When quality of sport is the name of the game, less is definitely more!
TOO many fisheries are obsessed with giant weights at the expense of everything else. It’s got to stop.
Getting a few bites is nice, and all the better if you can bag a personal best, but that shouldn’t be the only thing that counts. The surroundings need to be scenic, the access needs to be decent and fish welfare has to be the number one priority.
If thinning down stocks makes fish happier and healthier, then surely that has to be done?
I read in last week’s Angling Times about Rosie Pool in Flintshire and the transformation that came about through good fishery management.
It doesn’t strike me as the sort of place where you’ll catch 200lb with ease, but who cares when the fish are thriving and in such top condition? Russell Ainsworth, email