Ha! I've known a few do that in the past :o)
Done it myself a few times. That and fishing in inches of water you're convinced is a couple of feet deep...
Who was it that told us about night fishing in Devon where they fell asleep on an outgoing tide, woke up and walked to the waters edge and found their rig with a dead whiting on it high and dry? Paulos
Don't remember that, but sure it happens! Is there a Jack's Pike in there somewhere?!