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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    Iíve not lost one at the net yet when netting a fish for someone else (usually!)
    prefer that to my usual beaching on stones, booting it up the gravel bar and taking a dive/rugby tackle on it.

    😂 This is my preferred method. After the rugby tackle I have a fumble about in my waders for the camera, take a couple of terrible pictures (just to prove to the wife that I actually caught something this time and spending silly money on fishing IS worthwhile), then release it unharmed to fight another day!

    I'd better take cover now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Passmore View Post
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but how many of those critical about the 'netting' have actually worked as a professional ghillie?

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    NHP
    I certainly don't mind, I hope you don't mind my reply. No, I haven't worked as a professional ghillie. If I had, I certainly wouldn't have been taking swipes at a fish that, in my opinion, wasn't ready for the net. I admit that the presence of a camera may have been offputting.

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    The Thurso dafties were most likely trying to drag in the sprat quickly in order to get a chance at a decent sized fish for the camera. Probable 15lb Maxima and a biggish rod = just drag it in. No harm done other than the **** taking GD will be getting in the pub.

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    Do 90% of us really care how the fish was netted? If my mates netting a fish I'm shouting at him "just get it in the f#c>in net." Yes the guy is a pro but give him some slack.

    At least we're watching a NEW fishing programme instead of some repeat on Discovery from 20 years ago or some guy sitting in a Bivvy for 3 weeks in France waiting on a carp called Stan!!!

    Why dont we focus on the positive aspects of the programme especially with some of the more Northern rivers seemingly having a decent run. It may not cover the whole fish farming thing (that's not what the programmes about although would be a good voice)but keeps me going through the winter months. Bring back Paul Young (Shug the Lug)!! 👂

    I've almost convinced myself I'm going to catch more than 1 salmon this year!

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    I think people (including me) were just having a leg pull and a giggle about "the netting incident" ! Its certainly not a big issue but was inevitably going to lead to a bit of p taking on a salmon fishing forum.

    The programme was very good and looking forward to the next episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spruce View Post
    I certainly don't mind, I hope you don't mind my reply. No, I haven't worked as a professional ghillie. If I had, I certainly wouldn't have been taking swipes at a fish that, in my opinion, wasn't ready for the net. I admit that the presence of a camera may have been offputting.

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    I welcome your reply. If you were going about your day job, not generally in the public eye, in front of a distracting film crew, then someone you've probably never met called, say, Fir Tree, lambastes you, anonymously, on a public platform for perhaps having a less than perfect day at the office how would you feel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Passmore View Post
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but how many of those critical about the 'netting' have actually worked as a professional ghillie?

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    NHP
    I have, but I'm not criticising the man. Salmon, like women, can make fools of us all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxie View Post
    I have, but I'm not criticising the man. Salmon, like women, can make fools of us all!
    Quite so.

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