Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Lapse » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:54 am

A huge amount of the community and shared knowledge was lost when akff ceased to be. Facebook also makes it much easier to ask a question to a community, rather than googling it and finding your way onto the forum. Everyones priorities and interests change - without fresh faces coming in, the forum will slow down.

When I started back in 07/08ish, kayak fishing was still niche. The only way to get advice was via the forums. Mounting a sounder on a kayak was a crazy thing to do, and every project was a DIY. It would take an hour to pack up because random people would come along and chat, because they hadn't seen anyone with a fishing kayak before. The kayaks used were often just kayaks we had adapted for fishing, not kayaks designed purely for fishing. There has been a trend from been kayakers who fish to fishers who use a kayak.

Now, it is mainstream. Everyone has a mate who does some yak fishing. You can go to the shop and buy a fully rigged kayak, and any accessories you might possibly want for kayak fishing. There isn't the same need for a shared knowledge base.

The forums were instrumental for this growth and developing the community. However are no longer instrumental in the community's maintenance.

Also, haven't been kayak fishing for a solid 18 months. I am using an old shit-box espri as a dive platform, which has been quite fun. I still look at the forums, but haven't been arsed to contribute to anything for a while.
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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Zilch » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:32 pm

I think the replies have covered off what is happening, with All Forums :(

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by keza » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:08 pm

aussieDave wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:56 pm
I've noticed this for a while now and sorry guys.

I think it all started when I voiced my non-mainstream political views and some people just can't hack it when people have a different opinion.
I try real hard not to talk politics on fishing sites anymore.

I have been blaming myself for a while for the lack of action here, sorry.

Dave
Nah, you don't get to take credit for it Dave :-)
I could say I brought the site to a halt by having acupuncture :-)
It's just changing times and the growth of facebook groups.
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kingfish 90cm, cobia 124cm flathead 65cm, snapper 80cm, salmon 63cm, trev 56cm, barracouta 75cm, YFT 65cm, spanish 20cm, hairtail 156cm, bonito 68cm, spotty 85cm, tailor 55cm, LTT 101cm, shark 2.5m

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Fishane » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:25 pm

There has been a general move toward FB, which frustrates me as a poor repository for information and too light on. Some forums still go OK (eg VYAK) but they come and go. I'd happily contribute more on here but I'm not great initiating general discussion and haven't had too much worthy of a report of late. Thankfully I've just put up a report so hopefully I can do a few more to help keep things rolling along.

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Post by unsinkable2 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 pm

What fishane said. I might write one up for here in a bit too once I get a bit of video editing done!
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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by bertros » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm

I probably need to do one of these as well now. :)
Yak PB's: Australian Salmon - 70cm; Bream - 40cm; Bonito - 62cm; cobia - 81cm; Estuary Perch - 32.5cm; Flathead - 57cm; Groper - 50cm; Kingfish - 108cm; Mulloway - 130cm; Snapper - 60cm; Spotted Mack - 110cm; Squid (hood) - 34cm; Tailor - 50cm; Silver Trevally - 41cm; Whiting - 39cm

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by JamieD » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:04 pm

the forums died because people had already done high school and the need to repeat wasn’t required

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by aussieDave » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:09 pm

Good, thanks guys, I wont feel guilty anymore. :D
89.5cm. Snapper, 45cm. Salmon (Bream rod, 6lb line), 80cm. Mulloway, 10kg Southern Bluefin Tuna, 90cm Spotted Mackerel, Black Tip Reef Shark, 40cm Mackerel Tuna (spaghetti bait rod)

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by keza » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm

bertros wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm
I probably need to do one of these as well now. :)
I think you might :-)
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kingfish 90cm, cobia 124cm flathead 65cm, snapper 80cm, salmon 63cm, trev 56cm, barracouta 75cm, YFT 65cm, spanish 20cm, hairtail 156cm, bonito 68cm, spotty 85cm, tailor 55cm, LTT 101cm, shark 2.5m

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Indiedog » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:10 pm

bertros wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm
I probably need to do one of these as well now. :)
Great post!
I caught a hairtail. Weird looking phucker.

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Zilch » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:06 pm

keza wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm
bertros wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm
I probably need to do one of these as well now. :)
I think you might :-)
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Indiedog wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:10 pm
bertros wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:58 pm
I probably need to do one of these as well now. :)
Great post!
Clever :lol:
This is what i miss i.e. the banter.

I see others have mentioned in Shane's trip post about having a "Like" button, I would be interested to hear what others think of this i.e. would people then simply click a like button instead of doing a reply. I've got to be upfront as I moderate our club forum and have previously thought of having the adminstrator/owner to add a "like" button but I'm not sure it adds much i.e. we too are trying to get our members to post and not possibly simply click a like button. Probably works (i.e. doesn't take anything away) on forums that are still very active though.

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by StevenM » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi
Restore the Balance.

Logan and Albert Fish Management Association

www.facebook.com/lafma

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Anselmo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:43 pm

I’ve been fishing vicariously through this site since day one so keep those reports coming
I saw someone recently with a YTK bigger than their daughter cough Bertros cough

My fishing is seasonal but I read and paint fishing in he off season
Oh and I cook
That’s one of the great things about TYS and where it’s an improvement over the old place (FYSc*tt)
This is now a man shed where we meet due to our shared interest in yak fishing but it’s not all we talk about
There’s music, tv and cooking threads
And some dope paints fish 🙄 what’s that about?

We might have less quantity but the quality is still largely there
I’m on instagram (usually admiring Kezas pic -seriously) but rarely on FB. Just don’t like it
There’s no sense of community there

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by cjbfisher » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:59 am

StevenM wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Hi
Hi, you look familiar. Have I seen you somewhere else?

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Re: Is the Yak shed Dying a slow Death

Post by Physhopath » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:59 pm

If only I was closer..
Species Yak caught,
Flathead, Bream, Tailor, Estuary Cod, Luderick, Whiting, Bonito, Amberjack, Flounder, Pike, Slimeys, Yakkas, Mack Tuna, Black Tip Reef Shark, Mulloway, Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Tuna, Snapper, Mahi Mahi(dolphinfish), spotted mackeral, Black Marlin.

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