Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

New Video: Sinking The Line When Waggler Fishing

The latest addi­tion to our Bite-Size Tips series looks at sinking the line when fishing the waggler.


Peter Drennan gets on the bank with five times World Champion, Alan Scotthorne, as he demon­strates how he sinks the line when float fishing.

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Fantastic Fishing On The River Váh

Alan Scotthorne looks back on the 2015 World Club Championship in Slovakia where he and his Drennan Barnsley Blacks team com­peted on the River Váh. 


Slovakia’s River Váh was always going to be a tough nut to crack with its fast flow and flat floats up to 50g required, plus tar­geting fish that do not reside here in England. I think that puts the team win­ning a bronze medal into perspective!

WCC-slovakia-2015-alan3The two form teams, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, put in bril­liant dis­plays to finish first and second. My Drennan Barnsley Blacks outfit of Lee Kerry, Matt Godfrey, James Dent, Simon Fields, Frankie Gianoncelli and myself, cap­tained by Glenn Lawrence, were over the moon with our bronze medal performance.

The start of the week’s prac­tice was not good, with us drawing two more dif­fi­cult areas. By the Friday, how­ever, we had some sort of plan put together. With other teams seem­ingly catching more fish, though, we were not over con­fident that we were on the right track.

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Bronze Medal For Drennan Barnsley

Drennan Barnsley Blacks have won team bronze in Slovakia in the 2015 World Club Championship!

The team of Alan Scotthorne, Matt Godfrey, Lee Kerry, Simon Fields, James Dent and Frankie Gianoncelli posted two really con­sistent team scores on the River Váh at Žilina, which lived up to its pre-match repu­ta­tion as a great inter­na­tional venue.

WCC-2015-full-resultSlovakia’s SRZ MsO Levice Sensas won gold medal on home soil with a really impressive 21 points. The home nation clearly had the tac­tics worked out as they com­fort­ably won both days, including four out of five sec­tions on Day Two!

The Czech Republic’s RSK Pardubice Colmic took a very com­mend­able silver-medal pos­i­tion with 37 points.

Well done to all!

Day 1 Teams

  • 1st SRZ MsO Levice Sensas (Slovakia) 12pts
  • 2nd RSK Pardubice Colmic (Czech Republic) 14pts
  • 3rd Matchfishing-Belarus (Belarus) 19pts
  • 4th Drennan Barnsley Blacks (England) 22pts

Day 2 Teams:

  • 1st SRZ MsO Levice Sensas (Slovakia) 9pts
  • 2nd Traper Siedlce (Poland) 22pts
  • 3rd= Drennan Barnsley Blacks (England) 23pts
  • 3rd= RSK Pardubice Colmic (Czech Republic) 23pts

Teams Overall:

  • 1st SRZ MsO Levice Sensas (Slovakia) 21pts
  • 2nd RSK Pardubice Colmic (Czech Republic) 37pts
  • 3rd Drennan Barnsley Blacks (England) 45pts
  • 4th AVPS Tarnava Energo-team (Romania) 48pts

Drennan Barnsley Day 1 Individual Results:

Section A: Matt Godfrey (8.194kg) 1pt
Section B: Alan Scotthorne (7.108kg) 2pts
Section C: Lee Kerry (7.443kg) 3pts
Section D: Simon Fields (2.972kg) 8pts
Section E: James Dent (4.886kg) 8pts

Drennan Barnsley Day 2 Individual Results:

A Section: Lee Kerry (8.261kg) 4pts
B Section: Alan Scotthorne (11.883kg) 1pt
C Section: Frankie Gianoncelli (6.552kg) 9pts
D Section: James Dent (7.748kg) 4pts
E Section: Matt Godfrey (12.606kg) 5pts

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