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RiverFest 2017

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

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The Angling Trust is pleased to announce that this year’s RiverFest competition will see the prize pot go up to a whopping £39,500!

Please note:  Tickets for this event are £30.00 each for 2017.  This is an increase on previous years, however the prize pot for the final has increased accordingly. 

Subject to all tickets being sold, RiverFest 2017 will see 10 main prizes in the final ranging from £1000 for 10th place, up to a cool £13,000 to the winner! In addition, section prizes of £250 will also be paid out every six pegs on both of the final days.

The qualifying matches will feature two new venues in a total of 24, which will see 1,440 anglers competing for a shot at the big top prize. The new venues are the River Trent at Shelford, Hamms Bridge and East Bridgford and the River Dee at Farndon to Holt.

How to Book Tickets

Tickets for the 60 peg qualifiers are for sale via the Angling Trust Events booking website 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 have been released in two rounds. Round 1 was open from 10.30am on Tuesday 28th March until midnight on Thursday 6th April and anglers were able to book a maximum of one ticket during this round. Round 2 has been open from 10.30am on Thursday 13th April and will remain open until the final qualifier in October. There will be no restriction on the number of tickets anglers will be able to book in round 2.

Further changes to the process will see the removal of the reserve lists. Cancellations will now be re-listed in the online system and sold on a first come first served basis. A ticket news subscription option will be available for anglers seeking cancelled tickets so please complete your details in the boxes provided as below.

The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book RiverFest Tickets’ guide and a short video available here at www.anglingtrust.net/riverfest

The final will take place on the River Wye at Hereford over the weekend of 18th/19th November and the same venue has been booked as a reserve weekend on 25th/ 26th November.

Spectators will be welcome to watch the final, free of charge and there will be a bookmaker present on both days for competitors and public to have a flutter.

ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST 2017 – QUALIFYING DATES AND VENUES

SAT JUNE 17 RIVER CALDER, MIRFIELD

SAT JUNE 24 RIVER SWALE, MORTON

SAT JULY 8 RIVER WEAVER, NORTHWICH

SUN JULY 16 RIVER TYNE, CORBRIDGE TO WYLAM

SUN JULY 23 BRISTOL AVON, NEWBRIDGE TO SALTFORD

SUN JULY 30 TRENT, SHELFORD, HAMMS BRIDGE, EAST BRIDGFORD**

SUN AUGUST 6 RIVER SOAR, LOUGHBOROUGH

SAT AUGUST 12 RIVER DON, SPROTBOROUGH

SUN AUGUST 13 RIVER YARE, LANGLEY

SAT AUGUST 19 RIVER TEES, BOWESFIELD TO YARM

SUN AUGUST 20 RIVER NENE, ORTON

SAT SEPTEMBER 2 RIVER SEVERN, BEWDLEY

SUN SEPTEMBER 10 TIDAL TRENT - LAUGHTERTON, NORTH CLIFTON to DUNHAM

SAT SEPTEMBER 16 RIVER THAMES, CULHAM

SUN SEPTEMBER 17 RIVER WYE, HEREFORD

SAT SEPTEMBER 23 RIVER SEVERN, BRIDGNORTH

SUN SEPTEMBER 24 RIVER THAMES, CLANFIELD

SUN OCTOBER 1 RIVER TRENT, BURTON

SUN OCTOBER 8 RIVER MEDWAY, BARMING

SAT OCTOBER 14 RIVER DEE – HOLT AND FARNDON**

SUN OCTOBER 15 WARWICKSHIRE AVON, STRATFORD

SUN OCTOBER 22 RIVER SEVERN, SHREWSBURY

SUN OCTOBER 28 YORKSHIRE OUSE – HUNTERS LODGE TO LINTON-ON-OUSE.

