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It was never a young man's sport even when I was young..(in my area)..most of the guys I'd meet were older apart from me and a few mates.I think fishing in general does, average age on the river bank does not look young to me.
im probably the youngest in the last two clubs I’ve been in, I’m 42... tell a lie there is one junior in my current club that I’ve seen fishing and I think this year he won’t be.
This seems to be the case...hence part of that other thread...I don't think it's healthy for our sport.Never seen this problem myself and I’m 25, rivers always seem busy. Think some manufacturers or others who gain financially from fishing are trying to push more people into the sport to expand the market. (Not saying all who shares the sentiment has got a financial stake in fishing)
Seems to me your havin a laugh or trying a wind up,So does anyone think our rivers are too busy or beats over rodded ?
I'm very much in the same mindset as @Hardyreels on this subject.
Anyone else think there are far too many people fishing for Salmon and is having an adverse affect on runs with too many of the stock being caught sometimes more than once ....along with all the other problems of course?
Nah....been said on this forum many times in other threads that the sport needs to be kept alive...getting kids or adults into fishing etc.Seems to me your havin a laugh or trying a wind up,
I thought this thread you started was about it being a dying sport!
TBH with you...I couldn't give a hoot about England...there are few rivers there I'm interested in...it's what's happening on Salmon and trout rivers in Scotland that interests me.Barring a recent blip on rod licence sales from the EA the trend for these has been downwards for quite a few years indicating less anglers; unless more fish without one!