Alan Scotthorne is the cover star of the latest issue of Match Fishing magazine!
Inside, he puts his Matchpro Ultralight Bomb & Feeder rod through its paces and passes on some key tricks for getting the most from feeder and bomb fishing. He also reveals a great little homemade feeder rig that could give you a vital edge.
The March issue of Match Fishing is in the shops from February 27th and also available on iPad and Android.
Alan Scotthorne reflects on the inaugural Preston Pole Fishing Silverfish Pairs competition, which reached an exciting climax last weekend:
Alan Scotthorne in action.
What a fantastic competition this has been through the winter months! Hats off to Tom Scholey and Matt Godfrey of Pole Fishing magazine. Staging this four-match series across the country over four very different commercial fisheries with no proper carp counting was pure genius. I am sure this well-attended 50 pairs competition will open the flood gates for more of this type of event. It exploits the untapped silverfish that are clearly in abundance in many carp lakes.
I fished this league with my son Oliver and knew from the onset that it would be a tall order to make the top five pairs with our limited experience of commercial silvers and the venues these matches were held on. It was a good learning curve for us both and here are just a few of the things that we picked up on the way that will hopefully expand our knowledge for next year.
After a well-earned holiday, Alan Scotthorne has returned to the UK in match-winning form! Here’s his account of an impressive win on his local Stainforth & Keadby Canal:
I always take a short break in January overseas for a few days and stepping off the plane at Manchester airport to be greeted by four inches of snow was not the return I was hoping for!
I had only missed one weekend’s fishing but reports were that the cold conditions had taken its toll on both turnouts and results. I was still eager to get back fishing on my local ‘Stainy’ for the Teams Of Three Winter League the coming weekend, as this canal seems to hold up well even though the daytime temperatures are around 2ºC. With bloodworm and joker allowed plenty of bites are still on the cards.