SUN OCTOBER 29 WARWICKSHIRE AVON, WARWICK

**NEW VENUES

FINAL 18th & 19th NOVEMBER – RIVER WYE AT HEREFORD

RESERVE FINAL DATES: 25th & 26th NOVEMBER

For ongoing information about RiverFest 2017 visit:

www.anglingtrust.net/riverfest

www.facebook.com/anglingtrustriverfest

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

Key Dates

28th March – 6th April: Round 1 opens – max 1 ticket per angler

14th April: Round 2 opens – No restrictions on the number of tickets that can be purchased

17th June: 1st qualifier

18th & 19th November: RiverFest final

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ANGLING TRUST RIVERFEST 2017 - QUALIFYING DATES AND VENUES

1

Saturday June 17th

RIVER CALDER - MIRFIELD

Organiser: Martin Highe

Tel: 07967 227218

Email: martinhighe@gmail.com

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

Saturday June 24th

RIVER SWALE - MORTON

Organiser: Kevin Weighell

Tel: 07950 966928

Email: kevinweighell@googlemail.com

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

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

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The qualifier will be pegged between Scruton and Far Fairholme. Depths here vary between 3ft and 10ft and you will be fishing for chub and barbel on all three zones.

Tactics will include float fishing with waggler or stick float and a feeder or straight lead approach will also be necessary on some pegs.

The bait list includes maggots, casters, bread and meat and match weights can vary with the record being 145lb on this stretch.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

No wading over thigh depth

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3.

Saturday July 8th

RIVER WEAVER - NORTHWICH

Organiser: Mike Scott

Tel: 07530 638502

Email: sales@valeroyalangling.co.uk

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

Draw: 9.30am

Fish: 12pm – 5pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Depths range from 6ft to13ft with the sections being on the Oaktree, Willowbeds and Boats 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 16m onwards. The Willowbeds and boats are 10ft at 6m from the near bank to 13ft deep down the middle. The river is approximately 40 metres wide so there is scope for many lines.

Tackle should include pole, waggler, bolo, whip and feeder rods. Species to be targeted include bream and skimmers to feeder and straight lead when colour in the river. Skimmers and roach to pole and whip over groundbait and maggot or straight lead/small groundbait feeders when 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 do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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4.

Sunday July 16th

RIVER TYNE - CORBRIDGE TO WYLAM

Match organiser: Stephen Hoggins

Tel: 07881 631870

Email: stephen.hoggins@btinternet.com

HQ: Prudhoe Riverside Park, Prudhoe, NE42 6NP

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The Tyne is a wild river and catches will be dominated by dace. 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. It’s 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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5.

Sunday July 23rd

BRISTOL AVON - NEWBRIDGE TO SALTFORD

Organiser: Kevin Dicks

Tel: 07804 620083

Email: kevin.dicks18@hotmail.co.uk

HQ: Stothert & Pitt Rugby Club, Saltford Corston, near Bath, BA2 9AA

Draw: 10am

Fish: 12pm – 5pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Depths range from 9ft to15ft 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

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6.

Sunday July 30th

RIVER TRENT – SHELFORD, HAMMS BRIDGE, EAST BRIDGFORD

Organiser: Alan Henry

Tel: 07712 620385.

Email: alan.henry4@hotmail.co.uk

HQ: Ye old Bridge Inn, Nottingham Road, Oxton, Nottinghamshire NG25 0SE

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Upstream section will be from the nettle field to Ferry lnn. Depths here range from 5ft to14ft. Species are roach, dace, chub, barbel and bream. This stretch includes the famous pumper pegs where anglers were catching 100lb of chub on float tactics in 2016. The river starts to shallow up as you get to the gravel pegs were you can catch on the waggler if the roach and dace have a go. Below the lane the depths range from 5ft to 10ft, all on gravel. Opposite the famous outfall, a few chub are possible on the feeder and they’re nice float pegs if the roach and dace feed.

The middle section will be Hams bridge upstream and down. Odd bream can be caught from the first few pegs. The flow here is on the inside 12ft to 15ft deep and these are brilliant float pegs for bolo, stick and long pole balling in all work. Flat floats work well for big perch. Below Hams is where big weights of bream are caught, especially if there's water on and there have been plenty of roach on the waggler over the last few seasons.

The bottom section will be East Bridgeford from the weir down to below the car park. Roach, dace, chub, barbel and bream are the target fish here. It’s a fantastic stretch of river as the last Division One National here proved. There were three individuals in the top ten from here! It's a float angler’s paradise but the feeder can be a killer on its day if there’s some water on and the bream and barbel feed. Depths range from 6ft to 10ft.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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7.

