Worsbrough – a worthy water
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.