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Tidefest - Thames Tideway Angling Competition - Sunday September 20th


For the second year running the Angling Trust is running the Thames Tideway Angling Competition on the tidal river downstream of Kew Bridge. This is a 50 peg open match with £1,000 in prize money plus pools. The tides are perfect for the day and good weights of bream, roach and dace are expected.

Tidefest 2015

Draw: 7.30am Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge, Strand on the Green, W4 3RE

Tides: High 07.15 Low 14.45

Fishing: 9.30am - 2.30pm (depending on tide height)

Rules: Thigh wading permitted, all fish except eels can be weighed

Zones: A) Strand on the Green. B) Barnes

Pegs: As per chalk numbers on wall. A) from Cafe Rouge down to just past the Grove Park Rd Slipway (1 - 25). B) from just below Barnes Railway Bridge down to Leg of Mutton.

Tickets and Prize monies: £500 First Prize then £250, £150 and £100 - split across both zones - and winners trophy. Tickets £5 with proceeds to the angling charity Get Hooked on Fishing

Sections and Pools: Ten 5 peg sections and £10 pools. Pay out top place only (overall match winners excluded)

Parking: A) At Strand on the Green, Thames Rd or Grove Park Rd. B) Barnes High St.

Prize Giving: 4.30pm Brentford Boating Arch, Kew Bridge, Strand on the Green

Will Barnard 07747 647 921

Danny Williams 07854 240 368
Mike Smith 07946 515 352
James Thornhill 07837 980 210

Refreshments: Drinks and BBQ at Strand on the Green Embankment

Access Points to River: See map on the day for location of steps

This annual fishing match is part of the TideFest - a celebration of the recreational importance of London's River. 50 pegs maximum across the two zones at Strand on the Green and Barnes. Both stretches have a good head of roach, dace and bream. The four main prizes will be split alternatively across both zones to give all anglers a chance of making the frame.

Source: Angling Trust

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