June 16th is the traditional start of the river season here in the UK, so we asked seven Drennan-backed stars where they would love to be heading.
Alan Scotthorne – Five Times World Champion
It is a bit too early in the season for roach so I would have a day after bream and barbel at Crankley Point, where the River Trent meets Newark Dyke. The bream tend to shoal up around here early season.
I would use a large Groundbait Feeder with chopped worm, casters, pellets and sweetcorn with worms, a bunch of maggots or casters on a size 14 or 12 Carbon Feeder hook. Strong gear is required as you never quite know what you’ll hook so my hooklength would be anything from 0.16mm to 0.23mm Supplex.
Martin Bowler – TV Star & Big Fish Specialist
It would have to be targeting quality barbel on any of the fast flowing stretches of the River Wye run by Angling Dreams. I’d be fishing with a large ESP Mega Method Feeder loaded with micro pellets and fishmeal groundbait.
This would help to present a hair-rigged boilie or pellet on a short braid hooklength to a Super Specialist Barbel hook.
Alan Scotthorne looks back on a successful weekend he has just spent on two unfamiliar snake-lake venues.
I had a complete change this weekend and visited two different venues to where I would normally travel at this time of year. The first was Heronbrook Fisheries in Staffordshire, a venue that will soon play host to Round One of Match Fishing magazine’s Drennan Knockout Cup. The second venue was Lake View Fishery at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The Angling Trust Ladies National is on this venue next week so my wife, Sandra, wanted to have a recce here to get some idea of what was working. Continue reading
Alan Scotthorne stars in our latest Video as he puts the all-new In-Line Crystal Dibbers to the test.
The five times World Champion visits Bonehill Mill Fishery in Fazeley, Staffordshire, and soon puts together a fine net of carp fishing shallow and down the margins.
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