A Hampshire boy will be the youngest ever person to represent England at fly fishing.

Jake Leake has been selected for the England youth fly-fishing team 2018. The 12 year-old from Twyford secured a place in the squad of 14 after putting in a strong performance at the Greys England Youth Loch Style National held at Draycote Water, in Warwickshire, landing two fish weighing a total of 4lb3oz.

Jake did not expect to be chosen, entering the competition, which sees 12-17 year olds spend a long day on the water vying to catch as many fish as they can, instead entering for experience but came through to comfortable secure his place in the squad.

Diana Porter, Jakes Mum said: "I'm proud, shocked and have resigned myself to long weekends fishing at Draycote Water, but most of all I'm thrilled for Jake. The dedication of all the kids is incredible, they are definitely in it to win it."

Jake now has six weeks of training at Draycote with former members of the youth team ahead of him, before England takes on Scotland in the annual Troutmasters competition.

Jake said that he felt overwhelmed, but happy being selected for the squad. However he was positive that they will put in a good show against Scotland. "We have quite a young team and we need to learn a lot of new techniques, but hopefully all our hard work will pay off."