- Aug 8, 2001
Not so many on this thread, but a few more on some of the club water Facebook sitesThe thing to ask is how many of those moaning (and in all fairness I haven't seen many today), but to ask 'how many were going to go fishing anyway?'
There are a lot of keyboard warriors out there trying to impress the masses
There's the answer for most: You have a right to travel for fishing, that has been established, but if you doubt a policeman will accept the distance your traveling is reasonable, then it is unreasonable!The reality is the police can now stop you, ask you where you are from, where you are going, and turn you around or issue you with a fixed penalty.
Nearest river to me (apart from the Wandle,which is patchy). 45 minutes is doable with minimal traffic, usually about an hour, has taken up to 2 1/2 hours.
The fishable bits are still 25 minutes away, the parts of the river near me a have fishing bans due to our lovely liberal council.So you are driving past your local one because it does not fish well.
That's not right is it as the rule says stay local pal.
Once the AT Guidelines are released later I will post them
In the meantime here is the government guidelines on travel: If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live.
Local is relative to where you live. Which would you describe as waters most local to you?Anyone know exactly what constitutes 'local'? 10 minute drive? Walking only like it is in Wales?
I’d say that’s pretty spot onLocal is relative to where you live. Which would you describe as waters most local to you?
I doubt anyone will challenge travel to your nearest water - whether that be 1 mile, 5 miles or 15! (unless it's via public transport)
What you shouldn't be doing is travelling 15 miles (or even 5 miles) when there's suitable fishing water a mile away. Same as shopping - don't travel 20 miles to Waitrose when there's a Tesco's next door!
What do you expect with angling there Is always strings attached ?My local fisheries are 17 miles away..... the ones I would call local (in normal times) are nearer 40 miles away, not sure any of those distances fall within the spirit of staying local.
I am a bit confused why we should limit our time outdoors, I live backing into farmland and can go out with my dogs for hours, not seeing a soul, how is that any riskier than minimising the time outside.
It’s all far too woolly, open to interpretation, which is fine if everyone errs on the right side of interpreting the guidelines - and where now does the boundary between guidelines and rules begin and end - but we all know, give some an inch, they’ll take a mile.