Marcus Weaver from South Wales, has managed to beat his personal best barbel twice in as many trips on the mighty River Trent.
“I have only had two trips to the Trent this season, as it is a 400-mile round trip. But on both trips I have smashed personal bests! The first trip was with a barbel of 14lb 4oz on my first cast. Then I beat that six weeks later, with a 15lb 4oz barbel within half an hour of fishing,” Marcus explained.
Both barbel were caught with the Martin Bowler Specialist Barbel 12ft 1.75lb rod, using a combi rig incorporating 15lb Camo Sink Link braid.
Andy Power has put on a convincing two-day performance to win the prestigious Drennan Knockout Cup.
Andy Power, 2014 Drennan Knockout Cup Champion!
This unique tournament run by Match Fishing magazine saw over 100 top-flight match anglers whittled down over a series of challenging rounds to a two-man Grand Final at Docklow Pools fishing holiday complex in Leominster, Herefordshire.
Geoff Vallance and Andy Power made it all the way but it was in-form Andy who ultimately lifted the all-important silver trophy and claimed the £5,000 winner’s cheque that goes with it.
The Preston Innovations and Sonubaits-backed star put on a skilled performance to extract 102lb of fish; over half of which consisted of quality roach and silver fish!
Match Fishing magazine reveals more details on its website and a full in-depth report will appear in their December issue.
A new Drennan Knockout Cup Champion has been crowned after two scintillating days sport at Docklow Pools.
Andy Power (left) and Geoff Vallance are the two lucky finalists for 2014.
Day One saw former champions Gary Miller and Rob Wootton bowing out on Docklow Pools’ Match Lake, leaving Geoff Vallance and Andy Power still fighting for the coveted trophy.
The first day was a big-weight affair with carp deciding the outcome. Day Two was to be held on Mickey Mouse; a mixed-species lake full of roach, chub, carp and F1s, so it was anyone’s guess what species would dominate and who would be crowned the ultimate champion.
Check out the Match Fishing website to discover who won. A full, in-depth report will also be in the December issue of the magazine.