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Angling Truss, massive U-turn on bass, you couldn't make these guys up!

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#1 Worms



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

The Angling Trust have just hauled on the handbrake, opposite locked it, spun the thing about and have floored it in the opposite direction to the way they were pushing before! :bigemo_harabe_net-165:

As you know, they are pushing for an 80% cut in the bass take for all but are disgusted with a 1 fish bag limit for RSA and want a 2-3 fish bag limit for all.....Aren't they?

...eeeerrr, well, not exactly, but well, um, no, never, not at all, David Mitchell said, “These proposals are outrageous and utterly inadequate to deal with the crisis facing bass stocks. Given the EU’s failure to come up with any sensible proposals, we call once again on the UK Government to take unilateral action to protect stocks in UK waters, as Ireland and the Netherlands have done. We will continue to fight on behalf of our members in Westminster and Brussels to protect fish stocks and anglers’ rights to fish for them.

Martin Salter was even more outraged, puffed up and full of self importance!

"George Eustice and his officials at Defra need to up their game considerably now that their flawed strategy of leaving the future of British bass stocks to the unholy horse trading processes of the European Commission is unravelling. The Angling Trust has warned Mr Eustice and MPs that the Commission was likely to cave into pressure from the commercial sector and that it was foolhardy to talk of breakthroughs and to resist drafting much needed domestic measures that could complement whatever was eventually agreed in Europe."

Now what on Earth can they be talking about? Well, the good old Truss in all it's magnificence "has helped to draft a briefing note in a partnership between the European Anglers Alliance (EAA), the European Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) and the International Forum For Sustainable Underwater Activities (IFSUA) to influence the Commission and Member States before the Council of Ministers meets on December 15th-16th."

This briefing note says:

  • "Proposals for a recreational bag limit to be dropped until there is more data available on its effectiveness in reducing fishing mortality and until more serious efforts are made to restrict commercial bass fishing mortality in a fair and proportionate way.
  • A total ban on all fishing in and around key bass spawning areas.
  • An immediate increase in the Minimum Conservation Reference Size from 35cm to at least 42cm. (The Angling Trust wants see this raised to at least 45cms as soon as possible)
  • An immediate review of available technical measures and a cap on bass caught in mixed fisheries."


So, WOAH there, you anglers sending off letters to your MPs asking for bag limits on RSA....they don't want it now!


There's tons more here: http://www.anglingtr...ews&itemid=2368



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Edited by Worms, 15 November 2014 - 08:42 PM.

Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 05:37 PM

well done Nick for using your most valuable free time exposing this shower of shiet, about the time salter and the ceo who went dashing of to the commons seeking this unilateral reduction of the bass including hammering the rsa, are put out to grass, not fit for purpose.



What is this link with the EAA all about, was the rsa ever consulted I note TAT are paying this other private company thousands of pounds of rsa and anglers fees to them, is there something else we as anglers are not aware of.

Edited by barry luxton, 13 November 2014 - 06:45 PM.

 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..