Kidderminster & District Angling Association

Bewdley Angling Festival

This popular annual event has been running since 2001 with over 60 competitors coming from all over the country (and beyond) each year to stay and fish in Bewdley.

Run over three days – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – the event allows competitors to enjoy the other two days by fishing elsewhere at one of a huge range of local river, pool and canal venues or visiting some of the area’s many attractions (inc the pubs!).

The Festival is decided on total weight and there are daily and overall prizes.


Roll of Honour – Past Winners.

  • 2018  John Stockton 58lb 4oz
  • 2017  Andy Waller 68lb 8oz
  • 2016  Jez Williams 57lb 1oz
  • 2015  Steve Colwell 68lb 110z
  • 2014  Phil Baker 42lb 12oz
  • 2013  Chris Taylor 62lb 13oz
  • 2012  Pete Edwards 74lb 9oz
  • 2011  Steve Maher 80lb 7oz
  • 2010  Mark Pritchard 92lb 9oz
  • 2009  Steve Maher 63lb 10oz
  • 2008  Adam Slade 80lb 14oz
  • 2007  cancelled due to floods
  • 2006  Gary Farmer 86lb 2oz
  • 2005  Chris Taylor 66lb 14oz
  • 2004  Mark Jones 67lb 14oz
  • 2003  Nigel Ball 65lb 2oz
  • 2002  John Stockton 57lb 2oz


2019 Festival fact file

  • Monday 22nd, Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th July.
  • All KDAA River Severn Bewdley water
  • Places offered to 2018 competitors Spring 2019
  • Remaining available places to be allocated to reserve list June 2019
  • Festival payout
  • Competitors List