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Lee Thornton


Lee Thornton

Lee is a winner of 'Matchman of the Year' and permanent host of the YouTube series 'Master Your Fishing', where he offers fantastic tips and instructions for improving your catch ratio.

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 two Winter League finals, and was part of the Drennan National League. Since around 2007/08 I have concentrated on individual fishing on the open match scene etc. Here's 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: 63-13 and KM-1 hooks, MW Signature F1 floats.

Angling Ambitions: "My main ambition was to to win the ‘Matchman of the Year’ title - now achieved!"