Category Archives: Alan Scotthorne

World Champs 2014 In Pictures — Part One

Part One of our pic­ture gal­lery fol­lows Drennan Team England on the final day of prac­tice for the World Championship in Croatia. 


The venue was the wild and fast-paced Dubrava Canal or ‘Track’ near Prelog, north Croatia. This is a man-made channel that serves an adja­cent hydro-electric power sta­tion. The flow can be con­trolled by the power plant but after sev­eral weeks of rain the venue was still rising and flowing extremely hard… and con­tinued to do so!

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International Flavour In This Month’s Pole Fishing

The latest issue of Pole Fishing magazine fea­tures some must-read art­icles with Drennan-backed anglers.

PF-oct2014The one and only Alan Scotthorne con­tinues his monthly Ask Alan column and invest­ig­ates his tricks for hit­ting more bites from crafty F1 carp.


Alan Scotthorne shows you how to catch more of these!

Also inside, Des Shipp reveals the secrets behind Drennnan Team England’s emphatic win in the recent International Pairs event held at Cudmore Fisheries.

Finally, tal­ented youth inter­na­tional James Dent reveals some very inter­esting find­ings that he and his Drennan Team England U23 squad dis­covered in Holland.

The October edi­tion of Pole Fishing is in the shops now!

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Ups & Downs On The River Trent


Alan has loved get­ting back to his roots on the River Trent in read­i­ness for the Division One National.

Alan Scotthorne reflects on recent ses­sions spent on the mighty River Trent in pre­par­a­tion for the forth­coming Division One National. 

With the Angling Trust Division One National Championship coming up on the River Trent, my Drennan Barnsley Blacks outfit have been put­ting in some extra prac­tice. The win­ners of this com­pet­i­tion will rep­resent England at next year’s World Club Championship in Slovakia, so it’s a match we nat­ur­ally want to win!

I have now been to the river on three prac­tice ses­sions and also fished five matches so I am building some sort of idea of the various tac­tics needed. I have made a couple of mis­takes but also fished one or two good matches so, without giving too much away, I’ll talk you through what has happened. Incidentally, the prac­tice ses­sions were really good with me catching close to 60lb on one ses­sion and a good double fig­ures on the others, but it is on the actual matches where you obvi­ously learn the most.

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