Great turnout for youth canal champs
AN encouraging attendance of 83 youngsters contested the following day’s National Youth and Junior Canal Championships, on the Shropshire Union Canal at Church Eaton.
Newly sponsored by Angling Direct, this AT/
CRT event, on Izaak Walton Stafford AA’s waters, was split into two sections for the first time this year – Juniors (aged 10-15) and Youths (16-18).
The juniors enjoyed best sport, England international Billy Kirk leading the scores with 3.300 kg, from Michael Wallwork on 3.100, while Keiran Woodward topped the Youth category with 2.050, ahead of Jack Taylor on 1.400.