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    What are your experiences of groups? Have you found them useful or just another excuse to form a cliquie secret society?

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    Excellent article Wurzel (especially as you mentioned me!).

    Personally I don't belong to any formal group apart from the ACA. I don't have anything against them, it's just that I don't like to be pigeon holed to one species.

    I do like informal groups, which is why I like this site so much. It's more like friends having a chat. And getting the views of the everyday angler rather than the 'names' is very refreshing. It also enables you put something back by helping others.

    Although I like to fish on my own most of the time, like most people I like to share my successes, and also my failures if it helps me not to repeat them. Groups definitely help with this.

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    Stewart Bloor Guest

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    Cooperman, a good article, I agree. I paid 10 to get my name mentioned, how much did you pay?
    Seriously now, I think groups are a good idea. In fact, for a long time I've looked at joining a single species group. Only problem is, I like them all, and would spend far too much joining every one. And because I would want to be fully involved in the mechanics of each group, I wouldn't be out fishing that much !!
    One of the factors in starting the BCSG recently is the fact that it is not a single species group.

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    MARK FRAME Guest

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    BCSG aint that a name for the carp study group?

    I used to belong to the carp society personally I thought it was a waste of money.too much advertisment in the mag but i also realise they have to have a lot of adverts to raise funds.
    do all the other groups work on the same principle?


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    Paul Williams Guest

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    Mark, you are of course right BCSG is also a carp group but Stuart (Sedge) is talking about the Black country specimen group, he just can't spell it, do you think the other BCSG will sue him ? i say him because he is the chairparson!! i have his address if their solicitors need it. (small fee involved)

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    Stewart Bloor Guest

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    I always wondered what the Biblical 'thorn in the flesh' was. Since meeting Mr Williams, I now know.....
    I can spell Stewart though......

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