RiverFest – Bristol Avon

25 July 2021 12:30 PM - 25 July 2021 5:30 PM
HQ: Riverside Inn, The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3EZ
Members only

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2021!

There are 25 Qualifying events between 19th June and 5th September with a 78-angler final – 1 angler from each 20 peg section in the matches will progress to the final.

Anglers must be aged 16+ on the day of the qualifier and valid members of Angling Trust, join or renew today at

The final will take place on the River Trent at Burton Joyce over the weekend of 18th & 19th September. The 25 qualifying matches will see anglers competing for a shot at the £14,000 top prize from a prize pot of almost £50,000. Subject to all tickets being sold, RiverFest 2021 will see 15 main prizes in the final, ranging from £600 for 15th place, up to £14,000 for the winner. Six peg sections prizes of £250 will also be paid out for both of the final days.

Tickets will be sold in 2 rounds;

Round 1: Opens 10.30am Tuesday 16th March & closes at 23.59 on Sunday 28th March. Maximum of 1 ticket per angler in this round

Round 2 Opens 10.30am on Tuesday 30th March, no restriction on the number of tickets that can be purchased. See individual qualifiers for Round 2 closing dates.

You must print a copy of your e-ticket and present it to the organiser during registration on the morning of the event.

Cancellation/Refunds: Please note: If you wish to cancel a ticket, you are able to do this from your member account by navigating to “Your Dashboard” in the top right of the website and selecting the “Your Competitions” tab. Alternatively, please inform [email protected] by email, and include your name, the name of the qualifier you would like to cancel, your membership number & post code. We require 7 days notice prior to the qualifier in order to process a refund. Any notification outside of this time scale will not be entitled to receive a refund. Please note: There is no secondary market for the sale or transfer of any tickets.

Your £25 pools and peg fee payment should be paid on the day. To protect yourselves, the organisers, and other anglers please put your £25, which includes your peg fee, in an envelope with your name on the front and pay it to the organiser on the morning of the qualifier. 

Round 2 ticket sales close Wednesday 21st July 2021 3:30pm for this qualifier. For 2021, on spec tickets will not initially be permitted. This will be reviewed prior to Step 4 of the Government roadmap out of lockdown and may change in line with Government restrictions.


60 pegs available
Three anglers qualify for the final (one from each 20 peg zone)
HQ: Riverside Inn, The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3EZ
Draw: 10.00
Fishing: 12.30-17.30

Breakfasts available from 9am


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.


General Angling Trust rules

Pike do not count

Banned baits – bloodworm and joker
No wasp grub

Bring 2 keep nets

How to enter

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