Dates announced for next year's Evesham Angling Festival championship qualifiers.
The preparations for what is widely held as the best river fishing festival in the UK are already underway for 2012.
Dates for team the qualifications matches for next year’s Evesham Angling Festival have been announced, with competitions set the start from this December.
As usual three separate competition final will run across the August bank holiday weekend of the prestigious festival - the Shakespeare Individual Championship (Saturday Aug 25), the Abu Garcia/Wychavon Championship (Sunday Aug 26) and the Matchfishing Team Final (bank holiday Monday Aug 27).
There is just one qualifier for the Matchfishing Team event, with space for 14 teams of five anglers to battle it out for an invitation to fish the Matchfishing Team Championship final.
The Matchfishing Team Champs qualifier will take place on June 24. Entry per team to the qualifier is £125.
For further details and to register your interest in entering a team contact Diana Raphael on 01386 442458 or via email at
Evesham Angling Festival 2012 Qualifier Date
All qualifier matches will take place in the river Avon at the Evesham Town and Hampton Ferry stretches. Abu Garcia/ Wychavon Championship
Wednesday December 28 2011 Fed Up Open
Saturday February 25 2012 May Vince Vase
Saturday March 10 2012 Ray Woods Open
Sunday June 17 2012
Saturday June 23 2012
Sunday July 1 2012
Sunday July 15 2012
Saturday July 21 2012
Sunday July 29 2012
Saturday August 4 2012
Sunday August 12 2012
Final Sunday August 26 2012
Shakespeare Individual Championship
Sunday March 11 2012 Sherwood Memorial
Wednesday March 14 2012 Evesham Rose Bowl
Saturday June 16 2012
Saturday June 30 2012
Wednesday July 11 2012 (1pm Draw fish 2-30pm -7-30pm)
Saturday July 14 2012
Sunday July 22 2012
Saturday July 28 2012
Sunday August 5 2012
Saturday August 11 2012
Saturday August 18 2012 Junior Championship
Sunday August 19 2012
Wednesday August 22 2012 Veterans Championship
Final Saturday August 25 2012
Winter Matches Draw 9am Fishing 10.30am - 3.30pm £20 per ticket £5 Optional Pool
Summer Matches Draw 10am Fishing 12Noon - 5pm £20 per ticket £5 Optional Pool
30 Anglers minimum must compete for a match to qualify for an invitation to fish the Evesham Angling Festival