Such work­outs aren’t for me!

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

I’M less than im­pressed with match re­sults that owe sig­nif­i­cantly more to pow­er­lift­ing than an­gling skills. So al­though I both know and like Michael Corsini, the sort of fish­ing he en­joys isn’t for me, and I’d go so far as to say I can’t ad­mire his feats (pages 26 and 27).

Like Michael in this fea­ture, an­glers at the last three Fish O’ fi­nals have had their heart rates mon­i­tored, and watch­ing 2016 win­ner Andy May’s read­ings in­crease dur­ing the fi­nal hour was en­thralling.

A rel­a­tively ‘av­er­age’ Ar­ran’s Lake weight of 500lb in five hours means a 4lb carp needs to be landed ev­ery 160 sec­onds. I ad­mire the strength, con­cen­tra­tion and en­durance... but it ain’t fish­ing!

Michael Corsini loves Ar­ran’s… but it’s not for me.

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