In-form Al’s on top of the world

PUBLISHED: 13:33 14 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:03 28 May 2010

BARNSLEY S Alan Scotthorne won the individual title at the men s World Angling Championships for the FIFTH time – the first angler to achieve such a feat. Alan finished second on day one and third on day two to win the title by five points. England team D

BARNSLEY'S Alan Scotthorne won the individual title at the men's World Angling Championships for the FIFTH time - the first angler to achieve such a feat.

Alan finished second on day one and third on day two to win the title by five points. England team Drenham finished seventh of the 40 teams taking part at Lake Velence, Hungary.

Nearer home, the Van Den Eynde team took top spot in the final round of the Peterborough Summer League, on Sunday, and also secured the league.

The three Sensas Mark One teams occupied the next three places.

Wisbech's Paul Spriggs was the individual winner when he put 18lb 14oz on the scale.

There were no matches in March at the weekend but Derek Yorke, from March, won the Hajac Open match, in St Ives.

The match was held on the meadow above the Dolphin Hotel and Derek hooked 14lb 8oz of skimmer bream.

The River Delph has finally recovered from the floods and there were good reports from the Welney stretch, where roach and skimmers are feeding well, and at Manea.

The Old Nene, at Reed Fen, is still fishing well but it's the roach that are feeding well rather than bream.

The Twenty Foot, at Shepperson's is in good form and Old Nene is performing well from March to Benwick.

The Trent is also returning to form and 15lb was needed for sixth place in the open match at Newark on Saturday. Steve Hemingway won with 54lb.

On the lakes, Nigel Hargreaves won Sunday's High Flyers match with 244lb of carp to 12lb. He used sweetcorn as hookbait.

At Decoy, Nigel Baxter won Saturday's match on Beastie with 131lb. The following day, the Syd Meads Memorial Cup was won by Tony Dawson's 127lb.

Chris Barley topped the list in Tuesday's match fished on the Willows Lake with 118lb.

Mill View Angling Club had a day out in Nottinghamshire when they fished the Bridge Lake, Retford.

Ray Sladdon won with 84lb of carp to 4lb ahead of Steve Smalley's 41lb and 15-year-old Daniel Hall, who finished third with 37lb.

Willowcroft Lakes, at Wisbech St Mary, are holding an open match on their new lake on Sunday.

In the last match to be held on this lake, 207lb was needed for top spot and the top seven anglers hooked 100lb apiece. For more information call Dave on 07979 028706.

Also on Sunday, Wimblington Angling Club fished the away leg of their Challenge Cup match against Potters, of Ely.

Wimblington won the first leg comfortably and will take a good lead into the match that will be drawn at 7am.

Manea Angling Club will be fishing the Old Nene, above the bypass bridge, on Sunday. The draw is also at 7am.

The Martin King Open fished on the Pool, at Fields End, attracted 21 anglers on Saturday and Simon Church won from peg one with 48lb 5oz.

Sunday's under-13 match was won by Cory Church with 14lb 4oz with Chelsea Mott in second with 10lb 15oz.

There was a tie in the over-13 match when Carl Cooke and Logan Mott hooked 15lb 9oz apiece. Claire Langham netted 11lb 7oz for third.

The junior matches were sponsored by Ray Sladden, of Premier Floats, Doddington, and all competitors received a prize.

The final senior citizens' match takes place on the Pool, on Tuesday, and anyone wishing to take part should call Viccy on 01354 740373.

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