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Rod licence reform on the cards: Proposals include 3-rod option and free fishing for juniors

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This is interesting, I guess the big question is "how much?".

 

If, say, they put it up to £40, it's a good deal for the guy who used to have to buy two at £27, but the bloke who float fishes with one rod is going to be a bit put out.

 

I don't know if they will lose any money on the junior licences, at a fiver there might not have been any money in them after the Post Office take their cut. But they're going to lose out on some income on the carpers only buying one licence.

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I'd have thought the proposal means that any coarse angler only needs one licence.


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In relation to the license covering up to three rods,I feel that that this is something that should have been considered years ago. Carp anglers are everywhere and it is only fair that, as they always buy their licenses, they should be better provided for.

I think that licenses for two, three or four rods should be available.

 

In relation to free fishing for Juniors, I have to say it is a bad idea.

When I was a Junior Angler myself, a few years ago.... :bleh: , I knew that once a year I had to save my money to buy a license every March. It established in my head that to fish there was a small fee to pay and this fee was reinvested into the hobby I love.

If you have to pay for something you generally take better care of it, I believe the same applies.

To remove the junior fee, which to be honest at £5 is the same price as 10 cigarettes, in my opinion takes away the responsibility which every Angler has whatever their age to the waters they choose to fish.

 

Annual licenses, good idea.

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I do believe you blokes are getting "the short end of the stick" regarding fishing licences.

 

Just totted up the cost for fishing 1 year around where I used to go.

Leeds.........£54

Bradford.....£38

Wakefield...£32.5

Add 2 rods.£54

 

Total...........£178.50 = $357.00

 

That is for an area about the size of Yourkshire.

 

To fish in Australia,

 

WA.........$30

NSW.......$30

Tassie.....$58.50

Victoria...$35

Qld.........$37 for 33 dams

 

SA, NT and ACT...Nil.

 

Total.......$190.50 = £95.25 to fish the whole of Australia...

 

Cheers, Bobj.


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Cheers, Bobj.

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I do believe you blokes are getting "the short end of the stick" regarding fishing licences.

 

Just totted up the cost for fishing 1 year around where I used to go.

Leeds.........£54

Bradford.....£38

Wakefield...£32.5

Add 2 rods.£54

 

Total...........£178.50 = $357.00

 

That is for an area about the size of Yourkshire.

 

To fish in Australia,

 

WA.........$30

NSW.......$30

Tassie.....$58.50

Victoria...$35

Qld.........$37 for 33 dams

 

SA, NT and ACT...Nil.

 

Total.......$190.50 = £95.25 to fish the whole of Australia...

 

Cheers, Bobj.

 

Ah, but you've got to remember Bob, we pay for the privilege of fishing in Yorkshire, and also where the local wildlife don't keep trying to eat us!

 

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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Ah, but you've got to remember Bob, we pay for the privilege of fishing in Yorkshire, and also where the local wildlife don't keep trying to eat us!

 

John.

And how!! :whistling:

 

Wusses, the lot o' ya... :oops:

 

Cheers, Bobj.


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Cheers, Bobj.

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I have new understood how anyone under 18 can get a licence as it maybe a contract? ,ie the contract is you can fish if you have a licence ,the contract part being if you have a licence the EA says you can fish there is a contract between you and the EA ? Therefore you dont need a licence as an under 18 cannot be held to one

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Contract law is civil - fishing licensing is criminal.

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