England ladies’ angling team refuses to take part in world championships after trans woman included

Our thanks to Nigel for this piece published yesterday by the Telegraph. If you can’t access it, try this from the Mail in June. Apparently Becky Lee Birtwhistle Hodges, a former rugby player who reportedly has “hands like shovels”, can cast more than twice the distance of the other anglers in the women’s competition, due to superior upper body strength.

That reminds me. Long ago, fishing hooks were called “angles”. That’s why people who fish are called “anglers”, and not “hookers”.

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