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Les Thompson


Les started fishing over 30 years ago based in West Midlands ,initially fishing the local junior and open circuit on the surrounding rivers and canals then mixing in commercial fishing when it started to boom in the mid 90's .
A former member of the Shakespeare superteam and Drennan north west , Les continues to be successful in the uk and Ireland ,fishing the open circuit ,festivals and big money competitions.

He has also appeared in some of the sports biggest finals , fish'o'mania and the Maver mega match this which he won in 2012 taking home the 50k prize pot  
Alongside les's work on the bank he has  been involved in the tackle development side of the fishing trade for over 20 years as a consultant, something He is looking forward to continue doing with Garbolino UK .


2018 Golden rod final 4th overall

2013 Maver pairs champion

2012 Maver Mega Match This champion 

2013 & 2008 Fishomania finalist 

2007 Angling times advanced pairs 

2006 Angling trust final winner 

2004 Maver masters runner up

2002 Aca masters winner 

Top Tips: 

Coming from a time when knowledge was obtained on the bank and from weekly publications, the world of social media is now an invaluable source of information.
Embrace it ! the depth of information for results, baits and techniques being used is at the click of a button and can be the difference between success and just missing out .