I never really found Griff Rhys Jones funny even when he was part of Alas Smith & Jones – the other guy was always funnier – the fat one.
So I did not find it in the least bit funny when Jones asked canoeists and boaters to disrupt the enjoyment of anglers who are minding their own business – even though the anglers have paid for the privilege.
He later tried to retratct his comments – kinda
“I am a supporter of all angling associations and thoroughly respect the rights of fishermen to peacefully fish on riverbanks, but I am also a great supporter of canoeists and want to see as much access to the rivers of England and Wales as is readily available in Scotland and much of the rest of the world.”
Um – nice one Griff – sounds like someone wanted to cause a bit of controversy for their new show and then had to rethink – possibly encouraging members of the public to assault law abiding citizens and get involved in breach of the peace incidents does not help a complex topic that is causing a lot of people problems.
I asked Lord Kelvin what he thought of Griff and his comments – he was uncharacteristically mute on the subject…
Way to go advertising your show about rivers Griff!