Sunday August 6th

RIVER SOAR - LOUGHBOROUGH

Organiser: Tony Beech

Tel: 07506 935040

Email: tony.beech66@gmail.com

HQ: The Waterside Inn, Sileby, Mountsorrel, LE12 7BB

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm.

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The sections will be all on the natural river. Swims vary considerably from 4ft to 12ft. Pole likely to dominate but with water on and colour, bream will be caught on the feeder.

Roach, perch, bleak and hybrids on most pegs with feature pegs chub and odd barbel and carp. Zone winning weights could be anything from 15lb upwards.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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8.

Saturday August 12th

RIVER DON - SPROTBOROUGH

Organiser: Steve Lowther

Tel: 07825 342211

Email: stevelowther@fsmail.net

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 barge, 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 do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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9.

Sunday August 13th

RIVER YARE - LANGLEY

Organiser – Andy Sutter

Tel: 01502 531776/079905 72729

Email: AWilsonSutter@aol.com

Website: www.riveryare.co.uk

HQ: The White Horse, 5 Norwich Rd, Chedgrave, Norfolk NR14 6ND

Breakfasts available from 7.30am.

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm.

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The 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 1.5oz and 3oz 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 it’s 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

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10.

Saturday August 19th

RIVER TEES - BOWESFIELD TO YARM

Organiser: Chris Gowling

Tel: 07970 056451

Email: chrisgowling@hotmail.co.uk

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

HQ: Myton Farm pub, Ingleby Way, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 0WB

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

All three sections are on the Bowesfield water. The match length is predominantly deep and slow moving and if the river is coloured it will need 20lb to 30lb to win sections. If it’s low and clear weights can be halved.

The match will be mainly feeder fishing with worms and casters but the pole often plays a part. 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

__________________


11.

Sunday August 20th

RIVER NENE - ORTON

Organiser: Jonathan Means

Tel: 07984 520598

Email: jonathan.means@btinternet.com

HQ: Botolph Arms, 465 Oundle road, Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DD

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am -4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The River Nene above and below Orton Lock is just upstream of Peterborough and one of the best stretches of natural river in the East of England.

In late August, roach and skimmers will be the main target, with pole and maggot and hempseed like to dominate, but competitors shouldn’t ignore bonus species such as tench and big eels, which are regularly caught on a chopped-worm approach from the section above the lock.

There are also bream shoals at the top end of the match length, and if there is colour and flow these might well dominate the individual placings.

Below Orton Lock, the water is pacier, with gravel runs and, again, plenty of roach. Chub may also show to a far-bank waggler and feeder approach here. The river then widens and becomes slower and deeper again, but there are lots of skimmers in this area and a balling-in approach with pole and maggot will see plenty of bites.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

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12.

Saturday September 2nd

RIVER SEVERN - BEWDLEY

Organiser: Geoff Maguire

Tel: 07376 100196

Email: kdaafishing@outlook.com

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

Draw: 9am

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

__________________


13.

Sunday September 10th

RIVER TRENT - LAUGHTERTON, NORTH CLIFTON AND DUNHAM

Organiser: Alan Henry

Tel: 07712 620385.

Email: alan.henry4@hotmail.co.uk

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

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

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 are 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 fish 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 an 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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14.

Saturday September 16th

RIVER THAMES - CULHAM

Organiser: Paul Glenfield

Tel: 07929 109572

Email: pgglenfield@gmail.com

HQ: H Café, Oxford Rd, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7LY

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

It’s 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

__________________


15.

Sunday September 17th

RIVER WYE - HEREFORD

Organiser: Deron Harper

Email: deron@tiscali.co.uk

Tel: 07450 486272

Website: http://hdaa.blogspot.co.uk

HQ: The Plough Inn, 86 Whitecross Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0DH

Draw: 9am

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 - bloodworm and joker

__________________


16.

