Thornton bags Heronbrook festival glory

The latest big money event at Staffordshire’s Heronbrook Fisheries came to a conclusion with top match angler Lee Thornton walking away with the £500 prize.

After four rounds of action in the individual winter league, the Middy-backed rod racked up an impressive nine point total and sealed the glory in the final match of the series with a 48lb 10oz section win from peg 25 on Meadow Pool.

Second place overall went to Frank Cooke who pocketed £400, while Tony Shelley completed the frame to net £300.