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    Baz (Angel of the North) Guest


    I was having a chat with Eddie C last night.

    Amongst other things, we discussed slagging tv celebrity anglers off on forums.

    Ed came up with a good point that with this recession thingy taking a bite out of everybody and everything. We should really be more careful in what we are saying. And I agree with him

    It doesn’t matter a jot if we like somebody or not, the point is that the powers that be can see what we are saying. And when they start to feel the pinch, they could think well stuff it, we’ll pull the plug on certain angling shows or anglers. And that could include anglers in the angling press. Or the anglers themselves could think, that's it, I've had enough.

    The knock on affect, is that advertisers could then see a drop in certain Angling websites and decide not to bother advertising with the sites anymore. I think you will have got the bigger picture by now.


    What I would like to see with celebrity angling shows<u> in the future,</u> is for the angler to explain to us why he is fishing a certain area, why is he using the set up that he is, a bit more about using watercraft, in depth a lot more about why and what they are doing. And we all know that everybody thinks differently don't we?

    It doesn&rsquo;t matter if they catch anything or not. The reasoning behind it all would benefit us all a lot more.

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    If the thread that prompted your post is the one that I think, upon reading it I was reminded of my upbringing where I was told &quot;If you haven't got anything positive to say, keep your mouth shut!&quot;. As I'm one of the biggest whiners going it obviously didn't work, but it's the thought that counts.

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    The problem with that is that one man's positive is another man's negative.

    As we still live in a democracy each is entitled to air his view.

    Baz and EC,

    The only criteria for pulling a programme is: dwindling budgets or viewer figures. In fact, the more controversial the person or the criticism then usually the better for the viewing figures.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus

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    Face it chap - the only way angling programmes will get popular is by involving celebs - Tobsin Green tried it

    BUT what it take would be a &quot;Named&quot; angler fishing each week with a celeb

    off top of my head Hayes and Brown with Gordon Ramsey, Wayne Rooney, Bernie Clifton, Piers Morgan, Jordan, Clarkson ect

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    Just a thought, surely chris tarrant would be the best person for an angling show, a highly skilled fisherman (from what i have read/seen) and a massive name in the world of television.

    Now if he did a semi instructional series where he visited areas and fished with a popular local angler, for a different species each week or whatever, surely the appeal would bewiderthan just us anglers???

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