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RiverFest 2018

BIG PRIZE MONEY FOR THE UK’S NUMBER ONE RIVER COMPETITION!

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NEW VENUES AND DATES FOR THE UK'S NUMBER ONE RIVER COMPETITION!

The Angling Trust is pleased to announce that this year’s RiverFest competition will see four new qualifying venues as well as a new final venue.

The new venues are the River Trent at Burton Joyce, the River Thames at Reading, the North Bank of the River Nene and the River Thames, Abingdon to Appleford.

The final will take place on the River Severn at Shrewsbury over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of November and, in case of high water, the same venue has been booked for three consecutive reserve weekends after these dates.

The 24 qualifying matches will see 1,440 anglers competing for a shot at the £13,000 top prize from a prize pot of almost £40,000. Subject to all tickets being sold, RiverFest 2018 will see 10 main prizes in the final ranging from £1000 for 10th place, up to £13,000 to the winner. Six peg section prizes of £250 will also be paid out for both of the final days.

How to Book Tickets

Tickets for the 60 peg qualifiers will be sold via the Angling Trust Events booking website HERE making the purchase of tickets quicker and easier with anglers able to book, pay and receive their tickets instantaneously. Due to the incredibly high demand the Angling Trust has introduced a process that ensures all anglers who want to fish in the competition can book at least one ticket for a qualifier.

Tickets will be released in two rounds:

Round One will be open from 10.30am on Monday 26th March until midnight on Thursday 5th April and anglers will be able to book a maximum of one ticket per angler during this round.

Round Two will open at 10.30am on Thursday 12th April and remain open until the final qualifier at the end of October. There will be no restriction on the number of tickets anglers will be able to book. Cancellations will be re-listed in the online system and sold on a first come first served basis. The remaining tickets of qualifying anglers will go back on sale every Monday at 1pm. A ticket subscription option will be available for anglers seeking cancelled tickets.

The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book RiverFest Tickets’ guide and a short video available on the website HERE

ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST 2018 – QUALIFYING DATES AND VENUES

SAT JUNE 16th – RIVER CALDER, MIRFIELD

SAT JUNE 23rd – RIVER SWALE, MORTON

SAT JUNE 30th – RIVER WEAVER, NORTHWICH

SUN JULY 1st – RIVER NENE, NORTH BANK *

SAT JULY 14th - RIVER MEDWAY, BARMING

SUN JULY 15th – RIVER TYNE, CORBRIDGE TO WYLAM

SUN JULY 29th – BRISTOL AVON, NEWBRIDGE TO SALTFORD

SAT AUGUST 4th - RIVER THAMES, CLANFIELD

SUN AUGUST 5th - RIVER SOAR, LOUGHBOROUGH

SUN AUGUST 12th - RIVER YARE, LANGLEY

SAT AUGUST 25th - RIVER DON, SPROTBOROUGH

SAT SEPTEMBER 1st – RIVER SEVERN, BEWDLEY

SUN SEPTEMBER 2nd - RIVER TRENT, BURTON JOYCE TBC*

SUN SEPTEMBER 9th - TIDAL TRENT, LAUGHTERTON TO DUNHAM

SAT SEPTEMBER 15th - RIVER THAMES, ABINGDON TO APPLEFORD*

SAT SEPTEMBER 22nd - RIVER SEVERN, BRIDGNORTH

SUN SEPTEMBER 23rd - RIVER DEE, HOLT AND FARNDON

SAT SEPTEMBER 29th - RIVER THAMES, READING*

SUN SEPTEMBER 30th - WARWICKSHIRE AVON, STRATFORD

SAT OCTOBER 6th - RIVER TEES, YARM

SUN OCTOBER 7th - WARWICKSHIRE AVON, WARWICK

SAT OCTOBER 13th - RIVER TRENT, BURTON

SUN OCTOBER 14th – RIVER WYE, HEREFORD

SAT OCTOBER 27th - YORKS OUSE, HUNTERS LODGE TO LINTON-ON-OUSE.

*New Venues

FINAL SAT 3RD AND SUN 4TH NOVEMBER RIVER SEVERN AT SHREWSBURY *

RESERVE FINAL DATES

10th and 11th November

17th and 18th November

24th and 25th November

Notes

The online booking system is continually updated. Members are encouraged to visit the site and familiarise themselves with how it works prior to Monday 26th March.

A short step by step video guide members through the booking process is available on the website. The Angling Trust has contacted members to provide them with their unique log in details. The online booking system can be found HERE

Key Dates

• 26th March – 5th April: Round One opens – max one ticket per angler.

• 12th April - 24th October: Round Two opens – No restrictions on the number of tickets that can be purchased.

• 16th June: First qualifier

• 3rd and 4th November: RiverFest Final


2018 Ticket application process

Click here for guidance on how to book tickets for RiverFest in 2018 or see PDF document at the bottom of this page

Watch our short YouTube film about how to use the new booking system.




ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST 2018 – QUALIFYING DATES AND VENUES

DateVenueReportQualifiers
Saturday 16th June
River Calder, Mirfield
TBC

Saturday 23rd June
River Swale, Morton
TBC

Saturday 30th June
River Weaver, Northwich
TBC

Sunday 1st July
River Nene, North Bank
TBC

Saturday 14th July
River Medway, Barming
TBC


Sunday 15th July
River Tyne, Corbridge to Wylam
TBC


Sunday 29th July
Bristol Avon, Newbridge to Saltford
TBC


Saturday 4th August
River Thames, Clanfield
TBC


Sunday 5th August
River Soar, Loughborough
TBC

Sunday 12th August
River Yare, Langley
TBC

Saturday 25th August
River Don, Sprotborough
TBC

Saturday 1st September
River Severn, Bewdley
TBC


Sunday 2nd September
River Trent, Burton Joyce TBC
TBC


Sunday 9th September
Tidal Trent, Laugherton to Dunham
TBC

Saturday 15th September
River Thames, Abingdon to Appleford
TBC

Saturday 22nd September
River Severn, Bridgnorth
TBC


Sunday 23rd September
River Dee, Holt and Farndon
TBC


Saturday 29th September
River Thames, Reading
TBC


Sunday 30th September
Warwickshire Avon, Stratford
TBC

Saturday 6th October
River Tees, Yarm
TBC


Sunday 7th October
Warwickshire Avon, Warwick
TBC

Saturday 13th October
River Trent, Burton
TBC

Sunday 14th October
River Wye, Hereford
TBC


Saturday 27th October
Yorkshire Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton-On-Ouse
TBC


*New Venues

*FINAL: SATURDAY 3RD AND SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER, RIVER SEVERN AT SHREWSBURY*

RESERVE FINAL DATES

10th and 11th November

17th and 18th November

24th and 25th November


Notes

The online booking system is now live. Members are encouraged to visit the site and familiarise themselves with how it works. A short step-by-step video to guide members through the booking process is also available on the website. The Angling Trust has contacted its members to provide them with their unique log in details. The online booking system can be found at www.anglingtrustevents.net

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In recognition for the hard work, dedication and commitment from the volunteers who give up significant amounts of their time free of charge to make this competition work, the Angling Trust provide the following organisers with priority access to tickets for qualifiers. All tickets are paid for at face value of £30

Main Event Organiser: 12 tickets

Local Organiser: 2 tickets

Final Organiser: 6 tickets







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