Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

Scotthorne On The Cover

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.

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Lessons Learned From The PF Pairs

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.

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Beating The Freeze

scotthorne-unhook-breamAfter 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.

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