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#1 Steve Walker

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:58 PM

1. Whos still here?

2. How do we stop this forum expiring?

3. Who is up for a fish-in somewhere?

Edited by Steve Walker, 04 December 2017 - 11:00 PM.


#2 wotnobivvy

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:11 AM

1. I am still here

2. Use this forum more and stop the Brexit bickering on others

3. Can't manage a fish in due to personal circumstances

Edited by wotnobivvy, 05 December 2017 - 12:13 AM.

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#3 Phone

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:42 AM

Steve,

 

Fewer are still here.

 

When fishing topics were simplistic but sincere we all made pro and con contributions.  Seems now - were're all old and cheesed off with each other.  I am not a camera guy but many posted fishing stories like a blog.

 

I'll be going to Spain (Barcelona) next spring should a "fishin" be close.

 

Phone

 

maybe Chaucer said it best



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:04 AM

Steve,
 
Fewer are still here.
 
When fishing topics were simplistic but sincere we all made pro and con contributions.  Seems now - were're all old and cheesed off with each other.  I am not a camera guy but many posted fishing stories like a blog.
 
I'll be going to Spain (Barcelona) next spring should a "fishin" be close.
 
Phone
 
maybe Chaucer said it best

Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity. Geoffrey Chaucer.


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#5 Ken L

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:14 AM

Still here.

 

Fish-in's are difficult due to lack of transport but I will try to document a couple of trips next year so you can all point and laugh.


Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullen's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullen's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:15 AM

I'm free!
Fishing is restricted to walking distance unfortunately and Stockbridge pond not worth walking to to fish .

Facebook is killing us ,I no longer use it not being able to remove adverts annoys my tidying gene! Plus who gives a crap what colour someone's poop was an hour ago

Edited by chesters1, 05 December 2017 - 08:18 AM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:42 AM

I still pop in most days, but struggle to find anything worthwhile to say.  There's a limit on the number of angling topics that can be discussed without too many repeats, and a dwindling number of participants makes it even harder.

 I think I've seen Barry L, and Big Cod on here a couple of times recently, :D  and although the Brexit thread is as boring as hell, without it AN would probably have 'expired' already.

 

A few personal problems, along with apathy, brought on by my feelings towards much of todays angling scene, prevent me from anything but the odd session, when the urge becomes too great to ignore. So any kind of fish-in would be very unlikely for me.

 

John


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:36 AM

I'm still here, but you already knew that. B)

 

I'm happy enough to have "internet friends", I don't want (or need) to go fishing with you all, not my cup of tea at all, but I'll wish you well and follow your exploits with interest if it happens.

 

I think I've noticed a slight increase in some returning members posting in the last few months.

 

I fully agree that the Brexit topic is going nowhere and is overwhelmingly boring and repetitious, I often don't look at it for several days and then just check out the most recent couple of posts, not even sure why I do that to be honest.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:37 AM

I'm still here but not there :rolleyes:


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:31 PM

Still pop in now and again but my visits are probably months apart. There is nothing compelling enough to want to keep coming back. Ive got tons of photos i could share in the photography section but uploads dont work and i wont use a 3rd party.

I dont think id be too fussed if the site shutdown what would be a tragedy would be losing old information(the sites own search doesnt go bwck any more than 2-4 years which is uselesss).

I planned to try and copy all topics that poach contributed to, to add to a personal kinda wiki/searchable database just incase the site does one day just dissapear. Id even pay elton for a copy of all of those.

The download topic thing doesnt work or id have been slowly doing it since he passed away.

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