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RiverFest 2019

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ONLINE ENTRY OPENS ON MONDAY 18th MARCH FOR TICKETS from 10.30am

The ever-popular Angling Trust RiverFest is back once more in 2019. With a newly boosted prize pot of nearly £50,000.


Tickets are priced at £35.00 each with £25 payable on the day (split between pools and peg fees).

 Round 1 will open on Monday 18th March at 10.30. This round closes on Monday 1st April and anglers will be able to book a single ticket.


Round 2 opens on Monday 8th April at 10.30am where all tickets will be accessible until the Wednesday before a qualifier at 15.30.

Tickets are available to all Angling Trust members through the Online Booking System and anglers are reminded to test their logins and reset their passwords before tickets go live! For a full line up of dates, venues and tactics head over to the Angling Trust Website.

To keep up to date on all things RiverFest head over to the dedicated Facebook page HERE

This year we’ve carefully selected some of the best river stretches in the country and done our best to avoid clashes wherever possible. We must thank Dave Harrell Angling for his continued consultation and contribution to the contest.

Dates & Qualifiers

Sunday 16th June - River Calder, Mirfield

Saturday 22nd June - River Swale, Morton

Saturday 29th June - River Weaver, Northwich

Saturday 6th July - River Trent, Fiskerton

Sunday 7th July - River Nene, North Bank

Saturday 13th July - River Don, Sprotborough

Sunday 14th July - River Tyne, Corbridge to Wylam

Saturday 20th July - River Medway, Barming

Sunday 28th July - Bristol Avon, Newbridge to Saltford

Saturday 3rd August - River Tees, Yarm

Sunday 11th August - River Yare, Langley

Sunday 18th August - River Trent, Burton Joyce

Saturday 31st August - River Severn, Bewdley

Sunday 8th September - River Trent, Tidal Trent

Saturday 14th September - River Thames, Abingdon to Appleford

Sunday 15th September - River Soar, Loughborough

Saturday 21st September - River Severn, Bridgnorth

Sunday 22nd September - River Thames, Clanfield

Saturday 28th September - River Thames, Reading

Sunday 29th September - Warwickshire Avon, Stratford

Saturday 5th October - Yorkshire Ouse, Hunters Lodge to Linton on Ouse

Saturday 12th October - River Trent, Burton-on-Trent

Sunday 13th October - River Wye, Hereford

Saturday 19th October - River Severn, Shrewsbury

Sunday 20th October - Warwickshire Avon, Warwick

*FINAL: SATURDAY 2nd AND SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER, RIVER SEVERN AT SHREWSBURY* Fishing 10.30 am - 3.30pm.

Make sure you follow @AnglingTrustRiverfest on Facebook for all the lastest updates.


The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book RiverFest Tickets’ guide HERE and a short video available on how to book tickets HERE.

Click here for guidance on how to book tickets for RiverFest in 2019 or see PDF document at the bottom of this page

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


Notes

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


2019 SPOTLIGHT INFORMATION 

1 River Calder, Mirfield

1. Sunday June 16th

RIVER CALDER - MIRFIELD

Organiser: Martin Highe

Tel: 07967 227218

Website: http://mirfieldac.co.uk

HQ: Ship Inn, Stenard Lane, Mirfield WF14 8HB

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The depth here varies from 3ft to 6ft and the main target species are roach, and grayling. Winning weights up to 20lb are usually taken on either stick float or waggler tactics with maggot on the hook fished over loose fed caster.

