The Angling Trust has announced the dates for the 2016 Greys Junior Bank National.

The six qualifiers will be held on small stillwaters throughout England and will begin in August and finish before the end of October. The grand final will be held at Ellerdine Fishery on 9th April 2017.

Anglers aged 17 or under on 9th April 2017 are eligible to compete and the cost of entering the competition is very attractive at just £5 per heat.

Competitors will have the chance to win prizes supplied by Greys Fishing at each of the heats and in the grand final while being recognised as the Greys Junior Bank National Champion.

The inaugural 2015 competition was won by Angus Cameron, aged 16 from Wimborne, as eight fish was enough to beat off competition from 17 other young anglers and secure the title of Greys Junior Bank National Champion 2015. Angus has since gone on to be selected for England Youth Fly Fishing and will be part of the England team that heads to Ireland to compete in the Youth International in August.

Angling Trust’s Senior Competitions & Talent Manager Ben Thompson said: “The Greys Junior Bank National is an ideal competition for young fly fishers to get their first taste of competitive action.

“Last year’s competition saw a number of experienced fly fishers compete against those dipping their toe for the first time and the final proved that skill and determination will prevail regardless of experience.”

Regional Qualifying heats:

North East
Aldin Grange Fishery, Co Durham, 20th August – 15 pegs
North West
Bank House Fishery, Lancashire, 18th Sept – 15 pegs
East Midlands
Lakeside Sporting Fishery , Loughborough, 24th Sept – 15 pegs
West Midlands
Ellerdine Fishery, Shropshire, 23rd Oct – 15 pegs
South East
Millets Farm, Oxfordshire, 16th Oct – 15 pegs
South West
Exe Valley Fishery, Somerset, 23rd Oct – 15 pegs

  • All heats will be run to local fishery rules

Grand Final
Ellerdine Fishery, Shropshire, 9th April 2017 – 18 pegs

  • Final will be run to Angling Trust match rules

How to enter:

To book your place on one of the qualifiers, simply download an entry form at  and send to the Angling Trust competitions team via email or by post to:

Corina Smith
Angling Trust Competitions
The Old Police Station
Wharncliffe Road

Cost of Entry
£5 entry fee is payable on the day direct to the fishery.

To find further information visit the Angling Trust website