THE Evesham Festival is back, with major angling match finals over the whole August Bank Holiday weekend.


There’s detailed insight into this long-running and popular event inside the latest Angler’s Mail magazine.

The action and sideshows take place on Evesham’s Crown and Corporation Meadow, by the Warwickshire Avon.

It's not just small fish at Evesham, as Darren Cox and other have proved with lumpy barbel.

It’s not just small fish at Evesham, as Darren Cox and others have proved with lumpy barbel during the big matches.

The actual fishing by some of the very best matchmen will see tactics from feeder to waggler, flat float, and of course bloodworm and joker which is allowed in this big ‘un.

One man to watch on any method will be in-form Jon Arthur, who blogs for this website, and is bang in form after his UK Championships win this week. Another one of our bloggers, Darren Cox – a former Evesham champion – will be there too, along with talented qualifiers and leading lights in the sport, including several current England internationals.

Hempseed could feature for the Avon’s roach, as it has done in recent weeks. And judging by previous years’ Evesham Festival weekends, a big barbel or two is sure to get hooked… safely landing one (or even two) could sway the verdict in one or more of the contests!

It’s not just a fishing match festival though. There are loads of other attractions, plus great local food and drink, to make for a full family day out.

And there are tackle stalls including ‘man on the mic’, Roger Surgay of Dragon Carp. He’s just revealed that he’ll be there at Evesham 2015 and will be doing some incredible deals!


Please note that this is the correct 2015 running order for the matches:

  • Saturday, August 29: Individual Championships.
  • Sunday, August 30: Wychavon Championships.
  • Bank Holiday Monday, August 31: Teams Championships.

Each of the three days sees the site open at 8.30am. The major fishing matches start at 10am, fishing to 3pm.

Parking is just £7 per car, which includes a free programme for everyone in each vehicle.

For more information see Angler’s Mail magazine’s August Bank Holiday Issue – and also log on to:

Be sure to read Angler’s Mail magazine for full coverage after the event too!