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Lee Thornton


Lee Thornton

D.O.B.: 12/11/1986
From: Cambridgeshire
Current Location: Manchester
Occupation: Construction Engineer
Year Started Angling: 1995
Sponsored By Middy: October 2011
Favourite Venue: Blundells Fishery, Warrington
Favourite Method: Paste Fishing
Angling Achievements: "Up until the age of 19 I only used to team fish, where I have enjoyed success in Sensas Challenge matches and 2 Winter league finals, and was part of the Drennan National League. However, since around 2007/08 I have concentrated on individual fishing on the open match scene etc. Here is a list of a few of my achievements:
- Fish 'O' Mania final runner-up
- Drennan 'Team England' U21 Team Gold
- Individual winner of Maver 'British Pole Pairs' 2008, with my PB weight of 295lb.
- Runner up in Maver 'British Pole Pairs' 2010
- Runner up in Maver 'Match This' 2011
- Whiteacres Milo Festival 2010 - 4th place
- Tunnel Barn Fishery Winter League Team Winners
Biggest Match Weight: 297lb - venue record at Larford Lakes (Arena Pool)
Favourite Middy Item: Middy 63-13 and KM1 hooks, MW Signature F1 floats.
Angling Ambitions: Win the ‘Matchman of the Year’ title now achieved!

You can see a full video series called MASTER YOUR FISHING created by Lee, fantastic tips and instructions on how to improve your catch ratio. Just visit our YouTube channel.