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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

FlyFishMap trailer

Just made this trailer video for FlyFishMap on a site called Animoto and thought I'd post it up.


video

Friday, 25 September 2009

Competition News

Ok here's are the winners of our monthly marker competition

First up is this great YouTube video of a massive steelhead from Chad at the Skeena Lodge in British Columbia http://www.flyfishmap.com/m/1280















Best Business Marker goes to The Land Of Enchanted Guides , a guiding operation in Northen New Mexico.

Check their marker 'Valles Caldera National Preserve' here http://www.flyfishmap.com/m/1297

Congratulations to both of you!



















The new monthly marker competition is now underway and closing date for entries is 20th October 2009. So that's another £50 credit you could win to spend at Sportfish (and thanks to them for the ongoing sponsorship of this comp!) for the Best Marker overall and a free multimedia upgrade for the best Business Marker.


I'd also like to draw your attention to a new competition that we're running on our Facebook page. Its a WINNER TAKES ALL fly tying competition. To enter, all you need to do is to tie a fly of your choice (either standard pattern or your own invention), then upload the picture onto our page. To confirm your entry, you then post your fly to us here (we'll send you the address). Whichever fly gets the most votes (LIKES), wins all the flies submitted.

Here's a couple of the entries so far!











Well thanks all for the continuing support on the site. We've got some great developments in the pipeline and look forward to seeing more of your contributions.

Get in touch anytime if you want to talk to us about anything fishy http://www.flyfishmap.com/contact


Tight lines


Ed

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Marker Competition winner!

So here's the winner of our first Monthly Marker Competition winner..
A great marker about the famous Tongariro River in New Zealand. See it on the site here http://www.flyfishmap.com/m/1045


Well done to Damon from New Zealand, who gets £50 to spend at Sportfish! This month's competition is now underway and we have another £50 to give away so ...if you have a great photo, YouTube video or other marker, why not give it add it to our site. This month we'll also be giving a prize for the best new Business Marker of a free multimedia marker for 1 year (Value up to £80). These markers look great and receive a lot more attention than standard markers so give it go.

Closing date is 18th September 2009. Good luck all.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Monthly marker competition

Hi Flyfishmappers, just wanted to let you know about our new monthly marker competition!! If you add any markers between now and the 1oth August 2009, you could win a £50 gift voucher from our friends at Sportfish UK. Any markers are eligible so you can add your Photos, YouTube videos or other any other markers that you represent. Any kind of marker could win a great picture, or video or just a great description of a fishery so lets see what you've got!

If you're new to Flyfishmap, you first need to register then go to My Markers and add your marker. If you get stuck, please refer to our instructions for adding markers here.

Good luck all and look forward to seeing your markers!



Terms and Conditions

1. The competition runs from 10th July 2009 - 10th August 2009 2. Only markers that promoted live during the period of this competition will count. 3. Markers that are currently in the system and not live because they are incomplete, will count once completed. 4. Incomplete markers will not count - if they are business type markers - must include title, description, image and web address and be correctly positioned. 5.New members who join during this period will also be eligible to enter the competition. 6. All marker types count will count -Photo's YouTube etc 7.The cut off is strictly 6pm GMT 10th August 2009. 8. The judges decision is final as to the winner who will be notified by the 15th August 2009
. 9. The prize indicated is a £50 Gift Voucher from http://www.sportfish.co.uk 10. The winner will need to create an account on Sportfish.co.uk after which, the credit will be applied to their account. 11. There is no cash alternative or substitute prize. 12. The Terms and Conditions on our site also apply when entering competitions.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Flyfishmap update - Version 2

Hello again flyfishmappers! Well we're a month in now and the site is coming along very nicely indeed. We've had some great markers so far and looking forward to seeing a lot more soon! We've got some exciting developments for the site in the pipeline so please keep coming back and checking what we're up to.

We've just released a new version of the site which will hopefully make things easier for adding markers. We've also released 4 new marker types that I wanted to tell you about. They are :

Warmwater fishery

Indicates locations of non salmonid freshwater species that you can catch on a fly. e.g. Panfish, Smallmouth, Muskies, Carp, Pike etc. If you already have markers that are more applicable to this marker, please change your icon type in My Markers.



