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EA Close Season Consultation

#81
It is perhaps worth pointing out that fishing for spawning fish is illegal under the terms of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act, so how does that square with scrapping the close season? It also means that a lot of anglers are fishing illegally on stillwaters in the spring, even though there is no longer a close season on these waters. The whole situation is a mess and scrapping the close season won't help - a complete overhaul of the legislation is required, backed by scientific research to establish what the potential impacts of year round angling are.


Dave
If this rule can only be applied by having a close season then it would need to be from February to August..
 

Rhys Perry

Senior Member
#85
We could make it more species specific, ie no fishing for pike from say mid Feb until May.
I know it could get complicated but it works for trout with the dates being area specific.
 
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#87
We could make it more species specific, ie no fishing for pike from say mid Feb until May.
I know it could get complicated but it works for trout with the dates being area specific.
I think a lot of clubs don't allow pike fishing until October Rhys, at least that used to be the case. Not really anything to do with spawning but it is species specific. Not sure if any other species specific rules for coarse fish have been in place?