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No Fishing – Close Season Poster Campaign

The Angling Trust have launched new multi-lingual poster to support the campaign against illegal close season fishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Angling Trust is playing its part in the campaign against illegal close season fishing with a new publicity blitz aimed at making sure that all anglers are aware of the rules.


To help combat this growing problem and support its member clubs and fisheries the Angling Trust has produced a simple but effective new poster that spells out the rules in five different languages. Clubs just need to download the poster,  print and laminate it, then post them in prominent positions on their rivers, lakes and canals which are shut during the close season.


Martin Salter, National Campaigns Coordinator for the Angling Trust said:

"Fishing for coarse fish between March 15 and June 15 (inclusive) on rivers and some stillwaters and canals is illegal. Yet many people still don't seem to be getting the message, as fishing during the close season is one of the most common illegal angling activities in England. There can't be an angler in the country who hasn't seen someone ignoring the rules on one of their local waters. Not only is it illegal, it's also really annoying!

Ignorance of the rules is a poor excuse, but it is the one most frequently used when an approach is made to an angler caught in the act. Hopefully these new posters will help deter the usual culprits and at worst they will at least mean that rule breakers have no excuse when they get caught!"


The full-size poster is appended to this news feature (above and to the right in the 'attachment' section) as a print ready PDF, ready for use.







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Comments (26 posted):

