Competitors who have booked a ticket for the Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier at Evesham on Saturday 18th October should note that the venue has now had to be changed.

This is due to the Evesham Rowing Club who will now be using the water for a big rowing competition on that date. Because of this the RiverFest qualifier will now be moved further down the river to Eckington.

Competition creator and Angling Trust ambassador Dave Harrell said: “The mix up on dates is unfortunate and it would be impossible to fish the competition at Evesham with so many boats on the water. We have therefore moved quickly to replace the venue.  A very big thank you goes to match organiser Colin Harvey for sorting out the new venue and match headquarters.  Eckington is a superb venue and one that is not used enough for big competitions in my opinion. I’m expecting it to be a very good qualifier.”

“Tickets for the new venue will be sent out to all the anglers who were originally successful in securing a place at Evesham. I can’t imagine anyone wouldn’t want to fish the new venue but if they do there is a waiting list and the place can easily be re-allocated.  All the angler will need to do is contact the Angling Trust for a refund.”

If anyone would like a refund and cannot fish the new qualifier venue at Eckington please contact the Angling Trust at; 0115 9061 301/307 or alternatively email; Sandra Drew, Competitions & Events Manager at