ANGLING UNITY, IS IT POSSIBLE ?
Posted 07 September 2001 - 12:24 AM
Roll on Kempsey indeed...
Tight Lines,Steve Randles
Posted 07 September 2001 - 01:23 AM
Posted 07 September 2001 - 01:14 PM
The website material should be up in the near future. There will be limited material for now and a lot will be moved across from the SACG area, since it is still relevant. We have a meeting this w/e so there may well be some more stuff available for publishing after said meeting.
Posted 08 September 2001 - 12:17 AM
Posted 08 September 2001 - 12:45 AM
I think that the NAA should employ Miss Dawn Carr as she haas done more to promote angling unity in the last few months than all the angling organisations put together have done in years!!!!!!!
As many of you know I tend to travel around the various angling sites and one of the things that has been common to most of them is the way in which site members have joined in the calls to arms when needed to put together some effective defenses to protect our sport when needed.
For myself I have found through the feedback that I have had from so many of you that I have become more able to put forward some cogent arguements angainst those who have threatened us. I want to thank all of you who have helped and supported me during the last few months.
Due to some of the people that i am now in regular contact with through these campaigns I have decided that I will lay down some of my fishing time to join with others in preparing for the next round as there will be a next round of that we can be sure.
However I am more confident than I was to begin with that broad unity is possible within angling and that we can all pull together when it is needed.
Angling is a broad church and there is room for all within it though there will always be some differences of opinion between the disciples of its various threads be they carp or pike, roach, trout or salmon anglers.
Apart from me that is as I do them all!!
Such differences should be celebrated and enjoyed as we can all learn from each other.
I feel that it is important though that we all grasp hold of the Waltonian concept of us all being 'Brothers of the Angle'. For with the exception of the celebrated few who do make a modest living out of it, we do it for pleasure and pleasure is enhanced by sharing rather than squabbling.
Posted 08 September 2001 - 04:52 AM
Respect my friend. Great respect for your words written straight from an anglers heart.
Posted 08 September 2001 - 02:39 PM
I think the coming 12 months will be interesting the NAA and the SAA have had time to get their wits together and the S&TA will be announcing a new leader soon. I look forward to reading this post again at around the same time next year.