Well you would say that wouldn’t you Mr Luxton having shown you have the backbone of a jelly fish and walked away from RSA-UK like a spoilt child.
How can you claim that RSA-UK is stagnant, dead and going nowhere when you’re not a part of it any longer? Let’s see now, is there a lot happening that sea anglers are under threat from, some sort of immediate concern that needs addressing? If so do enlighten us there’s a good chap. Seems to me it is very quiet at present as is reflected on this forum of late.
Yes there is consultation and meetings going on, like the IFCA meeting that you referred to. Now who was the driving force behind that one Barry boy oh yes Mr Weller and Mr Shotter and who did they get involved well there was the Angling Trust for one and others of influence like Leon Roskilly. Not that its important who pushed for this meeting, what is important is it has happened and better still the talks are and will remain on going folk with varying views all of whom like or loath them are giving up their time for the recreation they love.
RSA-UK has just eighteen members you say, did you forget the word ‘active’ because the registration shows twice that amount of premium members not to mention the standard members and then the all-powerful federation numbers that according to you are down to the word of just one guy who just happens to be a former chief constable is vice chair to the Northumberland IFCA and runs this Northern Federation to which you refer. Then there are two other federations as well as a good many clubs, not bad for an org that is not actively chasing members like the one that claims to represent all anglers.
So having strutted around for ages condemning all and sundry for sea angling mismanagement with the Angling Trust being one you have been particularly keen to pick on as many of your past post on this site will bear witness to, it might be of some value if you could explain just what it is you have done or are doing to help sea anglers, like what meetings have you attended what influence have you had with any government body that counts? Or should I save you the embarrassment of your having to duck the question and tell everyone that the answer is none, zilch, not one other than er, um, oh the PBA so Barry Luxton can still fish on Weymouth boats.
A year ago you like a good many wanted an org that would stand up for sea anglers an org that would take on those that miss managed us for so long, one that would tell anglers what they’re doing and more important consult them. You even helped set it up, but as soon as a few with a bigger gob and more brains than you took the lead and got things going you ran away like a spoilt child and now you’re spouting your bile at every opportunity. FFS grow up man and realise you still have the chance to be a part of what you know is right and that is to defend sea angling, you might also note that few people actually give a toss about your Eel thing or the Tope thing anymore than the MLS that you have got your knickers in a twist over.
If sea anglers are to get anywhere then quite a few people need to be upset, like those you have ladled as mismanagement for one. You can call that alienation if you want while I call it brining those responsible to account, and topping my list are the likes of your PBA pals who are sat on the fence and spouting to the likes of DEFRA and CEFAS about sea angling, bag limits, licences and regulation sticks to beat anglers with. When in truth they are not sea anglers and are supposedly there only to represent charter skippers and tick the CEFAS boxes.
As a friend Barry I believe you need to take a long hard look at what you are doing, get rid of the negative vibes that are dragging you down and get back on board and join an org, any org and have your say and work with those who are doing their best to prevent unnecessary management, sitting on the side lines spouting rubbish might sound good but it will get you nowhere, or is it to late and you have been sucked in by that hand full of muppets your currently jawing with on Facebook, I wont mention what you have said about them in the past and embarrass you further.
PS sorry this is off topic
Edited by Deene'0, 26 December 2011 - 01:12 PM.