"In return the government would safeguard sea fish stocks and look after sea anglers' interests, it says."
Yeah right. I'd like to hear them explain exactly how they'll do that. No-one's explained to them yet that it's not a lake and fish SWIM!
I shan't be paying for a licence but I'm damned if I'll stop fishing.
Take a read of this-it's the consultation for it.
I emailed DEFRA 2 days ago-along with 3 of the sea angling lobby groups(defra's email is on the link, there's also a few others to try-Leon Roskilly,SACN, contact thru pm on Worldseafishing.com forums.
John leballeur,BASS, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Ferre, NFSA
(a quick google will turn up contact emails for them)
. Anyone else who's not happy about it feel free to copy my mail to them and adapt/put their own name on it.
The public are sick and tired of jobsworths looking for a reason to justify their own employment. We go sea angling to get away from pressures of work,beaurocratic ineptitude and inefficiency that has come to personify this country. You are going to ruin it.
We would prefer that things stayed the same than you interfered as you consistently show that you are incapable of even managing your own feeding times.
We don't want government interference.
We don't want to be forced to pay for yet another beaurocratic nightmare that simply won't work-in fact I WON'T pay for a licence if you attempt to force it on us.
We want you to take a running jump. Preferably from a short pier.
Sorry JK, I know this is politics-but it's legislation that's being aimed at all of us here who even chuck a spinner in for half an hour once a year.