Team Daiwa Dorking Angling Champions

Angling Trust Division 1 National Angling Champions

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015 09:27am
Dorking South, Mole Valley
By Angling Trust
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44 teams (440 individuals) fished a highly commended Division 1 National on the Gloucester Canal after accolade’s were given by special guests Richard Parry (Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust) and George Stephenson (Angling Trust Chairman), both of whom visited anglers on the bank and helped with the presentations on Saturday 8th August 2015.  It was also announced that Local Organiser, Mark Treasure had also managed to raise £700 for 3 local charities from the practice matches in the lead up to the National.

The canal couldn’t have been more different from last week’s Individual National after water pumping through the canal system midweek meant the canal held a nice colour and the bream were expected to feed and feed they did in abundance as the Individual results will show.
The National Champions crown was reclaimed by the mighty Daiwa Dorking whose intense practice obviously paid off.  Even with one bad result the team averaged 35 points a man and stormed to victory with 354 points.  Second place, but trailing behind with 298 points was the unlucky Maver Image who did well to beat the respected opposition, but were disappointed to finish second again.  With Drennan Barnsley’s now crown fallen they had to settle for third place with 291 points and Kamasan Starlets finished fourth with 287 points to round off a star studded line up. 

On the Individual front the weights were very impressive with the section at Splatt leading the way with the top 7 weights all coming from a 7 peg area.  Local rod Andy Pollard (Daiwa Gordon League) led the way from peg H29 catching 25 bream to 5 lb for a massive 41.220 kg.  Fishing [censored] over groundbait at 7m on the pole Andy had a quiet first hour before the massive shoal moved in. 
At the next peg H28 Alistair Ogilvie (Sensas Mark One) had a really quiet first half of the match with only 1 fish in his net before the bream found his groundbait feeder and [censored] offering and though he caught quicker than Andy he couldn’t quite make up the deficit and finished an agonizing 2 kg behind with 23 bream for 39.400 kg.  Third place went to Mark Eustace (Wellingborough Nene) from peg H25 who caught 19 bream on feeder and pole fished worm and [censored] for 34.740 kg.

A truly great National with only 4 blanks and one of those was self-inflicted. 

The Angling Trust would like to thank local organiser Mark Treasure and his team for their hard work and their guests Richard Parry and George Stephenson for attending.


Top 6 Team Results;
1st   Team Daiwa Dorking 354 points
2nd  Maver Image  298 points
3rd Drennan Barnsley 291 points
4th Kamasan Starlets   287 points
5th  Shakespeare Superteam   281 points
6th Ted Carter Preston  279 points

Top 6 Individual Results;
1st  Andy Pollard  Daiwa Gordon League 41.220kg
2nd  Alistair Olgivie   Sensas Mark One  39.400kg
3rd Mark Eustace  Wellingborough Nene 34.740kg
4th John Deakin  Daiwa Doncaster DAA  32.200kg
5th Dave Martin  Maver Milton Keynes 29.230kg
6th Danny Martin Wigan MG  29.180kg


A full set of results are available at


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