- The senior freshwater World Championships
- Division 1 National success for Drennan Barnsley Blacks and Drennan Oxford
- Fantastic fishing on the New Junction and Air and Calder Canal
- Alan Scotthorne reports back from a disappointing European Championships
- Alan Scotthorne talks about the new AS Pencil Floats!
NAME: Alan Scotthorne
OCCUPATION: Professional angling consultant
- 5x World Champion
- European Champion
- UK Champion
- 2x Evesham Festival Wychavon Champion
- Rive Cup Champion
- Numerous White Acres Festival wins
TEAM: Drennan Barnsley Blacks
BIGGEST FISH: 28lb pike
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 279lb
FAVOURITE METHODS: Waggler
FAVOURITE VENUES: Ones with plenty of fish!
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To keep fishing for Drennan Team England for as long as possible
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Acolyte 14ft Ultra
Alan is a master tactician and proficient at every method imaginable. He is a pioneering angler who always puts a great deal of thought and attention to detail into everything he does. Alan loves competing at top level in all countries.
Drennan International boss Peter Drennan on Alan Scotthorne: “We’re delighted to have put together a consultancy and sponsorship deal with Alan. As an England team regular and a unique five times individual World Champion, he’s the world’s most successful international angler. His encyclopaedic angling knowledge combined with our own design and engineering skills should be very interesting and productive on new tackle development.
“On top of this, Alan is a thoroughly nice bloke who is generous with his time and knowledge to other anglers, so he’ll be a great ambassador for our company.”
Alan Scotthorne on signing for Drennan International: “I was part of the England Team back in 1993, the year that Drennan began to sponsor them. Over the years the fishing for the team has been a massive part of my fishing career so joining Drennan to help produce fantastic fishing equipment is a dream come true because I’ve been part of it for so long.
“The thing about the company is they manufacture a wide range of tackle, so the opportunity to be involved in the evolution of a product, stage by stage, to fish with prototypes and fine tune them, is a new one and really exciting. My expertise is on English methods and techniques so the chance to join the top English tackle company was too good to miss.
“Unusually for a sponsorship deal, I’m not restricted to using just Drennan brand products. I’m free to use whatever I like that helps me win matches and keep my England place. That leaves me free to recommend other products to help people catch fish.”