Alert­ing an­glers is the right ap­proach

Canal Boat - - Letters -

My wife and I were re­cently on the Up­per Peak For­est Canal on a wet grey Sun­day morn­ing. As we were cruis­ing along, I spot­ted a fish­er­man ahead.

Ac­tu­ally I spot­ted his large green um­brella be­side the bank. I did as I usu­ally do and gave a toot on the horn to warn the fish­er­man of our ap­proach. When we passed he thanked me and said I was the only per­son who had ever warned him of our ap­proach. With some anger he said the rest just charge through.

Per­haps if other peo­ple were to give fish­er­men some warn­ing of their ap­proach and a wave as they went by, they might be pleas­antly sur­prised by the re­ac­tion they get. PETER CUR­RIE, Nb Hed­wig the Third

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