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 the COUNTRYSIDE issue
 I’m writing this while listening to the Today programme’s Thought for the Day. Martin Rowe is describing how “When this is all over” is now in common usage.
When this is all over, I’m going fishing.
Britain has three million anglers. (Why “angling”? The answer is in A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle (1496, no longer available on Amazon). An angle was a hook; so, the comedian and fisherman Bob Mortimer explains, we are called anglers, not hookers. Two million are coarse, and outnumber game, fishermen. The difference? Coarse fishing ‘
When our freedoms return
West Suffolk angler John Cameron knows exactly what he’s going to do . . .

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