Saturday September 23rd

RIVER SEVERN – BRIDGNORTH

Organiser: Dave Lloyd

Tel: 07740 765289

Email: dave.lloyd@sharps.co.uk

HQ: The Vine Inn, Mil Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5AG

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The match length is over four miles long as 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 very 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 it’s 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

No Bloodworm and Joker

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17.

Sunday September 24th

RIVER THAMES - CLANFIELD

Organiser: Colin Nicholson

Tel: 07779 256407

Email: clanfieldangling@yahoo.co.uk

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

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

Draw: 9am (club open at 7.30am for breakfasts)

Fish: 11am – 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 94pegs, and access is excellent as anglers can park behind all pegs. The venue reaches peak form in September and produces good bags of roach, perch, bleak, gudgeon, chub and occasional bream and barbel.

Zone winning weights 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

No Bloodworm and Joker

__________________


18.

Sunday October 1st

RIVER TRENT - BURTON-ON-TRENT

Organiser: Wayne Swinscoe

Tel: 07737 056767

Email: swinnos@ntlworld.com

http://www.coors-angling-club.co.uk

HQ: Washlands Sports Club, Meadow Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE14 1TD

Draw: 9am

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, especially in August and September which are the best two months to fish this venue.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

__________________


19.

Sunday October 8th

RIVER MEDWAY - BARMING

Organiser: Mick Roberts

Tel: 07703 431930

Email: mickroberts59@gmail.com

Website: www.maidstonevictory.co.uk

HQ: The Bull Inn, 5 Tonbridge Road, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9HB

Draw: 8.00am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Slow paced river with an average depth of 8ft. The main species are roach, perch, bream, chub 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 it’s possible to catch much bigger weights, up to 50lb, if the bream feed.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

__________________


20.

Saturday October 14th

RIVER DEE – HOLT AND FARNDON

Organiser: Reg Williams

Tel: 07706 086834

Email: clairdaz@hotmail.co.uk

HQ: White Lion Pub, 5 Castle Street, Holt, Wrexham LL13 9YL

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

All sections will be on Dee Anglers waters around Holt and Farndon.

Depths here vary from 6 to 14 feet but average 8-10 feet.

Predominant species is Dace, but Roach, Chub, Perch and odd Barbel can also be caught in areas.

Primary methods are whip, bolo, stick, waggler but feeder can produce if river is carrying extra water.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Braid not allowed

No Bloodworm and Joker

__________________


21.

Sunday October 15th

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: 9am

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

Braid not allowed

No Bloodworm and Joker

__________________


22.

Sunday October 22nd

RIVER SEVERN - SHREWSBURY

Organiser: Phil Williams

Tel: 07958 589183

Email: bigphilwilliams39@yahoo.co.uk

HQ: The Wheatsheaf, 19 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8JY

Draw: 8.30am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

The river here varies in depth from as little as 3ft to as much as 20ft but the average depth is around 9ft to 12ft.

If the river is low then pole and waggler will dominate results. With a little extra water on, stick float and bolo tactics come into play.

Main species are roach, dace, perch and chub and there is always a chance of big barbel on the float or feeder.

MATCH RULES

General Angling Trust rules

Pike and zander do not count

Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

__________________


23.

Saturday October 28th

YORKSHIRE OUSE - HUNTERS LODGE TO LINTON-ON-OUSE

Organiser: Dave Miles

Tel: 07867 680479/0113 3910570

Email: d.miles55@btinternet.com

HQ: The Green Tree, Little Ouseburn, York YO26 9TJ

Draw: 9am

Fish: 11am – 4pm

VENUE SPOTLIGHT

Hunters Lodge & Linton on Ouse all permanently pegged. Hunters numbered from 186 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 wide 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 - bloodworm and joker

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24.

Sunday October 29th

WARWICKSHIRE AVON - WARWICK

Organiser: Tony Butler

Tel: 07768 608803

Email: baileysofwarwick@hotmail.com

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

Draw: 8am

Fish: 10.30am – 3.30am

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

Braid not allowed

No Bloodworm and Joker

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FINAL 18/19 NOVEMBER – RIVER WYE AT HEREFORD

DRAW 7.30am

FISH: 10.30am – 3.30pm

 

RESERVE FINAL DATES

25/26 NOVEMBER

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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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