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Polish Anglers' Association Offer Free Rules Translation Service

The Polish Anglers’ Association UK have offered to translate the rules of any angling club into Polish as a contribution towards better integration between Polish and British anglers.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The idea came from the Angling Trust's 'Building Bridges' officer Radoslaw Papiewski and his colleague Pawel Nycz.


Commenting on the service Rado said:

"Through the Building Bridges project we have made great strides in educating Polish anglers in the rules, regulations and customs that govern fishing over here. However, there will always be some anglers who need help understanding not only the EA bylaws about catch and release but also the specific club rules that are in place. Hopefully by getting club rules translated into Polish, future problems will be more easily solved and our communities can jointly enjoy the great sport of angling without unnecessary friction."


The Polish Anglers’ Association was established a few months ago by seven anglers from Poland, including Rado and Pawel. They have a website and Facebook page which provides an excellent source of information for Polish anglers

There is a forum on the website where anglers of all nationalities can ask questions and get useful information about fisheries and their rules and regulations. The PAA is committed to promoting best practice in fish welfare and conservation and are members of angling's governing body, the Angling Trust.


The Polish Anglers’ Association is also keen to organise competitions and fishing get-togethers with any angling clubs or groups - contact Rado to set something up.


Clubs requiring rule translation for their website or rule books should contact either Rado or Pawel on:
radoslaw.papiewski@anglingtrust.net
pawel.nycz@anglingtrust.net


Angling Trust Campaigns Coordinator Martin Salter said:

"This is a brilliant initiative and the Angling Trust is urging all clubs from areas with a significant Polish angling interest to take advantage of the new free translation service offered by our Building Bridges team. The Poles love their fishing at least as much as we do but our cultures and practices are different ,which is why it is important to get over the message that fish should be returned safely in accordance with our bylaws."







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Comments (7 posted):

Jeff Woodhouse on 25/01/2013 12:32:13
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A very prgressive move I reckon! I might even take them up on this one. Many of the Polish (and Russian, Latvian, Estonian) anglers I've come across have been nice people and all had their licences and all bought tickets when asked, but it's not always like that. Soem read the EA notice that says "You need an EA Rod Licence to fish" and think that's all they require and get shirty when you asked them to part with money for a permit. So a sign explaining this would be useful and if I can get the EA to pay for them instead of sticking their uninformed signs up, then all for the better.
Judas Priest on 25/01/2013 19:47:13
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A good idea but whether it will deter those taking fish and other wildlife for the pot is another matter as most are NOT ignorant of our laws anyway. Nice to see the association trying to help though. The majority of East European anglers I've met have been nothing but nice guys and damned good anglers, showing respect for not only the fish but also fellow anglers. Always willing to join in and share ideas and have a chat. All it takes is a little less prejudice on our part Like any walk of life there's good and bad in all society's and at all levels. How many non EE folks do you meet with no license. I'd wager that proportionately just as many if you live near any large connobation..
Jeff Woodhouse on 25/01/2013 22:27:13
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A good idea but whether it will deter those taking fish and other wildlife for the pot is another matter as most are NOT ignorant of our laws anyway.That's true, but only the same as the laws stating that you shouldn't be using a mobile phone whilst driving (including texting) and the main offenders are not necessarily Polish. I think there are people in our society that don't want to be in society, they want their own laws that allow them to break ours. It's across the board as you say, but if we can explain to them in their language then they have NO excuse whatsoever.
Judas Priest on 26/01/2013 09:33:59
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That's true, but only the same as the laws stating that you shouldn't be using a mobile phone whilst driving (including texting) and the main offenders are not necessarily Polish. I think there are people in our society that don't want to be in society, they want their own laws that allow them to break ours. It's across the board as you say, but if we can explain to them in their language then they have NO excuse whatsoever. Very true Jeff. In all walks of life you'll have those who think the law doesn't apply to them or just can't be bothered. Good to see though that the Polish association are interacting. Perhaps those who rant on about EE anglers might take a step back and interact as well.
steph mckenzie on 26/01/2013 17:08:34
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Britain has always had Poachers, and, always will have Poachers, They know and fully understand the Law and just choose to ignore it, however, they tend to take fish that we regard as ok to eat (Trout, Salmon, Barbel "i know, that's naughty of me" etc) i don't ever recall hearing anyone complaining about that, well not since i've been a FM member. Is it the taking that winds us up, or what is being taken, or that they are Foreigners that we find morally wrong? It is good that they feel the need to stand up for the good EE fishermen out there, a step in the right direction and definitely a positive move that the good people out there want to play their part however they can.
The bad one on 26/01/2013 17:57:16
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We did have a few years ago a very good and capable Polish angler on here called Victor something or other or Dr Vodka. He came on a couple of Ribble fish-ins and I use to see him regular on one of our club waters. He stopped posting I think because of the hostility shown to him, very wrongly in my view. Had those who were getting at him ever met him they would have grasped very quickly how committed he was to catch and release and the British way of angling. Dammed shame he no longer posts, as he had a lot to offer both fishing and understanding wise. If you're out their Vic all the best to you mate!
mick b on 27/01/2013 10:35:57
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I agree most of the Polish anglers I have encountered have been very knowledgable and very good anglers. I've heard all the stories about them removing fish from our waters but have never caught or seen them doing it myself (bit like no-one ever witnessing Otters being released). The worst poachers on my local river are two guys who were born next to it and are both white English, these two never fish in the normal sense, they just patrol the river collecting information before commencing their twilight activities.


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