There’s plenty of time for banter – once the serious stuff is over!
I’M not usually one for writing in to the press but was so aggrieved by Liam Musgrove’s letter in last week’s issue that I felt compelled to respond.
He claimed that most top anglers have no personality, and that this doesn’t help promote our sport.
What a ridiculous comment! When you watch Premier League football on Sky Sports do you expect Eden Hazard or Wayne Rooney to start bantering with the crowd? Do you wait for the moment when Andy Murray stops mid-serve to crack a joke with the umpire? Of course you don’t!
So why would anyone expect the top anglers to start having a laugh in the middle of the biggest match of their career? Plenty of big-name match anglers are great characters, and they show that side of their personality on a more appropriate stage, such as at angling shows. Nick Haig, Congleton