No rush for records
IT WAS nice to hear that the record carp has been officially ratified, but I don’t like the fact that pressure is being applied to get these decisions made quickly.
There is no question that Dean Fletcher was truthful about the weight of his huge carp, but there are anglers who may try to pull the wool over the eyes of officials just to get their name in the record books.
Those who decide whether a record claim is genuine or not should take all the time they need to research all the facts and evidence so that they are satisfied all criteria are met before they officially place the fish in the record books.
If things are rushed through, we could end up with people who have lied in claiming a record. William Durkin, email