Archive for “November, 2019”

Good news: official case against disappeared canal carp opened!

Good news: official case against disappeared canal carp WILL BE opened!

Last week we reported on our social media pages the message below about a number of stolen canal carp in the Aisne region of France. Only 48hrs we had a call from local garde de pêche saying they will take matters to the heart and open an official case now! Fingers crossed!

*** ANOTHER CASE OF PUBLIC CARP SWIMMING ON A PRIVATE COMMERCIAL IN FRANCE NOW ***

Since we & our band of international brothers helped exposing the case of the big Du Der common last year and helped bringing her back on May 1st of the same year a lot of cases of 'disappeared' carp have been brought to our attention by our followers. There was these two big cases over here in Belgium last Autumn but authorities refused to play ball as long as they couldn't have the suspects 'caught in the act' which is nearly impossible over here with so few people controlling.

Coming this Autumn another band of international friends (Dutch, French and English) got another ball rolling in the Aisne region of France. On social media they had found at least seven big canal carp now swimming on an English owned paylake next to that same canal. Instead of exposing it on social media straight away, they decided to follow the official route this time but now, two months later, nothing happened. Local garde de pêche and AAPMA just couldn't be bothered, after which a very high French official who really cared about this case was contacted and put the official anti theft group in France (the ones who weren't happy last year remember because they couldn't reap the rewards of getting the Du Der common back themselves) on it...

The evidence these boys have is all too clear, with this the anti theft group could just turn up at the lake and begin with nettings, electro fishing, etc. But nothing happened, they don't even reply to our messages, and now our fear is that the paylake owner(s) must have had the time to remove all proof.

We just cannot understand nobody is acting swiftly and properly in this case, hence this post. Neither do we understand that in this time and age people still take big public fish. Why not breed or buy them the legal way? As long as people take public carp eventually they will get discovered on social media and we will be more than happy to expose this.

THE PICS THAT GO WITH THIS POST ARE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT THIS TO OUR ATTENTION, THEIR CAPTURES ARE FROM THE CANAL SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THESE FISH. IN FACT, THEY ARE TRUE HEROES IN OUR EYES. THE POOR, ONCE WILD FISH HOWEVER ARE LOSING THE GAME, AGAIN...

Simon Williams with Tippex from Sandhurst, what an amazing fish!

Simon Williams with Tippex from Sandhurst, what an amazing fish!

Simon Williams, one of our UK followers, messaged us the other week he had caught Tippex, one from the A team at Sandhurst. Absolutely loving this creature ourselves, we were very keen to publish Simon's series of pics, and the soaking he got 🙂

Simon is wearing our Streetwise hoodie in Dark Heather Grey in these pictures, still a few left from monkeyclimer.bigcartel.com

VBK meeting MMXIX, Monkey Climber represent!

VBK meeting MMXIX, Monkey Climber represent!

Op 7 december is het weer de jaarlijkse VBK meeting in het Bau-Huis in St-Niklaas, iets waar we steeds met zijn allen naar uit kijken! Uiteraard zijn we weer met Monkey Climber van de partij; kom gerust bij ons langs voor een praatje, om je abonnement te verlengen of om wat merch* te scoren. Voor het eerst ooit zullen we een deel van onze nieuwe stand mee verhuizen, be there or be square!

* Op de VBK meeting brengen we enkel een selectie van onze producten mee, wens je iets specifieks dan is het beter ons op voorhand te mailen.

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