The fourth round of RiverFest made its way eastwards to the North Bank of the River Nene. Conditions on Sunday were bright, and anglers also had to contend with a very clear river, this made it bream or bust with regards to the overall. However, the beauty with RiverFest is that qualifiers are sectioned and thus, on the non-bream sections, a delicate silverfish approach was also rewarded.

Stand out winner on the day was Lee Edwards, who drew peg 16 in A zone and put together an impressive 55lb 13oz of bream. Surprisingly, Lee took his bream weight on the pole at 13m, fishing a 1.25 gram float with worm and caster.

Second on the day was Charlie Gooch with 25lb 4oz from B zone, peg 26. Charlie also opted to fish long pole and worm and caught quality bream steadily across the five hours.

Zone C was certainly the toughest on the day with very few bream showing. However, this paved the way for Lee Wright to make it through to final. A hard earnt 5lb 4oz 8drms of small roach on the pole were caught, both long and short and on strung out rigs.

Big thanks go to organisers Johnathon Means, Mike Kirby and the team at Peterborough and District.


1. Lee Edwards 55-13-0 (16)
2. Charlie Gooch 25-4-0 (21)
3. Martin Caldecott 18-2-0 (26)
Q. Lee Wright 5-14-8 (58)

Qualifiers: Lee Edwards, Charlie Gooch, Lee Wright.

Anglers are reminded that as people qualify their remaining tickets go back into the computerised system for resale. The website is updated with all tickets available every Monday after a qualifier at 1pm.

Next qualifier – River Medway, Saturday July 14th