Rewarded With Two Big Barbel

Marcus Weaver from South Wales, has man­aged to beat his per­sonal best barbel twice in as many trips on the mighty River Trent.

Marcus 15lb 4oz Barbel

“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.

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Power Wins The Drennan Knockout Cup

Andy Power has put on a con­vin­cing two-day per­form­ance to win the pres­ti­gious Drennan Knockout Cup. 

Andy Power, 2014 Drennan Knockout Cup Champion!

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.

andy-power-drennan-ko-cup-2014bGeoff 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.

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We Have A New Champion!

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.

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.

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