Defending champion Jake Pope retained his national junior title at this year’s Angling Trust Championships.

The 13-year-old Tottington High School pupil, who is captain of Ramsbottom Angling Club’s junior team, swept the board with three gold medals in the under-15s category at Warwick’s Tunnel Barns Fisheries.

An almost 50-strong field competed over two lakes at the fisheries.

Jake’s catch weighed in at 72lb 4oz, which earned him a section win, lake win and the overall title.

As well as being awarded a trophy, three medals and a tournament cap, Jake also won a Preston’s carbon rod and keep net.

Jake Pope celebrates after winning the national junior angling title

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