ECCENTRIC, REMARKABLE MICKY
MICKY Thill, who passed away recently, was not only one of the finest anglers of his generation, but also one of its most remarkable characters. Mick had roots in both West London and Chicago and was part of Essex County and The Team.
Mick used his dual-nationality to fish for the USA in the World Champs – he was largely responsible for US participation – and returned to the States to set up a float-making business – a company that still exists.
Mick was especially good at long range float fishing on rivers and had a supremely confident approach.
Mick never drove so was always blagging lifts. Mick rarely carried much money, but such was his confidence in his ability that, when the team stopped for some grub at the services, he asked if someone could pay for his meal. When that was challenged he replied that he was sure he was going to win at least his section so didn’t bother taking money, apart from his pools!
The late, great, Micky Thill.