Sea Talent Pathway

Sea Talent Pathway

Sea Talent Pathway Now Open!

Sea Talent Pathway Now Open!

The Sea Angling England Talent Pathway will be led by Angling Trust Team England Junior and Youth coaches. For 2022 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.

Chris Clark (Sea Competition & Talent Pathway Lead) and former World Senior Shore Champion who has won gold, silver and bronze medals in both team and individual classification says: “Under the watchful eye of the England world team manager David Graham and former world shore junior Champion Callum Graham the Talent Pathway provides a superb opportunity for talented young anglers to learn all the skills to become world beaters.”

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 10-16 years inclusive on 1st January 2022.

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.

2022 Programme Details

Saturday 30th July 2022 – Workshop session at Lymington Clubhouse
Sunday 31st July 2022 – Fishing session at Milford Shingle Bank

Full details of sessions will be sent out via letter once application has been received.

Entry is free

An entry form can be downloaded from the bottom of this page and the closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 8th July 2022

Please return to the address on the form or to


2021 Sea Talent Pathway Report

Pretty blustery conditions greeted the youngsters during the Angling Trust Junior Talent Pathway Marine event which had to be fished along the back up venue at Pennington, rather than Milford Shingle Bank as planned. The young anglers met on Saturday 7th August 2021 to receive some world class coaching from international anglers and coaches Chris Clark, David Graham, and Callum Graham, in the hope of being put forward for the Junior Marine England teams.

Over 100 fish were recorded including bass, eels, black bream and wrasse. A big thank you to my fellow coaches and stewards and a massive well done to all the youngsters fishing. Also thanks to their mums and dads for bringing the lads and lasses along; an interesting and rewarding day.

Thanks once again to Tronixpro and Kamasan for supporting the event.

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

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