Category Archives: Specimen

Jamie Cartwright wins the 2013–14 Drennan Cup!

CONGRATULATIONS to Northampton’s Jamie Cartwright, voted the 2013–14 Drennan Cup Winner! Jamie is shown here with a brace of Chub caught from con­sec­utive casts in October, which weighed 7lb oz and 7lb 1oz.


Jamie enjoyed a spec­tac­ular season studded with huge fish of various spe­cies – including spe­cimen Chub, Bream, Perch, Barbel and Rudd – win­ning four weekly awards during the course of the year.

This was enough to win enough votes from fellow spe­cimen anglers, all pre­vious win­ners of weekly awards, and nar­rowly pip 2012–13 Champion Gareth Goldson. Gareth delivered an equally stellar season which could have easily seen him retain the trophy.

Jamie wins a cheque for £2000 and will be presented with the famous trophy as soon as it can be arranged – pic­tures to follow!

Final Result:

1st: Jamie Cartwright

2nd: Gareth Goldson

3rd: Dr Paul Garner

4th: Steve Russell

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Daniel Gale’s Early Season Tench Success

Many thanks to Daniel Gale for this report of an early season gravel pit tench, caught using Drennan feeders.

The Hampshire based Fishery Studies Lecturer told us “The fish weighs 7lb 10oz and was part of a 12 fish catch including two more over 7lb. All the fish were caught on either popped up corn or mag­gots with Drennan inline flatbed method or maggot feeders fished over silk­weed at around 25yds.

For more inform­a­tion on Drennan feeders, click here.

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Drennan Cup Winner Announced

ATApr15CoverThis week’s Angling Times announces the overall winner of the hotly con­tested Drennan Cup! In the same issue, the newly crowned spe­cimen cham­pion passes on 50 of the very best fish-catching tips to try.

Martin Bowler also stars inside as he passes on some enlight­ening advice on catching big roach on mini boilies.

Angling Times is in all good news­agents from Tuesday, 15th April and also avail­able on IOS and Android devices.

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