In 2007 Jasper Pons, Oliver Wakefield-Smith and myself (Shaun Reid) web developers and tinkers developed the idea of an online community freely learning from each other. Make no mistake we were no professionals but our passion for the gilled critter spilled out onto the canvas that became known as the Fishing Corner website and forum.
Oliver and Jasper after significant contributions to what became a brand (More like a nonprofit brand – lol) decided to continue with their more profitable pursuits leaving the site and maintenance to me. Fishing corner prior to the Social media boom and subsequently WhatsApp group boom was the fishing forum to be if you wanted to know where the fish were. Fishing Corner also put together some amazing fishing competitions. Over the years Fishing Corner boasted the largest kayak fishing competition in South Africa – The Toyota Ballito Kayak Fishing Competition (lovingly known as the “Salt Rock Comp”)
As my focuses changed (#KidsX3) the need to build some financial assets and stability became apparent. With the emergence of Social media and an underdeveloped ecommerce space in South Africa, Fishing Corner became a thing of the past for me, the love and passion never died. I spent the last five years as follows. 1. Developed the Hirsch’s ecommerce into an online success. 2. Was the Group Marketing Manager at Hirsch’s for three years until the urge for going out into business again. For the last year my Brother in law and I have been plotting and planning and Marketing Collective was born.
My life and Fishing Corner seem to be intertwined, so the next season is being birthed. We will be launching different aspects of the newly fresh development of Fishing Corner over time. I have wiped the slate clean and dropped all the old content to better rely on new input, no more former glory. One of the big developments is an ecommerce hub where anyone can set up their own online store with their “Fishing” related products – if you are interested in this CONTACT ME and I will send you more info.
ONE BIT OF OLD CONTENT THAT HAS BEEN RESTORED IS THE GPS CORNER…To be continued…