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Well, as a reader of this mag­a­zine, I’m as­sum­ing the most of us are firmly in the “catch and re­lease” camp. There are those, how­ever that are not. Good idea to make it eas­ier for them to catch our bass? You tell me! Mov­ing on from this, we should never lose sight of the fact that man­u­fac­tur­ers of all these tech­nolo­gies have the same goal. Prof­its! For us to calmly buy any new gad­getry based on the as­sump­tion that they have any eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions about the fate of bass pop­u­la­tion any­where, would be a huge mis­take on our part. For them, it’s purely about profit. Let’s for a mo­ment look at the cur­rent di­rec­tion these sup­pli­ers of elec­tronic wiz­ardry are tak­ing us in. Cur­rently you can buy a cam­era which you at­tach to you fish­ing line, and you can cast it into an area where you think there might be fish. Re­trieve it, re­view the footage, >> Ear­lier we spoke about the ethics in­volved in the use of high tech gad­gets to put fish into the boat. Firstly, we need to take note of the fact that these gad­gets are avail­able to any­one that has got the money. So, what’s the prob­lem?

>> Kevin Lof­st­edt*

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