I am a member of an canal angling group on FB and there was a recent thread from a member complaining that a NB came close to the bank where he was fishing. From the thread it appears there is no reason for a boat to come so close as there was, reportedly, no other boat coming the other way etc. Now this is all an aside as the point of this post is about something more concerning. In the angling group a sizeable number of comments, of which there are many, clearly demonstrate a 'dislike' for boats and boaters. The amount of vitriol displayed surprised me. Many said they would often (and admitted doing it often) use their catapults to shoot maggots at the boat, even with advice to others to aim for open windows or open back doors, some would used their catapults to fire metal shot and lead weights at the boat or person. One comment even stated to say to a boater "..I know the name of your boat and which way you are going. Have a nice night's sleep!". Now on the flip side some anglers said boats aren't a problem and to live and let live etc (which were the small minority in the thread I saw) and I am sure occasionally boaters can also be in the wrong too.
Have any on this forum had such experiences but also any good experiences with anglers. What are everyone's thoughts on this?