|Joined: ||Thu Jun 2nd, 2011|
|Location: ||Alberton, South Africa|
|Equipment: ||Sensation Rockets, Shimano XTRB Baitrunners, Shimano DL 4000 Baitrunners, SL30, ...|
|Best Catch: ||Sensation Rockets, Shimano XTRB Baitrunners, Shimano DL 4000 Baitrunners, SL30, ...16kg barbel, 16,4kg carp, 4,6kg sm yellow, 47 fish in ...|
|Favorite Fishing Spot: ||R50-dam, Vaaldam, Trichardtsfontein, Blaauwpan, Vaalriver, Winklespruit, Umkomaas, Scottburgh|
|Club: ||Standerton en Distrikte HK|
|Mana: ||Mike Smith wrote:
willem wikkel spies wrote:
I saw this post on face brook yesterday
Someone again stirring the pot here!!!
Why on earth, do we always nail other people?
Why do we just want to crucify them always?
We know a drone was used!!!
Ok and they might be yuppies from Gauteng...….
so, do they have first hand knowledge of the species they caught?
why cant we just go and advise them accordingly?
in, guys..... this is a prohibited specie.
put it back in the water asap, lets get it done, I will tell you why, after the save release.
but no, we need to grind them all the way!!!!
wake up gents.
we are anglers, nie maaitjie n......s nie.
lets rather assist and advise correctly.
it will be for the good of us all!!!
I agree to an extent. Some people need to be exposed (think Marius Tredoux Seal Basher), and social media may be the only way to bring attention to such cases. But these days anyone making any mishap (intentional or by accident) gets accused on social media, by people not knowing anything about the situation, who base their opinion on emotion rather than facts.
Someone parks over 2 parkings for a minute, it gets onto FB. Someone leaves there dog in the car for a while, it gets bashed on FB. And everyone jumps onto the band wagon, real mob mentality, which rarely achieves anything other than creating more hate.
This pic of the GW had more than 50 comments when I saw it on FB this morning, mostly just vile hate mongering, by people who had a standard hateful comment ready the moment they see a GW.
The guys that TARGET Gw's, who's actually in the wrong, will never let a pic of them with their catch get exposed on social media. These guys landing it on a beach between people, posing with it, looking very proud of their baby GW. I don't think they had any idea what they are doing is wrong.
Ignorance of the law excuses no-one! Klaar!
Do yourself the favor and familiarize yourself with the matter S v de Blom (S v De Blom 1977(3) SA 513 (A)). Ignorance of the law was upheld as a defense herein.
Remember, there is always three sides to a story... That of the complainant, that of the accused as well as the truth.