Wors­brough – a wor­thy wa­ter

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

GREAT to see Wors­brough Reser­voir fea­tured in Angling Times. Like so many other waters, it was writ­ten off as a cor­morant ca­su­alty but it is back with a bang, with carp stocked as sub­sti­tutes for the ‘missing’ roach and bream now back-ups for fish that were never lost at all!

I was lucky to have fished it in its pomp, on a UK Champs. The dam wall pro­duced some mas­sive bags – over 50lb won it – caught fish­ing 5ft down in the deep wa­ter. I drew the shal­low­est peg on the mus­sel bed and weighed 23lb 11oz, nearly all roach on caster over blood­worm at 13m, and that was only worth fourth in sec­tion, ef­fec­tively scup­per­ing my chances of win­ning.

It was a bril­liant day when the av­er­age weight of the 60 an­glers was 23lb 7oz – amaz­ing in those times for a ‘nat­u­ral’ venue.

Five-times World Cham­pion Alan Scot­thorne is one an­gler among many who honed his skills at Wors­brough.

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