Shame about AN, it was a crackin forum at one time, it was very busy and all but one or two members were nice people and very good anglers. The fish ins were great, especially the long weekends at Steve Burks Wingham fisheries in Kent, Steves mrs made a huge barbecue everday for everyone! I still post on AN now and again but unfortunately I think it's banjaxed.I was on both, Anglers net and Fishing magic, both went downhill after I left!!!!!
FM was a good forum also, it kind'a went to the dogs several years back due to a certain individual. Members just left of their own accord or were banned for having an opinion. It became a political discussion board more than an angling forum, and you had to be a left wing pratt to fit in! Oh, and what are you havin for breakfast or tea were huge hits, but, preferably written in french....if you wanted to be in the VIP club .
I think FM will just dry up and blow away soon.
It does appear that this forum is kind'a custers last stand of the uk angling forums, that I know of at least.
Many people seem to prefer FB for some reason or other.
Personally, I think a forum like this one is much better than FB.