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.
[tags]drugs,drug testing [/tags]