I completely agree with you that it would be a benefit to members if they could read reviews of angling guide services being offered across the country. However there is a downside to this also.
Over the last two months this forum has been a home to many anglers who have met other anglers from all over the country and we have had many a healthy debate over angling tactics, tackle and species.
If we were to start saying that one guide is better than the other and that some are fly by night operators, this will lead to a lot of flaming and member bashing on the forum. Many of these guides are members on the forum and I would not like things getting uncomfortable.... It's a nice close knit group of anglers that we have here and I would like to keep it that way.
I will however be starting a separate IA corporate supporter forum where fishing guides can post their entire details for an annual fee. Each guide service can be rated by members who have used them. Each review however will have to be accompanied by a complete article of the reviewers experience. Every corporate supporter member will be given an option of one of three levels, Gold supporter, Silver supporter and Bronze supporter based on his annual fee. Depending on his level the member will be given an avatar image which reflects his level of support for IA. The proceeds from the income generated from the corporate supporter members will go towards the annual hosting and maintainence of the IA website. It wil also pay for the printing of stickers, T-shirts and annual IA get togethers.
I invite suggestions from all our members on this.