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Taking Part

How would you like the chance to represent Great Britain at the sport you love?

To do so, you need to take part in our annual team selection final which is held over two days, with the top 10 placed anglers going on to represent Britain the following year.

Full details of our next selection final in September 2014 is available on this site, Forum & Facebook group page.

A full copy of our match rules can be found HERE

The PDF entry form is available HERE with another PDF file offering a full list of all the accommodation in the area to follow as soon as the venues and base have been confirmed.

A little bit about us

The British Pike Squad came about after the newly formed Irish Federation of Pike Anglers (IFPAC) contacted the then Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain president (Neville Fickling) regarding an annual competition between the two nation's. Neville not being into the idea himself, handed it all over to two Eastbourne, Sussex based brothers (Chris & Dave Tingley) who took up the challenge and set about forming the British Pike Squad.

That first International in 1992 was held at Mullingar in Ireland, with the following year to be held on British soil.

Since then the International has grown and become one of the highlights of the start of the traditional pike angling season. With anglers from both sides of the Irish Sea eagerly looking forward to the beginning of October and that long weekend of intense competition, non-stop good natured humour and un-believable camaraderie that has grown between the two nations; and that has to be experienced to be believed.

Team Selection Match Formats

Both matches are based around two days of one-rod roving matches, using the minimum of tackle and employing a wide variety of skills; leaving luck to play a lesser part - and demanding more in the way of watercraft and each competitor’s knowledge and motivation to search as much water as possible in pursuit of their prey.

The team selection match, is based entirely around the same ethos and rules, being made up of two day’s of roving matches, with the Top 10 placed anglers after the two days of competition going on to represent Great Britain in the following years International.