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National Celebration of Young People and Fishing

HELD EVERY YEAR ON THE THIRD WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER AND RUN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANGLING TRUST, IS THE UK’S LARGEST NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLES’ FISHING. THE AIM IS TO MAKE SURE PARTICIPANTS HAVE A FUN DAY, LAND A FEW FISH, LEARN SOMETHING NEW, MEET NEW FRIENDS AND END UP BEING INSPIRED TO COME BACK TO THE NATIONS WATERWAYS TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

Winning a prize or being crowned champion would of course be a dream come true but taking part in this unique occasion is something that every young person aged between 7 and 20 is now able to do.

Age categories:

Cadets (aged 7 to 10 years on the day of the event). Book HERE.
Juniors (aged 11 to 15 on the day of the event). Book HERE.
Youth (aged 16 to 20 on the day of the event). Book HERE.

Full programme information on the Canal & River Trust website HERE.

Taking part in 2022

  • The Cadet and Youth events will be held on the Shropshire Union Canal at Shebdon, Staffordshire ST20 0PX on Saturday 17th September.
  • The Junior event will be held on the Shropshire Union Canal at Soudley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 2NB on Sunday 18th September.
  • Canal & River Trust will hold an online draw for a fishing peg on the Canal & River Trust Angling Facebook page on the evenings of Wednesday 14th (Cadet and Youth) and Thursday 15th September (Juniors).

This event is run in association with the Canal & River Trust – all the info you need to take place is on the Canal & River Trust website here.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2022:

The draw for the cadets and youth will take place on the Canal & River Trust Angling Facebook Page on Wednesday 14th September at 6pm. The draw for the juniors will take place on the Canal & River Trust Angling Facebook Page  on Thursday 15th September at 6pm.

Youths – Saturday 17th September

HQ Address: ST20 0QH

The presentation will be held at Cheswardine Parish Hall (TF9 2RS) after the celebration with food and drink available

Parking Postcode: ST20 0QH

Main Car Park: ST20 0QH

Arrival: Please arrive at the car park from 8:45am onwards. You can make your way to the bank at 9:15am

Fishing: 11:00am-4:00pm

Cadets – Saturday 17th September

HQ Address: ST20 0PU

The presentation will be held  at Cheswardine Parish Hall (TF9 2RS) after the celebration with food and drink available

Parking Postcodes: For pegs 1 to 40 please use ST20 0NG, and for pegs 41 onwards please use ST20 0PY

Main Car Park: ST20 0PY

Arrival: Please arrive at the car park from 9:45am onwards. You can make your way to the bank between 10:00am and 10:30am.

Fishing: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Juniors – Sunday 18th September

HQ Address: TF9 2NB

Please note the presentation will be held at Cheswardine Parish Hall TF9 2RS after the celebration with food and drink available

Parking Postcodes: For pegs 1 to 50 please use TF9 2NB; for pegs 51 to 75 please use TF9 2ED; and for pegs 75 upwards please use TF9 2LP

Main Car Park: TF9 2NB

Arrival: Please arrive at the car park from 9:45am onwards. You can make your way to the bank between 10:00am and 10:30am.

Fishing: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

In case of emergency, please ring Peter Henery on 07775 650359 or Mark Parry on 07854 110729.

Cancellation/Refunds: Please note: If you wish to cancel a ticket, please inform [email protected] by email, and include your name, the name of the qualifier you would like to cancel, your membership number & postcode. We require 3 days notice prior to the qualifier in order to process a refund. Any notification outside of this time scale will not be entitled to receive a refund. Please note: There is no secondary market for the sale or transfer of any tickets.

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