One of the zones can also produce chub and odd barbel with a similar approach. If the river is high and coloured it’s worth trying lobworm or meat for chub.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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2. River Swale

2. Saturday June 22nd

RIVER SWALE - MORTON

Organiser: Kevin Weighell

Tel: 07950 966928

Website: http://www.nadac.org.uk/

HQ: Old Royal George, Morton On Swale, DL7 9QS

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The qualifier is 40 pegs this year with two qualifying anglers going through to the final. It will be pegged from Scruton to Morton bridge. Depths here vary between 3ft and 10ft and you will be mainly fishing for chub and barbel on all zones. Tactics will include; stick float, waggler, feeder and the bomb. The bait list includes: casters, maggots, hemp, bread, meat and lobworms can all play a part.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

No wading over thigh depth

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7.River Weaver Northwich

3. Saturday June 29th

RIVER WEAVER - NORTHWICH

Organiser: Mike Scott

Tel: 07530 638502

HQ: Hartford Bridge car park, off A556 Chester Road, CW8 2BB

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am - 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The depth here varies from 3ft to13ft with he sections being on the Oaktree Vale Royal Island, Arches and Dredger, with the Oaktree being located at the upstream end of the venue at Hartford Bridge. The Oaktree is shallow from the near bank up (5ft) deepening out to 10ft at 16 metres onwards.  

Tackle should include pole, waggler, bolo, whip and feeder rods. Species to be targeted included bream and skimmers to feeder and straight lead which there is colour in the river. Skimmers and roach to pole and whip over groundbait and maggot, or straight lead/small groundbait feeders when the river is clear, or a slight tinge of colour. Roach can also be caught on hemp and caster when the river is clear in the summer months.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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4. Saturday  July 6th

RIVER TRENT - FISKERTON

Organiser: Mark Morris

Tel: 07768 984354

HQ: The Hearty Goodfellow, Church Street, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0HQ

Draw: 08:30am

Fish: 11am - 4pm

Website: www.nottinghampiscatorialsociety.co.uk/day-tickets

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Zone A will be pegs 1-20 on the Nottingham Piscatorial Society water (members only) at Fiskerton. Used in the 2018 Division One National there were a number of 60lb plus weights of bream and last year’s Trent Championships was won with 116lb of bream.

Zone B will be pegs 21-40 where roach may be the main quarry with good nets of roach possible from any peg, but also bring some heavy gear. There are barbel throughout the length with double fish that are common, especially when there is some colour in the water.

Zone C will be at Rolleston. Peg 1 has a habit of throwing up 100lb plus of bream, but there are also bream to be had in the higher numbers. The zone will be spread over pegs 1-30.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker


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Jon Means Riverfest River Nene 2016

(Photo - Jon Means)

5. Sunday July 1st

RIVER NENE – NORTH BANK

Organiser: Jonathan Means

Tel: 07984 520598

HQ: The Blue Boar Pub, 46 High Street, Eye, Peterborough.   PE6 7UY.

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am -4pm


VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The North Bank is a man made stretch of the river just before it joins the tidal Nene. The sections will be in a line from the lock to the Millennium Bridge (the roadside). This section of the river is slow moving and deep, up to 14ft in the middle. Skimmers and bream will be the target in all three sections, although roach, perch, hybrids and bleak are also present. Last year the river was clear and still, 55lb of bream on the pole won the match with all three qualifiers using the pole to trick the fish into feeding.

The normal feeder tactics could well be the way this year though if conditions are different, with the bream potentially showing up anywhere along the length. As with last year one qualifying place was taken with a modest 5lb of silvers, so competitors should also bear that in mind. Parking is behind the pegs on the whole stretch. Platforms and waders are required on the majority of pegs.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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6. Saturday July 13th 

RIVER DON - SPROTBOROUGH

Organiser: Steve Lowther

Tel: 07825 342211

HQ: Lord Conyers Hotel, Old Road, Conisborough, Doncaster, South Yorks DN12 3LZ

Draw: 8am

Fish: 11am till 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

 This is a deep venue with a steady flow in normal conditions. It is tree lined on both banks and varies from 30 to 45 yards wide. Depths range from 12ft to 19ft. The venue suffers minimal boat traffic at weekends but midweek there is the occasional large gravel battle, which can affect the fishing for a period until the water settles. 

The primary methods are big stick/bolo, groundbait feeder, pole, whip and slider with maggot, caster, worm, pinkies, hemp and groundbait being the staple bait requirements.

