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Why are so many returning?

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Hi,
I have not been a member for long, having returned to sea fishing after a couple of decades away from it. But I have found the Forums to be an invaluable source of information and have learnt a lot from them. However, one of the things that I have noticed is the large number of members who, like myself, are returning to sea angling after a break. Is this normal or is it a recent thing? I'm not even sure what drove me to return - perhaps it was the sight of my equipment lying unused in the corner of my garage, perhaps it was a subconscious desire to escape from my wife - perhaps the latent 'hunter/gatherer' instict deep inside me kicked in - but I really am not sure!!! But I did wonder if there is some other reason why so many of us are returning (but I for one am glad I did, even if my catches have, so far, been disappointing!!!).
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Hi Geoff, The reason I returned to sea fishing was since taking early retirement I had too much time on my hands and thought it was about time to show the kids how to catch the "BIG UN" Instead of that the little sods outfish me every time :(( :((
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I was like rabbi2 but that was over 10 years ago. Took me a couple of years of blanking and mucking about with cheap tackle to get into the swing. Now I use better tackle and still blank =)) =)) =)) =)) =))
Actually it hasn't been a very good year so far compared with the last three and I keep wondering why. The only theory I have heard so far that makes sense is global cooling - last winter was so cold at one point that bits of sea froze over and we then had loads of dead crabs and other stuff washed up on the beach. It probably takes nature a while to recover from such a shock and there may not have been the usual amount of fishy food about.

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perhaps the latent 'hunter/gatherer' instict deep inside me kicked in - but I really am not sure!!! But I did wonder if there is some other reason why so many of us are returning
Strange you should mention that as I run another forum related to the topic of metal detecting, I have found recently many people coming back to it having had an interest years ago.

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mrix wrote:
perhaps the latent 'hunter/gatherer' instict deep inside me kicked in - but I really am not sure!!! But I did wonder if there is some other reason why so many of us are returning
Strange you should mention that as I run another forum related to the topic of metal detecting, I have found recently many people coming back to it having had an interest years ago.

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Even stranger you should mention metal detecting, I was a detectorist back in the 90's and dug my detector out of the loft only a few days ago, am thinking of taking it up again :)

Whats the name of your detecting forum mrix if you dont mind me asking :D

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This is spooky - we are all regressing!!! Have the Government put something in the water?
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Whats the name of your detecting forum mrix if you dont mind me asking
Hello again sure its..... www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk


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Thanks mrix, have registered looks very good :)

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No problem :)
Your account has now been activated ;)
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lol im starting back up again after 8 years :D first trip out tomoz night. so its one more to the returning list :)

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Good luck mate, don't forget the pics if possible.
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carpman where are you planning on fishing.

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You remember how much fun it is NOT to catch fish........

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Hi Robc22

On that basis I have LOTS of fun - because I sure don't catch many fish! Very skilled at drowning worms though LOL !!!!!!

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im not a returner to sea fishing but i would say that since ive been a member of this site if ever i had to give up for what ever reason the good huma ,banter and freidnlynees of this sites members would be one of the first reasons id return to it
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