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   Old Thread  #250 11 Aug 2020 at 4.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #249 11 Aug 2020 at 4.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Similarly, I've never met him or know him, but from the few things I've seen of him, what I suggested in my post you're replying to is the impression I get. But like I said in that post, I hope I'm wrong

No way would I ever belittle his capture of the common, just the means and way it *may* have been caught could be highly questionable. Again, what do I know, its all just speculation, conjecture and hearsay. I wasn't there at the time.
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   Old Thread  #248 11 Aug 2020 at 4.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bit like getting a lift in a helicopter 😂
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   Old Thread  #247 11 Aug 2020 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I couldnít answer that to be fair, I donít know the guy. Have never met him. All I do know is that he just summited at Everest and yet we are belittling his achievement.. Issues seem to be with the bailiffing rather than the individual involved?

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   Old Thread  #246 11 Aug 2020 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So you're telling me that you've never heard about some bint being rodded just to climb the corporate ladder, or some shcmo sucking up to the boss who gets that job promotion everyone was after even though he's totally the wrong guy for it? Purlease...

As Machiavelli put to print: the end justifies the means - if you're that way inclined.
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   Old Thread  #245 11 Aug 2020 at 4.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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FFS guys, heís caught the Big Common end of. Quit the bitching and talk about something worthwhile!
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   Old Thread  #244 11 Aug 2020 at 4.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only in carp angling do those at the top of their game get accused of this. It's ridiculous imo.
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   Old Thread  #243 11 Aug 2020 at 4.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In a parallel universe that might all be true, but the cold, hard reality from what I can make out, and this is only my own opinion is that the pole opposite of what you've said is true.

This guy, catching that common is purely down to exposure and climbing the carp totem pole. You may well find that he isn't welcome at the places you mentioned purely down to his past track record. He's even admitted this himself that certain places he's not welcome.

Maybe I'm totally off the target and I'm completely wrong - I do hope so. With all sincerest intentions, I don't wish him or anyone else any ill feelings and certainly not one ounce of jealousy in respect to was he's had, recently or in the past. Just saying as I see it.
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   Old Thread  #242 11 Aug 2020 at 2.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'd assume articles for mags and whatnot are currently being produced.
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   Old Thread  #241 11 Aug 2020 at 2.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Tbf Burghfield is poorly run, some anglers allowed to do stuff, then there not, some are allowed to fish from certain areas and some are not, this is not aimed at Greg as I doubt there are many captures of this fish that are straight up legit even if they say they were! It's hard to stop fishing somewhere when you have been allowed to fish their and suddenly your not especially when your catching the commons mates!
Fair play I say
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   Old Thread  #240 11 Aug 2020 at 1.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yea I didn't word that very well, I meant the aim of not releasing any more than one photo. I appreciate that trying to catch a fish like the BC in order to increase your own exposure would be a bit silly.
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   Old Thread  #239 11 Aug 2020 at 1.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Spot on
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   Old Thread  #238 11 Aug 2020 at 1.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agreed. You donít set out to catch a fish like the Burghfield Common in order to profit from it or increase your exposure, although that may prove to be a by product. If that was your aim you would fish Welly, Dinton etc, more productive waters. Most guys fail to catch the common, some really good anglers have failed thus far, it is only achievable through massive determination and drive.
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   Old Thread  #237 11 Aug 2020 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm pretty sure "the aim" was just to catch it lol.
I have no doubt that it'll be all over the media soon enough. I wouldn't have thought Greg will care less about any loss of pulling power.
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   Old Thread  #236 11 Aug 2020 at 11.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Other than that one photo, have any more been released?

If the aim was to promote the fish and make a profit from it, either by way of raising funds for otter herding device (let's face it a 3/4 length is as useful as a chocolate teapot would be on a day like today), or raising the profile of the angler/bait/tackle firms involved then if they leave it much longer it will lose a lot of its pulling power, after all who wants to see a vlog, blog or whatever they are now about a fish caught 6 months ago?
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