The National Federation of Anglers Cadet, Junior and Intermediate National Championships held at Woodland View and Moorlands on Saturday 9th July produced some fine catches and some individual prospects with a promising future.


In the Cadets Josh Reynolds of Wakefield AC won the first place individual medal with 5.9kg with a big carp caught in the closing stages tipping the scales in his favour over Tom Beard of Pride of Derby Juniors with 5.17kg.  Creditable performances also came for Devan Whitworth who landed two nice Bream and earned the nickname of the “Bream Queen”.  The team prize went to Wakefield AC with 22 points and 15.59kg.


In the junior event Oliver Scotthorne, following in his famous father’s foot steps banked 20.92kg to win the Individual prize with 20.92kg with Worksop taking the team event with 135 points and 52.58kg.


The intermediate section produced some big weights with the top two anglers, Andrew Bennett of Last Cast AS and Kallum Dicks of Smartbait Leeds, weighing in over 100 lb Last Cast with 124 point and 170.93kg nearly 50kg more than their nearest rivals Team Daiwa Dorking Juniors with 121.66kg.


The biggest winners of the day were the young anglers who came from all over England to try their luck on the National scene. 

For many of these anglers it was their first taste of the big match atmosphere and they deserve all the praise and support that they can get.  Without them the sport of angling has no future and so lets hope that from this crop of young people will come the future World Champions. 

The NFA are committed to maintaining English dominance of the sport at International level and it is the young people fishing at Moorlands and Lake View on Saturday that will help provide it.