Middy are delighted to announce their second junior signing of the year, Izzy Gibbins from Warrington.
She is 14 years old and has only been fishing since 2017, but has already demonstrated a huge amount of talent, so much so that Middy junior scout Jordan Hall selected her for sponsorship out of all the kids fishing the recent Burton Farm Junior Festival.
Izzy is keen to promote female angling. She explained, 'there are a few girls who all seem to enjoy fishing as much as I do, but I notice at the matches that it is a predominantly male sport. All the lads that I fish with are great and friendly, but I would like to see more females taking up the sport.'
Her passion for angling has led to her receiving a headteacher's award at school recently. With the support of the Angling Trust, teachers at her school, her local fishing club and Partridge Lakes Fishery, Izzy helped to introduce a programme called 'Let's Go Fishing'to her school peers, many of whom didn't have the opportunity to try fishing before.
Izzy is predominantly a pole angler and fishes both commercial fisheries and natural waters. She already coincidentally had one of the 20 spaces on the Middy Academy Day in July, so she will now be entering the Academy match as a junior sponsored angler!
Middy will also be arranging for their top sponsored anglers to provide Izzy with some private tuition, to help develop her into a highly skilled angler.
If you want to keep up with Izzy's progress, you can follow her on Instagram @izzy_the_junior_angler