Age for participation at the Championships 2018
U21 (Boat - and Shore Angling)
For U21, the competitors must be born in 1996 or later. At the beginning of 2018 they will have 21 years or less, so they are allowed to fish the whole year in that category. Maybe they have already 22 at the moment of the championship (depending on the date of the Championship). This is a decision of the congress 2016 in Setubal. The reason is that a nation must be able to make selections and to compose a team even if they do not know the exact date of the championship.
(The competitors for Shore Angling having 17 to 21 years (for Boat Angling 16 to 21) between the 1st of January and the 31 of December of the year of the championship can participate as U21)
U16 (Shore Angling)
For U16, the competitors must be born in 2001 or later
(The competitors for Shore Angling having 12 to 16 years between the 1st of January and the 31 of December of the year of the championship can participate as U16)