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The Angler is for people who enjoy the sport of fishing. It serves as an information community for the general angler, as well as a source for groups, clubs and professional guides to present their groups and services. Check out all features The Angler offers and why you should join. It is unlike any other place you will ever discover.

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For the General Angler

With a corporate transfer, I started fishing in Beaver Lake, near Rogers, a small town in northwest Arkansa. It was in the 70's. Oh, what an experience. Largemouth bass and crappies. It was unlimited biting and joy. I then moved back to the Chicago area. I have not fished since 1978. So...It is now 2022 and, as an again starting-out angler in the Chain O'Lakes, Illinois, I'm chasing information on where to fish, how to fish, what equipment, lures and accessories to buy.

What to do. I joined a local club at my marina. It's a very active club and a bunch of great guys and gals. They invited me to join – hallelujah, I'm in. Having looked at dozens of websites, I concluded there is something lacking in the fishing sport – a depot for new anglers and a website that is interactive. Facebook is not a consideration. I don't want a corporation who's main goal is monitor me so that they can sell my access to advertisers. No thanks.

Hence, the reason for The Angler. A centralized resource of information for start-up anglers like me; A home for new and long-time anglers to creat their own, private or public groups, share and offer advice for the rest of us.

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For Professional Guides & Charter Providers

One of the members in my club is a well respected, professional fishing guide, who specializes in kayak fishing. What a grand idea! I'm thinking, anglers like him would be a great asset to have. I was paired up with him – damn, life could not be better and he is teaching me techniques which would take me a decade to learn. I want him and organizations like his to have exposure to fellow anglers. There will never be in-your-face sales and advertising on The Anglers, but we should have access to what they have to offer, if we want it.

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Currently, The Angler is a work in progress. I am obsessed with generating, compiling and installing as much information as is possible. Please be patient, Support the mission and become a founding member of what I hope will be the best home for all anglers – young, old, and yes ... ugly.

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If you have nothing else to do, join The Angler for one simple reason: Be able to to read and comment on my gripes, enjoy some laughs and my ignorance when it comes to fishing. Set me straight ... Set us all straight and keep the sport of fishing fun, honest and exhilarating.

Oh, by the way, the other species fishes as well – perhaps even much better! Meet one of the  six women who is talked about as "Revolutionizing the World of Fly Fishing." The article, by Blue Ridge Outdoors, can be read in its entirety Here.

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April Vokey

Born and raised in the shadow of the Northern Rockies in Chilliwack, British Columbia, April Vokey has been fishing in one capacity or another for most of her life. “I think it was the sheer excitement of being outdoors that drew me to fishing in general,” April says. “I’ve always loved water— creeks, rivers, lakes, the ocean, rain—all of it, but I loved the trees and mossy forest bottom just as much.”
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