Dave Barham on TAT's face book page discussing where TAT bigged up the rsa bass take and the value of the rsa bass industry, they came back and suggested that those figures are government sourced and was important according to them to use in their quest for bass management with defra and their e u chums. And their obvious lack of consultation, communication with the rsa industry as a whole.
quote Dave Barham:
Let's get one thing straight. I'm by no means a 'bass conservationist'. I used to kill probably 25 bass per year out of the hundred or so I caught. Yes, I have returned loads of big and immature bass, but I don't promote C&R. In my view, if someone wants to kill a couple of fish for the table it's their right to do so.
Tell me again how these proposals were NOT brought about by you and BASS? The mere fact that you continue to quote 800,000 sea anglers in the UK is just one reasons why I find your organisation a joke. That and the fact that despite numerous attempts to help you out by giving you a 'voice' in my magazine, you couldn't be bothered to produce a page of news and views each month.
I was asked by Sea Angler magazine to present a balanced feature for them regards the proposal, which you can read in this month's issue - it's in the shops now. That involved me contacting people from all aspects of the fishery, from bass guides and tackle shops to charter skippers and commercial fishermen - even the Angling Trust.
It's a real shame that you don't interact with sea anglers, bass guides, charter skippers, tackle dealers, tackle manufacturers and inshore commercial fishermen - you might have a better idea of what's going on out there, and how people really feel. I suspect you have a rough idea how people really feel about the Angling Trust though, that's really not hard to miss on social media, pretty much everywhere you look...
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..