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Cash
12-12-2000, 19:09
Just out of interest if you had to nominate a carp angler to represent the sport (for it's positive side) who would it be and why?
Personally for me there is only one angler in mind....(Sir) Peter Springate. For me he is a living legend, he did so much for angling, and still does. He is also one of the nicest geezers you'll ever likely to meet on the bank. And the neatest, his bivvy and swim is tidier than my house! Anyway Pete has always lead the positive side to the sport and is a true British carp hunter, who is only interested in the pure. To date I do not believe there has been any other capture that comes close to his Yeoveney brace. Pete really is a true ambassador for the sport in my mind.

Who would you choose?

Cash

scorpio
12-12-2000, 19:16
Dick Walker, he started it all off and will never be forgotton.

Tony

CarponlineEditor
12-12-2000, 22:03
Maybe someone alive, I agree Dick Walker would have been a good idea but now he's not here who would we choose? I think it would be difficult as most are somehow motivated financially.

Cash
12-12-2000, 22:26
Very TRUE, only drawback is the great mans no longer with us sad to say, what about a living representative?

Cash
12-12-2000, 22:29
You have a fair point there. However Sir Pete isn't, he finds pleasure nowadays catching all kinds of big fish, Chub, Barbel etc. and yet he pops up now and then on a few waters a bags an absolute stunner like the Summerleaze fish he had earlier this year. You hardly see him exploiting the commercialised market for financial gain.

CarponlineEditor
12-12-2000, 22:31
True enough Pete is a fine chap. Even though after having a few beers and a curry with him I'm not sure he'd be in any fit state to represent anyone lol

scorpio
12-12-2000, 22:33
I cannot think of anyone at present who can offer what Dick Walker did to Carp Angling, sorry to say but most of the top names these days are financially motivated. If I had a choice it would have to be Peter Springate. I do like Chris Yates approach to angling but once again he is a bit of an entusiast when it comes to choice of tackle and he is not what you would call a dedicated carp angler. So answering your question I think I would have to abstain my vote.

Tony

Cash
12-12-2000, 22:36
Ahh, yes this maybe true, but this is also the case for 99.9% of the modern day angler and general geezer. I don't drink personally but when I do i get arseholed and don't even know my name...we all do it from time to time.
So who would you propose?

Keeping it real and alive

Cash

Cash
12-12-2000, 23:00
Fair point, and may I thank you for your and everyone's so far sensible replies.
Let's wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Keeping it real and alive

Cash

CarponlineEditor
12-12-2000, 23:07
I must admit that I also dont drink anymore (One of the things that happens once you are a single parent) but I too dont remeber who you are when I have had a few too many lol
As to the carp ambassador though maybe Chris Ball or perhaps Kevin Clifford as they seem to know an awful lot about the sports history and ins and outs.

dolly
13-12-2000, 10:54
In my opinion they are many ambassaders for the sport.
Any one that treats the fish with great care and the upmost respect, and who fishes for true brits are ambassadors for the sport. to names just one person would be very difficult, Pete Springate for what he has done past and present, and Terry Hearn for what he has done for the sport in recent years.

These magnificant creatures give us the pleasure of catching them.(or tying to!) the least we can do is respect them.

BRITISH FOREVER.

scorpio
13-12-2000, 11:09
Well I am going to be a crawler now and propose Ian himself, it is mainly down to Ian why RMC are keeping it real, it is also down to Ian and his restocking program why we know that RMC are going to stay British. He has also opened this Forum which is pricless when it comes to information and catch reports. Ian gets my vote. (creep, creep) Get the poll going Ian and don't be too modest to add yourself, biased maybe because you are "Mr. British Carp" but it could prove interesting

Tony

sam
13-12-2000, 13:34
its a close call between mr welch and jim gibbinson.

failing that, the next vote will be for retired smoothie and full time angler dave ball. ;-)

real as it can be kept!

**sam**

Snake
13-12-2000, 16:38
Kevin Maggots leader of the pack

Rivercarper
13-12-2000, 18:19
Top man for me is that nice man Mr Gibbinson.

Craig_Banks
13-12-2000, 19:04
How about Albert Romp???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cash
13-12-2000, 20:11
I take it that you are taking the [censored word] ?

You can't be serious, I take it that you are just trying to wind a few people up, but I for one am not going to bite!

