NAME: Lee Klimczuk
LIVES: Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire
OCCUPATION: Property Developer
- King Of Clubs Champion
- Lough Ramor Festival winner
- Muckno Mania Summer Festival Champion
- Muckno Autumn Festival Champion
- White Acres Winter Festival Champion
- 3x Norfolk Broads Champion
- 2x Bourne Winter League winner
BIGGEST FISH: 20lb mirror carp
BEST MATCH WEIGHT: 237lb of F1s shallow at Decoy Lakes Fishery
FAVOURITE METHODS: Bread fishing in the Fens. Feeder and pole fishing for roach and hybrids in Ireland.
FAVOURITE VENUES: Lough Gowna, Norfolk Broads (River Yare, River Bure and River Thurne)
ANGLING AMBITIONS: To win back the King of Clubs. I’ve not fished it for five years after previously finishing 1st, 2nd and 4th the last three times I’ve fished it. I would love to get this one back!
FAVOURITE ITEM OF TACKLE: Drennan Acolyte Plus 14ft float rod
Lee has won opens on a variety of different venues including the River Nene, Bure, Trent, Thames, Yare, Welland, Thurne, Avon and old Nene, plus canals and Fenland drains. He is a family man with two young children and runs a small property business that takes up a huge amount of his time, so any time spent on the bank is precious.
He has travelled all over England and Ireland to compete over the last 20 years. A big part of his sport was taken up with team fishing, eventually joining the mighty VDE Essex County squad.
“When the team fishing scene began to decline I changed my style of fishing to be much more positive,” he explains. “I always fish to win and this suits my lifestyle as I only enter limited competitions and being positive has helped me record some good results.”