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Perhaps it is depends on your post code whether your local section of the EA. is good or not.

 

 

Our club has always been a member of the ACA/Angling Trust member and we would always get them involved before we called out the EA

 

 

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And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Yes actually, they do! Well, at least they do here in Lancashire!

 

I've reported potential pollution problems and out of season fishing on several occasions on my local stretch of river, and on each occasion I've had either a phone call or an email to tell me how their investigation is progressing. It seems their staff are a bit thin on the ground round here, but the last time I called (from Burnley) to report illegal fishing they sent someone out from Lancaster. That's quite a drive, which shows that the people I've dealt with really do try!

 

The last time I called about out of season fishing on my local river, the EA guy arrived at the river bank just as the culprits were leaving, so he had nothing to charge them with. Fair play to them - at least they got someone there, even if they weren't quite quick enough.

 

They can't be everywhere, but I can't fault the EA team in my area.

 

How many of us just whinge about the licence fee without actually seeing where it's being used, and how many of us actually use their services?

 

Janet

 

 

I was asked for my licence a few years ago - once in just over 10 years' fishing at the time, by one of the 4 officers...note that number 4, who cover Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales...and they work in pairs. WIth the best will in the world, that's serious undermanning.

 

By their own admission, in over 7 years in the post, they hadn't covered half of their area between them.

 

Sadly, it came a cross as more of a boast than an apology. Hey Ho!


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Ive just clicked on this link for the first time ever instead of using my normal rules reference site...

 

Its absolute rubbish! No wonder no one knows the rules! Im supprised you posted in Leon did you not check it out first?


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Just regional ones I'm afraid.Leons original link takes you to the National ones but the site doesn't really list them! just a few topics with a rather bizarre format!

 

Just want a simple list of rules is that to much to ask for?

 

Regional fishing byelaws

Our regional byelaws have recently changed, and we will soon be uploading them below. In the mean time, please make sure you also read the National Rod Fishing byelaws.

 

Anglian region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 222KB)

http://publications.environment-agency.gov...208BNRI-e-e.pdf

 

Midlands region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 208KB)

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/stati...nds_byelaws.pdf

 

Yorkshire and North East region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 122KB)

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/stati...ast_byelaws.pdf

 

North West region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 352KB)

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/stati...est_Byelaws.pdf

 

Southern region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 176KB)

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/stati...laws_390266.pdf

 

South West region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 232KB)

http://publications.environment-agency.gov...03-BHCF-e-e.pdf

 

Thames region rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 900KB)

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/stati...laws_Thames.pdf

 

Environment Agency Wales rod fishing byelaws (PDF, 555KB)

http://publications.environment-agency.gov...310BSGO-b-e.pdf


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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I think I'd quite like to launch a legal challenge over the definition of Non-native fish, National Fisheries Byelaws

2001, clause (3) c :

Non-native fish means either fish species not ordinarily resident in England or Wales or species included in Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981"

 

Problem being, that it conflicts with Article 4 (1) of the Habitats Directive :

"... For animal species ranging over wide areas these sites shall correspond to the places within the natural range of such species which present the physical or biological factors essential to their life and reproduction. For aquatic species which range over wide areas, such sites will be proposed only where there is a clearly identifiable area representing the physical and biological factors essential to their life and reproduction"

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Before i go forking out millions in a legal case against the Environment Agency and the UK Govt, would someone please tell me if there are any legitimate legal grounds for objecting to my challenge. It seems fairly clear cut to me, but I will happily take other views on board before I knock my bridges down.


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I'm not quite sure what you're objecting to or how a legal challenge would help?

 

The phrases "ordinarily resident" and "within the natural range" agree with each other, no conflict that I can see, the definitions are quite clear.

 

All we need now is for common carp to be included as non-native by the EA!


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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Worms,

 

Probably no place for a discussion - maybe a new 2013 thread? At least you waited until Jan. 6th to pick on my carp. Would you PLEASE define "non-native". You wouldn't have anything but dinks if you "pre-date" carp.

 

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"non-native" means any species that has not arrived in the country by natural means since the last Ice Age. In other words, it was introduced by man, it didn't swim, fly, crawl or get blown here naturally!


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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Worms,

 

Well, that leaves you with dinks.

 

Phone

(ohh, maybe, just maybe a couple salmon)

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