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