Anglers and drug testing

I cannot believe I missed this one. …

TOP championship anglers were left shocked… after being asked to submit to drug tests.

Competitors at last week’s World Angling Championships were told to give urine samples or face losing their prizes.

Astonishingly, the tests – which they all passed – were made because officials fear stimulants could give cheats an unfair advantage by sharpening their reflexes when they get a bite.

The regime is part of a move to bring angling up to Olympic standards ahead of a bid to make it an official sport.

But it caught anglers by surprise. Briton Sean Ashby, who came third in the individual competition and was part of the England team which won the overall event, said: “At first I thought it was a wind-up. There are one or two jokers in the pack and I was convinced someone was having a laugh. My first thought was, ‘What drug could possibly help anyone catch more fish?'”

I dunno Sean, a bit of speed would help with the old reflexes with striking, and additionally the added incessant chatter would put the competitors off. A bit of coke would give you a confident strut that might just psyche out the competitor while some steroids build up the old casting arm to haul in those stocked slabs of lard.

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  1. mike · October 25, 2006

    😀 😀

    That’s friggin hillarious.. nice find Alistair.

  2. peter · October 25, 2006

    Dope tests would be great on the Kelvin,I know lots of dopes who would pass.Like the guy fishing opposite the golf course with what could only be described as
    a 13ft beachcaster.I was wading past him fishing upstream and and after a tirade for invading his space I brought up the subject of a permit.This obviously confused the poor chap, as he wanted to know
    what he needed a permit for,as he “hudnie caught any
    fish”.This is just one example of the mentality of
    some folk. regards peter

  3. Alex · October 25, 2006

    It’s just as well they didn’t drug-test the stockies. Slabs of lard they may be, but those rainbows have enough chemicals coursing through their mutant veins to put Ben Johnson to shame.


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