Juniors & Junior Match Fishing

It is with great pleasure that Whitworth Valley Angling Society would like to officially announce the resumption of Junior Match Fishing for the 2024 season.

Starting on Saturday the 1st June on the Match Lake at Lane Head and running fortnightly with the last match taking place on the 7th of September. Please see the Junior Match Fishing page here on our website for a full list of
Match Dates - 2024 (page 2, scroll down).

The draw will take place at 08:30, fishing will be between 09:00 and 12:15.

Jason Burke (Junior Match Secretary) will be facilitating. He has submitted to the Committee officers a current Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check as is required by our constitution and safeguarding policy and this is available to view by members of the Society should they wish. Contact Jason with your membership details to view online.

Booking onto a match must be done by a parent or guardian and not a Junior member. To book on please respond to the notifications on the Facebook Members page or alternatively text or message Jason directly. Please note that the parent or guardian of a Junior Member under 12 is to be present at all times when fishing our waters.

Should a parent or guardian wish to bring a Junior member but they have no fishing experience themselves then please contact Jason in the first instance. There are plenty of experienced members who are willing to help guide and assist our Junior members on match days.

It's been a while since we had a Junior Match. Please refresh yourselves with the Society's constitution and fishing (match) rules. Junior members must hook the fish and where practical play the fish, adult assistance can be given at any other time.

Note: Children under 13 years of age do not need a rod licence, children between 13 & 16 years of age do need a Junior rod licence which is free and available online,

If you require any further information regarding Junior match fishing please contact….
Jason Burke
Mobile 07902 561229
Email - jasonburke145@gmail.com

The Society's qualified coach is Michael Cummins (1st4Sport Level 2 Coach - Qualification L2CCA) who has undergone a DBS check and has been 1st aid trained.
Mike has also passed the 'Sports Coach UK - Safeguarding & Protecting Children' Course.
Sean Moore is our Child Welfare Officer and can be contacted on 07719781676
The Junior Club Champion will be decided on a points based system. . These points will be totalled up over all matches fished, with the winner having the most accumulated points.
Hopefully we will be looking to book a Junior outing in 2024. Previously we have held this on a Saturday in September on Bradshaws Fishery and this will be open to any junior who has fished a match in 2024, with their parent or guardian. This is a free event and includes peg fee and breakfast! Have a look at the photo's and video from 2019 - Junior Outing 2019
We will endeavour to communicate whether a match is on via the
Facebook Members page.
This is our
Junior Champion from 2020 - Alex Sunderland. He finished off in style by winning the last match of the season with this cracking net of fish.

Alex 5th Sept 20