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Friday, 24 July 2015 08:12

Tidefest - Thames Tideway Angling Competition - Sunday September 20th

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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

Organiser:
Will Barnard 07747 647 921

Stewards:
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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