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Pay it forward - version 2018

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So, its been a while since we've done a Pay it Forward campaign... 

As some of you might know, the whole concept of the P.I.F. is to gather old, unused and unloved items of fishing gear - not only gear, but hats, shirts, caps, rods, reels, line or whatever. 

I have a small collection of lures and rods (about 40 packs and 3 rods) at the moment which I am gathering for the bigger picture. 
The intention is to fleece the entrants into the nationals for their un-used, unwanted items to add to the pot. 

Now for those who dont know what we do with the goodies, its quite simple really: We give it to someone that is in need of the gear, to carry on with the sport of bass fishing. We dont give it to juniors up and coming, they have parents for support. But we do look for candidates that cant afford gear, and give it to them - even if it is a junior. But the key here is people that cant afford it. 

In the past we had a few worthy recipients: One was a gent that had recently (at the time) lost his job, and got divorced because it it. He could barely support his 2 small kids when they visited him, and so we gave him the gear to use to take the kids fishing when they did visit. He personally came to my house to collect the goodies, and a few of the BFSA members were there at the time. A few beers and a teary eye later he was on his way to spend quality time with his kids. 
The second recipient was a gent from clanwilliam - a local resident of the small town that worked for Rooibos tea. He has this super small tub with a 5hp on the back of it and loved fishing to every sense of the word. His place was broken into about 3 weeks prior to a Winter Classic and all his gear was stolen. Due to this he couldn't enter the comp anymore. Smurf (another old member) brought it to my attention and we gathered the troops to have a P.I.F. campaign for him. Lo and behold we got a sizeable amount of goodies for the gent, and he was able to compete in the Winter classic, and to say the least, he did very well in the comp - even beating me... 

So, who can donate goodies? 
@Rip - you still got some gear from the last time? Maybe you can get it to one of the Stutt guys going to the Nats to bring it to Jhb for me? 

You're all welcome to add to the discussion below if you can help out, or even if you know of someone that is in need of a helping hand. 
If you want to help, and are not in Johannesburg, dont worry, we have a wide network of people that can help to gather the gear or transport to the next recipient. 
PS: I have one guy in mind that could do with a helping hand... and he is a member here!!!

Looking forward to your replies soon, 

Laters, its now beer o'clock for me
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#2
Howzit Jim. Once again thanks for this great cause. I have some gear at my dad's place in Cape Town that I will gladly sponsor.
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#3
Hey boet, YES, and I've subsequently fully stripped, refurbished and serviced some of those reels from last time.
Thus, I'm in. Can send with one of the Stutt guys no problem.
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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(08-01-2018, 08:05 AM)Riprap Wrote: Hey boet, YES, and I've subsequently fully stripped, refurbished and serviced some of those reels from last time.
Thus, I'm in. Can send with one of the Stutt guys no problem.

Thanks a ton Rip. That'll be great

@Andy - thanks so much as well. If i can ask you to perhaps get it to one of the guys coming up to the nats before end of August then they can bring it up when they come to jhb for prefish

Ps: in the past we had a sort of committee to decide who the recipients were, perhaps we do the same this year with Rip and Andy involved? Or any other members that want to be involved? Let me know

I'm back in the big smoke on the weekend so I'll be able to give some more attention then.

Regards from a far off place where its raining and the beers are cold, 

JfZ

(Editted so the navman cant point fingers :-) )
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#5
cool,

Ill chat to Ginja as he is fishing Nationals.
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#6
(08-02-2018, 09:48 AM)andydejager Wrote: cool,

Ill chat to Ginja as he is fishing Nationals.

100 cement, thanks Andy
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#7
Hey Jim, we've got a new Jnr this season and all their tackle was swiped out of their garage one night so I've diverted the goodies intended for you his way. Sure you understand.
Chow
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#8
Hey rip. Not a problem. Lets talk off line and I'll send you the rods etc

Cool by you?
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