SPECTATORS are welcome to the first-ever  RiverFest final over the weekend of November 16/17 – and excitement is hotting up for anglers who will compete in river fishing’s most prestigious weekend.

The Wye at Hereford plays host to the final.

The Wye at Hereford plays host to the final.

Some 60 match anglers from all over the country will be competing to win a share of £24,000 on the River Wye at Hereford.

They will be hoping the fish-filled river – rated No.1 of venues in an Angler’s Mail report two years ago – will be back in its best shape.

The river soared during recent storms, and more autumnal rain could make it a real tester.

The  RiverFest 2013 winner will walk away with a cool £10,000, that’s the biggest prize ever for a river competition!

 

Daiwa reels are now added to the impressive prize pot!

Daiwa reels are now added to the impressive prize pot!

The Angling Trust announced  more sponsorship support from Daiwa Sports towards the final.

In addition to big money,  and goodie boxes from Bait-Tech for every finalist, now Daiwa has donated their latest TDR2508 reel worth £245 for the angler who catches the biggest fish over the weekend.  The section stewards will also have their chance of getting in on the action with a prize draw to win a TDM2508 reel worth £150.

Daiwa’s Robin Morley said: “We are delighted to support this excellent competition which has seen a great response from anglers all over the country in its first season. We can only see it growing in the years to come and would like to wish every competitor good luck in the final.”

 

Parking and entry is free for Angling Trust members to watch the final and you’ll be able to watch and meet some of the best river anglers in the country doing their stuff. There’s a path all the way along the match length and access is easy.

The draw takes place each day at 8am and the club is open to Angling Trust members from 9am. Fishing is from 10.30am until 3.30pm each day.

Cars should be parked in the field adjacent to the Hereford Rowing Club at the bottom of Greyfriars Avenue, HR4 0BE. Spectators will also have the use of the facilities and be able to get refreshments at the rowing club where there will be a bookmaker present to take bets on your fancied anglers.

Dave Harrell, the man behind the RiverFest concept, will be on hand to answer your questions and to show you his full range of DH Angling products.

 

RIVERFEST BOOKMAKER’S ODDS

Early odds for the first day of the two-day Riverfest festival were released by Dave Harrell. They were put together by bookie Grahame Bonnett…

Early odd for the RiverFest final are above - subject to change by the big day of course!

Early odds for the RiverFest final are above – subject to change by the big day of course!

 

 

 

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