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Roya

Might not be much of a fee but we have to pay for our rod licences.
Unless of course you are proposing "feeing up" every part of the river...that would be about as welcome as telling boaters they have to pay the toll plus a milage charge for every inch they travel.
Most of the beer cans I see floating in the broads are "overboards" from boats, much of the rubbish I see floating is "overboard" from boats....if accountablity should be there for anglers then it should be there for boaters too.


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hi marc mate no sweat
just a thought around most of norfolk you have to pay to fish i do as well.
my boat license is a lot more than my fishing one.
not many places in the u k where you can fish free.
plus i have to have insurance to be on the broads .
one of my most spot on haunts in norfolk costs me £10 a day to fish  so why not charge a little for the broads. Smile
cos i do note a lot of anglers hog the moorings and will not give way to craft. Question

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Aug-21-2005 @ 4:35 PM                           Permalink
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With regards anglers hogging mooring spaces, I agree but like at least one other person on here my view is I'll ask you to move your rod twice and then I am coming into that gap - Anglers must give way to boats at free moorings if they chose not to then it is their equipment at risk.

Who would fund the cost of bank patrols to enforce payment of bank fishing? Who would fund the cost of putting EA personnel in boats to collect fee's up and down the river?

If someone has to pay £10.00 to "moor" their bum to fish on part of a bank (say St benets) would you then be happy to pay £10 to moor your boat there?

I agree though that anglers should pay more heed to "rights of way" but feel that introducing charging is not the best method of creating an enviroment of accountability - as you point out we pay more for for our insurance and tolls than an angler pays for his rod licence but on the whole they create less mess than the boaters, so in this instance increased costs do not equal accountability.



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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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