TACKLE giant Daiwa has stepped in to back the Bewdley match length on the River Severn (see this month’s Midland Angler) and that plus a new look to the opens should help ensure some strong turnouts throughout the summer.

A new pools structure will see prizes paid out every five pegs, giving more anglers a chance of a prize, and there are also new fishing times with anglers on the bank until 7pm in the summer midweek events.

There will be an open match on the Kidderminster DAA controlled water every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer until the end of September and every Wednesday and Sunday in the winter from October.

The KDAA also has a new 24-hour booking and information phone line, tel 07919 122393, where you can book in, and find out up-to-date venue information and match results.

The matches organised jointly by Dave Lloyd, Matt Maginnis and Dave Harrell, who has helped negotiate the Daiwa sponsorship of the length and of the Bewdley Festival at the end of July.

Commented Dave: “We’ve changed the fishing times in the midweek summer opens so that fishing is from 2pm to 7pm and for the weekend matches we’ll be fishing from midday. Hopefully these moves should mean that there are plenty of fish caught.”

The venue will also be hosting two rounds of the Drennan Superleague on July 5th and 19th and a Teams of Four Championship over two days in August, plus an Individual Winter League in October.

Places for all matches must be booked in advance with the latest booking in time 6pm on the day prior to the match. Block bookings will be accepted and places can be reserved in advance for any dates for the whole season.

“If a match is to be cancelled., information will be updated on the Matchline the day before the match and results will also be available on this line after each match,” added Dave.

“There are still plenty of top match anglers who want pure river fishing and I expect strong turnouts and top excellent fishing.”



Bewdley Events 2003


Daiwa Bewdley Summer Opens
• Every Wednesday from June 18th to September 24th. Draw at the Woodman Pub at
12pm with fishing from 2pm to 7pm.

• Every Saturday from June 21st to September 27th. Draw at the Woodman Pub at 10am with fishing from 12pm to 5pm.


Daiwa Bewdley Festival
Monday 28th July, Wednesday 30th July, Friday 1st August. Draw at the Woodman Pub at
10am with fishing from 1pm to 6pm.


Daiwa Bewdley Teams of Four

Two-day event, Saturday 16th August and Sunday 17th August. Draw at the Woodman Pub at 10am with fishing from 1pm to 6pm. This event will be run on points with the venue split into four sections.


Daiwa Bewdley Individual Winter League

Six-match series starting on Sunday 5th October. Best five results to count. Five peg sections, £1,000 first prize (subject to entry).

Daiwa Bewdley Winter Opens
Every Wednesday from October 1st to March 10th. Draw and fishing times to be advised, depending on light.

Every Sunday to March 14th once individual league is completed. Draw and fishing times to be advised, depending on light.

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