I know this document was discussed by FMS at their agm (I think). It would be interesting to see the minutes.What a load of tripe.
Allow me to charge you a fee sir so that I can pick the colour of paper to wrap your turd in and sell it back to you for a much higher price and richer smell..
Its a bit like selling golfing holidays but you can only play one or 2 holes on each course.
Some mention of not banning spinning. No mention of bait.
I don't know who did this, but I doubt their a salmon fisher.
Its nowhere near April.
Agreed. It would have been useful to understand what the scope and remit of the report was. It appears (apologies if this is wrong) to be written by someone who doesn't fish for salmon and has been asked to take a standard business development plan approach and apply it to salmon fishing in order to attract new 'customers' to dabble more often - expand the market as it were.Do we know whether any Forum members attended the focus groups or responded to the surveys?
Looking at the survey responses at the back of the document suggests a rather sterile and bleak exercise.
Unfortunately ArchieL, your post brings many anglers I meet on my river to mind. They're as happy as a pig in sh1t to spend thousands on the latest gear with absolutely no idea of how to use it or any notion of river craft.At first when i read through this i was shocked and then i let it sink in and realize that we as salmon anglers are being treated for fools. Emperors new clothes springs to mind. In a nutshell they do not want proper salmon anglers on rivers as they expect to catch salmon when they go salmon fishing, they want tourists who will enjoy themselves surrounded in nature and just being out in the fresh air talking about anything "BUT" the lack of fish with their now brainwashed Ghillie. Any new person coming into salmon angling has to set their lives target at 10 salmon for their lifetime spent chasing the mighty salmon.
The scary thing is that the people who are responsible for this utter guff are running a kiddy on Parliament but want to gain independence from the UK and run a country for real !!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW JUST WOW.