Up to the challenge

Tue 12 May 15


The UKMA team contacted our good friend Lee Thornton after he qualified for the Mega Match This Final, and asked him if he could put together a mini feature, talking us through the tactics that put him in the final. Read on as Lee talks you through his preparation for the event and the tactics that did the business on the day.

Up For the challenge with Lee Thornton

Event: Maver Match This Qualifier
Anglers Name: Lee Thornton
Sponsor : Middy, Bag Em Baits
Venue: Partridge Lakes, Spey
Peg drawn: 6
Tackle/Bait: Maggots/Pellets, 1 pint of Bag em Micros, 5 Pints of red and white, handful of 4mm of Bag’em XP Expandas
Pole: Middy NanoCore XZ65-2
Elastic: Middy 6-10 Hollow
Mainline: Middy Lo-Viz 0.14
Hook lengths: Middy Lo-Viz 0.12
Hook pattern: Middy 63-13 size 16s, 18s for Track
Floats: Malman Bennys Mk 2 4×14 for edge and across, 4×16 for the track.

The Session

Lee in action

The session really started for me on the Wednesday before the qualifier, I had been invited to fish the war of the roses match and although in reality the event was a bit of a non-starter for me, as I drew a peg that wasn