My canal towpath was mad at the weekend with people trying to get past each other 99% of which didn't have any fishing gear.
If you can get to a water without passing people en route fishing is much safer than most other forms of recreation, my local towpath was a busy congested walkway at the weekend, whereas those fishing on the opposite bank who parked in the field behind would have come into contact with no one at all. A total contrast to those out walking, jogging and cycling on the towpath itself. Going for a walk would see you in closer proximity to others than fishing especially in London so can't understand why going fishing is getting some beef, all recreation should stop if so.
My missus is an NHS worker and as an angler myself I see fishing (responsibly, locally, distancing, using common sense etc) acceptable.
Fishing on a busy towpath is not a good idea though
Also see the logic behind those who are not going to wet a line acceptable as a personal choice.
In the current climate there can’t be many safer things to do than to go fishing, particularly if you chose your venue carefully, even if you travel a little further to do so. In fact almost every other activity is more dangerous than travelling a relatively short distance alone in your own car. Travelling on public transport is dangerous, shopping is dangerous, walking on crowded streets is dangerous, cycling on crowded cycle paths or tow paths is dangerous, exercising in public places is dangerous, using my front gate that is shared by three other families, the post man, DPD, DPS, Ocado and every other Tom, **** and Harry is dangerous. In fact all are far more dangerous than sitting enclosed in a car and that goes for that person and those around them.I don’t agree with it but if rules are folowed then fair dos but an angler that wants to travel 35 minutes to fish and break rules is out of order
Yeah, stupid is as stupid does. The site’s very own Forest Gump.Wow I’ve hit a nerve Ray Roberts! I stand by my values rule breakers in this time are out of order should you go on your long trip print the histery lesson and old bill mite let you go.
Oh your right btw I will obey pandemic rules even if they are stupid
You have made four or five posts directed at me saying the same or almost the same thing on this very same thread. That’s why I think you seem a little challenged. If you don’t like getting it then stop trying to give it out.Insult me all yer want with offensive rude stuff your internet bulying wont change my view
For some strange reason it’s not just your name that seems backwards, jog on.I don’t think i have been rude or ofensive to you once but it was only you that have said you wuld break the rules if you want to your defense is all this nastiness
BTW keep the pic of Tom, hes more good looking than you