In relation to angling, the argument of sport versus cuisine is spurious (letter, 8 June). Sea anglers of course eat their catches, as do the trout and salmon anglers. Some coarse fishermen eat fish such as pike.
Environmentally, the angling organisations in this country have saved rivers from pollution and over-abstraction, often without support from any other body. Of course everyone has a right to oppose field sports, but a sentimental argument based on anthropomorphism overlooks the changes that would take place in our rural environment were hunting, shooting and fishing to be abolished.
Kent Branch, Salmon & Trout Association
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