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RiverFest River Trent, Tidal Trent

08th September 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: The Friendship Inn, Main Road, Laughterton, Lincoln, LN1 2JT.
Draw: 9am
Fish: 11am – 4pm

There are vast changes from peg to peg on the Tidal Trent with depths ranging from 4ft to 20ft. On some of the pegs your deepest water will be only 20 metres from your bank and others you may need to be fishing to the other bank for your deepest water.
The width of the venue is also varied with North Clifton and Dunham being 40m to 60m and Laughterton 60m to 90m. There are also several different species that make up the match weights so it is important to cover everything before the draw.
There are some very big fish here fish including bream, barbel, carp and chub, which will often make up the framing weights for the early part of the season. Later in the season roach and dace can play a key role and weights in excess of 20lb can be possible. Tackle requirements will include 13ft to 14ft heavy feeder rods and an assortment of feeders from 1oz to 4oz. For float fishing you’ll need 13ft waggler rods, a long rod for bolo fishing and possibly a pole with rigs for hemp fishing up to big flat floats on strong lines for big fish.

General Angling Trust rules
Pike do not count
Strictly no casting out of feeders before the match has started
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 4th September 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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Tidal Trent ,
HQ: The Friendship Inn, Main Road,
Laughterton, Lincoln, LN1 2JT

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