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I was more interested in peoples veiws re the rule to be honest not whether its right/wrong to break them.

 

I have always thought it a rather stupid rule or at least its a case of one size does not fit all.

 

Spacing 4 rods out on the Fens has to be or maybe should be viewed differently to having 4 rods spaced out on some snaggy lake with maybe some rods hidden from your view.

 

I agree it is one of those rules that has become out dated in modern angling and could do with a review. The only problem with that is it could lead to the distance being cut and even the amount of rods used. I always view any kind of review these days with suspicion as it tends to lead to even more restrictions.


Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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Rules are rules, but resources are limited and full enforcement is not possible, so priorities need to be established. One would hope that priorities are in order of harm done, not ease of enforcement, but that's not the impression I'm getting.

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Amazing answers!!!!!!!! apart from the fact that it was all caused by a pike angler! For what it is worth (probably very little) I think pike fishing should be limited to two rods,spaced close together. Using 4 rods for piking is downright dangerous for the pike,,same as sleeping in a bivvie.

 

All power to the Ea and other bailiffs enforcing the rule for pikers, I hope he gets what I consider he deserves.

 

I still can't get my head around some of the answers on here, does no one else ever get 2 runs at the same time, or even a 2nd run while playing the first?

 

Den


"When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,And hear the brook, and feel the breeze;and see the waves crash on the shore,Then sings my soul..................

for all you Spodders. https://youtu.be/XYxsY-FbSic

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Amazing answers!!!!!!!! apart from the fact that it was all caused by a pike angler! For what it is worth (probably very little) I think pike fishing should be limited to two rods,spaced close together. Using 4 rods for piking is downright dangerous for the pike,,same as sleeping in a bivvie.

 

All power to the Ea and other bailiffs enforcing the rule for pikers, I hope he gets what I consider he deserves.

 

I still can't get my head around some of the answers on here, does no one else ever get 2 runs at the same time, or even a 2nd run while playing the first?

 

Den

 

So in essence what you're saying is that there should be a two rod limit to all anglers soley because that's your own personal view, find that a bit strange to be frank

 

As for sometimes getting two runs at once, well it is possible and has happened to me a couple of times but no more than that but using only two rods obviously increases the odds for getting simultanious runs so should that second rod be banned "just in case"

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I see nothing wrong in increasing the distances between the rods in order to make it more comfortable for the angler to get amongst his/her rods and to comfortably net any said fish without banging or standing on any other rod or standing in precarious positions trying to net a fish just to appease the EA ruling. Sometimes when the rods are too close together, and that means inside of 3mts butt to butt, its bloody dangerous on steep slippy banks trying to get a decent foothold to play the fish before you even think about netting it

 

Perhaps under those curcumstances it would be prudent to limit the number of rods to a level where you had proper control of them?

 

Den


"When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,And hear the brook, and feel the breeze;and see the waves crash on the shore,Then sings my soul..................

for all you Spodders. https://youtu.be/XYxsY-FbSic

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I always have proper control over my rods and I fish with up to four where conditions allow but my first concern is always for my own bankside safety first

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It's always the pikers who seem to consider that they should be exempt from rules designed to help safegaurd the fish. None of them ever deep hook or kill their fish, they all seem to want to be able to space their rods over a wide area (I've even seen them with rods in two different lakes)

 

You can revile me all you wish, but 2 rods close together whilst using live or deadbaits and treble hooks should be the limit.

 

And 4 rods is verging on fish at any cost.

 

Den


"When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,And hear the brook, and feel the breeze;and see the waves crash on the shore,Then sings my soul..................

for all you Spodders. https://youtu.be/XYxsY-FbSic

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Den is it the number of rods or the spacing you object to? Just trying to get it clear in my mind.

 

Being sensible is indeed very important but sadly you cant legislate for that! But what I'm after here is why it is deemed so wrong for pikers to have their rods spaced further than a total of 3m apart.


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Den is it the number of rods or the spacing you object to? Just trying to get it clear in my mind.

 

Being sensible is indeed very important but sadly you cant legislate for that! But what I'm after here is why it is deemed so wrong for pikers to have their rods spaced further than a total of 3m apart.

 

 

It might only be 2 rods at 3.1m but thats breaking the rules

 

John

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