It’s not criticism joe more shockI'm surprised to see the AT attracting criticism over this - having read the full report twice now I think they have done a very good job.
The report explicitly makes clear that the AT are not asking the Govt to lift restrictions now and report makes no suggestion is made as to when - it is a phased plan suggesting how angling might recommence once Govt Ministers 'acting on medical and scientific advice' deem it appropriate to do so.
As has been pointed out above, it is well written and concise, drawing on helpful examples from abroad etc. The references to positive externalities of angling (exercise, mental health benefits etc) appear to have been thoughtfully considered and highlighted. And it would be remiss of any report of this type not to refer to the meaningful contribution of angling to the economy, ultimately it is a report written for the benefit of hard-nosed Whitehall policymakers for whom these things are important.
In the past I've given the AT plenty of flak when I feel they have got things wrong. In this instance I think they have got it right.