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Sea Talent Pathway

The Sea Angling England Talent Pathway will be led by Angling Trust Team England Junior and Youth coaches. For 2020 a maximum of 20 anglers will participate in two events over two days. The programme will contain both classroom-based workshops and water-based sessions. Anglers will learn about the tactics and techniques required for international angling.

Anglers must state on application whether they wish to be considered for selection for;

  • England Talent Pathway only
  • England Talent Pathway & Home Nations Squad
  • England Talent Pathway & World Squad
  • England Talent Pathway & Home Nations & World Squad

To participate in the England Talent Pathway programme anglers must be aged between 12-16 inclusive on 1st January 2021. To be eligible for selection to the Home Nations & World Teams, anglers must be aged 16 or under on 1st January 2021.

NOTE: Applicants must be an Angling Trust member, please click here to join for free..

Please ensure applicants are eligible by checking the age range highlighted above and on the application form. Entry to this programme is free

2020 Programme Details

The 2020 programme has been cancelled due to the situation with Covid-19. Please check back at a later date for 2021 information.

A look back at 2019

2019 saw the Sea Talent Pathway take on a slimmed down format to previous years. It was held over one weekend, with Saturday 10th August used as a workshop day at Lymington Clubhouse. This allowed the young anglers to receive some classroom guidance from top international anglers & Angling Trust coaches on what is required to represent England at international level. The second day, Sunday 11th August saw the group head out to Milford Shingle Bank for a day’s fishing & coaching.

The Junior Sea Angling teams for 2020 would be picked from this group of talented young anglers, but unfortunately, the situation with covid-19 has meant that the world championships for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. News on whether the teams will be re-selected or rolled over will be announced at a later date.

Day 1 – Workshop Session at Lymington Clubhouse, Saturday 10th August 2019

Day 2 – Fishing Session at Milford Shingle Bank, Sunday 11th August 2019