RiverFest – River Trent, Newark Dyke Q2

15 August 2020 11:00 AM - 15 August 2020 4:00 PM
HQ: East Stoke Car Park, NG23 5QU.
Members only

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2020!

There are 24 Qualifying events between 20th June and 27th September with 80 anglers (2 qualifiers), 60 anglers (20 qualifiers), and 40 anglers (2 qualifiers) 1 angler from each 20 peg section 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 3rd & 4th October. The 24 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 2020 will see 10 main prizes in the final, ranging from £1,500 for 10th 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: Opened 10.30am Monday 16th March & closes at 23.59 on Monday 30th March. Maximum of 1 ticket per angler in this round

Round 2 Opened 10.30am on Monday 6th April, 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, 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.

Please note that for 2020 on spec ticket sales will NOT be permitted in order to protect our volunteers & other anglers. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance prior to the closing date for ticket sales, please do not turn up on spec as you will not be able to purchase a ticket on the day of the match.


60 pegs available
Three anglers qualify for the final (one from each 20 peg zone)
HQ: The Spring House Pub, 15 Farndon Road, Newark, NG24 4SA
Draw: 08.30
Fishing: 11.30-16.30

The Newark Dyke qualifier is run over three sections of the river Trent, the first section being the Dyke which is a tributary of the Trent and approximately 30 metres wide and 8-12ft deep. Target species are roach, bream and barbel. Depending on colour 30lb plus of bream, also 20ib plus of roach on the pole and hemp are easily achievable. The other two sections Rolleston and East Stoke are on the main river which is approximately 80 metres wide and between 7-14ft deep. Both sections have a good head of bream, roach and barbel. All methods could produce on the day, again depending on colour. Expect nets of 20lb plus to qualify from all zones. Pegs for each section are double pegged and there is parking behind each peg (weather permitting).

General Angling Trust rules apply
All local rules are available on the Newark Piscatorial website:

How to enter

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HQ: East Stoke Car Park, NG23 5QU.

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