Roach and skimmers are the mainstay of most catches but chub, perch and gudgeon also feature. The venue does change year on year both in volume and quality of the catches made but upper doubles for a zone win would be a reasonable expectation. Access is limited to parking at either end of the match length so a barrow will be required but the venue does have a good level pathway along its length.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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River Tyne 2015

7. Sunday July 14th

RIVER TYNE - CORBRIDGE TO WYLAM

Organiser: Stephen Hoggins

Tel: 07881 631870

HQ: Adam & Eve, Prudhoe, NE42 6NP.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The qualifier is 40 pegs this year with two qualifying anglers going through to the final. The Tyne is a wild river and dace will be the main target fish. The current match record is 64-10-0, set in 2009 by Steve Hoggins. 

There are chub and roach in the river too and they can turn up anywhere. Stick, Avon and waggler approaches will all catch as will a long whip given the right conditions. Bait requirements are four pints of white maggots with a few reds. Its also worth carrying a pint of casters, a few lobworms and 5kg of groundbait.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker


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8. Saturday July 20th

RIVER MEDWAY - BARMING

Organiser: Mick Roberts

Tel: 07703 431930

Website: www.maidstonevictory.co.uk

HQ: The Wateringbury Hotel, 103 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, nr Maidstone, ME18 5NS

Draw: 8.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The qualifier is 40 pegs this year with two qualifying anglers going through to the final. Slow paced river with an average depth of 8ft. 

he main species are roach, perch, bream, club and eels and the main methods are pole and waggler. Most anglers feed groundbait on the pole line and loose feed across for the waggler. Target weight for a zone win will be around 8lb although its possible to catch much bigger weights, up to 30lb, if the bream feed.

 MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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4. Bristol Avon Newbridge

9. Sunday July 28th

BRISTOL AVON - NEWBRIDGE TO SALTFORD

Organiser: Kevin Dicks

Tel: 07804 620083

HQ: Riverside Inn, The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol.  BS31 3EZ.

Draw: 10.00am

Fish: 12.30pm – 5.30pm

Breakfasts available from 9am

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Depths range from 9ft to 15ft with the upstream end above Newbridge Bridge, the shallower part. Tackle should include pole, waggler, bolo and feeder rods for bream. Bait requirements are maggots, casters, worms, groundbait and hemp. Main species are roach, bream and perch with chub, bleak and dace sometimes making an appearance. 

Framing weights range from 15lb to the match record that stands at 189lb so two keepnets may be required. Pegging will be every other peg and there is limited parking behind your peg opposite the Boathouse Pub on the A4 for the competitions.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Bring 2 keep nets

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RiverFest 2013 top 6


10 Saturday August 3rd

RIVER TEES - YARM & BOWESFIELD

Organiser: Chris Gowling

Tel: 07970 056451

HQ: The Golden Jubilee Pub, Healaugh Park, Yarm, TS15 9XN.

Draw: 9.00am 

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

All three sections are on the Yarm waters. The match length is predominantly deep and slow moving and if the river is coloured it will probably need 12lb to 15lb to win sections. 

The main approaches will be feeder fishing with worms and casters for skimmers and pole fishing for small fish. Best baits are worms, casters, maggots and groundbait will be required on all areas.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Refer to Yarm AA website htpp://www.yarm-anglingclub.co.uk/

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11. Sunday August 11th

RIVER YARE - LANGLEY

Organiser: Andy Wilson-Sutter

Tel: 01502 531776/079905 72729

HQ: The White Horse, 5 Norwich Road, Chedgrave, Norfolk.  NR14 6ND.  (Breakfasts available from 07.30am).  Accommodation information - please contact the organiser.

Registration:  8.00am - 8.45am

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm.

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The River Yare is a powerful tidal river with two main approaches, namely the feeder and the pole. Bream win most of the matches here with open-end feeder tactics and groundbait being the best method. You’ll need a good selection of leads too as the flow can be quite strong at times. Most of the time weights between 44g and 60g will be about right.

