmed shortly. Forms should be returned to Sandra Drew, Competitions & Events Manager, Angling Trust, Strelley Hall, Nottingham, NG8 6PE.