The really big names continue to dominate at the 2012 Evesham Festival with Alan Scotthorne bagging his second Wychavon Championships after the Warwickshire Avon took on colour overnight following heavy rain.
That switched the bream onto the feed and there are few, if any, better than the five times World Champion at catching them on the pole.
Alan drew peg 45 where he fed at 11 metres with 15 balls of Sensas River and Terre De laced with joker.
Fishing bunches of bloodworm overdepth, Alan had the first of six bream early, also adding a good number of skimmers, roach and hybrids for his winning 23-7-0 haul.
“I am delighted to have got my hands back on the Wychavon trophy, especially as I have been having a bit of a bad run over the last few months,” Alan told Match Fishing magazine.
“I’ve been fishing the Warwickshire Avon here at Evesham since the early 1980s, and have always found it a really challenging, but rewarding venue. The bream that dominate certain matches now never used to figure when I first started coming – it used to be a dace and chub river!”
The river fished well, with 13lb needed to get into the top five, but it was another river legend in Wayne Swinscoe who picked up the cheque for second place with 1 19-6-0 weight from peg 2. Wayne fished in a similar manner to Alan.
Rob South in third put his faith in pellet feeder and picked up three barbel, which would normally win any match at Evesham, for 17-3-0 from peg 31.
For full results, check out the October issue of Match Fishing magazine!
2012 Wychavon Championships, Warks Avon, Evesham
Alan Scotthorne (Drennan/ Sensas) 23-7-0, peg 46; Wayne Swinscoe (Maver Bait-tech) 19-6-0, peg 2; Rob South 17-3-0, peg 31; Dennis Lipscombe 14-8-0, peg 66; Rob Middleton (Shakespeare) 13-5-0, peg 48.