Welcome to the BYCAC !
The British Young Carp Angling Championships (BYCAC) is a junior carp fishing event, that has been running since 2004. The tournament is open to any angler under the age of 19 and run as a singles competition, although the junior participant must be accompanied by a guardian. There will be three qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final, where the 2020 BYCAC Champion will be crowned. The event itself will be held at the famous Linear Fisheries complex, located deep in the heart of the wonderful Oxfordshire countryside.
The first qualifying round will be held on Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool, this unique water is home to some truly spectacular carp and renowned as containing some of the best looking fish in the country. Further qualifiers then follow on the prolific Brasenose-Two and ever consistent Oxlease Lake, culminating with an August final, also on Oxlease Lake.
The event offers junior anglers from all over the country a chance to test their angling ability against some of the best junior carp anglers in the country. There will be loads of great prizes on offer, the opportunity to become British Junior Champion for 2020 along with a spot in the Linear Fisheries sponsored England team that will take part in 2021 European Junior Carp Championships being held in the Czech Republic. So from all of us at Linear and the many companies that help sponsor this amazing event, we wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s Championships.
The 2020 Qualifiers take place on the 18-19th April, 4-5th July & 5-6th Aug. The Final is held on the 7-9th of Aug.
**Important Notice for the BYCAC Junior Championships 2020**
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 situation, this year's event has had to be cancelled. So just a quick message to say that everyone that paid via our online shop has now been refunded and we will next week, start issuing refunds for those that paid by cheque. Just to keep you all in the loop and let you know where we are with your refunds. Please stay safe and we WILL see you all in 2021.
All the best - Chris Blunt
We are all devastated to hear of the passing of Kevin Fowler, for those of you that fished the BYCAC up until 2016, probably had the delight of meeting Kevin and of course his son Benedict. Benedict was one of the competitors who came back year after year from aged 10 to 17 and his dad Kevin was always there to support him, but also everyone else. Ben and Kevin became part of the BYCAC furniture and the event during that time would not have been the same without them.
Kevin was well loved by all of the marshals, competitors, other parents and everyone who was involved with the event. Kevin always has a smile for everyone and was a ray of sunshine for everyone he met. He looked after everyone when they needed it and was truly an amazing person.
From every single member of the BYCAC team, old and new, our hearts and thoughts go out to Ben and the rest of Kevin’s family.
The European Carp Championship for Juniors
The winner of the 2020 BYCAC Final, will be offered the chance to represent an English team at the 2021 Junior Euro Championships (pairs event), being held in the Czech Republic. The team will be sponsored by Linear Fisheries, with flights, tackle hire, accommodation and food all paid for. The 2020 Champion will be joined by another angler chosen by the BYCAC event team. It's a once in a life time chance to fish for your country!