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Russell Shipton


Russell Shipton

D.O.B.: 18/09/1963

From: Kent, UK

Year Started Angling: 1970

Sponsored By Middy: September 2016

Favourite Commercial Venue: The Glebe

Favourite Natural Venue: River Thames

Favourite Method/Style: Feeder fishing up to islands or at distance

Angling Achievements:
- PSUK team winners 3 times; individual 3rd twice and 2nd once
- Whiteacres festival 8th overall
- 26th in 2016 UK Championships
- 2nd team in 2016 ACA Masters

Biggest Match Weight: 331lbs; Tylers Common on Willows Lake

Favourite Middy Item: XZ65-3 pole - "It's so responsive and very stiff. Definitely helps you hit more bites."

Angling Ambitions: "To continue to improve and compete at the highest level possible."