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    all our opinionated readers and posters and no-one has any views on this?

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    I think it's mainly an age thing Stuart, in that youngsters can't wait for anything. Instant everything, including success.

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    Stuart Johnson Guest

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    I think you are an opinionated******** just like me. A good article and to be honest I share your opinions on this one. Life in general is stressfull enough and I do not want stress creeping in to my fun. I fish because I like it, I like the company and I like catching fish. I generally fish for big fish that the water holds so how big is big it all depends on where you fish so the largest might not be the best. But if I do not catch a biggy, hey what the hell. People who are hell bent from the word go on catching the largest going will have short angling career. As you said peak to early what are you going to do if you do not have the right perpective on things.

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    Dave Johnson Guest

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    I was just wondering how many photos you can get of the same carp on a spreadsheet....wearing the same vest top....



    sneaks off........

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    Stuart Johnson Guest

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    At least there Carp mate!-)

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    Dave Johnson Guest

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    lol....and Barney knows where to get his 'cat' livies from now......

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    Dave Johnson Guest

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    still working on a pass for Friday Stu.....what time you fishing til?



    (hijacks Stu's yawn.......thread)

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    Stuart Johnson Guest

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    All depends on what's being caught, but it will not be early as its a long drive and I don't whant to fight the friday free for all on the roads

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    no stu, don't post them, no, no, no. I had three thoughts for you Dave, but all too rude to put on here mate. The least rude was mentioning how much you didn't raise for our charity compo, but whilst you continue to send me superb porn then I won't stoop that low. Wahaaa!

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    Sascha Welsch Guest

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    I don't think it is so much of an age thing Graham, more of a 'sign of the times' thing.
    Years ago (I'm 31 now, so can relate to Stuart!)when I started my fishing apprenticeship the tackle, venues and information weren't so freely available as they are for the beginners of today.
    Think how easy it is to buy the latest 'trendy' gear, get down to a commercial venue, put on the ready-made rig and the latest super boilie and eventually a carp will hang itself. Result - instant specimen hunter!
    When I think back to my fishing youth and the progression from biteless days through to odd perch/roach to relative consistency of catches and then the start again aspect of match fishing and more recently speci' hunting I realise how easy it has become.
    I was chatting to a freind whilst zandering the other night about a colleague of his who has all the tackle, all the bait and none of the knowledge. Put him on a feature filled pit or heaven forbid a river, and he would'nt have a clue as to how to catch. But once that 15lber hung itself it was treated with contempt as it wasn't a 20.
    Maybe I'm a bit old fashioned for my age but I take as much pleasure at extracting a 5lb tench from a local drain (Fens!) as I do an 8lber from the mature gravel pit down the road. I still get just as excited to see that jack pike hurl itself clear of the water at my surface lure as I do when the deadbait float slips away on a thirties water.
    Fishing is about self satisfaction, about being at one with nature around you and getting away from the mad rat-race that most of us live day to day. If that can be shared with like minded anglers and a few laughs can be had along the way then so much the better.
    Yes, I do like to catch bigger fish and increase my personal bests but I don't expect it to come easily and would never dismiss the pleasures I get from fishing through my ambitions.
    Good on you Stuart.

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