If we get a reasonable set of regulations stopping the present waste of resource, providing me with a choice of boat and shore angling, with certain constraints (see Australasia and the USA) and a healthy fish stock, then I shall be content.
You and your 4 or 5 mates on WSF can holler what they like.
It won't matter in the wider scheme of things.
I find it amazing how so many people have failed to grasp the fact that we simply don't have the government in this country to implement a tiny fraction of what's required to achieve a fishery like those enjoyed in the States or Australia. And even if we did, they would have their hands tied by Europe. It's not going to happen mate,..... ever.
So, taking that into considration, they can bugger off and leave me alone as far as I'm concerned. I don't want any of their regulations and restrictions, or their poxy licence, just for the sake of keeping people in jobs. The BMP and bass MLS increase might not have been everyones idea of an ideal world, but the culmination of these things was always going to tell us everything we needed to know about what this government was, or wasn't, prepared to do for RSA. If you, or anyone else, failed to recognise what has happened, we got nothing. Zilch. Nought, nought. F*** all.
Maybe one or two people are disappointed that they won't become the new Minister for RSA, or whatever the title may have been, and some just can't face letting go, but it's over. The games up. Bradshaw, Shaw, etc, have shown us their hand and they were bluffing.
Time to wake up mate.
You say that the WSF gang hollering won't make any difference in the grand scheme of things. Well, the NFSA, SACN and BASS hollering hasn't made any difference either...
Edited by Steve Coppolo, 27 July 2008 - 09:22 PM.