Well done to Y11 student James Slater who has been selected to represent England in an international fishing contest.

James, 15, will compete in the Junior Angling World Championships in Italy later this year.

He will also take part in in the Home Championships in Ireland this summer.  James won a silver medal when he competed last year.

A member of the England Junior shore fishing squad, James caught his first fish when he was just three-years old while boat fishing with his dad and grandad.

Last year James was elected ‘Apprentice of the Freemen of the River Medway’, a seven year internship studying the history of the Guild and good practice and byelaws of the river.

In-between studying for his GCSEs, James spends a lot of his free time afloat the Medway and Thames on-board his family fishing boat ‘3 Amigos’.

Gad’s Head of Senior School Mr Jack Tyler, said: “Everybody at Gad’s is very proud of James’ achievements.

“In a critical year for his studies, he is managing school work and revision and his lifelong passion for fishing very well. We wish him the best of luck for the forthcoming competitions and of course exams!”

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