THE World Junior and Youth Shore Angling Championships will be fished on the East Riding of Yorkshire Coast over Easter Week and the match will be attended by the government’s Sports Minister, Richard Caborn.

Fourteen teams from countries arrive on Easter Friday at Far Grange Caravan Park, Skipsea, the Headquarters of the Championships, which are being organised on behalf of the World Body, the Federation Internale de la Peche Sportive (FIPS-M) by the National Federation of Sea Anglers as part of its International Programme.

This is the second time that the Championships have been to Bridlington and the venue was chosen because of the very successful event that took place in 1997 and the support of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERC).

The Championships, which consist of one practice and four five-hour matches, will be cantered around Bridlington where the opening and Closing Ceremony will also take place.

David Rowe, the NFSA Development Officer, said: “We are grateful to the ERC for their support and very pleased that the Sports Minister, Mr Richard Caborn, will be attending the final match at Bridlington next Friday.
”Mr Caborn has an interest in angling, particularly so because it provides opportunities for a large numbers of young people of this country, who otherwise may not take up Olympic type sports to sample its benefits and delights.”

The event begins on Sunday next when the Opening Parade, which will be lead by a pipers band, starts from the Spa Bridlington at 3pm and ends at Leisure World, where the opening ceremony will take place.