Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

Acolyte Carp Takes The Strain

WCday2-alan-acolyte-carpAlthough put­ting any pole under this amount of pres­sure cannot be advised, we still feel that this striking image of Alan Scotthorne’s Acolyte Carp pole placed under immense strain shows why he rates it so highly!

The fish was a foul-hooked barbel, hooked with pink Carp Bungee elastic in six metres of raging flood water during the World Championship in Croatia. The fish sadly shed the hook, but the pole still came out of the fight com­pletely unscathed, much to an aston­ished crowd’s disbelief!

Click here to learn more about the Acolyte Carp.

Picture cour­tesy of Practicni Ribolov magazine.

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World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part Three

The con­clu­sion of this three-part World Championship spe­cial looks back at the drama and cel­eb­ra­tions from the final day. 


Yet more unseasonal rain hampered this event as the water­course con­tinued to rise! Umbrellas were out in force in the morning, but it never dampened the spirits of the watching crowd. Home nation Croatia were lying joint second after Day One and stood a great chance of being crowned cham­pions on home soil. They had Serbia, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic to fend off if they were to achieve that feat…

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World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part Two

Continuing our in-depth look at the 2014 World Championship, we move onto the action from Day One.


Yet more heavy overnight rain meant Croatia’s Dubrava Canal had risen at least another 30cm overnight, so the anglers were sat fur­ther back up the slope, with the pro­spect of it rising even fur­ther during the day.

WCday1-crowdBig Crowds
An estim­ated 10,000 spec­tators turned out in force to watch this pres­ti­gious event. There would have been much more had the weather fore­cast been good! It shows just how pop­ular fishing is in Croatia and it was great to witness.

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