Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

New Video: Fitting A Dacron Connector

Alan Scotthorne passes on some excel­lent advice for fit­ting a Dacron Connector in our latest video.


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Opening Day Swims

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-roachAlan 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-01Martin 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.

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Success With Snake-Lake F1s

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

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