Billy Pitman finishes 5th Individual at the Junior Nationals and also finishes in team 3rd with Junior Match Aid - at Tunnel Barn Farm 

22/06/2017

Evesham Jubilee Junior member Billy Pitman recently fished the Junior and Youth Nationals at Tunnel Barn Farm.

Billy fished a fantastic match weighing in 26.300kg, finishing 5th Individually and also in 3rd place as part of the Junior Match Aid team.

The full match report is below, please scroll down this webpage. 

Billy has fished with the club on its matches for a few years now, generally fishing as the only junior member and often fishing against the clubs senior members. Billy can 'hold his own' against these senior members and has regularly framed in our club matches.

We all wish Billy the best of lucky and we look forward to hearing how he gets on this year.  

Billy stars in this Junior Match Aid 2016 match on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th Partridge Lakes Fishery hosted the Junior Match Aid 3 day Fishing Festival! Three days of junior anglers between 10 and 18, split into two age group categories; 10 to 15 years and 16 to 18 years competed for three days here at Partridge Lakes! Even Ian, Billys dad appears!!  

Full Results of the 2017 National Junior and Youth Championships 

A great turnout of 96 young and enthusiastic anglers fished this year's Angling Trust Junior & Youth National Championships at the prolific Tunnel Barn Farm fishery in Shrewley. With changes made to the age groups to align our youngsters with FIPSed rulings, competition was fierce and both matches were very close affairs.

The junior match was fished on Extension, House and Canal Pools and with warm windy conditions the lakes resident F1s and carp fed well. Making the most of this on the day was Jake Pope (Junior Match Aid) who drew Extension peg 7 and caught F1s and carp at 13m on banded pellet for a total weight of 32.180kg. Incredibly close behind was 14 year old Callum Jennings (Evesham Youth AC) on House peg 4 who amassed an agonising 31kg exactly. Third on the day went to 14 year old Tom Clark (Sensas A4) on House peg 30 with 30.200kg.

On the team front an impressive Sensas A4 retained the Junior National Championship title for the third year running with a huge 43pts total. Evesham Youth AC were second with 38pts, followed by Junior Match Aid with 33pts.

In comparison the youth match was fished on High and Jennys Pool and won by Will McCranor (Tri-cast Weston Red) who drew peg 14 on Jennys. Will expertly fished caster shallow across for an impressive 64.600kg. In another agonising finish Zak Worby (Tri-cast Weston Black) put 60.550kg on the scales from peg 6 on Jennys. Finishing off an all Tri-cast affair was Jordan Holloway (Tri-cast Weston Red) from High pool peg 15 with 46.000kg.

Congratulations to Tri-cast Weston Red who secured the Youth National Championship with a 41pts tally. This was enough to edge the ever consistent Sensas A4 into second place with 37pts and in third was Junior Match Aid with 32pts.

In addition to the team honours the six section winners on the day also won the prestigious opportunity to fish in the Junior Fish 'O' Mania Final held in early July.

FISH 'O' MANIA QUALIFIERS:

Sam Collet - Sensas A4

Jordan Holloway - Tri-cast Weston Red

Danny Slack - Junior Match Aid

Kristian Jones - Tri-cast Weston Red

Will McCranor - Tri-cast Weston Red

Yeston Septon - Junior Match Aid

Results:

JUNIOR TEAMS:

1st Sensas A4 - 43pts

2nd Evesham Youth AC - 38pts

3rd Junior Match Aid - 33pts

4th Sensas Mark One Legacy -28pts

5th Dawley AS Red - 25pts

JUNIOR INDIVIDUALS:

1st Jake Pope, Junior Match Aid - 32.180kg

2nd Callum Jennings, Evesham Youth AC - 31.000kg

3rd Tom Clark, Sensas A4 - 30.200kg

4th Joshua Paling, Sensas Mark One Legacy - 27.080kg

5th Billy Pitman, Junior Match Aid - 26.300kg

6th Jay Gill, Worksop DAA Cadets - 24.750kg

YOUTH TEAMS:

1st Tri-cast Weston Red - 41pts

2nd Sensas A4 - 37pts

3rd Junior Match Aid - 32pts

4th Tri-cast Weston Black - 30pts

5th Worksop DAA - 23pts

YOUTH INDIVIDUALS:

1st Will McCranor, Tri-cast Weston Red - 64.600kg

2nd Zak Worby, Tri-cast Weston Black - 60.550kg

3rd Jordan Holloway, Tri-cast Weston Red - 46.000kg

4th Kristian Jones, Tri-cast Weston Red - 40.250kg

5th Danny Slack, Junior Match Aid - 37.500kg

6th Adam Swain, Sensas A4 - 31.400kg