Photo 01 - Steven all the way from Hexham to nab this beauty!
From little acorns....!
Our blog continues to grow rapidly in terms of viewers, the summer months average of 2,240 visitors per month is up by 407 visitors per month compared to last year. The figure for the current month is 1,818 which is a significant drop but it is a drop that takes place every year as winter comes and come the spring the numbers shoot back up hopefully surpassing this year’s figures as they have done every year.
Eighty seven percent of our viewers are from the UK and second is the USA and Canada who bag 6% whilst the rest is split between Poland, Russia, South Africa and a few others. Clearly then our readership lies mainly in this country and the counter splits the figures further.
Of the UK viewers 61% are classed as coming from the Edinburgh area which takes in the Borders and 13% from the Glasgow area with the rest being split up all over the country with a hotspot around the Newcastle area. Six percent of viewers use mobiles to access our site with Android taking 76% and IOS 20%. The average time spent browsing our content is 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Some sites provide annoying adverts for meagre return we however resolutely will not do so.
What I find interesting is the amount of back posts that are visited perhaps people just wonder from where we came. Some of our posts attract massive numbers with our “choosing a fishing guide” site the clear winner with 5483 visitors to date. This site will be updated in the next few weeks as e mails are still coming asking who we would recommend. The top five are
(1) Choosing a fishing guide2! http://viewsfromtheloch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/choosing-fishing-guide-2.html
(2) Bang out of order! http://viewsfromtheloch.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/bang-out-of-order.html
(3) The biggest threat in the history of the club! http://viewsfromtheloch.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-biggest-threat-in-history-of-club.html
(4) Arguementum ad ignorantium! http://viewsfromtheloch.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/argumentum-ad-ignorantiam.html
(5) The Wild Fisheries Review! http://viewsfromtheloch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-wild-fisheries-review.html
It’s clear the site is now very popular and the reason is clear. We will not shirk from exposing fools, fish killers; angling bullies and others who detract from and demean our sport! People want to read of the struggles of a small angling club as we swim against the current to keep our heads above the water. People want to see a club that does have some views on the future of our sport rather than just falling in line with the default (let’s do nothing) view that appears to be the norm round here!
Yes our readership is way beyond what it should be but we are comfortable with this situation and to Jimmy who wanted the comments section open again along with many others – sorry lads with this readership I would have no time at all to myself so it stays closed! A big thank you to all our readers who have nurtured our site from an acorn into a strapping young oak tree!
Photo 02 - just before dusk!
More great offers!
We are lucky, it’s not everyone that has a bona fide tackle dealer on their doorstep even less however have one that just keeps then offers coming! Yes unbelievably Mike has come up with another load of great offers just in time for Santa coming, click the link to see whats on offer - http://www.fishersdirect.com/
The wider world in my view!
The eagle has landed!
Now don’t get me wrong I have a lot of time for Jeremy Corbyn but he is at the moment not a mainstream politician. I have no doubt that in the future when the capitalist system comes crashing down due to incessant greed then the Corbyn manifesto will become the accepted norm!
This week in Prime Ministers Question Time Gideon Osborne who was standing in for Lord Snooty who was wasting taxpayers’ money jetting around the world was given a sound pasting by Angela Eagle who was standing in for Corbyn. Sharp as a knife, witty and speaking with the authority that can only come from living in the real world she snapped, devoured and spat out Gideon Osborne in what was the highlight of the year! She made the posh boy look like an uneducated woodentop!
Yes at last Labour have found a potential new leader and more importantly one who unlike Milliband and Balls has the versatility and guile to confront and importantly overcome any challenge. Lord Snooty who has had an easy time of it being confronted by buffoon after buffoon leaving him ahead of the pack every time could now face his nemesis!
Ms Eagle would decimate the hapless Lord Snooty as he bungles one policy after another. Now he could be held to account for the first time ever and be shown up for the fool he undoubtedly is! I have no doubt many in England will be cowering in shame as Snooty exposes himself to a new country every day and embarrasses us week after week. The current joke is his reorganisation of Europe apparently going very well according to his minions. He started with 13 robust demands and is currently pursuing 4 which are almost unrecognisable so watered down are they!
For people who care about the weak and needy rather than their own assets who want to see some fairness in society, then here is a potential leader who could once again reunite the party. With a background of trade union working she has experienced life at the bottom of the ladder but educated to degree level she is smart enough to tackle anyone! She is an outed lesbian and is a great role model for other such people! Just compare her to another Lesbian Borg Queen Ruth Davidson, she is the opposite pole! Eagle is visionary, thinking, empathising she has all the qualities where the Borg Queen has none!
The last few years have been rocky for labour if Eagle could be elected leader then for the people of England there is hope. Let’s hope the party also take this view and put Corbynite policies on the back burner simmering until the collapse of the capitalist system begins! The eagle has landed! For us in Scotland the path is clear we must quickly move to independence, for England Angela Eagle is your only hope!
Busy doing nothing!
Those who cannot read between the lines will no doubt be very impressed by the amount of work being put in by Lord Snooty doing his bit for hard working families who do the right thing. Well reality couldn’t be further from the truth, jetting around the EU he has achieved nothing, the Polish Prime Minister being the latest to send him packing. In spite of his demands being watered down to the point they ask for nothing he still cannot get support! His main point of restricting migrant benfits for 4 years is already dead in spite of manic protestations!
He is currently dithering over the Heathrow/Gatwick debacle now putting off any decision to the summer, maybe! He is fearful that a backlash will put paid to Zak Goldsmith’s bid to become London mayor! The recent climate change talks provide another source of embarrassment for Lord Snooty as he has just cut the grants for developing renewable energy sources. He is also currently swimming against the tide in defence policy now furtively reinstating some of the cancelled projects carried out at his behest. Yes he is very busy achieving nothing! He spends all his time running around secretly reversing all the decisions he made earlier!
The country can’t stand much more bungling the path for us in Scotland however is well signposted - we need to leave the UK rapidly!
Slow death of a lying puppet!
What a disappointment to see that Puppet Carmichael remains as an MP following a challenge by a group of his constituents. He may in parliamentary terms have done nothing wrong although how the judges arrived at this decision is beyond me! Yes the fool is as guilty as sin and he will be removed at the next election maybe by his party but without doubt by the electorate! Exposed as a charlatan, simply a cretin as far as men are concerned! Shame on the lying puppet!