This year’s three-day Evesham Festival on the Warwickshire Avon carries a prize fund of £27,750 and places for the qualifying matches, which get underway in June, are going fast!     
Bookings are now being taken for this year’s Evesham Festival qualifying matches on the Warwickshire Avon, which kick off on the opening weekend of the fishing season with a Shakespeare Championship qualifier on Saturday, June 19th, and an Abu Garcia Wychavon Championship qualifier on Sunday, June 20th. 
There are nine Shakespeare and eight Abu Garcia Wychavon qualifiers and all the matches are 70-peg events, at Hampton Ferry and Evesham Town Water. The finals run from Saturday, August 28th to Monday, August 30th. 
This year’s festival will see the use of bloodworm and joker trialled for all three final days and in four matches on two of the qualifying weekends.
Anglers can fish as many qualifiers as they like, even if they have qualified or been invited to the Festival weekend, but to guarantee tickets it is advisable to book early by contacting co-organiser Diana Raphael on 01386 442458. 
Qualifiers (three anglers to qualify for finals from each match)
Shakespeare Championship
June 19th
June 27th
July 3rd
July 11th
July 18th
July 24th
August 1st
August 7th (bloodworm and joker allowed)
August 15th (bloodworm and joker allowed) 
Abu Garcia Wychavon Championship
June 20th
June 26th
July 4th
July 17th
July 25th
July 31st
August 8th (bloodworm and joker allowed)
August 14th (bloodworm and joker allowed)
All matches draw 10am at Hampton Ferry
Fishing from 12pm to 5pm
Bloodworm and joker barred, apart from matches listed. 
Pike and zander do not count
Entry £20 per match
Enquiries and bookings:
Diana Raphael
Hampton Ferry
19 Boat Lane
WR11 4BP
Tel 01386 442458