Durham “Dace Ace” Simon Ashton – reigning British record holder for the species – has been out bagging on the River Wear with a Matchpro Ultralight 15ft!
Simon actually purchased an original Drennan DRX Ultralight 15ft back in 2002 – and was really looking forward to getting his hands on the new, slimmer, lighter, crisper 2012 Matchpro version! His feedback has been immensely positive, and judging by this latest superb net of Dace, the rod proved ideal for his style of fishing.
Simon’s immense 1lb 5oz fish taken a decade ago in 2002 still holds the UK best – and there are surely few anglers more qualified to talk about targeting the species by design. So don’t miss reading the excellent and exclusive article on trotting for the species that Simon has submitted to us.