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  1. Probably because if you have licenced sea fishermen there is a responsibility to 100000 licenced sea fishermen as stakeholders?
  2. Theres no conservation goin on here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7104120.stm Just some well paid adults behaving like pre schoolers over a bag of boilies. You can have 5% of the original population left, trawl half of it and fool the public thats theres enough for another spawn only to see a Cod crash. We could drop that to 20000 tonnes but I dont think thats goin to help the Cod.
  3. Rather than using a USB stick especially 4Gig, nice, maybe use a crossover cable as stated above or if its possible a USB data cable between the two? Maybe keep the 4 Gig stick as a back up medium? And of course you have backed up onto a DVD as wells o you dont rip your hair out when that vital data goes down?
  4. That explains why the representatives were very careful about what they said? Given the technology on boats like sounders, GPS you would think that they know its a waste of time before putting the net down and driving through schools of fish dragging the net along the bottom destroying all the habitat then tipping the obvious tonne of fish and 4 prawns on the deck? The fish were obviously more alive when he dumped on the fish on the deck? For 6 prawns wouldn't it be just smarter to dump the net straight back in the water? This obviously points to , A. 6 prawns stop the prawn season and there will be more fish for the public? B. Redistribute the total allowable catch? C. Take what they like and the government takes the consequences from the public when theres no chippy because the place ends up a desert? Personally I cant believe the arrogance of the commercial operator? Personally Id like to thank the commercial operator demonstrating how destructive this type of fishing is. He however didnt show the dead fish that doesn't go to market that he has been throwing back in the water for years.
  5. I thought trawlers had been redesigned to allow fish escape? Does this demonstrate how much damage trawlers do? What about the fish they don't want to send to market? So little prawns so much fish? Have they caught them all?
  6. UK_Ozzie

    Pike exam

    This sounds great. Does anyone produce literature on handling of Pike?
  7. Just been reading the article. http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/News/dorset_st...rbel_boost.html Fantastic stuff. Great to see people doing work to improve environmental stability of fish stocks. Does anyone have a link to the colour tag technology?
  8. I recall reading about camera phones changing the world in a technology magazine. If you see something fishy like people netting your local lake then take photos of the incident and more importantly photos of the vehicles with emphasis on the number plates. Report the incident to people who can take it further. With the dramatic reduction in the cost of technology I'm surprised more clubs and associations haven't taken on CCTV technology to apprehend poachers? Some cameras can utilise both infrared and day colour sending the footage wireless back to a recorder, even viewed in a web browser from any computer. Taking fish is one thing, selling it is another.
  9. This guy rocks http://www.cudafly.co.uk/acatalog/FlyTyingKits.html You probably can see what comes with it. He shows some proved flies on the site including competition winners. There is some fly tying instructions on the site. He also deserved of some attention. Beware of purchasing fly materials. Theres different grades and quantities of materials. You can also purchase 60 flies cheap as on E-bay but the hooks can be less than desirable not to mention some of the flies. If you find a supplier that intends long term business its in their best interest that they provide value for money. Something about the owner of the store that you see less of these days. He actually fishes.
  10. So Russia is on the verge of collapse and anarchy with imminent collapse of the country within 10 years?
  11. Tools >> add ons >> find updates Not all add ons work with new versions or are playing catch up
  12. One fish notably the Western Australian Jewfish or Dhufish in the immediate metro area has declined a lot in populations. Studies show that average size of capture has dropped also significantly. The commercial sector is very small in this area as the fishery is not profitable for them due to overfishing from both sectors. Really its not a massive sacrifice for whats already stuffed. Have a look at the sacrifices the recreationals have taken on board over the past decade compared to the commercial sector. This decision has taken a decade to implement. Many people still report good captures though in many cases a Biomass shrinks with all seeming quite well then it crashes. The Jewfish is a very slow growing fish with a high mortality rate especially as depth increases. It suffers high rate of air embolisms and doesn't recover unless sent to its precapture depth with say a release weight. Dont worry the commercial sector basically runs/dictates the WA fishery. Recreationals have taken massive concessions over the past 15 years to improve their fishery. Next is a saltwater license for demersal species. A full license for fresh/abalone/lobster and demersal will be around 80 quid and more quota limits of say 1 Dhufish per person an already minimum size limit of 550mm.
  13. My girlfriend booked a ticket to Ireland. On Arrival Im slugged an extra 11 squids for my fishing rods each way. We queued politely for some time only to have the departure gate number changed and like panicked goats people climbed over barriers to another queue then after another delay we are told that we are in the priority queue and need to go to another gate isle. The arrival landing we were slammed down onto the runway and several people shook their heads at the spine tingling crunch that occurred. The worst landing Ive experienced. When I was stepping off the plane I noticed the luggage handler end bounce my 1000 squids of rods on the tarmac to another handler. Never have I seen such a disorganised company of such poor service. Never ever again with them. My girlfriend and I also made the mistake of combining our luggage which went over by 2 kilos even though our individual luggage weight was almost half the requirement. There is no discression just sting the customer as much as you can once they get there. I was disgusted. Getting close to another air ticket for a 1300mm x 65mm rod tube. Ive learnt my lesson. Cheap flights mean expensive crap service.
  14. The paralysis paradigm phenomenon of new navigation structure usually throws people especially the demographic of fishermen who now probably know more about true forum discussion than most being one of the most discussed sports on the Internet. I remember when my local website ditched their old pearl based forum which wasn't handling the visitor hits for a new one written in Dot Net based ASP. It was however an Key turn application. The users hated but its bread crumb navigation structure followed similar lines of the old and other fishing forum sites. Some left for a while but once the core visitors gained userbility knowledge it exploded with as many as "Most Community Members ever online at one time was 711" real users at one time. In one week 400000 hits occurred at one stage. That is good considering the target market is the size of liverpool. Given this site has gone to an out of the norm navigation system it will be interesting to see what happens. Keep in mind you can see all the Discussion Genre on one page. 2 things count in forums, todays/new posts and speed. BB2 PHP is ok but it ain't the best.
  15. Me too with the same result, however antiseptic washing must is easier and no yukkies absorbed into the material along with no knots to damage the fish. I was also a little disappointed that the rubber stops in the telescopic pop out when the pole is pushed back in and the end stop rolls down the bank and into the water. Still a good net and pole. It dries quick to put in the bag or car hence also less lingering bad stuff. Rinsing at home in a bucket rids the coating elft on the net from carp etc. A more feasible answer is barb crushing which stops barbs catching material making lure disentanglement lots lots easier!
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