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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by d.owens View Post
    I think the current situation throws the real character of people into very sharp focus. There are those that take their responsibility to wider society seriously, unfortunately there are many people who believe the world revolves around them and don't give a toss for others.
    The lack of clarity in the current guidelines creates loopholes that certain people will look to exploit. I have been taking my 2 sons out for about an hour on our bikes, to ride through the woods close to home. I have attempted to do this responsibly, within the guidelines for exercise periods, and maintaining 2m+ distancing. We have been riding past one of the ponds I fish regularly, I have seen nobody fishing, but it does create the question why is it ok for us to cycle there? If the government brings in more draconian measures, forcing us to go into complete lockdown, with no outdoor exercise permitted, of course we will obey that. I can still travel to work on my bike if I want as I'm classed as a key worker and get some exercise from my commute. But I know people who already push things as far as they can, multiple shopping trips for non-essential things, 3 hour bike rides, etc.
    The longer it continues like this the more comfortable people will feel "bending" the guidelines to suit what they want to do.
    We have family members who are very ill with this virus, it has rammed home to us how vital it is to get things under control. I would struggle with never being able to leave the house except to go to work, but it is a small price to pay to save lives.
    It has cheered me up looking at some of the threads on here, I cant wait to be fishing again!
    Why bother getting worked up over somebody being a wind up merchant on a fishing forum? Look at the bigger picture, people posting helpful, positive and humorous stuff to provide some distractions during a difficult time.
    I don't accept that I'm selfish and "think the world revolves around me". I take the virus extremely seriously. Every time I touch something I disinfect my hands, I disinfect my shopping, before my work closed I was the one who was constantly disinfecting the touch points on screens, door handles etc.. All those things had a purpose. Only walking and cycling rather than fishing however has no purpose.

    We're in week 2 of this lockdown. How is staying inside the whole time going to feel for people in three months? Those who don't go out to exercise because their made guilty for doing so will be unfit, in many cases with depression and other mental health problems resulting in heart disease, suicide and domestic abuse. All because people without any expertise decided to impose their own set of rules and enforce them via the shaming of others.
    Last edited by Krang; Today at 00:28.

  2. #72

    Default Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    just see how many people are dead and still die -ing you have your own answer no one knows enough about it not just in this country but the 127 countrys of the WORLD

  3. #73
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    Default Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    I wasn't referring to you being selfish or thinking the world revolves around you. Irony? Hey there's some right there!
    I was referring to the groups of lads still wandering about. The people pushing the guidelines to the limit etc.
    I was referring to you when I said it was pointless getting worked up by a wind- up merchant on a fishing forum. I don't want to see you banned, I was just suggesting that there are more important things to worry about at the moment.
    I actually quite enjoy your posts, I read them and can't help hearing them in the voice of Rick from the Young Ones for some reason.
    Good points about the rules in place, it feels strange that I can cycle for exercise to the pond I usually fish, but it's totally unacceptable to lob a hook in. These things are open to debate and I think it's perfectly ok to voice contrary opinions, thankfully we haven't been banned from having our own opinions yet.

    (Reply to Krang, sorry, forgot to link quote)
    Last edited by d.owens; Today at 11:03.

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    Default Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    Things were put in a bit of perspective for me an hour ago. I rang my sister who works in the NHS. She has been transferred to another department because they have closed down the one she was in for now, now in incontinence of all things, she has no PPI and doesn't really want it, she said it is so difficult to work in. She's busier than ever dealing with her new department and issues with her old one. And she is 60 with health issues herself. I put the phone down and realized she never complained once about anything; not one squeak. She was even quite cheery in herself.
    I hope we don't stop complaining because it's the food and bread and butter/debate of forums but it just made me think about it a bit more; about our lot with a bit of perspective, it is only fishing after-all.
    Last edited by markg; Today at 12:05.

  5. #75
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    Default Re: Lockdown effect on fishing ?

    I have got to renew a club membership shortly(days)at the cost of £60(i dont qualify for an oap ticket as you have to be a member for five years),im not sure with the virus problems at present if I want to pay that for what may end up being six months or less fishing,if I survive,better to pay the membership that starts from June the 16th for my other club,im too practical for my own good...

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