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Billyo on 14/12/00 07:22 PM.</FONT></P>

Rocky
13-12-2000, 21:02
Carp ambassador, sounds like a good idea. But ambassador to who or what?
The individual names mentioned all have merits (except a couple), but can an individual have the weight that is needed to present the case for Carp anglers? Surely ALL anglers need representation, & the bigger the body i.e. NASA/SAGN the better. For an ambassador needs the clout of a body of opinion, otherwise who will listen. A good ambassador is one thing, but a united voice with a figurehead, i.e. chairman or spokesperson has to have more clout with the EA, media & other groups.
I hope all RMC members are ambassadors for the sport in general & especially Carp angling.

GBFactor180

ian
14-12-2000, 00:03
ive got 3 rod hutchinson roger smith and john holt ,paddy web is a good one though

Gnome
14-12-2000, 23:09
Lots of good names here, but we're preaching to the converted. What about Bernard Cribbins for his narative on the Passion for Angling series. He reached out to non carpers. Non Anglers even.

sam
15-12-2000, 17:33
starman! ambassador! hahahahahahahahaha!

seeing as i fish with him, i can laugh really really loud.

thinking of it, shakey del and starman will do a great job!

**sam**

bazza
15-12-2000, 23:07
starry? he's an ambassador alright, not sure what he's an ambassador of...RSPB?

sam
18-12-2000, 17:21
royal society for the provision of cider!

RSPC!!

haha!

hows thing baz me old china mate?

**sam**

scorpio
18-12-2000, 19:16
RSPB ?? Respect the Super Pleasure angler boys??

Stir, Stir /images/forum/icons/laugh.gif

Tony

CarponlineEditor
18-12-2000, 20:11
RSPB Really Silly Posts Boys lol Happy Xmas

Crispy
20-12-2000, 14:04
I don't know if his name has been mentioned and I've missed it but what about Chris Ball?

Mr nice, bloody good angler, well respected and carp historian!

CarponlineEditor
20-12-2000, 23:44
lol nothing like being ones own best friend is there

sam
21-12-2000, 13:26
ian, how about one of those fancy javascript pick a radio box type choice things, like the record carp one?

list all the names offered so far and see who wins!

lets return live to florida for the latest result.......................

**sam**
(starman!, starman!, starman!)

Dan
21-12-2000, 14:55
to tommos "mate"

havent u anything better to do than try to wind people up?? if u have nothing important to say then i suggest u shut up and log off!!

Dan

molly
23-11-2010, 23:28
Just thought to resurrect this thread Cash as I was reading the interview with Sir Pete in Novembers CW, I remember looking at the pictures of him holding the Yeoveney brace along with Mary and Mary’s Mate from his Wraysbury days when I first started carp fishing truly inspiring, and I would just like to mirror your words and acknowledge the man as one of the pioneers of carp fishing as we know it today, a true legend and humble angler. Sir Pete should pen his own book as I bet he has many a tale to tell. Respect Sir Pete

Tim1
24-11-2010, 06:11
John Wilson, been there done the lot, and keeps doing it and knows the score avit.

Cash
24-11-2010, 08:32
Wow,
How did you find this thread, its 10 YEARS old! LOL

roamingrich
24-11-2010, 09:01
Pete Springate, John Wilson, Chilly

Southern_carper
24-11-2010, 09:29
Just out of interest if you had to nominate a carp angler to represent the sport (for it's positive side) who would it be and why?
Personally for me there is only one angler in mind....(Sir) Peter Springate. For me he is a living legend, he did so much for angling, and still does. He is also one of the nicest geezers you'll ever likely to meet on the bank. And the neatest, his bivvy and swim is tidier than my house! Anyway Pete has always lead the positive side to the sport and is a true British carp hunter, who is only interested in the pure. To date I do not believe there has been any other capture that comes close to his Yeoveney brace. Pete really is a true ambassador for the sport in my mind.

Who would you choose?

Cash


Tim Paisley

hirsuit h
24-11-2010, 09:31
danny longcast :lol:

SouthEast Carper
24-11-2010, 10:01
Blimey, 10 years old! But as its been resurrected, my nomination would have to be between Tim Paisley.

Tim has done a lot for our sport over the years and also has a brilliant way with words. I think I am right in saying he was instrumental in the setting up the original carp society to try and protect our sport and give us a voice (although the society has gone off track since!). Family man, a very hard worker, all round nice bloke and to top it off his photo album must be packed! :notworthy:

king of sutton
24-11-2010, 11:06
jim shelley.

matt1991
24-11-2010, 11:24
In terms of ambassadors. I would have to say mr hearn. Just for the sheer numbers of fish he has had, and the faxct that it wud be hard to meet a nicer guy on the bank.

hirsuit h
24-11-2010, 11:26
:eek:
jim shelley.

