Old ‘warhorses’ star at Browning event
Article Media Click images to enlarge +
The annual ‘Warhorse’ match to celebrate the durability of Browning’s famous poles included one that helped England angler Bob Nudd become a World Champion.
The free-to-enter event, open to anglers fishing with pre-2005 models, was fished at the Browning Aston Park Fishery, in the UK and was won by Richard Hoskins, who took the top prize of a new 16m Browning Z8 pole with a catch of carp and ide for 26lbs 14oz. He was using an early 1990s Ceramic Accord.
Second placed Brian Searle used a late 90s CC310 to record 25lbs 8oz to win a 14.5m Xitan Combat, while multiple world champion Bob Nudd was third with 17lbs. Nudd used the Champions Choice 808 pole that helped him to one of his four world titles in the 1990s.
The match attracted a variety of Browning poles dating back to the 1880s with the Zebco-Europe brand’s famous Black Magic poles the most represented.