Angling Trust Competition News 15 Feb 17
Wed 15 February 17
Bigger prize money for the UK’s Number 1 river competition!
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!
Subject to all tickets being sold, RiverFest 2017 will see 10 main prizes in the final ranging from £1,000 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 top prize. The new venues are the River Trent at Shelford, Hamms Bridge and East Bridgford and the River Dee at Farndon to Holt.
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
FINAL 18th & 19th NOVEMBER – RIVER WYE AT HEREFORD
RESERVE FINAL: 25th & 26th NOVEMBER
How to Book Tickets
Tickets for the 60 peg qualifiers will be sold 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 will be released in two rounds.
Round 1 will be open from 10.30am on Tuesday 28th March until midnight on Thursday 6th April and anglers will be able to book a maximum of one ticket during this round.
Round 2 will open at 10.30am on Thursday 13th April and 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 this round.
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.
The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book RiverFest Tickets’ guide and a short information video available on the website