ALAN SCOT­THORNE: Fifth World Champs

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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.

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