A site run by a fly fishing anarchist intent on exposing what he perceived as being the incompetent running of his local club the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association has been instructed to close its doors by his web hosts.
The site started simply enough – one mans dream of sharing his passion for a river he fished for Salmon – he then started a forum which quickly gathered a group of people who were not happy with the way the club was being run.
Accusations, threats, counter accusations, banning, a walk out by the committee at an AGM (oh it all sounds so familiar) and finally now a legal notice issued telling him he must remove himself from the sandpit and take his nasty friends with him.
This is what happens when people start taking fishing just a little bit too seriously – sure we all mump and moan about our clubs (I did my fair share) however maybe there has been possibly a tad over reaction on the part of all concerned.
You see, if there is a large group of people who have a major grievance against the way a system operates then usually at the heart of the matter a very real problem lies. You either get these people around a table and prove them wrong or admit that your system is fundamentally flawed and try and fix it for them to be happy.
Banning a place where people come together to discuss only kind of makes you look bad – makes it look as if something needs to be hidden away.
Anyway, I do not know who is right or who is wrong – who did what or what happened when, I am just rolling my eyes at a situation that should not have happened.
robbieredball.net – I salute you in your efforts – whatever the hell they were – maybe one day you will be back sharing your enthusiasm with the world – I hope it all works out for you guys I really do!
Let me know!
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” – Benjamin Franklin