About Bad Angling

“Bad Angling” was one of those phrases that just came about. You can’t invent a sticky phrase (just ask Harry Enfield why he’s doing voice-overs for the Discovery channel now) they just happen. Coined originally as a passing insult between fishing mates that spend most of their time acting as though they hate each other, the phrase Bad Angling has come to mean almost the opposite.

Angling isn’t a sport that’s supposed to be done well, that’s why it never works that well on TV and we don’t do it during games at school. To be a bad angler is to be everything that you are supposed to be, it is to be someone that fishes just hard enough that they enjoy it, to catch bugger all but not count it as a failure, it is to put more food into the sea than you take out.