After a friend of mine caught a PB perch and was feeling that buzz. This reminded me of when I had my PB Chub, the buzz of that moment was amazing. I was just desperate to tell people. This made me think, you don’t get many specimen anglers anymore. I had mentioned this to a couple of mates of mine late last year. Obviously, a few other people have also been thinking this, as low and behold on a number of social media platforms there are a few people out there doing this. Therefore, in the coming years, we may well see a drift back to carp angling roots and the hunt for our own specimen fish.
I think this will be good for the industry as a whole and bring more anglers to the bank. Now, I am sure some of you will not like this but you have to look at it as a trade off. The greater the number of angler – the bigger the industry will grow. It will not reduce itself or stagnate. This must be also good for the anglers themselves, as I was once completely put off lake fishing by arrogant carp anglers. I also think it will be good for fisheries, as they will become more diverse, which again is good on a nature point of view. There will be more of a power behind the industry and maybe a chance to take action on matters which need to be resolved before ‘our dear fluffy friend’, the otter destroys it all.
I may have gone a bit off course here a bit. It’s good to see that all species of fish are fished for and that people are not stuck in the past anymore. I must say from a personal point of view I do find it hard to pull myself away from carp. This year, I am going to change that (I hope), well at least try.
Until next time