the blanker on 15/03/2013 18:39:40
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What a waste of time and money, do they really think that anyone who will fish illegally during the close season will take any notice of a few signs, more bodies on the bank and MUCH stiffer penalties are whats needed.
Ray Wood 1 on 15/03/2013 20:07:19
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Quite right blanker, until that happens those who flout the rules will continue to do so. Regards Ray
Chris Hammond ( RSPB ACA PAC} on 16/03/2013 10:31:33
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I suppose it does at least negate the usual get-out clause of 'I didn't realise I shouldn't be fishing.' Perhaps it will pave the way for more straightforward convictions of the rule breakers now? The sign is a little out of sync though, surely the little man should have a flat cap on? :rolleyes:
steph mckenzie on 16/03/2013 12:49:36
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The Campaign won't do any harm and at least anyone caught fishing won't be able to say that they didn't know. It won't stop people from fishing out of season if they want to, but, that doesn't make the poster campaign a bad idea.
the blanker on 16/03/2013 12:56:06
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No it wont do any harm other than putting anglers off joining the ATs, this type of waste is not what I joined for and will make me seriously consider if I want to join again when my current membership runs out.
S-Kippy on 16/03/2013 14:18:45
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Might deter the odd shad fisherman:w
dangermouse on 16/03/2013 16:19:58
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Might deter the odd shad fisherman:w No more of this then?
tiinker on 16/03/2013 17:33:12
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As others have said it negates the old excuse of "I did not know I do not understand english so that is another loophole closed. All the angling clubs and commercials have signs stating private fishing ect are they all wasting money or is it possibly a legal requirement to inform people of the rules whatever their nationality. As this could be used as a excuse if it were to go to court. "I did not know sir there were no signs saying it was closed season. The licence run for a year so I thought I could fish".:wh:omg: Iam sure some on here have pulled this stroke when visiting waters that we should not and pleading ignorance when caught Iknow I have.
the blanker on 16/03/2013 18:17:02
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Ignorance of the law is no defence, if they are fishing in this country and want to fish legally they should know the laws, unfortunately some know the laws and choose to ignore them, the penalties should be severe enough to make them think twice and then think again but then if there is nobody on the bank whats to stop them doing whatever they like? nothing as far as I can see, certainly not a few signs.
tiinker on 16/03/2013 19:46:07
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Ignorance of the law is no defence, if they are fishing in this country and want to fish legally they should know the laws, unfortunately some know the laws and choose to ignore them, the penalties should be severe enough to make them think twice and then think again but then if there is nobody on the bank whats to stop them doing whatever they like? nothing as far as I can see, certainly not a few signs. If it bothers you that much why not get out there yourself I am sure you would find it more fulfilling than the forum.
Fred Bonney on 16/03/2013 19:54:45
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Like some are!! More baliffs
Ray Wood 1 on 16/03/2013 20:05:16
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Like some are!! More baliffs Yep...all 56 of them!
Fred Bonney on 16/03/2013 20:07:37
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It's a start. Did you volunteer for the pilot must be in your range?
Judas Priest on 16/03/2013 20:11:07
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Ignorance of the law is no defence, if they are fishing in this country and want to fish legally they should know the laws, unfortunately some know the laws and choose to ignore them, the penalties should be severe enough to make them think twice and then think again but then if there is nobody on the bank whats to stop them doing whatever they like? nothing as far as I can see, certainly not a few signs. Well said Blanker, the penalties for infringement should be far greater than at present. Bit difficult of some though just to criticise our EE bretheren when a certain high profile ENGLISH angler got caught only last Close season. Tiinker, Fred I take it you are both out there doing your bit of bailiffing or do you just criticise others for not doing so.
the blanker on 16/03/2013 20:18:50
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If it bothers you that much why not get out there yourself I am sure you would find it more fulfilling than the forum. Because I am disabled, wouldn't be able to cover much ground in my condition!! and yes it does bother me that our rivers have enough to put up with without illegal "anglers" being on the bank doing whatever they please. Sarcasm really isn't called for. ---------- Post added at 20:18 ---------- Previous post was at 20:15 ---------- Like some are!! More baliffs See my answer to another tinkers post.
Ray Wood 1 on 16/03/2013 20:24:01
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It's a start. Did you volunteer for the pilot must be in your range? Been doing it for 15 years...have confiscated tackle from some illegal anglers which was handed to club officials and police. What have you done?
the blanker on 16/03/2013 20:30:13
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Been doing it for 15 years...have confiscated tackle from some illegal anglers which was handed to club officials and police. What have you done? I also have balliffed for 15 years (on a local club water) even caught someone nicking carp and yes they were EEs, fortunately they didn't like the look of my dog who is just a softie, cant do it now, cant get round,someone needs to be on the water.
Ray Wood 1 on 16/03/2013 20:33:56
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I also have balliffed for 15 years (on a local club water) even caught someone nicking carp and yes they were EEs, fortunately they didn't like the look of my dog who is just a softie, cant do it now, cant get round,someone needs to be on the water. Sorry to hear that blanker...some just like to bash out one liners on here rather than get out on the bank and make a difference. Regards Ray
the blanker on 16/03/2013 20:40:29
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Sorry to hear that blanker...some just like to bash out one liners on here rather than get out on the bank and make a difference. Regards Ray Thanks Ray, it don't bother me there are ill informed people on all forums that post things trying to be clever when in fact all they do is make themselves look silly :eek:
Fred Bonney on 16/03/2013 21:44:28
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I've done my bit too,thanks for asking.
Ray Wood 1 on 16/03/2013 21:57:45
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I've done my bit too,thanks for asking. Um...you will no doubt be anxious to join the VBS when and if it comes to your area then. Beats sitting at the PC day and night hands down.
Judas Priest on 16/03/2013 21:58:18
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Been doing it for 15 years...have confiscated tackle from some illegal anglers which was handed to club officials and police. What have you done? Paid his money to the ATr cleared his conscience so he could sit at home and berate others.
tiinker on 16/03/2013 21:58:48
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Well said Blanker, the penalties for infringement should be far greater than at present. Bit difficult of some though just to criticise our EE bretheren when a certain high profile ENGLISH angler got caught only last Close season. Tiinker, Fred I take it you are both out there doing your bit of bailiffing or do you just criticise others for not doing so. Since 1970 in my case and still going strong.:wh
Judas Priest on 16/03/2013 22:00:53
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Good on you then Tiinker respect where it's due.
tiinker on 16/03/2013 22:10:00
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Thanks Ray, it don't bother me there are ill informed people on all forums that post things trying to be clever when in fact all they do is make themselves look silly :eek: Some people on here make a habit of it by making silly remarks and statements for which there is no need. It is worse than a school playground on here some of the time but then that is a forum for you.:wh ---------- Post added at 15:10 ---------- Previous post was at 15:07 ---------- Good on you then Tiinker respect where it's due. Thank you appreciation is always welcome.
the blanker on 16/03/2013 22:33:16
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Some people on here make a habit of it by making silly remarks and statements for which there is no need. It is worse than a school playground on here some of the time but then that is a forum for you.:wh ---------- Post added at 15:10 ---------- Previous post was at 15:07 ---------- Thank you appreciation is always welcome. Yes silly remarks and statements about getting out there and doing something about it without knowing if the person it is aimed at does or even can. Good on you for still doing your bit keep it up.


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