jaa, on 15 Dec 2016 - 17:24, said:
The AT can only represent their members. As only about 100K anglers have bothered to join as individuals (out of 2 million?), there's a limit to what they can achieve by lobbying for a group, 9/10th of whom don't seem to care enough to sign up.
You can join the AT and lobby them as a member (I do if I disagree with them). If another million anglers joined up with a different view, then things can change. Nothing will change while the majority of anglers sit around saying "I don't like what the AT are doing so I'm not joining or supporting them". That's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
There you go.
You are correct when it comes to approximate numbers. TAT will never release exactly the numbers of members, have you asked? Is it fear of how many sea anglers they don't have on their books? You state 100k anglers across the board are you sure, have you got a split for all to see?
I note your link takes in a freshwater web site, what sea angling do you get up to?
Supporting them you say, what for? They claim that they represent and govern all anglers, why is it that very many just want to go fishing and TAT won't let them I have to ask.
The anglers not signed up, never asked and never wanted a conservation org representing them with their hidden agenda (funding) to use them as a weapon, tool to appease the conservation ngo's with bans and restrictions.
TAT really need to be open, honest and transparent to all, it won't happen as they need to protect the governors wants and needs first and foremost.
There you have it. (btw, my signature, it's all true unless you have any facts to counter,)
Norm is correct when it comes to the ordinaries voting on and voting off the governors, it's not allowed. so how many 25 quids will it take to overturn that restriction, if ever?
Edited by barry luxton, 16 December 2016 - 07:09 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..