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RiverFest River Don, Sprotborough

13th July 2019

The biggest and best river competition in the UK is back for 2019 with more money on offer than ever before!
There are 25 Qualifying events between 16th June and 20th October with 60 anglers per qualifier. 3 anglers will progress to the final from each qualifier, 1 from each 20 peg section.
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 Severn at Shrewsbury over the weekend of 2nd & 3rd November and, in case of high water, the same venue has been booked for three consecutive reserve weekends after these dates. The 25 qualifying matches will see 1,440 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 2019 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: Opens 10.30am Monday 18th March & closes at 23.59 on Monday 1st April. Maximum of 1 ticket per angler in this round.
Round 2: Opens 10.30am on Monday 8th 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

A £25 payment is payable on the day split between peg fees and pools money.

Cancellation/Refunds: Please note: If you wish to cancel a ticket, please inform 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.

RiverFest 2019 Rules

Ticket Information

60 pegs available
Three anglers qualify for the final (one from each 20 peg zone)
HQ: Lord Conyers Hotel, Old Road, Conisborough, Doncaster, South Yorks DN12 3LZ
Draw: 8am
Fish: 11am till 4pm

This is a deep venue with a steady flow in normal conditions. It is tree lined on both banks and varies from 30 to 45 yards wide.
Depths range from 12ft to 19ft. The venue suffers minimal boat traffic at weekends but midweek there is the occasional large gravel barge, which can affect the fishing for a period until the water settles.
The primary methods are big stick/bolo, groundbait feeder, pole, whip and slider with maggot, caster, worm, pinkies, hemp and groundbait being the staple bait requirements.
Roach and skimmers are the mainstay of most catches but chub, perch and gudgeon also feature. The venue does change year on year both in volume and quality of the catches made but upper doubles for a zone win would be a reasonable expectation.
Access is limited to parking at either end of the match length so a barrow will be required but the venue does have a good level pathway along its length.

General Angling Trust rules
Pike & zander do not count
Banned baits - bloodworm and joker

A £25 payment is payable on the day split between peg fees and pools money.

Round 2 ticket sales close Wednesday 10th July 2019 3:30pm for this qualifier. After online ticket sales have closed, anglers may turn up on spec on the day to try and purchase any available tickets (from any no-shows or remaining online tickets), but this is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, and organisers cannot sell tickets in advance of the match. Please note that tickets cannot be guaranteed if turning up on spec.

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River Don, Sprotborough,
HQ: Lord Conyers Hotel, Old Road,
Conisborough, Doncaster, South Yorks, DN12 3LZ

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