A big welcome to our Forums. I am sorry to say this but the VRS game has gone very quiet for the past year or so. Paul is currently involved in other projects and doesn't quite have the time to develop the VRS game further. Like you said, it is a potentially fantastic fishing simulator as it has so much going for it. I think everyone who has tried the "other" fishing simulators on the market will agree that VRS has the potential of becoming the best. Paul is a real and avid fisherman and this helps a lot..he is not doing this just for the money.
If you are looking for some great fishing action, tournaments and fellowship you can come over and join us at RWFF which is a flyfishing simulator. In my opinion it is the absolute best flyfishing simulator on the market today. Besides, we have a great bunch of guys involved in its development and custom features are added almost on a weekly basis. You might want to come and give this a try.