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    Why is it that so many anglers holding fish for the Camera don't Smile.

    I might sometimes struggle with a picture if I'm taking a self take, but for most of the time I try to smile

    Why it that so many Carp and Barbel Angler, don't seem very happy with their captures

    I have heard it said, it's about the fish, not me

    But if thats the case, why not take a photo of the fish on the mat

    Bob

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    Hi Bob,

    Couldn't agree with you more!

    If fishing doesn't make you happy then something's wrong, costs nothing and makes the world a more pleasant place.

    Making my favourite music analogy, The Boss is always smiling when he plays and thats infectious, frowning is so yesterday!

    All the best.

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    Default Re: Smile Please

    If it looked like fun, everyone would be trying it, and you'd never get a swim...

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    They are trying to look professional, if they smile it might look like an accidental
    capture.
    Personally I prefer to take a "classic" photo of just the fish in the net with rod and reel.
    A bit sad really.
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    I just love the; 'Im not interested, kind of bored, do this all the time' look that you see on anglers faces when holding a specimen size fish.

    It always amazes me how they can stay up all night, in the same clothes and then as if by a miracle, look clean and pressed in a sponsor's T shirt just in time for the picture . . . . . . .

    Yeah, right!

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    I try to smile as catching fish makes me happy, sometimes a really big fish can "blow you away" looking in awe face

    There is a flipside to this though some anglers in the magazines can look a bit crazy with there big cheesy grins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannytaylor View Post
    I try to smile as catching fish makes me happy, sometimes a really big fish can "blow you away" looking in awe face

    There is a flipside to this though some anglers in the magazines can look a bit crazy with there big cheesy grins.
    And Crazy Red Eye's

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    Default Re: Smile Please

    On this subject, I was once at a fly fishing competition when a man who'd been banned from one trout fishery earlier that year for having a pocketful of Cheddar won the individual's trophy.

    During the presentation, he was called to collect his prize and, as he accepted the trophy, some wag at the back yelled: "Say cheese!"

    Laugh? I nearly bought a round....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannytaylor View Post
    I try to smile as catching fish makes me happy, sometimes a really big fish can "blow you away" looking in awe face

    There is a flipside to this though some anglers in the magazines can look a bit crazy with there big cheesy grins.
    There is always a difference between magazine and real life.

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    most of the kids smile in the angling times pics page,i like to see anglers smiling,although the lay down in the grass with fish pose is just weird lol.

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