No rush for records

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

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

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