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roya
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hi marc, at this point i am going to shut up and throw this very interesting debate open to our members to see what they think.
its over to you members now. Smile

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Don't often disagree with you Roy, but going to here. Not in respect of the accountability for anglers, I think that's a very good idea but I don't think that making the sport more expensive will improve that.

I don't see the point in making any activity more expensive if it can be avoided, be it angling or fishing. Most people I know who fish regularly learnt to do so as kids, when their respect for the fish they were catching was at it's height and they carry that with them in their sport today. Making the sport more expensive would only put kids off fishing and drive them back to their playstations.

Yes, there are one or two fishermen around whose attitude stinks, but then that goes for one or two boat owners as well. Perhaps peer pressure is the way to correct these people ways!

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thanks roya  Smile

tis a very interesting site & given my love of the broads, why has it taken so long for me to find it?

boats & anglers should respect each other & i think, in general they do.

the fishing should stay free imho. the cost of a holiday in this country is expensive, especially the boats. even in oct/nov, a boat for me, the missus & the hairy monster in my pic,is £500+ & if i then had to pay to fish i would struggle to afford it.

holiday fishing must generate a huge revenue to the area, aswell as introducing a few newbies to the sport.both of which are welcome....

as long as those as those newbs don't go straight for the poor pike!  Playful Wink

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Every time i catch a pike i see their teeth I think I must be mad . Scared  Scared

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                     John

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Hi all
This may sound daft but,
in the winter i see loads of pike fishermen,but not many in the summer ,
Pike must eat all year round.?

roya

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Hi Roya
Most pike specialist anglers tell us that pike are a winter species.Although the pike looks a fearsome creature they are very fragile.so maybe its because in the winter they are more sluggish due to cold water conditions,therefore easier to land.In the summer months they will fight a lot harder and exhaust themselves to the point where they might not survive the battle.Not sure this is totally correct but have heard this is the reason off well respected pikers.
Cheers Steve

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Hi all,

Large pike are all female, (they often eat the males during, or shortly after spawning) In the winter, after gorging on fish, they start to produce eggs for the breeding season. The extra weight put on from the gorging and eggs can make a  10lb summer fish, weigh 13-14lbs or more in winter. Thus the angler gets a bigger fish than in the summer.
This, in the right waters, gives a better chance to catch a record. Or so I have heard.

Bill

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Several points on this thread at the moment.
1. I agree that to ask a holidaymaker for £10 a day for fishing is unthinkable, but I wonder how much revenue could be gathered if it was £2 a week per angler, with a £10 season ticket available. I really can't see that as a crippling expense, yet given the numbers, quite a tidy sum would be raised.
2. Litter comes not from any one source but from ill mannered louts (and loutettes) who have no idea about social behavour. Some fish, some boat and some just hang about and chuck it in. All should be horse whipped!
3.  I enjoy a bit of pike fishing too, and agree that we all have to learn somehow. but as has already been mentioned its not always the youngster or novice that does the damage. Until such time as "Zander Bins" are removed from the Fens, and when Reservoir Trout fishermen stop throwing course fish on the banks to die, then perhaps we can train our youngsters to respect fish and life in general. The "Kill the pike" mentality is harmful and should be eradicated, there is however one other practice that will damage the sport, and that is "Live baiting". Telling the child how the life and wellbeing of the pike is important while impaling a smaller fish on a barbed hook doesn't really send out the right message does it?

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Are you allowed to use live bait on the Broads?

Dwile Flonker

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Interesting point, I've seen so many using live bait, I assumed it was permitted. I don't think its against the law so, Who would be in authority to say NO?

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Maurice,

Pike are natural predators in british waters, they and the other species in a system, reach an equilibrium and survive alongside each other. The pike eat dead and, sick/dying fish, as well as healthy ones. Zander on the other hand are an introduced species. They gorge themselves then carry on killing fish for no reason. They are decimating native fish stocks wherever they have been introduced. The NRA have to carry out culls on zander because of the damage they do. So IMHO they should be eradicated, in a humane way.

Flonker,

I think livebaiting is allowed on the broads, as long as the livebait has been caught on the broads, not in a different river system, as this can introduce disease.

LIVEBAITING SHOULD BE BANNED.


Bill

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