In the SouthWest we have a 50kg a month quota for cod, now that ain't alot per boat, What makes me laugh is the quota for Pollock During the sporning months and the pollock are on the wrecks there are no quotas, netter hit and empty every wreck , now when the remaining fish have spent and dispersed, fisherys put a limit on them.
Where is the sense!
Cod fishing down the Southwest is improving, better size and better numbers, Thats got to be a good sign!
Hi MustGoFishing, do you run the boat yourself. It's good news that the cod are showing improvement as well down in your area. However i think Glennk makes a good point that it is the spawning biomass that is of importance and concern. Fingers crossed that enough can remain to grow and grow. I do go to the sw lots and maybe if you do run the boat, i can sort out some trips.
Simon Pedley in Paignton is a mate.
The commercial boats during the winter in the sw as i understand it had a tremendous time with the cod fishing and reached the quota in next to no time, so i must assume that defra have now allowed for more to be caught?
Regarding netting of the wrecks, again as i understand it there are only so many times the wrecks can be netted subject to the tide as they can only net them on a low? In addition i have found over the years that the pollack on the wrecks are seasonal, one miniute there are none, the next in particular during the spring the larger ones appear and a good time is had by all. I know it is frustrating that you cannot fish a wreck that is netted and just one commercial can net a whole load. In my mind it does not take long for the same wrecks to be re-populated thank goodness. I have to say that i have had some good pollack catches down near you this year. Cheers.
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..