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realmadspur

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I didn't mean to. But, I had to.Im a postie, one of my customers is moving down to Romsey, Hants. I happened to mention there's good fishing down that way. I then suffered a lecture about cruelty. It went on and on. I had to keep my mouth shut, it's my job. But, I did point out that the abstraction of water from our rivers and streams to water their vegetables, and grains is probably worse to our environment. I've no problem with vegetarians or vegans, but get your facts right. No anglers. No water. No wildlife.

Rant over.
 

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I take my young grandsons fishing, they learn the difference between damsels and dragon flies plus other insecty type stuff
and how bad people leave litter and pollute.

I like to think they are `proper` enviromentalists in the making.
 

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Don't think I've ever met an anti. My vegetarian sisters aren't that keen on the idea but they do appreciate that without recreational fishing a lot of non food fish species and their environments would have long since gone in a lot of places.
 

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My stepson did encounter a raving anti at Keston Pond some years ago screaming at the top of her voice and throwing her clothes into the water. A pult full of white maggots into her Afro persuaded her to lose interest in the topic and him
 

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My nephew was a leading animal rights activist who is now a solicitor specialising in animal rights.

To be fair he knows what I do, I know what he does, and neither of us talk shop when we meet as a family.
However, there have been times when we have discussed certain issues that concern us, one in particular a few years back relating to fish welfare and weed clearance where he knew the right buttons to push and got a swift resolve.
 

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I lived in Romsey and the fishing around there is fantastic. This idiot's protests will fall on deaf ears down there.
 

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Reminds me of our youth

as young yobbos we used to practice anti angling, we used to sit in a tree and lower a half sucked boiled sweet down onto large woodant nests on a string attached to a stick,

count to twenty then lift it out, the winner was the one with most anti's attached to his sweet

whilst the looser had that sweet complete with Anti's stuffed down his short trousers towards his nether regions, Anti's in his panti;'s like !

while we kept this practice to ourselves there was no problems with it, but one herbert told his brothers and sisters the reason why he kept scratching his nuts (bites from the rather upset red anti's) and all hell broke loose and her overly liberal friends and aquiantances arranged a protest against our next session of the anti Angling pastime

we turned up at the appointed tree to find a horde of Anti Anti Angling protestors, blockading the venue

well we wasnt having that being as we were causing no harm, so we formed an Anti Anti Anti angling protest against the Anti Anti Anglers that were there

this caused much noise and consternation and the authorities turned up

and it turned out not only were they against both the Anti Anti angling protestors they were also against the Anti Anti Anti Angling ones to

so they were Anti Anti Anti Anging and Anti Anti Angling

the Antis meanwhile just carried on building thier nest and the half sucked sweets were sucked away

so it fizzled away with an Anti Climax
 

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It's your job to deliver mail, Not to be lectured on your hobby and treat like an idiot by someone who undoubtedly unknowingly consumes coffee picked by people being paid a dollar a day working in extreme conditions, Or wears clothes that were made in an Indian sweatshop by an 8 year old kid. Theres a lot worse sh*t going on out there than fishing. You should have just cut him/her off with 'I appreciate your opinion but I'm not here to be lectured on animal welfare' and walked off. It's not like you're illegally hunting foxes. Yes, Fishing isn't the most humane sport I'll agree, But it is legal and again, Theres a lot worse s**t out there. Idiots, lol.
 

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It must be close on forty years since I've come across any anti-anglers when a group of them attempted to disrupt a match in the local park lake - they weren't very successful and quickly discovered that the local constabulary had a very strong angling section and that the inspector on duty that day was an angler himself. They got locked up and held at the local station for as long as the law allowed (about 48hrs I seem to remember) before being released - strangely they didn't attempt anything similar ever again.(y)

There was an organisation called the Campaign for the Abolition of Angling (CAA) – which at one point had 200 members but that ceased to exist in 2003.The gauntlet was taken up by that reasonable, rational and logical organisation known as People Eating Tasty Animals.

Amongst the ‘facts’ on their website are such gems as:

According to one fishery expert, catch-and-release victims “could be vulnerable to predators, unable to swim away, or if nesting, not capable of fending off nest raiders. Some guarding males could in fact abandon the nest”.

Britain’s 4 million anglers catch approximately 200 million fish each year – 4 million anglers - really? - and that figure is only 50 fish each - even carp anglers catch more that:p

Up to 43 per cent of fish released after being caught die within six days, according to researchers at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. – what relevance a study carried out in 1995 following bass tournaments has to fishing in the UK I’m not really sure.

Like birds, many fish build nests where they raise their babies. Others collect little rocks off the seafloor to make hiding places where they can rest. - sticklebacks guard their young – not generally targeted by anglers.

There is no widespread campaign to abolish angling in this country. Think back to when fox hunting was being targeted – every week there’d be news reports on the latest confrontation, articles in the Sunday papers, arrests and prosecutions. The general public perceived foxes to be cute and cuddly – one step removed from their beloved Fido dozing on the rug in front of the fire. Robin Hood was portrayed as a fox in the Walt Disney cartoon.:rolleyes:

Do we see activists disrupting the National – or Fisho – the latter could see them on live TV which would be great publicity. Their numbers are tiny, their influence miniscule – the League Against Cruel Sports doesn’t even mention angling on its website – although they do campaign on behalf of the mink which is a little ironic considering it was their predecessors who released the bloody thing in the first place.

