OK where to start??
I have come into this thread after a few posts have been made so there are a number of things I want to add.
Firstly, from what I can see the the pictures indicate that this guy tried to present a legal catch especially with the rule included in the photo. This is not to say that this is all he caught but lets assume he did.
Secondly, I see nothing wrong with raising questions about wether there was a need to keep all of that catch. Caring about our environment and our impact on it should be on all of our minds but that is not to say that there is no legitamate reason (if this catch was legal and I am assuming it is) why this person should not keep it all. His explanation, I think, is acceptable.
Then we get on to Blaen's post which I, in my short time here, totally agree with about the people on this site. This sadly was followed by Polar's post about ******** and Gympie being the epicentre. I come from Gympie and whilst I did not feel that this was a personal attack on me or a judgement on my character I would like to stand for Gympie's defence. Sure there a seedy people there, like everywhere! Hang around the Valley and you will find people that you would not invite in your home under any circumstances, but then there are some that would be considered as fantastic personalities with great values. Gympie, Wide Bay and for that matter anywhere in this globe we call Earth will present the same situation. Who is to say that the people that made this catch are not genuine people like most of us here???!!!
Without knowing them or the facts of the matter at hand, we should not cast judgement and maybe, Polar, you should try adhearing to the attributes of the majority of us here, as Blaen described. Let's ask the questions, raise the issues, have our opinions but lets not cast judgement on people we don't know and on situations we know little details about.
I am not a philosopher nor a fence sitter. Let's just be fair to all!