Is fishing really a healthy sport? We monitor a top matchman to find out ...
Bagging expert wired up to show the effects on his body and mind
FISHING is often billed as a sport that helps you unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life.
But could it be more physical than we actually realise? Could a day on the bank actually get the heart racing?
To find out, we caught up with one of the nation’s leading big weight experts, Michael Corsini. He has landed numerous 500lb weights at Arran’s Lake in Essex and admits that the strain of putting together such mammoth catches often takes its toll.
“When you are catching a 4lb carp every couple of minutes it doesn’t take long to build up a sweat. The aftermath is also an uncomfortable one, with my shoulders, neck and back aching for several days afterwards,” explained Michael.
To find out just how much effort he exerts during a bagging session at the complex, Angling Times met up with him armed with numerous gadgets to analyse his performance.
“Your heart rate has just gone through the roof.”