Spot on. I hope Rod reads that to encourage him to write more. I suggest you also have a read of his previous articles; all very good stuff in the same vein.This is an article which is absolutely spot on. If Angling does not get organised and develop a voice that counts it is doomed to a long slow death. I run a small syndicate and its easy to see that we get very very few young anglers interetsed and those that do get interested dont stick with it. The allure of an urbanised lifestyle and the internet seems to win every time. As a result of the previous article, i signed my syndicate up for group membership of the AT so there is one success that can be attributed to these writings! What are you waiting for, get signed up and look to a bright future not a dwindling one!
WHAT AN INSIGHTFUL PIECE,
PETER JACOBS HAS HIT THE NAILON THE HEAD I CANT THINK OF A SINGLE
MEMBER IN ONE OF THE CLUBS THAT I BELONG TO THAT HAS A MEMBER UNDER 40 AND IN THE VILLAGE WHERE I LIVE OUT OF ALL THE YOUNGSTERS
I CAN THINK OF ONLY ONE BOY WHO GOES FISHING WITH HIS FATHER.
Benny, I know where you are coming from, my Uncle Colin was a steward in a local miners welfare, he was a big guy that everyone respected and liked, but the ''Committee'' decided that they would blame him and his staff for the club not doing well when all the time it was them ''that was on the fiddle'' it killed him in the end, died at the age of 54 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Doctors said it was made worse from the stress he was under!Having watched my wife run a working men's club for years dealing with "the committee" I now understand that committee was a microcosm for every walk of life and that greedy vile behaviour is simply human nature, for some anyway.
I recently watched "the thick of it" a modern "yes Minister" very funny but a bit bleak and all about those who desperately seek power.