Age for participation at the Championships 2017
U21 (Boat - and Shore Angling)
For U21, the competitors must be born in 1995 or later. At the beginning of 2017 they will have 21 years, 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.
They must be 16 at the beginning of the championship
U16 (Shore Angling)
For U16, the competitors must be born in 2000 or later (they must be 12 at the beginning of the championship)