I agree to some extent but some of these excessively stocked waters and very large weights give ammunition to antis. I enjoy fishing matches on commercials and let's not forget all commercials are different but I prefer a venues where the winning weights are lower say in the 60 to 100lb range. Most of us want to catch a few fish but it's easy to become complacent and dismiss catches which are in reality good I've done it myself 40lb of small barbel in net and complaining.Horses for courses, each to their own I say
Why don’t you fish silver fish only venues if that’s what you want to target. Our local commie has two silvers only lakes and they are great fun in winter. All the local clubs have lakes full of bream, or tench or roach and rudd. Many of the local farm ponds only have silvers in. I am sure there are plenty around. I have to drive for 40 minutes if I want to fish for carp and actually catch a few.What I find annoying (on nearly every water I go to) is you start off feeding for your target fish and then the carp move in... boils my pee so it does
I’d still blank.100%, agreed.
But don't let them come talking about how they caught this and that - out of pure grit, determination and skill.
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It's almost like stolen valor.
Lest we forget the real fishermen out on the treacherous river banks, carving out their own swims in torrential weather whilst praying for a bite.