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Wootton Does The Treble

Drennan Cup Champ wins Ivan Marks memorial with 238lb haul.
Shimano and Dynamite Baits-backed angling consultant Rob Wootton has won the Ivan Marks memorial weekend, with a 238lb haul of carp.

The catch marks the third time that Rob has won the prestigious trophy, with all three winning weights being in excess of 200lb.

Rob explained: “Of all the matches that I fish in the course of a year, the Ivan Marks Memorial means a lot to me – not just because it is a prestigious event to win, but also because I knew Ivan, and he was a great inspiration to me. Being brought up around the Leicester area, I grew up listening to stories of Ivan’s successes, and when I finally got to meet the great man he was every bit as inspiring as he sounded.

"In yesterday's match, I was lucky enough to draw Peg 47 on Uglies Pool. Although it is not a natural fish-holding area, a lot of fish patrol the boards on this peg, so I was confident of snaring a few. I fished 17.5 metres of pole, with a long line rig, which allowed me to swing a bait up to the boards, and drop it on the noses of patrolling fish.

"Feeding and fishing 6mm and 8mm pellets, I caught 27 carp to 12lb for a total weight of 238lb. To be honest, I have been having a bit of a bad run with my fishing over the last few weeks, so hopefully this is the start of better things to come!”

Check the results section of the website later this week, for full results of the event!

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