Welcome to the Shrewsbury Classic River Festival 2017. After a fantastic festival last year, this year’s festival will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 10th, 11th and 12th of October 2017. The festival will be run on the same format as last year. I have decided to increase the entry from 60 to 72 due to the high demand last year. The prize money will therefore increase alongside this (see competition rules). To make things easier on the day I want to collect the parking fees with the entry money. The parking fees will again allow you to park behind your pegs in the quarry and also in an area near the boat ramp in the county ground.
As you may have read in last year’s festival and open match reports the fish stocks have dramatically increased and produced record breaking results. I am hoping this will reflect strongly in the results this year.
I am pleased to say that Shrewsbury Council has helped a great deal by clearing some of the pegs that were in need of a lot of work to bring them back into the fold. Thank you for your help.
The Festival will be in Association with The Shropshire Anglers Federation and Total Angling. I have approached Tackle Companies again to support the event and all the companies I have asked, Matrix, Preston Innovations, Sonu Baits, Map, Garbolino, Shakespeare (Pure Fishing), Sensas, Daiwa , Drennan, Maver, Browning and Dinsmores, have all fantastically agreed to do so. I would like to thank them now for their support. Without these companies we simply would not have some of the finest tackle available on the market today.
Full rules and the entry list confirming places will also be on Total Anglings web Site. Again, I have had a huge response and I has sold out very quickly. If the demand for places reaches more than 72 for this festival, It is intended to increase the entry further next year. There will be a reserve list in place should anyone drop out. Tickets are not transferable. we are really looking forward to another great festival.
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Andy Jones…SAF/SAMC Committee member and Contest Organiser