One of the advantages of Catfishing is when similar situations come up, you have very large hooks and 5 to 8 oz of lead handy. I am not known for taking the "high road", it is best to stay out of my casting range.
It certainly is sweet,,, the look on the glitterboat boy's face when you knock a chunk out of his gel coat!
I have yet to have this problem in the park, the folk I have run across have all been polite, but I reckon there are plenty of rocks close at hand if they are needed.
If your momma did not teach you manners, I will be happy to give ya a crash course.