Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

Latest Video: Spread Bulks

In or latest film, Alan Scotthorne explains the spread bulk shotting pattern that many people use when pole fishing on commercial fisheries.

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Thanks to Little John Lakes fishery in New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, for being such fine hosts. Visit www.littlejohnlakes.weebly.com to learn more about this excellent venue.

Venue: Little John Lakes
Location: Maida Lane, New Ollerton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Postcode: NG22 9RG
Telephone: (+44) 7715 096738, (+44) 1623 835581
Website: www.littlejohnlakes.weebly.com

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Latest Video: Line Length & Back Shots

In or latest film, Alan Scotthorne passes on some valuable advice to help your pole rigs perform correctly on commercial fisheries.

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The five times World Champ explains the importance of getting the length of line between your pole tip and float correct. He also explains the usefulness of back shotting when it’s windy or if you are fishing further out.

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Thanks to Little John Lakes fishery in New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, for being such fine hosts. Visit www.littlejohnlakes.weebly.com to learn more about this excellent venue.

Venue: Little John Lakes
Location: Maida Lane, New Ollerton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Postcode: NG22 9RG
Telephone: (+44) 7715 096738, (+44) 1623 835581
Website: www.littlejohnlakes.weebly.com

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Latest Video: AS7 Pole Floats

In our latest short film, five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne shares his thoughts on the all-new AS7 pole float!

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Learn more about Drennan AS7 floats >>

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Win A Day’s Fishing For Charity

Millingtons Fishing Tackle in Chorley are giving you a chance to win a day’s fishing with two Drennan Team England stars in aid of BBC Children In Need.

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A group of up to six anglers can win a day’s fishing with Alan Scotthorne and Stuart Conroy at the excellent Whitmore Fisheries. The day will start with breakfast at Café Whitmore then the rest of the day on one of Whitmore’s lakes, learning from the best. This is your chance to ask what you have always wanted to know. You will be shown tips and get expert advice as well as being able to catch a few fish.

The day will also be covered on BBC Radio Lancashire as part of the regular fishing slot that Matt Shaw from Millingtons has on John Gillmore’s popular radio show.

For a chance to win, listen in to BBC Radio Lancashire in the afternoon on Friday the 18th November 2016. To bid, you must ring into the station on 01254 583583 in the time specified. The winners will fish a day in 2017 as yet to be confirmed. The auction prize is for a group of up to six people, so you and a few mates can have a wonderful day’s fishing while helping this fantastic cause. Good luck!

Prize donated by Millingtons Fishing Tackle in Chorley. Visit their Facebook Page to learn more.

Images from the previous charity day successfully run by Millingtons:

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Latest Video: The Importance Of A Plummet

In our latest video, Five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne explains the importance of a plummet, not just for determining depth, but also for understanding the contours and makeup of the bottom. 

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Filmed at Little John Lakes in Nottinghamshire. Watch this space for more videos from this great venue.

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Little John Lakes is situated on the outskirts of New Ollerton in Nottinghamshire. Its three fish-filled lakes (aptly named Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Maid Marion) hold a wealth of different species to keep you guessing what the next bite will bring. It lends itself really well to pole fishing and, with a central island no more than 20 metres away on most pegs, the waggler or a small feeder can also work really well. Visit the Little John Lakes website to learn more.

Venue: Little John Lakes
Location: Maida Lane, New Ollerton, near Newark, Nottinghamshire
Postcode: NG22 9RG
Telephone: (+44) 7715 096738, (+44) 1623 835581
Website: www.littlejohnlakes.weebly.com

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Drennan Duo Through To Final

Well done to Alan Scotthorne and Jon Arthur for qualifying for the Preston Innovations Pole Fishing Pairs Final at their first attempt.

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Part of Alan Scotthorne’s catch from Barston Lakes (Image courtesy of Keith Vaughan).

The first qualifier for this silverfish and pole only event was held at Barston Lakes in the West Midlands. The venue fished unbelievably well with big weights of mostly skimmers and bream recorded in every section.

