Thames Tidefest Angling Championship to return for 10th Birthday!

The Angling Trust is pleased to announce the return of the Thames Tidefest Angling Championship for its tenth consecutive year.

Fished on the tidal river in four zones between Kew Bridge and Barnes, this annual 40 peg match will take place this year on Sunday 17th September.

In 2022 the event produced catches of quality roach along with bream, with winner Mark Brush taking a 12lb 4oz net of redfins to earn himself a bumper payout thanks to generous sponsorship from Thames Water.

This year the anglers will benefit from a continental payout system with four zone winners each receiving £250, a £150 prize to the overall winner, and money for every five-peg section.

The winner also receives a superb trophy named after three times Tidefest winner Mike Martin-Davies who sadly we lost to Covid two years ago.

The draw will be at 6.30am at the Kew Bridge Boating Arch and fishing will be from 9am to 1pm, giving anglers plenty of time to get set up on the gravel foreshore.

Tickets cost £20 and will be available in March from the Angling Trust Competitions website and Tackle Up in Fleet. Each ticket sale will see £5 donated to the charity Get Hooked on Fishing.

An optional super pool is being considered. More details to follow.

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