ALAN SCOTTHORNE: Fifth World Champs
ALAN, the greatest match angler ever, lifted the World Championship individual title for the fifth time of his career back in 2007.
The Yorkshireman amassed just five points in two days on Hungary’s Lake Velence rowing course. With the temperature dropping just before the match the fish moved out of pole range, leaving the Drennan-backed Team England matchman to impress the crowd with his phenomenal slider fishing tactics, presenting bunches of bloodworm well overdepth.
He took 5.410kg on day one from Peg 18 on A section, beaten into second by a carp from the end peg.
Day two saw him draw peg 38, an area he didn’t particularly fancy, but Alan still finished third in his section – enough for a total of five points and to lift the individual title.
Unfortunately his squad-mates couldn’t match Alan’s efforts, and England had to settle for fifth place in the team standings.
Catch that sealed Alan’s World Champs record.