So, your new fishing app has finally finished downloading. Your expectations soar as you open it up on your trusty smartphone.
Will this be the app that actually helps you catch more fish?
After exploring the features on your newest fishing app that promised you the world, you get the message…
You know the one.
It’s the discovery that the app is selling its users’ fishing locations for one sinfully low price. As soon as you start saving catches, your spots will also be added into its premium offering.
It’s your confirmation this app that was too good to be true really is too good to be true.
It’s a tragedy because mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool that has the potential to grow and protect our sport instead of trying to prey on unsuspecting anglers.
It’s a tragedy because a corporation is lining their pockets because of your hard work and not giving you any piece of it.
It’s a tragedy because it puts prime fishing locations on precious and fragile fisheries in the crosshairs of app users who are just looking for instant gratification and are willing to pay for it with no limits or control mechanisms in place.
This story is all too common. As anglers, we believe it’s time to change it.
ANGLR Experts Are Writing a New Story
It’s time to rebuild trust in fishing apps as a tool you can securely use and rely on. It’s time for anglers to be fairly compensated for their valuable fishing intelligence.
We set out to build a fishing app that would act as a positive force in this fight and progress the sport. More specifically, we wanted to build a groundbreaking feature that would help anglers protect and offer intelligence that goes well beyond the simple notion of “spots” while maintaining complete control over their content, spots, data… their intelligence that they are trusting us to secure on our platform.
Relying on the direct guidance of our experts, we were able to build a feature that we hope can help turn the page.
We asked our community what we should call the feature and you helped us name it “Intelligence Packs.”
Now, with Intelligence Packs as part of their toolset, our ANGLR Experts are re-writing this story on their terms.
Introducing ANGLR Intelligence Packs [NEW FEATURE]
ANGLR Intelligence Packs are complete breakdowns on specific waterbodies that Experts are offering to anglers through our platform. They are blueprints for finding success. Intelligence Packs contain GPS locations, detailed notes, tips, and other educational intel to help other anglers be successful. And, they’re doing it on their terms; their spots, their limits, their content, their price.
Today, the first chapters have been inked by James Elam (Four-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, two-time Bassmaster Open tournament champion, 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Championships champion, and 2019 MLF Bass Pro Tour Competitor) and Gene Jensen (Aka. Flukemaster, creator and manager of one of the most popular fishing channels on YouTube focused on teaching the world to fish).
The first Intelligence Packs to ever be released into the wild:
Enough from us. Let’s hear from these pioneers…
“I can’t physically go fish with every single one of my subscribers on any given lake, but this is as close to having me with them on their boat that they can get.”
“I am constantly approached by anglers who wonder how a professional breaks down a body of water and establishes a plan for game day. ANGLR Intelligence Packs finally provide a way for people like me in the sport who fish for a living to share exactly how this looks while maintaining control over the content and truly help other anglers catch more fish.”
“Information is power, and when it comes to detailed fishing information, nothing comes close to intelligence packs.”
Why does this matter?
Why? Because there’s nothing better than seeing other people catch a fish. This is why ANGLR Experts do what they do. This is what they live for. This is what it’s all about.
Intelligence Packs are a whole new way to make these magical moments happen more often and scale it in a way that improves and grows the sport instead of damaging it.
With Intelligence Packs, these Experts are transcending the physical limits of mentorship in this great sport. This is a key connection in this industry that has been missing for generations.
Above all, we exist to help anglers constantly improve. We feel this is a meaningful new manifestation of this mission that will truly help our fellow anglers enjoy their sport and share it at a new level. Let us know in the comments what you think!
Important Questions and Honest Answers [Q&A]
At this point, we hope you have some questions. Here’s a few that we’ve already received and answered. We’ll be updating this section as we continue to usher in this new era with the fishing community.
What are ANGLR Intelligence Packs?
Intelligence Packs are exactly what they sound like, a package of intelligence. This intelligence consists of various types of waypoints that are created and organized by trusted and verified Experts within the ANGLR platform. Experts add photos, notes, patterns, baits, tips, tricks, techniques, and other instructions to append to these waypoints. When purchased these “packs” live right inside your ANGLR account where you can toggle them on as you need them for guidance and learning.
Think of packs as virtually guided trips. This is an entirely new way for expert anglers to help others learn tips and tricks that further the enjoyment of being on the water with confidence. They will act like a digital guide next to you the whole time you’re on the water.
How do Intelligence Packs work?
Experts use ANGLR to track their days on the water. They set the prices. They control the volume of packs sold and the duration it is available on ANGLR. We’re giving our Experts a platform to share fishing intelligence with other anglers who want to improve and learn on their home bodies of water or a brand new body of water! You just select the pack you’d like to purchase, log-in or register, and enter payment details.
To locate your purchased pack, you simply log-in to https://my.anglr.tech and click on purchased packs. From there, you can toggle on any packs you have purchased and see them in Map View! You can select any waypoint or catch to open the details and insights related to it.
Isn’t this just a new way to burn spots?
Intelligence Packs are to spot burning what iTunes was to music piracy. The goal is to decrease the abuse of spots and the erosion of their value by providing a marketplace that helps sustain their value. And, it’s not about spots. They contain various types of waypoints that are designed in a way to help anglers approach a body of water and fish a certain pattern. These packs are a controlled product by our Experts on our platform. We work with the Experts and allow them to set quantity limits and their own pricing in a way that responsibly shares this information with a limited audience. This makes sure these spots are preserved and shared on a controlled level. Contrast this with the current scenario where a fishing app takes everyone’s spots and shares them with everybody.
Do I have to use Intelligence Packs to use ANGLR?
ANGLR is completely free to:
How else is ANGLR different from other Fishing Apps?
We track your fishing trips from start to finish.
We automate your logbook. No more manual data entry!
All of your data is private by default.
We help anglers plan, record, and improve with each and every fishing trip. This includes full reports and insights along with an entirely free web application.
Connected devices make recording your trips practically hands-free!
We are anglers helping anglers improve.
Can you guarantee that if I purchase an Intelligence pack I will catch fish?
Even if the Expert was on your boat staring down into the water at a giant largemouth waiting to eat a bait that you drop in the water, then they hand you the perfect rod and reel combo, the perfect bait, and show you the perfect technique to get that fish to bite, there’s still no guarantee that you’d get bit.
That’s why we love this sport so much.
Our Experts hope you understand that all these packs can do is provide you expert advice, data, and insights that they’ve worked hard to learn and package for you to give you the best chance possible.