Sandra Scotthorne

  • Age:

    Doncaster South Yorkshire


    Manufacturer of probably the best waterproof clothing in the world


Sandra is a remarkable angler who may have retired from the International scene but intends to do even more individual fishing. Without question she has conquered the world scene and continues to influence the look of angling thanks to her very successful clothing company Halkon Hunt.

Angling Achievements

Winning the Open Declic Peche Angling final in 2003. This was in France against top European Anglers. I had over 50 kilo of bream on the waggler. Fishing in the NFA ladies world championship team over the past 14 years obtaining 5 team golds and 2 individual golds, amongst many others.

Memorable trip

This has to be winning my first World Title in 2002 in Slovenia. Winning the title the following year on home soil in front of my family was very special. Also to make both trips memorable we won team golds to go with them. It doesn't get any better than that.

Angling hopes

With the NFA Ladies Team England, the past two years we have missed out on any medals and it hurts, so hopefully this year we will be back on winning form. I would like to catch some fish that really pull back, like a big cat or a Nile Perch.

Equipment used

  • Rods:
    Aqualite Match 14ft for most of my slider work.Poles Both the Tournament and Spectron
    TDR both 2508 and 3012

    Green Gamakatsu for most of my bloodworm fishing on commercials

My top tip

When fishing competitions remember you are not competing against the anglers at the next peg, but the fish in front of you.


Slider fishing on both rivers and lakes, followed closely by bloodworm fishing on the pole.

Away from fishing

Is there any? Cooking, then eating it with a good bottle of wine, followed by a DVD.


As far as I know I am the only international freshwater angler to have had 6 consecutive section wins in the world championships. 2 in Croatia in 2001 when I got a Bronze individual, then 2 in Slovenia and 2 in England. Not even Alan managed that, as he had one second in his trio of golds (but there are more teams in the mens world championships)


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27 July 2016
Last Wednesday was the annual Daiwa Schools National Angling Championships and it was a terrific turnout. In light of the event, received the following match report: