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.
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.
Drennan’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.
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…
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