The pole line can produce some very big catches of roach at certain times and most anglers tend to fish this with poles from 11m to 14.5m in conjunction with groundbait and casters. Target weights can vary but its not uncommon to see roach weights up to 30lb and bream weights much higher.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Advisory 50lbs max per net

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RiverFest press release picture 2018 resized


12. Saturday August 18th

RIVER TRENT - BURTON JOYCE

Organiser: Alan Henry

Tel: 07712 620385

HQ: Ferry Boat, Riverside, Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce, Nottingham. NG14 5HX.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am till 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

In recent years this section has been a float anglers dream with large shoals of roach and dace along the majority of this stretch. Waggler, stick float and bolo, with maggot or pole and hemp will be the main lines of attack for these species. Weights in excess of 20lb are regularly recorded to these methods. 

There are also a lot of big perch and eels that can be caught on pole with worm on a short line. A feeder rod will also need assembling as there are a lot of big fish that may choose to feed should the river be carrying any extra water with bream. Depths vary from 5ft in the shallower pegs to 12ft in some of the deeper areas.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Strictly no casting out of feeders before the match has started

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13) River Severn, Bewdley 2015

13. Saturday August 31st

RIVER SEVERN - BEWDLEY

Organiser: Geoff Maguire

Tel: 07718 069493

HQ: Wribbenhall Social Club, Kidderminster Road/Spencer Avenue, (next to church) Bewdley, DY12 1DA

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Typical Middle Severn fishing with a mix of fast glides along with wider and steadier parts. Access is good with multiple points of entry from peg 1 to peg 120.

The main species will be barbel, chub and roach and there has been a noticeable increase in numbers of dace and perch over the past few years.

Main methods are swimfeeder with halibut pellets, casters and hemp or maggots and float fished maggots and casters. Big baits like meat can play a part if the river is coloured.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Braid is not allowed

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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14. Sunday September 8th 

RIVER TRENT – TIDAL TRENT

Organiser: Alan Henry

Tel: 07712 620385.

HQ: The Friendship Inn, Main Road, Laughterton, Lincoln.  LN1 2JT.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11.30am – 4.30pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

There are vast changes from peg to peg on the Tidal Trent with depths ranging from 4ft to 20ft. On some of the pegs your deepest water will be only 20 metres from your bank and others you may need to be fishing to the other bank for your deepest water. 

The width of the venue is also varied with North Clifton and Dunham being 40m to 60m and Laughterton 60m to 90m. There aer also several different species that make up the match weights so it is important to cover everything before the draw. 

There are some very big fish here including bream, barbel, carp and chub, which will often make up the framing weights for the early part of the season. Later in the season roach and dace can play a key role and weights in excess of 20lb can be possible. Tackle requirements will include 13ft to 14ft heavy feeder rods and as assortment of feeders from 1oz to 4oz. For float fishing you’ll need 13ft waggler rods, a long rod for bolo fishing and possibly a pole with rigs for hemp fishing up to big flat floats on strong lines for big fish.

 MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Strictly no casting out of feeders before the match has started

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Tom Lane RiverFest 2015 trophy

(Picture:Tom Lane, RiverFest Winner 2015)

15. Saturday September 14th

RIVER THAMES - ABINGDON TO APPLEFORD

Organisers: Stuart Harrop/Ian Didcote

Tel: 07854 236482/07703 292905.

HQ: Abingford United Football Club, Northcourt Road, Abingdon. OX14 1PL.

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Its possible to catch a big weight of roach on the pole by putting in several big balls of groundbait at the start and then topping up with smaller balls as the match progresses. Rigs from 0.50g to 2g will be needed, depending on flow. In very low and clear conditions expect some decent perch and odd tench on chopped worm under pole gear.

If the river has a bit of flow the target species for all the sections could be roach on either stick float or waggler tactics. Match weights under these conditions could be anything from low double figures up to 20lb, possibly more, just loose feeding with maggots.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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Andrew Murphy AT RiverFest Champion 2013

(Picture: Andrew Murphy AT RiverFest Champion 2013)

16. Sunday September 15th

RIVER SOAR - LOUGHBOROUGH

Organiser: Ross Winfield

Tel: 07973 133733

HQ: The Rose & Crown, 6 Main Street, Zouch, Loughborough.  LE12 5EQ.