PondPikey
24-11-2010, 12:05
Yates, Hayes or maybe even Russell Brand.

carpe1carpe
24-11-2010, 12:59
Tim Paisley

What he said.

dani-b
24-11-2010, 14:01
surely we should all be ambassadors for our hobby?

we all participate so should be role models to all that fish along side us.

stomp
24-11-2010, 14:28
robson green without doubt!!

carpark
24-11-2010, 16:05
i would say rather
johhny mac
terry hearn
dave lane
jim shelley or
darrel peck are good candidates who are on top of the game at the minute

no big kevin nash fans out there then kev done alot for carp fishing weres all his followers:confused:

G_Dell
24-11-2010, 16:21
i would say rather
johhny mac
terry hearn
dave lane
jim shelley or
darrel peck are good candidates who are on top of the game at the minute

no big kevin nash fans out there then kev done alot for carp fishing weres all his followers:confused:

It's not about who's 'top of their game' its not about who empties their lakes the quickest, it's about being a role model and going about their fishing the right way, and representing the sport in the right way.

A few of those names you've mentioned certainly don't do that

carpark
24-11-2010, 16:26
It's not about who's 'top of their game' its not about who empties their lakes the quickest, it's about being a role model and going about their fishing the right way, and representing the sport in the right way.

A few of those names you've mentioned certainly don't do that

tbh mate i thought fishing was about catching fish??
or am i missing something ere :confused:

G_Dell
24-11-2010, 16:30
tell you what mate, don't worry about it! ;)

joker
24-11-2010, 16:33
tell you what mate, don't worry about it! ;)

lol

dani-b
24-11-2010, 16:35
tell you what mate, don't worry about it! ;)

this smilie springs to mind..................:brick:

take a break carpark, coz we certainly need one:norty:

carpark
24-11-2010, 16:46
tell you what mate, don't worry about it! ;)

y would a worry about it ?????:confused:

carpark
24-11-2010, 16:47
weres all the big kev fans ????? we have alot to thank kev for

LOUGHNANE2
24-11-2010, 16:52
One day we could all be thanking you...

carpark
24-11-2010, 16:54
nah mate dont think soo

dani-b
24-11-2010, 16:55
seriously, is this guy for real!!??:eek:

Tim1
24-11-2010, 16:59
Think it might be jim shelly

carpark
24-11-2010, 17:00
wink wink hahahaha:suspect:

molly
24-11-2010, 17:25
Wow,
How did you find this thread, its 10 YEARS old! LOL

Thought it would be a good idea and about time we brought to life some old threads from a few years back, especially ones we can add to mate, besides i am getting fed up with some of the current threads that appear from time to time. Where has the past 10 years gone?

tommy1
24-11-2010, 17:36
Find me one who doesn't drink or take drugs please.

tony baloni
24-11-2010, 17:47
id go with simon scott,terry hearn or pete springate.

TigerNut
24-11-2010, 22:37
Ambassador - should in my opinion be someone that represents our sport in the best light and also promotes / polices best practice. Sir Pete is a top angler but his honest opinion would probably be that he wished he was the only one that Carp fished, for me and I've surprised myself with a couple of them:

Chris Ball -Historian, promoter of the sport
Jim Gibbinson - The first article we'd all read and even with commercial interests he had an honest opinion
Tim Paisley - Opinionated, but has done more for the promotion of Carp fishing than most
Danny F - The promotional stuff and work with the young 'uns means he should be included
Ian W- The cemex legacy

Mike Wilson, John Carver, Diedritch, Nash, Hutchie, Maddocks, Warwick and loads of others I believe set good examples, are very approachable and the current crop of names could learn a lot.

Seeing some of the new 'faces' and their elitist attitude is very sad.

jimikill
24-11-2010, 22:46
Albert Romp.

Bigmeuprudeboy
25-11-2010, 00:26
Maddocks.

Can I just pull you up on that one, the importing of big foreign fish puts too much emphasis on the wrong aspects of the sport imo. Not to mention other 'activities', although I'm sure he's not the only one.

I totally agree with dani b. We can all be ambassadors. Now excuse me while I throw up.

dani-b
25-11-2010, 09:43
i'll pass you a bucket:wave:

old git
25-11-2010, 15:16
Mr Crabtree for me.

mark boyle
25-11-2010, 16:24
Mr Crabtree for me.

dont count... only really loved perch. ;)

CARP_ANGLER
25-11-2010, 16:29
Chris Yates!!!

old git
25-11-2010, 16:36
dont count... only really loved perch. ;)

he's caught more carp than you Boyley, does that mean your not a carp angler:lol:

mark boyle
25-11-2010, 16:41
he's caught more carp than you Boyley, does that mean your not a carp angler:lol:

no it just means i fancy men.

old git
25-11-2010, 16:47
no it just means i fancy men.

fair enough mate, no choice i suppose being a ginge.

