Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs
A good start might be to trawl some of the threads here on FM on just that topic.
A follow-up might be to realise that those anglers who were going to join, based on the first principles of the AT, have already done so, the others (the great majority) are probably waiting to see some firm results (?)
PGJ membership number 39456.
A couple of months ago I read everything on this forum about the problems the Angling trust was experiencing and a few other forums as well and I listed all the good ideas in a document that was consulted at the first meeting at the beginning of October of the rescue team headed by John Wilson. This was part of the reason I was asked to join the panel.
A follow-up might be to realise that those anglers who were going to join, based on the first principles of the AT, have already done so, the others (the great majority) are probably waiting to see some firm results ?)
I hope you are wrong on this point - the Trust is in real trouble and needs more members soon if it is not to fail. A number of people much more important and influential than me are giving up their time, for nothing, in order to try and rescue our last chance of speaking with one voice. They are not doing this for the entertainment of what you describe as "the vast majority", if they wait much longer the trust will fail and we as anglers will lose our only chance. We will have lost our credibility in the political scene and will never be taken seriously again.
The Angling Trust does not need people sitting on the sidelines watching with interest - we need them to commit, sign up as quickly as possible and participate in bringing about the "firm results" that will surely come about when anglers are speaking with one voice!