2014–2015 Drennan Cup Winner Announced

coverThis week’s Angling Times announces the overall winner of the hotly con­tested Drennan Cup!

In this issue, Martin Bowler talks about tar­geting carp in the Spring and reveals one of his favourite rigs.

Also, the newly crowned Drennan Cup cham­pion reflects on his amazing season packed full of big fish.

Angling Times is in all good news­agents from Tuesday, 28th April and also avail­able for down­load on IOS and Android devices.

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Tench From The Margins

Steve Rowley, usu­ally known for his pike fishing exploits, packs his pike gear away on March 14th and takes a break, before turning his atten­tion to tench. Steve explains his approach:


Steve with an early season 8lb plus tench.

After a demanding winter chasing pike, I enjoy a few weeks off before starting my baiting cam­paign. I love float fishing on the mar­ginal shelves, so I spend two to three weeks just baiting a couple of spots to entice them into the area, before employing my favourite float leger tactics.

Baiting up early pre­vents the weed growth and gives the tench plenty of con­fid­ence feeding over the area in read­i­ness for my first ses­sion. Big tench in my area usu­ally means 8 and 9lb’ers, with double figure fish being very rare indeed. This Spring I hope to land my first double and break my long standing 9lb 14oz per­sonal best.

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Meet Martin Bowler

Tackle Den in the Cotswold Water Park are having an Open Day this Saturday and spe­cial guest Martin Bowler will be in attend­ance between 9am and 1pm.


This is rare oppor­tunity to come and chat to prob­ably the finest all-rounder of his gen­er­a­tion. Whatever the spe­cies or method Martin has a wealth of know­ledge, so get your­self along to the open day and pick his brains.

(Full range of the NEW Terry Hearn rods will be there to view as well!)

Address: Lake 11, Spine Road, South Cerney, GL7 5TL

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