They are very important. I always bring my camera. My specimen club has a private forum, and every single fishingtrip has to be reported. A picture always brings a little extra to the report. I also document every fish that is out of the ordinary, to post on the club forum.
Doing this, we have managed to assemble a large database, covering venues and hotspots in our area. Which we all benefit from.
Well, not exactly. We don't have any kind of competition within the club. Apart from keeping lists of clubrecords and personal bests. In these cases we dont need to document anything. If I say I caught a 2 lb roach, no member will doubt it. But I will still take a picture of the fish and my tapemeasure along side it, to document the length of the fish. For the benefit of myself, and of my clubmates. They like to look at pictures of fine specimens, and I like to keep records of my specimen fish. When I'm fishing alone, I never take trophyshots, just the fish on the mat.Totally the opposote to my syndi. A members word is all that's needed.
1160 gram. Landed in a lake hundered of miles north of their natural habitat. They have been spread to a small number of lakes in this area. One fish over 1300 gram (close to three pounds) has been caught in a net.Harvey....So what are your national records, say for roach??