Tim1
25-11-2010, 17:02
Chris Yates!!!

He used milk bottles for rod rests, and caught gudgeon, so thats a no.

Bigmeuprudeboy
25-11-2010, 17:09
i'll pass you a bucket:wave:

And lose your swim in the process.. that sort of selfless behaviour is the sign of a true ambassador..!

Carpandco
25-11-2010, 19:21
tim paisley gets my vote

Ant_B
25-11-2010, 19:59
Another vote for Tim Paisley.

Someone said he is opinionated, but it is only because he really cares about the sport.

dani-b
25-11-2010, 20:05
And lose your swim in the process.. that sort of selfless behaviour is the sign of a true ambassador..!

i carry 3 or 4 buckets just incase :lol:

couldn't be having the likes of you fishing next to me :norty:

Goose777
25-11-2010, 20:13
Another vote for Tim Paisley, so knowledgeable and superb writeing skills, not just restricted to uk carp scene either.

old pugilist
26-11-2010, 18:20
Tim Paisley...??? the ex convict Tim Paisley...?? lol...
Ambasadour- dealing with the public/non carp anglers etc-
That would have ruled out Walker- way to outspoken,blunt and rude-ask those who knew him..

The Prowler
26-11-2010, 19:16
Chris Ball, so much knowledge & enthusiasm, top man ! :)

casper88
26-11-2010, 22:57
In terms of ambassadors. I would have to say mr hearn. Just for the sheer numbers of fish he has had, and the faxct that it wud be hard to meet a nicer guy on the bank.


Even with the poaching and stupid behaviour such as chassing rabbits, across a field, in his car at Wraysbury?

Cyprinius
27-11-2010, 00:03
Even with the drug taking? Poaching? and stupid behaviour such as chassing rabbits, across a field, in his car at Wraysbury?

Mmmmm..... Thought so - no mods on line..... Wonder how long that post will last!

Tim1
27-11-2010, 05:15
Already said john wilson second tim paisley, third keith arthur

angelheart
27-11-2010, 07:02
Tony Davies-Fitzpatrick or Fitzpatrick-Davies or whatever it is :o

To me an ambassador to the sport needs to be someone who will appeal to a much wider audience than those who actually participate (preaching to the converted was mentioned earlier in this thread).

Tony seems to be intelligent, articulate, multitalented (his photography both above and below the water can certainly inspire non-Carpers and maybe more importantly non-anglers to take an interest in this branch of the sport), he is truly international in his appeal which must count for a lot in being an ambassador and unless I've missed something, I have never heard a bad word spoken about him as a person or about how he behaves.

mr J Birtles
27-11-2010, 07:24
Even with the drug taking? Poaching? and stupid behaviour such as chassing rabbits, across a field, in his car at Wraysbury?

bit out of order to put that on an open forum :nono2:

pecker
27-11-2010, 09:30
Yes not a good thing to say, when with the public...kids etc there is no drug taking and none of his writtings indicate so in any way. Does alot for charity and alot for kids in the sport. What people do when not working is up to them, and everyone deserves a private life!

d6wth
01-12-2010, 14:16
While Sir Springate is undoubtably a legend, I think that anyone who has heard the great Mr Hearn talk carp would agree that he would be a great nominee, just listening to him made me want to run and get my gear !!,

SteveAllcott
01-12-2010, 19:46
Pete Regan..

jimikill
01-12-2010, 19:49
Great Uncle Bulgaria

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/55000/images/_57443_bulgaria1.jpg

jimikill
01-12-2010, 19:49
At least he'd pick up the rubbish

beadey
01-12-2010, 20:11
Yes not a good thing to say, when with the public...kids etc there is no drug taking and none of his writtings indicate so in any way. Does alot for charity and alot for kids in the sport. What people do when not working is up to them, and everyone deserves a private life!

His job is fishing.........still if i fished for a living i would have to take drugs.

mr J Birtles
01-12-2010, 20:16
listen lads lets not go into the bloke private life its bang out of order :dissapoint: he dont evan post on here to reply

brey
01-12-2010, 20:59
While Sir Springate is undoubtably a legend, I think that anyone who has heard the great Mr Hearn talk carp would agree that he would be a great nominee, just listening to him made me want to run and get my gear !!,


You obviously didn't go to the sandown show at the weekend pmsl

02-12-2010, 08:29
You cant have anybody who is involved in running a company as it will be used for pure publicity, but needs to be respected. John Wilson, Keith Arthur are top candidates. Martin Bowler is also very knowledgeable and covers all kinds of fishing, not just carp