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   Old Thread  #358 9 Jul 2019 at 5.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wonder if Terry Hearn would have got the blame if it had been him who caught it and put it on an ESP video.

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   Old Thread  #357 9 Jul 2019 at 4.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No - going after something just for the glory and going on a campaign for a single fish are two different things in my eyes.
Experienced anglers singling out a special fish and a lot of people that may not have even fished a river and then jumped on a bandwagon is an example of that.
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   Old Thread  #356 9 Jul 2019 at 3.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They do indeed , they also tend to have more time and bait to pile in .
There also not adverse to catch at any cost , not all , but plenty of them don't mind crossing the line .

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   Old Thread  #355 9 Jul 2019 at 1.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Imo the only difference between most anglers and the so called glory hunters is the glory hunters actually catch what they're after.
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   Old Thread  #354 9 Jul 2019 at 1.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Yep. I remember not all that long ago, people were inspired by such tales and adventures.
Because itís Nick, it has to be sinister.

I want to know what it heís done to get so much hate even before all this! Iíve never met the guy but he always comes across well in films and articles IMO
Heís the first person to admit heís in a much different position to many many others and he acknowledges that.
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   Old Thread  #353 9 Jul 2019 at 1.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice post.

Iím very opposed to the glory hunters....they have ruined my fishing on more than one occasion.

BUT

This fish would have died regardless of the publicity. It has either just died, or been ottered.....Nick did not release the otters!

To be honest, fair play to Nick for bringing this inspiring fish to our attention. She was a beauty and deserved the acclaim. She is now dead....the boats will move on. And we can all get back to normal.
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   Old Thread  #352 9 Jul 2019 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not really - just shows they got even more excited that it was 50lb. People have known where that fish is for years and that the stretch had potential for carp for even longer.
There was possibly a mutual respect for the regular anglers that fished it, but that went out the window once it went 50lb because people are obsessed with weights. The proper river anglers are obsessed with the river and itís challenges, weight is irrelevant to them.

Glory hunters descended but not because it became clearer where the fish was, but what weight it was.
I donít think you can blame a person like Nick for the huge amount of glory-hunters in the sport - his Angling exploits have been more about the thrill and the unknown regardless of fish size rather than promoting big fish glory-hunting.
He embarked on a new challenge of his own and fished various parts of the Thames well before targeting the biggun, and I can guarantee he knew where it was already. Unless he is a soothsayer that foresaw the fish being 50lb when it was so held off, I really donít see how you can have any hatred towards the guy. He was on his own little adventure which ended in that fishes capture, much to the annoyance of some green-eyed monsters, and attracted those who sought glory.

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   Old Thread  #351 9 Jul 2019 at 1.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is there any evidence of other carp in that stretch having been predated, or died from over use/badly prepared peanuts?
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   Old Thread  #350 9 Jul 2019 at 12.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same here
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   Old Thread  #349 9 Jul 2019 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Couldnít agree more
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   Old Thread  #348 9 Jul 2019 at 11.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I just find it all a bit petty blaming another angler for it's demise it wouldn't matter how much angling pressure it came under if an otter got to it first, and at the end of the day whoever was first to put a picture out there of the carp whether they are a well know angler or not in the world of social media you are opening the area or yourself up to the fact people are going to hunt a carp like that out no good moaning about it afterwards, horse and stable door springs to mind.
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   Old Thread  #347 9 Jul 2019 at 10.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The boom in anglers post-sticky video surely shows they didnít know?
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   Old Thread  #346 9 Jul 2019 at 10.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I live in Hertfordshire and I canít imagine the Ďdrovesí of anglers have travelled all that far to fish it, so did they really not know?
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   Old Thread  #345 9 Jul 2019 at 10.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's because you live in London no?
Bear in mind anglers exist outside of the capital lol.
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   Old Thread  #344 8 Jul 2019 at 11.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iím amazed at the amount of people that Ďsupposedlyí never knew where the fish was until the Sticky video
Iíve known about that area possibly before KB publicised the fish and Iím not in anyway all that well connected in carp fishing. Certainly knew no one fishing the river at that time.
Was it really that unknown to people?

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