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Thanks Waynorth, Uncle and I will be hanging in there, no worries there. You said pretty much exactly as I was going to say re Fish ID  but as a moderator I don't like to knock other fishing sites. But yeah, moderating a monster like that would be a biggie
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Totally agree to your words Reel Deal

When I started kayak fishing the Manukau, there was buggar all info freely available for me to make good use of then apply that info in action on the water for my general area
I share all my spots when I meet others at the beach when heading out (non gps of course) & shamelessly my curiosity will ask "them" where do they go & so on

Having said that, all the needed info for me to get started, was already on here. Most of it is hidden away in other peoples replies to topics posted & faark theres some good stuff on here if you can be bothered browsing the entire forum. The best forum learning the muddy for me was "The Briney Bar" Took a few weeks to go thru it & plenty of beer....
Good info in there, hidden away in replies from replies, shared from those who were genuinely interested in helping another fala out to put food on the table.... good buggars eh

Oh yeah Smudge, I have 4 of your gps marks you shared on here many years ago for gurnard & snaps...... its safe with me mate, completely out of range for my kayak
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This is the only ‘social media’ I do as from what I can work out the likes of Instagram and Facebook are a complete time waster scrolling through pictures of someone’s dinner or where they have been on holiday.
There may be some useful fishing info but seems like it’s more about increasing someone’s profile or selling stuff.
I may be completely wrong but I’m more than happy with this site and I have learnt a lot about all sorts from outboard maintenance to catching carrots. I probably don’t post reports as much as I should and I would be happy to pay a small fee for all this info.
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I do find some of the spam entertaining, but the fact it is there indicates that it must work to some degree. That’s a worry for the human race.
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I like it here ,and I'd be happy to cough up tenner or so
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I read a lot on here , some excellent info available. I'd like to post more but talkin bout work would b pretty boring ! . One day.,.....
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If we all thought like that Scott, there wouldn't be buggar all to read, lol..

Post away mate, tell us what's happening in your fishing world 
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Originally posted by waynorth waynorth wrote:

Not sure where you are going with this post MB. 

Pretty simple. If the site can't be maintained and isn't being used, better to let it die with dignity than leave it to the spammers. It wouldn't mean that posts/information would be lost, that could be archived. My opinion. 

Luckily, it seems there is some interest in keeping the forum going in a functional format. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes. 
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Originally posted by Schecter Schecter wrote:

I agree. I’ve learnt so much from this forum. It’s usually my “go-to” if i need information.

The old kayakfishingnz website was another fantastic website in its heyday with trip reports, etc. I spent days scouring through trip reports and the like, learning about rigs, locations etc.

Like most websites, it’s coming to an end as most people have moved on

Unfortunately with facebook I see a lot of fish pics and videos, but not much technical information.
So true, KFNZ was awesome.
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Great site still enjoy the read and still visit every day, you got to remember been a crap year for weather so I don’t think anyone has done as much fishing this year as we normally do. Mods do a great job but smudge needs to get away from the lion brown and learn how to tie better knots.

I finally signed up to FB this year after many years to look at the fishing posts, but most of them are just rubbish and no better than the posts on here.

To be honest they should turn FB off it’s just crap and there’s plenty of scammers on there.
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Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

I'm here to stay too.Thumbs Up



Same here
Those that say it can't be done are being overtaken by those doing it.
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I read the threads most nights when I go to bed, but my phone is old and I have trouble logging in, then never get around to commenting during the day. I imagine there are a lot of others doing similar things who appericate the fourm but don't contribute a lot.
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Originally posted by Grunta Grunta wrote:

Some good points raised folks and here's a few thoughts. Certainly the number of posts on the forums has dropped and the comments above are spot on - it's largely thanks to Zuckerberg and his scaly mates.

The difference is the quality of the posts on these forums seems to have risen. It's a fine line between the right to free speech and the right to be a complete bottom-feeding, mindless dickhead and ruin a good topic - there's a lot of that on social and that behavior is not welcome here.  The sterling job from Smudge, Uncle and other mods on here keeps a high standard. Clap

As far as spam and spam bots are concerned the Fishing.net.nz Mod team are very handy with the Spam Nuker they have access to, so as soon as we know it's there, it's gone.