Conservation

This marker is for new about conservation or environmental issues affecting certain fly fishing locations. Only to be added by conservation/environmental organisations. Permission is required to use this marker so just email us if you would like to start publishing using this marker.



Events

Highlighting fly fishing fairs, fly tying shows, exhibitions, demonstrations. Also local meetings for specific fly fishing groups and associations.



Articles

This icon is to indicate articles about specific locations. These can either be a full article in the marker or an intro with a link or reference to the full article. These icons are strictly for journalists of websites, blogs and print media. Just email us to get permission to use this icon.

So if you're able to add information under these new types, please do so and if not please forward our site to people who may be interested in doing so.

If you have existing markers on the map, please come back and add new ones and don't forget you can always edit your existing ones. Markers that have a detailed description and a nice picture correctly sized are definitely performing better than markers with small images and short descriptions. It sounds obvious to do this but spending a little extra time when creating your markers will only benefit you in the long run and as I've said to many people, your marker will more likely be found in search engines (ours and web searches) if you write a more complete description.

Finally I just wanted to say a big thank you to our initial members for getting involved. There are some great markers on the map now and its thanks to you. We've got a few nice multimedia markers on the map now too so go take a look at :

Laxa in Kjos, Iceland from the Flyfisher Group

http://www.flyfishmap.com/m/312

and

Urbanflyy

http://www.flyfishmap.com/m/148


Also, I'd just to give a shout out to a couple of great blogs who've given us some welcome coverage.

UrbanFlyy

Casting Out Loud

Up North Maine Fly Castings

Sport Fishing Americas

Fly Fish Addiction

Angling in Iceland



Also thanks to all you guys who've linked back to our site..we really appreciate it. If you've added markers and haven't linked back to us already, we would really appreciate the return gesture. A text link to our homepage is fine and you can also link back to your marker from your contact page.

Here are a few buttons you could use, you can find more in the Banner section of My Markers after you login






Oh and thanks to all our twitter friends for helping to spread the word about us...you know who you are....

Ok I'd better run as I'm seeing a few more markers coming in. Please keep coming back to see our progress and developments and keep those markers coming.

Tight lines

Ed





Saturday, 25 April 2009

Marker competition

From Thurs 6pm GMT 23rd April 2009 until Mon 27th April 6PM GMT we will be running a marker competition. The top 3 existing or new members who add or refer the most markers during this period will receive a FREE annual subscription to a enhanced multimedia marker (Value up to £80). This means your marker could include a video, image slideshow of up to 10 images, audio description OR any combination of the three enhancements. These markers look great, slideshows and videos can both be played full screen so are sure to receive more attention.
We will use these enhanced markers in our marketing and PR efforts as examples of multimedia markers so apart from getting a great marker, you'll also benefit from all our marketing exposure.

1. I will be able to see any markers that you directly add during this period. 2. To claim any referrals, you'll need to email a list of markers that you are claiming to info@flyfishmap.com 3. Please enter into the spirit of this fairly and don't claim markers that you aren't responsible for generating. 4. Only markers that promoted live during the period of this competition will count. 5. Markers that are currently in the system and not live because they are incomplete, will count once completed. 6. Incomplete markers will not count - if they are business type markers - must include title, description, image and web address and be correctly positioned. 7.New members who join during this period will also be eligible to enter the competition. 8. All marker types count will count -Photo's YouTube etc 9.The cut off is strictly 6pm GMT 27th April. 10. My decision is final as to the winners who will be notified on Tuesday 28th April. 11. The prize indicated is a FREE multimedia marker for 1 year. There is no cash alternative or substitute prize. 13. The Terms and Conditions on our site also apply when entering competitions.
Look forward to seeing more of your markers and please keep spreading the word. If you haven't already, please consider giving us a link back from your site too. We have some buttons and banners in My Markers for this purpose.
ps. One last thing, I apologize if some of you are having difficulties with the site if using the Safari or Google Chrome browsers. We do not currently support these browsers and recommend that you use Firefox or Internet Explorer when using flyfishmap.

Tight lines
Ed Burgass
Founder/Owner