Website; www.loughboroughsoarangling.co.uk 

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The Soar varies in depth going from areas of 5ft to areas with 12ft with pole and feeder dominating most of the matches. Species to be expected are roach, perch, bream, tench, dace, bleak and chub, with a chance of barbel or carp.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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14 River Severn Bridgnorth

17. Saturday September 21st

RIVER SEVERN – BRIDGNORTH

Organiser: Dave Lloyd

Tel: 07740 765289

HQ: dave.lloyd@sharps.co.uk 

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The match length is over four miles long as it is a wild stretch of the Middle Severn. Access on match days is easy with plenty of parking points all along the river. The river here runs over gravel beds and fords with gulleys, islands and slower meandering swims. There are plenty of far and near bank features such as bushes and fallen trees. 

Depths vary from 2ft to 14ft along the 204 permanent pegs and barbel are main target species along with chub and smaller silver fish. The flow can be quite strong in areas so heavy leads are required for feeder fishing. Powerful float and feeder rods coupled with strong terminal tackle will be required. Float fishing requires thick speci wagglers, peacock wagglers, bolos and stick floats and its also possible to catch with pole gear and big flat floats in odd pegs. There are a lot of quality fish here and ten barbel could give you 60lb or more. Platforms and waders are required for some pegs.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Braid not allowed

Banned baits - No Bloodworm and Joker

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AT RiverFest Steve Sadler winner 2014

(Picture: RiverFest Steve Sadler winner 2014)

18. Sunday September 22nd

RIVER THAMES – CLANFIELD

Organiser: Colin Nicholson

Tel: 07779 256407

Website: http://www.clanfieldangling.co.uk 

HQ: Clanfield FC, Main Street, Clanfield, Oxfordshire.  OX18 2ST.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am till 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The stretch is regularly match fished and is one of the venues in the prestigious Thames Championships and Turner 400 matches held in September, as well as regular club and Open matches throughout the year. The length holds 94 pegs, and access is excellent as anglers can park behind all pegs. 

The venues reaches peak form in September and are expected to be between 10lb and 15lb, with the fish well spread, so giving a large number of winning pegs. Methods are likely to be mainly float-based, with the pole and whip dominating and anglers can expect an active match.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Braid not allowed

Banned Baits - No Bloodworm and Joker

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Qualifier winners Warwickshire Avon at Warwick 2016


19. Saturday September 28th

RIVER THAMES - READING

Organiser: Alan Clark

Tel: 07766 570956

Email: thamesvalleyangling@btconnect.com

HQ: Beale Park in Cafe area.  RG8 9NW.

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The stretch being used is the Reading Fishing Club section located between Pangbourne and Goring. The average depths range between 8ft and 10ft with depths to 14ft on the lower section. The main lines of attack are the pole, whip, waggler and bolo for the roach, skimmers and perch. 

There are also a few shoals of large bream mainly situated in the top and middle sections of the stretch. This is where the feeder comes into play. The baits that are effective are maggot, caster, hemp and worms. Groundbait is a must. This venue currently holds the Riverfest match record with a catch of bream totaling 156lb.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned Baits - No Bloodworm and Joker

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Paul Bick RiverFest 2016

(Picture: Paul Bick RiverFest 2016)

20. Sunday September 29th

WARWICKSHIRE AVON - STRATFORD

Organiser: Tony Butler

Tel: 07768 608803

Email: baileysofwarwick@hotmail.com

HQ: New Inn, Clifford Chambers, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire.  CV37 8HR.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

This match length will take in a variety of swims ranging from 4ft to 8ft deep on average. Running line and pole fished baits will be the main approach for species like roach, dace, perch, chub, bream and barbel. 

Zone winning weights could be anything from 15lb upwards, depending on river conditions.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

Braid not allowed

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RiverFest 2015 launch pic for website

21. Saturday October 5th

YORKSHIRE OUSE - HUNTERS LODGE TO LINTON ON OUSE

Organiser: Dave Miles

Tel: 07867 680479

HQ: The Bay Horse, York Road, Green Hammerton.  YO26 8BN.

