Young talent shines during Nationals

The Angling Trust Junior, Cadet and Intermediate Nationals have just taken place at Heronbrook and Baden Hall Fisheries, with Fox Match Tameside, Smartbait Leeds and Sensas A4 triumphing in the respective categories.

At Heronbrook,Tameside won the junior event with 113 points, ahead of Maver Farnborough and Smartbait Leeds Black. The new junior national champion is James Thirkill of Smartbait Leeds Blue who caught 21.26kg from peg C9.

In the cadets it was Smartbait Leeds’ day, with a winning 11pts, followed by Worksop & District and Warrington AA. Individual winner was Daniel Slack of Worksop with 13.2kg.

Over at Baden Hall, Sensas A4 took the intermediate title with 51 points, with silver going to Wakefield AC and bronze to Worksop. Intermediate national champion is Jack Leeman (Milton Keynes AA) with 35.9kg from E10.