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Angling Trust calls on British Canoe Union to Condemn Mass Trespass Protest

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#1 Anglers' Net

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:00 AM

The representative body for anglers in England, the Angling Trust, wrote to the Chief Executive of the British Canoe Union (BCU) today demanding that his organisation condemns a planned illegal trespass protest on Saturday 22 October 2011 on the Hampshire Avon. The Angling Trust has also asked for public confirmation that no BCU staff will be involved in the protest, and that the BCU will make it clear to participants that they will not be covered by public liability insurance while participating in an activity which is not recognised by the National Governing Body for Canoeing.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

Sounds like the trust is weilding the big stick yet again, otters, cormerants, canoists, whatever next. Sounds like the trust need to speak to basildon council who have tried to shift those who have spent ten years sticking two fingers up.

How can one organisation tell another how to conduct their business. How can the trust stop someone who wish is to protest with regards to right of access. Someone owns or leases the banks, they don't own the water, is that a correct assumption.

Is there any evidence of canoes damaging a habitat? If so that may well bite the trust up the arris when others use that argument against other anglers and boating interests. Think long and hard mr trust man before opening the mouth, engage brain first methinks.

do like this link, it certainly puts a perspective on the two sides at war. right of access and toffs who are saying we own it bu@@er off, it appears to be a one off 17 mile paddle that the trust are taking offence, pathetic:


Edited by barry luxton, 12 October 2011 - 07:18 AM.

 Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.

New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.

Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.

Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.
Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.

Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.
Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.
new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.
Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because  they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are.. 

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:33 PM

Well said Barry. I posted a brief comment on the Salisbury Journal website when they reported the dispute here : http://www.salisbury...ttle_over_Avon/

The article (minus public comments) was subsequently reproduced in yesterdays Daily Telegraph (pg 15).

This is precisely the sort of behaviour which drags the reputation of all anglers through the mud (again). It makes me ashamed to be associated with angling, and hostile towards the Angling Trust.

Not in my name.
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