Your silly comments do little to patch up a rift which is fast growing between anglers and reps. I see what is happening here with the fishing reps. Communicating by pm then posting and supporting each other to prove your incredible worth to us lesser mortals is a tad transparent. If I agree with your policies I will let you know I like all other anglers have the right to disagree with you and other reps and make that publically known too, whilst you continue with this line of sillyness I dont see relations improving. I thought you were a little more diplomatic than that. Lets hope you dont try the same line with your next meetings with the scottish Mps .
You are totally wrong
I have certainly not had any correspondence with Nigel or Leon on this.
You made a statement about not backing tope conservation measures. What the xxxx has the tope done to you. The Defra tope consultaion is about survival of a species. It was brought about by Defra consulting with the WWF and Sharktrust; this has been stated many times. Our job was to try and make sure anglers could still fish for them and we won't know the answer to that for a while yet. You witnessed first hand the birth of SOS just 18 months ago, so know we couldn't have been involved with the Defra stance on Licenses and bag limits.
If you actually took off your blinkers you would see that no one has asked for baglimits for Cod. I believe all species and regions should and must be taken on merit.
If the stocks are healthy and fished in a sustainable way, then there is nothing wrong with RSA harvesting the sea. Ask any of the so called unelected if they have ever seen written or asked for baglimits on Cod. The trouble is if you don;t get the answer you want you will accuse them of lying which really gets me peed off.
I voted on your Cod Poll because i believe RSA should stick together and fight the coming problems as one voice. I could honestly say I wouldn't care personally if I never saw a Cod again in my life but I would happily spend an hour writing to Defra defending your rights, to catch and keep a few.
On a personal level I do agree with bag limits on endangered species
as I can't expect the commercials to stop fishing for a species on conservation grounds and allow RSA to kill them. The term quid quo pro springs to mind.