Credible, informative fishing info from people who know what they're talking about is something to be treasured and preserved at all costs. Social influencers with brand alignment are obviously compromised and their content has to be viewed with that in mind. This website it now 23 years old and stacked with helpful info. We get over 150,000 unique visitors a month (Google almost anything relating to fishing and you'll find Fishing.net.nz pop up usually in the first one or two organic listings) thanks to you folks sharing your thoughts, experiences and advice and it's helped many of us pursue our passion with more success. Having NZ Fishing News and Fishing.net.nz under one roof makes the site even stronger with well-written content flowing through to this online platform from NZ Fishing news contributors and our own writers.

Massive thanks to SMUDGE & UNCLE (they really deserve a big shout-out) for keeping the forum on an even keel and they've both been active on here since day 1. Bloody legends you lads and many thanks.

And a huge thanks to all of you who share your knowledge and assist others  - that's what makes these forums work so well and quality will always trump quantity. So MB, nope, we're not closing up shop and in fact Nick Jones, Josh Williams and I have plans to take a quantum leap with our platforms in 2024.

Here's to some settled weather and good times having fun with friends and family over the summer.Beer

Updating " the workup" forum topics to reflect the current game fishing season insetead of 2019 ( 4 years ago) would show a commitment to administer the forum,  .....instead of blaming a juggernaut  social media platform

Otherwise the forum.....

"appear 4 years old, like a disused carpark the owner no longer cares about" 

Me July... 2023  ( 4 months ago) In reply to a question admin possed but possibly didnt bother to read any replies in?

Im a fan of what Smudge and Uncle have and contrinue to do for the forum, but it appears after selling to NZFN  the "Admin"  have concentrated on living in paradise

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Updating the game fishing topics is on the list of things to do, as we expect to have far more content this season having partnered with the NZ Big Game Fishing Facebook groups.

Smudge and Unlce are amazing - but what do you mean by the Admin have concentrated on living in paradise...?
Would you like to be a moderator too? Or just winge like a little girl?
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It was tounge in cheek remark , Grunta is shown as "admin" location paradise...... 

  Your time might be better spent fixing the forum, than making snide quips.

Look forward to seeing what ya can achieve.

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Crikey that was bloody close Jason. My hackles were well up right there for a minute.  We all live in paradise and I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world. 

Just straightening up a couple of points though, Fishing.net.nz wasn't sold to NZ Fishing News. I bought NZ Fishing News from Fairfax in 2016 and we've put max effort into both the magazine and Fishing.net.nz in a pretty tough gig over the last few years. I can tell you first hand it's been the complete opposite of paradise so maybe I should update my avatar! 

I'd be the first to acknowledge that neither Fishing.net.nz nor NZ Fishing News magazine are perfect and there's always more to do, but then life isn't perfect either when there's only 24hrs in a day. We're giving it a good crack and will continue to do so and with awesome contributions from legends like Smudge and Uncle and the team at NZ Fishing Media - Nick Jones our Editor and Josh, our Commercial Director.

Just out of interest, the Workup topic traffic steadily declined over the years so rather that create a new topic for each season we've just let it run on which came from a suggestion on here.  Easy enough to archive the topics off and start new ones but the rationale was it was easier to scroll back and look at historical data. Both are options and both are no problem so open to input on that. 

We'll always happy to take constructive, helpful suggestions and you've made many worthy contributions over the years - apologies if your reply to a question Admin had posted was overlooked, point me in the right direction if it's still relevant and I'll get that sorted.
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Originally posted by Titahi Titahi wrote:

It was tounge in cheek remark , Grunta is shown as "admin" location paradise...... 

  Your time might be better spent fixing the forum, than making snide quips.

Look forward to seeing what ya can achieve.

Thought you were living Western Australia so game fish updates wouldnt be that important to you??
Surely its up us users to add content on Gamefish threads?
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Originally posted by Titahi Titahi wrote:

It was tounge in cheek remark , Grunta is shown as "admin" location paradise...... 

  Your time might be better spent fixing the forum, than making snide quips.

Look forward to seeing what ya can achieve.


 Titahi,  you're a great contributor and I don't want to get offside. That's a tough call. But gracious as always Grunta has acknowledged your comments. There are many people that have been really influential to me but none more so than Grant Blair. Not all, but certainly most of my fishing mentors come from here.

Strangely enough I've never met Mark Zuckerberg but he is one smart cookie. Look what he's done to this place.

Keep up the good work though Titahi & please stay with us Hug


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