“If I gave you the impression that I enjoy fishing matches, I didn’t mean to. I don’t like them a bit, but for divers reasons sometimes participate in them. I wish they had never been invented. I am not exactly a solitary angler; what I like best of all is a day out with one companion”.
Richard Walker, the most significant carp fishing figure of the twentieth century
M.Ingham. R.Walker. Drop Me a Line. H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, London, 1989, p. 97.
Well said, Mr. Walker. I feel just the same.