Letter: Hunting: our last true sport

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Sir: As a fanatical fly-fisher I can assure you that my country sport is far more cruel than hunting with hounds. For some years now fly- fishing competitions have been sponsored by tobacco companies, and at the splendid receptions at the trout fisheries attractive young ladies have given out free cigarettes to the mostly young competitors. I invite you to visit any cancer ward to see the result.

I welcome urgent legislation to end this, so that fly-fishing can return to its traditional spirit.

GEOFFREY BUCKNALL

Bromley, Kent

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