- Mar 10, 2019
Well that’ll do then. Just needs to warm up a bit now!
I'll repeat that bit in big bold letters:If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
Pointless allowing fishing then really, I only fish the river which is around 13 miles from my house in the same district and tier, if I can't travel out of my village there's no point.
I understand your concerns, but there is a bigger picture here, it isn't just about the prevention of spreading Coronavirus, there is also the nation's mental health to protect wherever possible.I'm as passionate about my fishing as everyone here but for me this is an awful decision. It opens the floodgates to the selfish, the irresponsible and the just plain stupid and as has been stated by Chris earlier we will now have the "whataboutme" brigade pleading their case.
Im in the minority with my views I know but for the sake of a few months until we are vaccinated fishing and other similar pursuits could be put on hold. If overnights are to be banned I can already see the grief this will cause within my club and put the voluntary bailiffs under greater pressure and risk. Has'nt the government got more pressing matters than spending time consulting with the AT.
From the AT, says within district, nothing about staying in your local village or town. So who's right?I think "Local" needs a lot more precise definition.
For me, the nearest fishery is about a 6 mile drive. In all honesty I can't see that as being local. So I can't go fishing at the moment.
But I'll bet there are many others who'll think differently and travel 10, 20 miles or more to their 'local' fishing spot.
It also states you can travel to exercise outdoors: local if possible, but you can travel if necessary. Fishing is classed as exercise, so I assume travelling to the nearest water is reasonable.
So why has wifey been giving me the 'dagger eyes' every day for the last 6 days?It’s really cracking me up, you’d think people haven’t been able to fish for 6 months, let alone 6 days, I enjoy my fishing as much as anyone but it’s not the end of the world if you can’t go
Us old buggers had to stop for 3 months every year and that was just as the fishing was starting to pick up after winter, we survived.It’s really cracking me up, you’d think people haven’t been able to fish for 6 months, let alone 6 days, I enjoy my fishing as much as anyone but it’s not the end of the world if you can’t go