Richard Taylor won at Bough Beech Reservoir on Sunday with an impressive 46lb of roach on the pole.
The southern match ace fished caster over groundbait 13 metres with his Acolyte pole at the popular venue in Kent. The best rig was a 0.6g G-Tip 3 pole float with spread-out shot on 3lb main line to a 2lb (0.107mm) Supplex hooklength and size 16 Kamasan B560 hook.
The G-Tip 3 is an ideal choice for both stillwaters and slow-moving rivers as it has the perfect profile to cope with varying conditions. Our extremely bright Glow Tips ensure they can be seen in changing light conditions and, being hollow, they have plenty of buoyancy for fishing overdepth or to support larger baits if necessary. These truly versatile floats are available in eight sizes from 0.2g right up to 2g.
Roger Marlow shows you how to tackle tricky weir pool swims in the latest issue of Angling Times, out today.
The England Veteran and Drennan Leicester team man shows you there is nothing to fear when it comes to extracting fish from an intimidating river swim.
Also inside, intrepid big-fish angler, Martin Bowler, shows how to catch sea fish on coarse gear.
There is also the full report on Drennan Barnsley Blacks’ latest big team win and a special Where to Fish pull-out guide with over 1000 venues to fish!
The Angling Times is in all good newsagents each Tuesday and also available in digital form for iOS and Android devices.
Winter League Final, Division One National and now the Commercial National Champions!
Drennan Barnsley Blacks have just completed an unprecedented hat-trick of victories, following a convincing Stillwater Team Championship team gold at the weekend.
The team’s latest accolade was earned at Heronbrook and Cudmore Fisheries in Staffordshire, where a star-studded team of 10 posted a runaway 161-point victory against 17 other teams. That was more than enough to take the gold medal ahead of Matrix Dynamite Trentmen on 138 points and local squad Matrix Dynamite Stapeley on 136 points.
The team also posted four section winners from Andy Geldart, Matt Godfrey, Nick Speed and Frankie Gianoncelli. The latter two anglers also managed an individual podium finish, as Nick claimed the gold medal with an impressive 57.55kg from Heronbrook, using his trademark meat tactics on Island Pool. Frankie took bronze on the fancied reed beds on Canal Pool with 54.77kg of carp and F1s. Sandwiched between the two weights was in-form Jon Arthur who managed 56kg on short-pole meat tactics from Peg 5 on Meadow Pool to take the silver medal.
Barnsley now add the Stillwater Team Champs trophy to the Division One National and Winter League Team Champs trophies that they have already won this year.
Commercial National Champion, Nick Speed (centre) with 2nd-placed Jon Arthur (right) and 3rd-placed Frankie Gianoncelli (left).
1st Drennan Barnsley Blacks 161 (327.5kg)
2nd Matrix Dynamite Trentmen 138 (233.59kg)
3rd Matrix Dynamite Stapeley 136 (226.42kg)
1st Nick Speed (Drennan Barnsley/Shimano, Dynamite) 57.55kg
2nd Jon Arthur (Drennan/Maver Midlands) 56.0kg
3rd Frankie Gianoncelli (Drennan Barnsley/Preston Innovations) 54.77kg