With the ink barely dry on the National Celebration weigh in sheets, Canal and Rivers Trust are moving up a gear from national to international celebration in the form of their Global Communities event.

Approximately 200 of the National Celebration participants have been invited back to fish CRT’s Global event celebrating diverse communities across the UK and commonwealth on 21st of October and as ever, there will be a small army of volunteers working to ensure that this second junior event is a success. A hearty breakfast will be available to all willing volunteers who help John and his crew on the day and no doubt a glass or two and something to eat at the end of the presentations.   

Less than a fortnight away at the time of going to press, and with ATA member Daiwa as title sponsor, CRT’s Global Communities event is close to readiness with over 30 countries and communities represented this year, but as ever, John and his team are always open to accommodating more if time and space allow. 

With the support of several ATA members including Daiwa, Reuben Heaton, Dinsmores and Guru and many of the volunteers who helped make the National Celebration the undoubted success returning, we are confident that the Global Communities event will be equally as impressive in its delivery.

On the day, over 330 anglers lined the banks of the Shropshire canal for the National Celebration compared to just 288 last year, just shy of the 350 target but non the less it was by far the biggest junior angling event for many years.

As we view the latest licence sales figures fresh from the Environment Agency computer, the one thing we notice is a significant increase in junior licence sales. All the more reason then to invest in our future when the results are tangible.

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