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  1. #1
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    Default ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    In my own case for nigh on fifty years they were most important, both for myself, and to share with other specimen group members.'' Well at least the trusted ones.''And I appreciate that some will still value them highly.

    But in my own case then several years ago for some inexplicable reason that all changed. Why that was so I'm not entirely sure, perhaps it was in part due to the wifes comments of, ''how many pictures of big pike do you need''. Combined with the fact that lugging around camera gear became a chore, or could it be that mobile lure fishing, being on the move in all weathers highlights the need to pare down excess baggage, especially as one gets older.

    I don't really have a diffinative answer, other than I can't really be arsed with it anymore.

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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    I take lots of pictures not necessarily because it's important to me but because it's now so easy, pre-digital days I hardly ever took any and doubt that I would now if it meant lugging additional kit around and faffing to get them developed.

    I do enjoy looking back through them and often come across sessions and fish that I would have long forgotten about had it not been for the pictures.

    More of an added pleasure than a thing of importance for me, although it's always nice to have that pic of a good fish or a particularly stunning sunrise/sunset
    Last edited by binka; 07-09-2015 at 09:38.

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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    They are very important. I always bring my camera. My specimen club has a private forum, and every single fishingtrip has to be reported. A picture always brings a little extra to the report. I also document every fish that is out of the ordinary, to post on the club forum.

    Doing this, we have managed to assemble a large database, covering venues and hotspots in our area. Which we all benefit from.
    Better well hanged than ill wed.
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  4. #4
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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    I like to take a picture of anything out of the ordinary, just a camera phone picture so nothing fancy and I always have my phone with me anyway so nothing extra to lug around.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    with the advent of good cameras on mobile phones and free picture hosting websites, it's easy... I know you can't do a selfie holding a fish (well I can't anway) but it's so easy to keep a pictorial record of my captures...!
    I'm Pink, Therefore I'm Spam....!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    For me they’re important as they tell a life Story, ‘my life story!’ Self-indulgent, vanity may be, but it is my life story! One I’ve got immense pleasure from living and the people I’ve met, become good friends with and sadly lost contact with or through death.
    I have very few pictures of myself other than fishing ones, as I don’t like being in photos in any other setting. Even the ones I have as a kid, you can see the reluctant subject I was when it was taken. Therefore, given half a chance it will be me behind the camera taking them, not in them.

    There’s also a standing joke in our family, the only time you see me in a photo, unless it was taken unbeknown to me, I’ve got a fish held in it somewhere.

    In a 100+ years, time if anyone’s looking up my history in pictorial form, they be left in no doubt that I fished and was an angler, as that more than likely will be the only photographic record left behind.

  7. Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    I have only recently started to take pictures whilst fishing, not only of my catches, but anything that catches the eye. There isn't much better setting than on the bank, and it's nice to look back and share the images and memory's

    Here's one of my most recent pics



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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    I love to take photos of the fish I catch, the swims I fish and the nature I encounter. They might not be award winning images of beauty but to me it means I can look back after a session and remember in more detail. My memory works fine, just about, but even the most vivid memory can't replace a photo.

    This has just prompted me to have a look through the designated 'Fishing' folder on my iPhone. There's photos going back to 2012, some beautiful swims and lovely fish. I just think it's brilliant nowadays how you can access this from your pocket anytime and in ten years time these photos will still be there.

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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    Not really important to be truthful.

    The only fish I would photograph are typically specimens, but the truth is after the fight, and the trauma of weighing I always feel a little guilty at the thought of setting up a camera for a self take and all the ar$ing about that goes with it so more often than not I slip the fish back, thankful that it has visited my mat. Cliché sounding? Perhaps, but the reality is that pictures I may have taken in the past are rarely if ever perused anyway.

    On rare occasions when fishing with others I may get someone else to take a shot.

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    Default Re: ''How important are your fishing pictures''

    I like the odd trophy shot but I've never been a great one for taking pictures. Funnily enough I was sorting through some old photos the other day with the kids howling with laughter at my hair back in the day and what me and Mrs S used to wear.

    In amongst this lot were some fishing pics and they really did bring some great memories back. There was one in particular of me with a dace off the Royalty circa 1971 which I distinctly remember. We didn't have any scales with us that day so we guessed this at 12-14 ozs. Looking at it now I'm bloody certain that dace was 1lb plus. Still the biggest dace I've ever caught or am ever likely to catch.

    And no.....it was not a little chublet. It was a bloody great kipper of a dace.

    So...for me they are important for the memories they rekindle but I couldn't get excited about endless trophy shots and I very rarely take pics now. If I'm honest a bit of the magic has gone out of fishing. It seemed a whole lot more exciting back then...it can be a bit too clinical nowadays at times.
    Last edited by S-Kippy; 07-09-2015 at 19:26.

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