When qual­ity of sport is the name of the game, less is def­i­nitely more!

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

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

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