One of the problems that fox-hunting suffered from was ‘an image of elitism’ – a pursuit purely for the landed gentry – not something that your ordinary working man could get involved with. Angling on the other hand anybody can do.
To the average man in the street fish come deep-fried in batter, wrapped in newspaper.
Fishermen are them strange people he sees around his local park lake, huddled under enormous brollies - oh and they like the rain :p

Simon
 

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Reminds me of our youth

as young yobbos we used to practice anti angling, we used to sit in a tree and lower a half sucked boiled sweet down onto large woodant nests on a string attached to a stick,

count to twenty then lift it out, the winner was the one with most anti's attached to his sweet

whilst the looser had that sweet complete with Anti's stuffed down his short trousers towards his nether regions, Anti's in his panti;'s like !

while we kept this practice to ourselves there was no problems with it, but one herbert told his brothers and sisters the reason why he kept scratching his nuts (bites from the rather upset red anti's) and all hell broke loose and her overly liberal friends and aquiantances arranged a protest against our next session of the anti Angling pastime

we turned up at the appointed tree to find a horde of Anti Anti Angling protestors, blockading the venue

well we wasnt having that being as we were causing no harm, so we formed an Anti Anti Anti angling protest against the Anti Anti Anglers that were there

this caused much noise and consternation and the authorities turned up

and it turned out not only were they against both the Anti Anti angling protestors they were also against the Anti Anti Anti Angling ones to

so they were Anti Anti Anti Anging and Anti Anti Angling

the Antis meanwhile just carried on building thier nest and the half sucked sweets were sucked away

so it fizzled away with an Anti Climax
Mick you are a genius Sir!
 

Neil ofthe nene

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I didn't mean to. But, I had to.Im a postie, one of my customers is moving down to Romsey, Hants. I happened to mention there's good fishing down that way. I then suffered a lecture about cruelty. It went on and on. I had to keep my mouth shut, it's my job. But, I did point out that the abstraction of water from our rivers and streams to water their vegetables, and grains is probably worse to our environment. I've no problem with vegetarians or vegans, but get your facts right. No anglers. No water. No wildlife.

Rant over.
On the rare occasion I get this I ask if the person eats fish. They normally do so I explain how their fish are caught, left on decks and gutted while still alive. How drift nets catch and kill dolphins and other species. My catches get returned alive to the water within a few seconds. I have nothing to defend.
 

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Using crab lines or using nets in Rockpools is classed as fishing.
Thousands upon Thousands of non anglers join our ranks each summer by default 😉
 

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It must be close on forty years since I've come across any anti-anglers when a group of them attempted to disrupt a match in the local park lake - they weren't very successful and quickly discovered that the local constabulary had a very strong angling section and that the inspector on duty that day was an angler himself. They got locked up and held at the local station for as long as the law allowed (about 48hrs I seem to remember) before being released - strangely they didn't attempt anything similar ever again.(y)

There was an organisation called the Campaign for the Abolition of Angling (CAA) – which at one point had 200 members but that ceased to exist in 2003.The gauntlet was taken up by that reasonable, rational and logical organisation known as People Eating Tasty Animals.

Amongst the ‘facts’ on their website are such gems as:

According to one fishery expert, catch-and-release victims “could be vulnerable to predators, unable to swim away, or if nesting, not capable of fending off nest raiders. Some guarding males could in fact abandon the nest”.

Britain’s 4 million anglers catch approximately 200 million fish each year – 4 million anglers - really? - and that figure is only 50 fish each - even carp anglers catch more that:p

Up to 43 per cent of fish released after being caught die within six days, according to researchers at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. – what relevance a study carried out in 1995 following bass tournaments has to fishing in the UK I’m not really sure.

Like birds, many fish build nests where they raise their babies. Others collect little rocks off the seafloor to make hiding places where they can rest. - sticklebacks guard their young – not generally targeted by anglers.

There is no widespread campaign to abolish angling in this country. Think back to when fox hunting was being targeted – every week there’d be news reports on the latest confrontation, articles in the Sunday papers, arrests and prosecutions. The general public perceived foxes to be cute and cuddly – one step removed from their beloved Fido dozing on the rug in front of the fire. Robin Hood was portrayed as a fox in the Walt Disney cartoon.:rolleyes:

Do we see activists disrupting the National – or Fisho – the latter could see them on live TV which would be great publicity. Their numbers are tiny, their influence miniscule – the League Against Cruel Sports doesn’t even mention angling on its website – although they do campaign on behalf of the mink which is a little ironic considering it was their predecessors who released the bloody thing in the first place.

One of the problems that fox-hunting suffered from was ‘an image of elitism’ – a pursuit purely for the landed gentry – not something that your ordinary working man could get involved with. Angling on the other hand anybody can do.
To the average man in the street fish come deep-fried in batter, wrapped in newspaper.
Fishermen are them strange people he sees around his local park lake, huddled under enormous brollies - oh and they like the rain :p

Simon
I think they are to bust demonstrating for other far left groups like BLM or extinction Rebellion at the moment. They should threaten them all with a bath
 
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