CONFUSION reigns over Gary Thorpe’s claim on a new world five-hour match record after the National Federation of Anglers stated it had ‘no opinion’ on the historic achievement.
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However Midland Angler’s investigations have discovered that there is no set down criteria for ratifying a world coarse match fishing mark.
Deputy editor Steve Martin contacted the NFA, and a spokesman commented that the organisation’s official stand is they have no opinion on the matter.
In fact, the catch can only be treated as an unofficial record, as there is no official body willing to take responsibility. Angling’s world governing body CiPS won’t pick up the baton, as its events are three-hour sprints and there is apparently no interest in records.
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