The Drennan duo managed an impressive combined weight of 130lb 6oz to qualify for next year’s Grand Final.

Pairs Qualifiers:

  • 1st Andy Power & John Harvey – 142lb 4oz
  • 2nd Des Shipp & Adam Wakelin – 130lb 9oz
  • 3rd Alan Scotthorne & Jon Arthur – 130lb 6oz
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England Stars Do Their Bit For Charity

Millingtons Tackle in Chorley held a brilliant charity fishing day at Whitmore Fisheries for BBC Children in Need.

Alan Scotthorne and Stuart Conroy with Ian and Stuart Humphrey (and Tommy the Trout!).

Alan Scotthorne and Stuart Conroy with Ian and Stuart Humphrey (and Tommy the Trout!).

Ian and Stuart Humphrey were fortunate to win a day’s fishing with England stars Alan Scotthorne and Stuart Conroy. They were soon catching fish on a mixture of pole and waggler tactics and picking up plenty of tips from two of the very best in the business.

The event was also broadcast live on BBC Radio Lancashire. Thanks to Whitmore Fisheries, Millingtons Tackle and all involved. A great day for a very worthy cause!

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New Video: Tackling The River Wye With Alan Scotthorne & Peter Drennan

Check out our latest video where Alan Scotthorne joins Peter Drennan on a stretch of the River Wye to target barbel, but with a slight twist!

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Rather than fishing for the barbel using standard feeder tactics, Alan Scotthorne tried his luck using a tactic that is not very often used here in the UK, the flat float.

To see how they got on you can watch the full-length video by clicking here.

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The Knockout Cup Semi Final

Today is the Semi Final of the Drennan Knockout Cup!

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This prestigious series run by Match Fishing magazine has seen over 150 anglers taking part, but we are now down to just 15 qualifiers. Each has made it through the tough knockout stages, testing their all-round skills on lakes, canals and rivers.

Weston Pools.

Weston Pools.

Today’s Semi Final is on the Canal Lake at Weston Pools in Shropshire with some top anglers lining up, including five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne, reigning Knockout Cup Champion Tom Scholey, Fish’O’Mania Champion Warren Martin and rising Drennan Team England star James Dent. From here, just four anglers will progress to the two-day Grand Final at Docklow Pools. It promises to be an excellent match!

The Semi Finalists: Alan Scotthorne, Ed Warren, Michael Buchwalder, Robbie Griffiths, Tom Scholey, Andy Nelson, Ian Didcote, Toby Pepper, Geoff Vallance, Warren Martin, James Dent, Steve Barraclough, Nick Speed, Shaun Little, Adrian Higginbottom

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Scotthorne Wins Wychavon Championship

Congratulations to Alan Scotthorne for winning the Evesham Festival Wychavon Championship… again! 

alan-breamalan-in-action-3Alan drew peg 46 on the famous White House Bend and caught bream and skimmers on the pole with bloodworm and pinkies over groundbait. This was in fact the same peg on the River Avon where he won from back in 2012. Conditions were also very similar, with extra rain giving some much needed colour and pace to the river.

It was good to see two more Drennan anglers in the main frame in the shape of Wayne Swinscoe and Darren Davies. Wayne was two pegs away from Alan and caught a mixture of roach and good skimmers for 14lb 7oz. Darren had a quality net of roach boosted by a bonus bream from peg 25.

The previous day was the Hobgoblin Individual Championship and once again Alan Scotthorne was on the winner’s podium. On a much clearer and more difficult river, his 7lb  12oz was enough for 3rd overall. Fellow Drennan Team England squad member Callum Dicks won the match from end peg 73 with 10lb 12oz.

Bank Holiday Monday saw 14 teams of five competing for the Match Fishing Team Championship and it was Daiwa Dorking who stole the show off a highly fancied draw with a runaway 61 points. Drennan Barnsley Blacks were 2nd on weight over Matrix Image with 43 points. Drennan Oxford were just a single point behind and finished in equal 4th spot on weight with Matrix Trentmen.

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