Draw: 9.00 am

Fish: 11.00am – 4.00pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT


Hunters Lodge & Linton On Ouse all permanently pegged. Hunters numbered from 170 to 231. Linton numbered from 232 to 295. The match will be pegged to the river conditions, as it is a spate river. Under normal river levels the depths vary from 12ft to 22ft. A range of methods work here, including long pole, whip to hand, bolo and double ring slider. 

Also required are light feeder rods for normal conditions and heavy feeder rods for high water conditions and bigger fish. Pole feeder can work well in flood conditions. Main target species are roach, dace, hybrid, silver bream and perch. Big bream and chub can also show. Feeder fishing is mostly medium to small open end 20g to 50g feeders and straight lead can work well on clear days.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - No bloodworm and joker

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22. Saturday October 12th

RIVER TRENT - BURTON ON TRENT

Organiser: Wayne Swinscoe

Tel: 07737 056767

HQ: Washlands Sports Club, Meadow Road, Burton on Trent.  DE14 1TD

Draw: 8.45am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

This qualifier will be fished on the Coors AC waters around Burton. The river here is not too diverse and waggler with bronze maggot usually rules with a bit of stick float and pole fishing. Roach, dace and perch are the main quarry and while odd bream, chub and barbel can show there are very few feeder pegs. 

The average depth is 4ft to 6ft, with one or two areas a bit deeper at 8ft to 10ft. Match weights are usually made up of mostly roach and you usually need 10lb to 14lb to frame and 15lb to 20lb to win.


MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - No bloodworm and joker

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23. Sunday October 13th

RIVER WYE - HEREFORD

Organiser: Deron Harper

Tel: 07450 486272

Website: http://hdaa.blogspot.co.uk 

HQ: Hereford Rugby Club, Belvedere Lane, Hereford.  HR4 0PH.

Draw: 9.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm


VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The zones for this qualifier are all capable of throwing up some big weights of barbel, chub, dace, roach and perch. Feeder and float tactics play a part on all lengths and best baits will be maggots, casters and hemp or pellets. 

Depths vary throughout the stretches although in the main part the averages are between 4ft and 6ft. A platform trolley system is useful on all the zones for transporting kit.

  

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules 

Pike do not count 

Banned baits - No bloodworm and joker

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24. Saturday October 19th

RIVER SEVERN - SHREWSBURY

OrganiserAndy Jones

Tel: 07980 556498

Draw: 8.45am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

HQ: The Four Crosses Inn, Holyhead Road, Bicton, Shrewsbury.  SY3 8EF.


VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Shrewbury’s Quarry and Country Ground is a superb match length of which you can fish varied methods. Pole, stick, waggler, bolo, ship and feeder will do the business. Fish to your strengths is best. The main dominating species are roach, dace and perce, though chub can feature generally on the county ground of the top end of the quarry. 

Large odd barbel can make an appearance anywhere. On this venue the winner can come from anywhere. Main baits are maggot, caster, worm , groundbait and bread.

  

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count 

Banned baits - No bloodworm and joker

Do not leave waste and groundbait and any other bait on the bank.

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25. Sunday October 20th

WARWICKSHIRE AVON - WARWICK

OrganiserTony Butler

Tel: 07768 608803

HQ: The Nelson Club, 21 Charles Street, Warwick.  CV34 5LE.

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm


VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Depth on the three zones varies from 4ft to 12ft with an average of 6ft. In normal conditions the target species are roach, dace, perch, chub and bream. Pole and running line float fishing approaches win most of the matches here with feeder and legered baits working when there is extra water and colour in the river.

  

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules 

Pike do not count 

Banned baits - No bloodworm and joker

Braid not allowed

 

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FINAL 2/3 NOVEMBER – RIVER SEVERN AT SHREWSBURY

DRAW: 7.30am

FISH: 10.30am – 3.30pm

RESERVE FINAL DATES

Consecutive next 3 weekends 


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