It was clear enough to anyone who wasn't looking to try and make an unfounded argument out of it! You chose to misinterpret it... and after I explained it, you chose to misinterpret it again! Having misinterpreted it, you also chose to have a pop at the angler, who was doing nothing wrong!
You mean the pre-pointing out to you that you were talking bollox posts.
Thanks for your advice. I will try to remember to take a protractor out with me next time, so I can keep a close watch on my angles.
I think you would get broke 2 seconds after hooking one of those hot guys. It's quite common to stick the rod under the water to lead the line safely round the hull of the boat and the outboard motor. The butt section of the rod is kept at about 90 degrees to the line - give or take... as long as it is nowhere near either 0 degrees or 180 degrees it gets the job done without breaking or snagging...
I've done the same thing many times to avoid snagging the boat or outboard.
The correct angle is the correct angle, and is not necessarily achieved by "keeping the rod high"...
At other times the correct angle might be 60 or 45 or 30 degrees or some other angle - it depends on where the fish is relative to the boat and what it is up to. Then there is laying the rod sideways-on to the water to put side-strain on and steer the fish away from weed-beds, tree roots, etc. Finally, as the fish is being netted, the rod tip is high and the angle 'hairpins' in order to net it.
I suggest again that you stick to your bank fishing and don't try and tell boat fishers how to boat fish.
Some comments/questions as a confirmed wader -
1.) Comfortable looking boat seats
2.) first picture - is that a petrol outboarder and an electric one? the latter for fine-tuning the drift?
3.) Last picture a.) is the line bearing the weight of the fish or the rod? b.) that is a boil in the front of the picture, right?