I just like having the licence on principle - don’t like the way that more and more of our everyday lives is being held, recorded and controlled electronically.Why? Wouldn't you rather your angling tax be spent on protecting and preserving our waters?
Paper licences are completely out of step with the time we are in - if we don't have tax licence on our cars anymore, why do we still have them for angling?
Holding our info electronically is kind of my point, they already hold our info electronically. The paper licence is in addition to electronic database of our information, not instead of.I just like having the licence on principle - don’t like the way that more and more of our everyday lives is being held, recorded and controlled electronically.
as for any savings going back into Angling I only wish that were the case - your road tax analogy for example, do you really think that the savings for that go back to help the motorist? It will just be a saving for the public purse - worthy perhaps with that example since it is an actual tax. I suspect that any saving by not issuing licences will just disappear.
Anyway, it’s not something I would lose sleep over either way and I suspect that eventually you will get your wish.
I know it's called a 'rod licence' but it does feel the EA are using the number of rods you can use as an excuse to weasel more money out of the angler.I've just been chuntering as I bought mine today. On one of the waters I fish (a large set of gravel pits), you can pike fish with 4 rods given the very low stock. Given that, I buy a 4 rod licence. Except I can't - you have to buy two separate two rod licences. I don't get why when there is a 2 and a 3 rod option, and you can legally fish with 4, why a 4 rod licence doesn't exist.
It's not something which I'm screaming about, but in terms of money, it does seem silly that I will now get posted two separate licences in two separate envelopes with two separate letters and two separate sets of postage.
Bulk post deal, bulk printing - around 45 pence a licence.What waste of our money.
How many millions of £s does it cost to send these token bits of paper to anglers per annum?
Just send a number through electronically and put all these unnecessary admin costs into fishing where it best serves the angler.