I wasn't quite sure where to post this but I need to have a moan.
I was fishing on a beach in Washington State yesterday and the beach was EMPTY . Yet 2 anglers still decided to come and fish right on top of me on the beach. WHY THE F*** couldn't they fish elsewhere on the EMPTY beach?!?!?!? They were like flies round ****. I just don't understand it. I would never fish next to any angler that 1. I didn't know 2. When theres loads of space well away from them and 3. because its just rude and extremely annoying!
That's the $64.00 question right there!
Gave a couple fellas a piece of my mind last year when Steelheading in Idaho. I was swinging my way down a beautiful run with the two-hander when they came scootin' in about 75' below me, got out of their drift boat and started throwing metal above and below them. Now days probably not the wisest thing to do is being confrontational, but it really yanked my chain and they got an earful. They hopped back in the boat and left.
Worked out pretty well, they moved right past the next 3 runs and left em for us.
Yes, and the longer you fish, the more you're likely to see that type of thing. IMO, too many in our society today feel everything they do is only about them.
I've had others walk right out into a stream in front of where I was wading, and into an area in which I was casting & almost wade into my fly line.
It seems that the more folks who use our natural resources, the more there are who lack any type of sense of etiquette or manners.
On another site I frequent, where a majority of the members are saltwater surf anglers,(fly & other tackle) there is a similar discussion going on, where some folks seem to believe they have a right to a specific spot, even when it's already occupied by another angler. Even to the point of resulting in physical altercations.
Similar discussions come up on a bass fishing site I frequent too, where boaters move in on other boaters while they're fishing, or boaters move in on shore anglers, sometimes even close enough to tangle their lines or motor prop in the lines of the shore anglers.
Yeah , I know exactly what you mean. I was fishing, beautiful quiet morning, river like stream about 12 feet wide, Kyak comes around the corner heading upstream, I'm thinking the water is about 2 an half feet behind me and turns into shallow stream. He's not, sure is. Paddles right through pool, passes me and then returns about 4 minutes later cause he ran out of water. All smiles and granola. Ruined the pool I had walked 20 minutes of trail to get to. How did "sense" ever get deemed common?
I just laughed it off with my hands in the air.
Now the "snagger/poacher", he got a piece of my mind.
Some very interesting stories. Its amazing how ignorant people can be. Its good to know im not alone. Im sure it will happen again and again and again. Its a reason I like to walk and drive for hours so I can hopefully get to places no one else will be.
Boy, I hear you. When shad season comes to NorCal, there is basically only one place I will fish. I'd rather not fish than participate in an excercise that is dangerous for my BP level. I'm betting it's the yahoos who don't return their shopping cart to the cart corral, oftentimes blocking a parking space for someone else. Same yahoos who go to the gym and park in the closest parking spaces, the ones that say "15-Minute Parking Only." Hellooooo, you're there for exercise; it won't hurt you to walk another 15 yards.
Sorry. But I feel better now.
My old fish'en buddy and I had a theory about this, we deduced that people thought that the guys with the fly rods must know what they're doing. Thus they (the people) want to get as close to the action as possible.
These things happen even way out on a river in Alaska. There is little to nothing you can do about it unless the other people seem open to discourse. In that case you can enlighten them as to where they had encroached on you.