Bookies’ favourites Daiwa Dorking showed a touch of class to win the prestigious Drennan Super League final, fished at White Acres and Gwinear in Cornwall over the weekend.
Going into day two with only a one point lead over fancied Keenets North West, the Surrey side hit the accelerator and romped home seven points clear and take the juicy £5000 winner’s cheque.
It’s the fourth time Dorking have taken the Super League, and they based their attack around Sensas Crazy Bait Gold on the carp venues and Sensas Lake and River on the bream lakes.
Rising star Ben Leech (Dorking) took the individual honours on day one. Drawn at fancied peg 27 at Pollawyn Lake on the White Acres complex, the former World Youth Champion feeder fished his way to 40 carp for 151-15-0, boldly clipping up for accuracy on a venue noted for its hard fighting fish.
Ben used 8lb Maxima mainline to a 0.19mm Reflo hooklength, and fed four pints of sticky maggots, and half a pint of casters, fishing three or four maggots on a size 12 Drennan Carp Feeder hook.
On day two weights were lower on Porth Reservoir as bream took centre stage, but again it was a Dorking backed angler who topped the pile, Simon Willsmore putting together a lake winning 30-8-0 from peg 54 on the tip.
“In the last hour and a half I upped my feed significantly and the peg really came alive. I was flying at the finish,” said Simon, who used 0.12mm and 0.10mm hooklengths to keep the bream to 2lb 8oz coming.
1 Daiwa Dorking (£5000), 98pts
2 Keenets North West (£2500), 91
3 Daiwa Trentmen (£1000), 81
4 Shakespeare (£750), 65
5 Daiwa Goldthorpe (£500), 62
6 Sensas Thyers (£500), 60
7 Lurgan Van den Eynde (£500), 44