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matty198111

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was reading the at today and i was shocked to learn that your only allowed a maximum distance of 3 meters between rods when fishing

i was lucky cause i used to put me ledger out and float fish more than 3 meters away.

i didnt also know that u can get done for leaving the rods unattended

i need to read up on the bylaws before i get a telling of


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taken from the ea site

iv) Unattended rods
National Byelaw 10 Phase 2
Confirmed 26 May 2001
Date of implementation 27 May 2001
Any person who leaves a rod and line with its bait
or hook in the water unattended or so that the
person shall be unable at any time to take or
exercise sufficient control over said rod and line
shall be guilty of an offence.
When fishing with multiple rods and lines, rods shall
be placed such that the distance between the butts of
the end rods does not exceed three metres

see for ya self here

http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/GETH0506BKTS-e-e.pdf?lang=_e
 

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i thought every one knew that (or at least should)
 

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no i didnt know

i always see people runnong around a lake fishing while there ledger rod is some distance away

so do i see carpers asleep in there tent when there bait is still out
 

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they are not asleep

they are just resting their eyes
 

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You would be amazed at the number of people that do not know that,
As a baliff at the local water,I often have to tell people about walking away from their tackle while it is still in the water,
I usually do it by saying please don't leave your rod like that ,we get about half a dozen rods/poles a year pulled in that usually do not come back out!followed by it is actually illegal to leave your rod unattended in the water.most do not know that.
 

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i only realised it was an offence a year of 2 back but have never left a rod unattended just through common sence! i dont like missing fish and a would hate to think i was putting fish (or birdlife for that matter) at risk.
 

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A carp fishery owner told be it would cost about 600 to replace a 20 lbs carp, and possibly 2500 for a 30+lbs one, even if he could manage to find one for sale! That's just for replacement he said. So losing one of his specimen carp killed by hooks from an unattended rod would cost a fishery owner not just the replacement cost of the fish, but a potential ticket income revenue stream from keen carpers fishing for such specimens. Makes you think doesn't it?
Were his costs estimate reasonable.......? Any knowledgeable fishermen or fishery owners care to comment?
 

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Seems reasonable, apparently Heather the leather was worth 30k.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3001984/Anglers-tears-as-Heather-the-carp-dies.html
 

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Originally posted by norm

i thought every one knew that (or at least should)
So how come you thought it was a wind up then bonny lad [:p]
 

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I wasnt aware of the distance between rods ruling (not that it applies to me, as I only ever fish one line at any one time), but did know that you were not supposed ot leave lines in the water unattended (stands to reason really doesnt it???), and also that you should never be more than 3 meters away from rods that are in the water.
 
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