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    Default cyclist/angler on towpath

    Anyone seen this video re: cyclist and angler on the canal bank?



    It tickled me anyway LOL

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    Got to give him 10 out 10 for that

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    It was an unexpected finish but my intuition tells me it was probably staged?

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    Yeah probably staged but it still made me laugh,

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    Quote Originally Posted by jake182 View Post
    Yeah probably staged but it still made me laugh,
    Me too.....................

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    As a regular canal angler I can sympathise but tbh most of them are sensible and patiently stop for a temporary towpath obstruction. One or two however can be loud and threatening, which is when I could happily launch a bike myself.
    I've found the question "is that a mountain bike?" often does the trick...

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I've found the question "is that a mountain bike?" often does the trick...
    As does a bankstick through the front wheel !

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    It's clearly staged. You can see the cyclist hand the angler the bike.
    I hope they bothered to get the bike out of the water.
    Laugh? I thought I'd never start.

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    Default Re: cyclist/angler on towpath

    Even if it was staged (and I suspect it was) I thought it was still quite humorous and made me chuckle. LOL.

    I expect it didn't do the front forks a lot of good either; the way the bike hit the concrete bank just before it went into the canal.

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    Hmm... obviously staged but here's an alternative viewpoint. I have been fishing for over fifty years. However, these last few years even I, as an ardent angler, have become pretty disgusted by some of the antics of a few of our "brothers of the angle." Just what is it with these guys that think it is acceptable to ship a pole in across the bank, towpath etc with no regard whatsoever to others who may be walking, jogging etc behind them? If I see somebody playing a fish I am perfectly happy to wait until it is netted before walking past. Why is it that some of them can plainly see me coming yet have to block the path just to bait up, sort out a tangle or whatever, sometimes for a considerable amount of time? Just arrogance and bad manners and causes a lot of bad feeling between the public and fishermen. Rant over.

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