Drennan Oxford Win The Turner 400

Drennan Oxford (left to right): Gary Barclay, Martin Phipps, Carl Eland, Matt Herbert.

Drennan Oxford have won the annual Turner 400 Championship on the River Thames.

The experienced team of four managed an excellent 86-point total in the 27-team event, ahead of Turners on 72 points, to take the £600 top prize.

Gary Barclay was 2nd in his section on the Clanfield stretch with 8lb 9oz, Carl Eland won his section and was 5th overall at Rushey with 10lb 15oz, which included a nice tench, Martin Phipps was 7th in section with 6lb 9oz and Matt Herbert was 4th in section with 8lb 1oz of mostly small gudgeon on a whip.

The river looks top be in great form with plenty of small fish feeding for the start of tomorrow’s three-day Thames Festival.