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  1. #1
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    Default Is there too much of the wrong type of fishing in the media?

    By that I mean too much catching big fish, big weight of fish or named fish

    When I started it was 1 rod 1 reel and you caught was you could

    These day are young anglers expecting to catch 20lb carp
    5 lb chub or 100lb bags of fish after a few weeks fishing

    I think it need grass root fishing in the media people catching small fish or low weights and an expert explain how to SLOWLY improve to be featured now and again
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    The media has created the impression that catching huge fish happens everytime you go fishing. I would hate to start fishing today as I think this is a very false impression.

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    To most of todays youngsters with all the fun things available to them catching smaller fish would probably seem pretty dull.
    So in order to keep them interested and spending money magazines tackle companies etc need to sex it up with big fish.
    A couple of years ago a guy at my club water brought a few youngsters down to get them into fishing. They started out catching a few roach and perch with the occasional crucian and tench.
    Then one of them caught a little carp.
    I have only seen them a couple of times since and they spend all day sitting behind alarms with hair rigged boi;ies. Thats all they do. They now only go to venues stuffed with carp.

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    being an expert yourself why don't you switch on your spellcheck and write some articles and submit them to the media?
    every little helps..............

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    This is what I mean

    Not enough learning - straight from novice to expert in 6 months - no grounding in water craft, bait ideas ect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Paul of Sheffield View Post
    This is what I mean

    Not enough learning - straight from novice to expert in 6 months - no grounding in water craft, bait ideas ect
    not really an expert then......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mol View Post
    The media has created the impression that catching huge fish happens everytime you go fishing. I would hate to start fishing today as I think this is a very false impression.
    Thats an interesting point I have never considered before. I am a life long angler but would I have been one if I started angling today ?

    Interesting concept...I think I'll start a thread on it...

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    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    being an expert yourself why don't you switch on your spellcheck and write some articles and submit them to the media?
    every little helps..............
    Well to get i nthe media you need to catch big or loads of fish - it's Catch22

    I'm thinking of the odd article showing someone struggling and maybe an expert (such as what I is) showing them a few tips
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    I got the devil in my blood,Telling' me what to do
    (And I'm all ears), Britain's premier bread angler

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    I understand what you are saying, however I can only remember stories of big french catfish, giant carp, huge pike (that were nearly as big as sharks). I can't ever remember reading reports or articles of people who caught small fish or went out sprat bashing and blanked.
    They might have been published but even Mr Crabtree never said "sorry Peter naff all again, never mind, that's fishing.".

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