Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

French Lessons

Five times World Champion, Alan Scotthorne, crossed the Channel last weekend to com­pete in the Sensas Festival at Châteaudun in France. Here’s how he got on.

Alan Scotthorne (right) with son Oliver pose with their practice day catches.

Alan Scotthorne (right) with son Oliver pose with their prac­tice day catches.

The Sensas Festival is a new indi­vidual com­pet­i­tion run by the ground­bait man­u­fac­turer Sensas in France. It con­sists of two one-day matches on the River Loir and the lakes at Eure. Several anglers from England were involved in this event and we were really looking for­ward to a great weekend’s fishing.

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Catch Big Fish On The Method

ATMay13CoverDrennan’s Martin Bowler is on the front cover of this week’s Angling Times, out today!

Inside, the tal­ented spe­cialist angler shows you how to catch some fine spe­ci­mens with some clever Method feeder tac­tics that everyone can employ.

Also inside are our brand-new Crystal Dibbers, plus an art­icle with Alan Scotthorne revealing his latest tac­tics with this ground-breaking little float!

Angling Times is in the news­agents every Tuesday and also avail­able in digital form for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.   

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Unique Float Leads To Terrific Weights

Alan Scotthorne has had an unbe­liev­able run at his local Lindholme Lakes, including no fewer than three 200lb-plus catches in a row! It was all done with a few cru­cial rig tweaks and a little bit of help from some very spe­cial floats…

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I have had the rare luxury of fishing a good number of com­pet­i­tions at my local fishery, Lindholme Lakes, before my summer inter­na­tional com­mit­ments begin again. The fishing really has been fant­astic recently with big weights fishing short poles around six metres out and cubed luncheon meat and corn as feed, but now with the weather is improving and overnight tem­per­at­ures are up to 10 degrees the fish are starting to come shallow.

I just wanted to talk you through one match were I caught 186lb of carp and F1s to win the match and the tac­tics I used. Continue reading

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