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    Default What to do

    Hi all,

    I have recently stumbled upon a website were a gentleman offers hunting and fishing trips in SA, one of his fishing promo picks contains two rather sizable and unfortunately very dead large mouth yellow’s. As a hunter I would have presumed he would be aware the yellow is a protected species.

    What can one do in such a case?

    I also have an issue with subsistence fisherman at one spot I fish occasionally, they to catch and kill yellows. I have pleaded and begged for them not to keep the yellows but to no avail. To whom do I report this and what action can I expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB1 View Post
    Hi all,

    I have recently stumbled upon a website were a gentleman offers hunting and fishing trips in SA, one of his fishing promo picks contains two rather sizable and unfortunately very dead large mouth yellow’s. As a hunter I would have presumed he would be aware the yellow is a protected species.

    What can one do in such a case?

    I also have an issue with subsistence fisherman at one spot I fish occasionally, they to catch and kill yellows. I have pleaded and begged for them not to keep the yellows but to no avail. To whom do I report this and what action can I expect?
    Post the link, lets spam him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Post the link, lets spam him....
    Excelent plan of action
    The best day to go fishing is any day that ends in a "y"

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    So what's the site address, If you don't want to put it up here can you maybe pm it to me? Might be the one that was mentioned on here a while ago, also a hunting and safari site... there are ways to force them to remove those pics....
    stupid username, I know...
    Shawn

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    I am afraid that spamming him might be the only option, annoy him into submission
    PK

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    Perhaps the same mentioned in this thread?
    I don't see the site anymore...
    Save our Yellows!

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    Spamming wont slow him down too much if he has remotely decent mail server filtering.

    Now a domain whois query, on the sa domain registry will give us more "useful" info

    Then we know who owns/maintains and pays for the site (and the billing address)..... hehehe

    Mark
    Last edited by markdej; 30-10-08 at 05:07 PM. Reason: sp
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    It seems that my mail may have penetrated. We may spare him the spamming for now, I will monitor his site.

    Here is his reply.

    Hello Abraham

    Thanks for your e-mail. Yes I know yellowfish is now on the endangered list.
    The pictures were taken about six to seven years ago, might even be longer
    and it was the first largemouth yellowfish I ever caught. I caught the small
    one first and kept it to be mounted. I then caught the big one and the small
    one died so I could not put it back. I caught several large ones since then
    and all have been released. I will change the wording on my website to that
    effect and I do apologize if the pictures of the dead yellowfish upset you.

    Thanks again for bringing it to my attention

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    Any advice on the subsistance fisherman gents??????

    Would nature conservation not be able to hand out some hefty fines???? This may serve as waring or even stop them from fishing??

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    The guy looks like another fly by night operator to me. If he has caught and released so many yellows over the past 6 years as per his claim, why no photos of those? Why only photos of his first two dead fish!?
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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