Pic: Youth Champions 2018 Tri-Cast Gold
Aston Parks Fisheries played host to a thrilling, Junior and Youth National on Saturday 30th June. Sweltering conditions met the young anglers, who’d made their way from all around the country to fish the event.
Junior National Championships
Looking at the younger, Junior (10-15yr olds) age category, Bills and Butts lake were the chosen venues. Both lakes have a good stock of ide and carp, which were both crucial in placing well as a team.
Chris Randall took the individual honours, with an impressive 32.125kg of shallow caught ide and carp. Drawing peg 43 on Butts Lake, the Nottingham AA angler fed plenty of casters to get his fish competing shallow, where he kept his weight ticking over with Ide, whilst waiting to snare occasional bigger carp.
Austin Jennings took second place by a very narrow margin with 31.450kg, from peg 19 on Bills Lake. The Sensas A4 angler also fished casters shallow, catching both ide and carp. Rounding out the top three was Mitchel Butterfield (Wakefield AC) with 28.500kg from peg 25 on Bills Lake.
On the all-important team front, Marukyu Evesham Youth were crowned Junior National Champions for 2018, in a very tight match. The team clearly had it tactics down for the venue, with three seconds, two thirds and a fourth, highlighting some excellent team fishing! Last year’s winners Sensas A4 ran them all the way and finished just two points behind on 36 points and Wakefield AC rounded out the top three, with a very respectable 32 points.
1. Marukyu Evesham Youth- 38 points
2. Sensas A4 – 36 points
3. Wakefield AC – 32 points
1. Chris Randall 32.125kg
2. Austin Jennings 31.450kg
3. Mitchel Butterfield 28.500kg
Youth National Championships
The youth age category encompasses 16-20yr olds and it was great to see six teams enter in this tricky age category, with many youngsters fishing up an age group.
Splits and Lilly lakes were utilised, which gave anglers the opportunity to fish both, out in open water and down the edges for a few lumps.
Kieran Charnock took the individual honors with an awesome 45.36kg. The Tri-Cast Bait-Tech Black angler, took a good run of ide short on caster, before moving onto his carefully prepared margin lines, for 14 good sized carp. In an incredibly close second, was teammate Zac Worby, Zac used similar tactics at peg 3 on Lilly for 45.025kg and also won his all-important section. Will Evans took third spot on the day by some distance. Fishing for Nottingham AA, Will amassed 35.950kg of ide and carp, from peg 3 on Split.
Tri-Cast Bait-Tech dominated this match with their teams finishing first and second. It was their Gold team that were crowned Youth National Champions for 2018, with all six of their anglers in the top three of their respective sections and a score of 28 points.
There was a points tie for second and third place between, Tri-Cast Bait-Tech Black and Worksop DAA, both with 24 points. The Tri-Cast Bait-Tech team just took the runner up spot, with a superior total weight.
1. Tri-Cast Bait-Tech Gold – 28 points (PICTURED)
2. Tri-Cast Bait-Tech Black – 24 points (141.86kg)
3. Worksop D.A.A – 24 points (107.40kg)
1. Kieran Charnock- 45.36kg
2. Zak Worby – 45.03kg
3. Will Evans – 35.95kg
In addition to the trophies on the day, the youth category were also competing for spots in the Junior Fish’O’Mania final at Hayfield Lakes. These spots were awarded to the section winners below;
A Section- Will Evans
B Section- Myles Fletcher
C Section- Kieran Charnock
D Section- Zak Worby
E Section- Joshua Paling
F Section- Daniel Slack
The Angling Trust would like to thanks Alex and his team at Aston Park Fisheries for a splendid day. We would also like to thank Colin Townsend and Evesham DAA for an invite to this year’s Wychavon Championship for today’s winner. Finally, the Angling Trust would like to thank all the young anglers, parents and guardians who make this event possible.