LAST week, my friend took his wife for a day’s fishing to one of our reservoirs, which he has done for a number of years.
The weather was fine and they settled down to what they thought was going to be a good day’s fishing away from it all, and made their first cast at 8am.
The mood changed when four adult male anglers arrived about one hour later, turning on their radio and proceeding to fish as well as carry on loud conversation to each other using foul and filthy language.
No one could escape from their conversation, with three F-words regularly used in one sentence.
As my friend’s wife and other anglers were upset by their behaviour, he asked them politely would they curb their language as there were ladies fishing. The answer was “F*** off. No one is telling me to watch my language”.
Eventually, he — the husband — was persuaded by his wife to pack up and go to the other side of the reservoir . . . other anglers also upset by their behaviour said they should be reported.
The next morning, my friend did report the incident to Northumbria Water Leisure Services and got a positive response from them, that is, if anglers have any experience like the one explained, report this to the ranger on duty and action will be taken there and then.So come on anglers, protect the fishing from these people and improve the reservoirs and environment.