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2017 rod licenses

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If you haven't done it yet, don't forget to buy your new Rod Licence.

 

Normally I would go in person to post office after a faux pas a few years ago, but had to do it online this year. Mine and my son Levi's licences sorted.

 

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/rod-fishing-licence

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Just got mine, used the money I was going to spend on another set of banksticks, can make do with two of the pod for now.

Went the post office so the card will follow in the post, I spent about the same amount on day licences last year, I bet they will be around the local day tickets waters this weekend and into the school holiday. 

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Agree. The only thing I find annoying is not being able to buy it any time and have it run for 12 months from the date of purchase rather than 1st April.

  

I'll probably renew mine after Easter .

It'll mean postponing my next actual fishing session for another 4 weeks though :(

  

Arr Tim :( it makes me sad when I know people who really want to be out fishing aren't. That sucks!

I kind of miss your old rod licence expiring on the last day of December, although as a 'yoof', I will admit to a few 1st of January trips with no licence :embarrassment:

 

A year of anytime from purchase would make sense, but I suppose for the sake of bureaucracy so does a set date, easy for civil servants to sort, everyone or no-one kind of thing.

 

I also think that this year I'm going to have to get another licence for a third rod, as the lagoons are calling again, but Brackens has done a new lake record of a fish I would love to catch, one of the survivors of a fish kill during the 'non spawning' weather and temperature drop a few years ago.

 

Wishing I was fishing, I've got a few weeks to wait now myself, need a couple of nights, but with my fishing time now being Saturday to Monday, the local lake may be starting to get crowded, so it's avoid.

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£54.00 wasted for what... in all the years I have been fishing the EA have done nothing for the waters or stock that I fish ,im just about to contribute ££  to stock maintain and otter fence  another venue I fish.

I'm sorry, but I don't agree. If the fishery was suffering from a low oxygen problem, then the EA would likely be there to help. The EA have dealt with pollution issues be they from local or national level.

The EA as much as possible protect stock around the country, on a limited government supplied budget, and are expected to employ bailiffs, office staff, specialists etc on that budget.

 

Added issues include otters, poaching, be it Eastern Europeans or local fish theft, and your licence money is going to try to prevent that.

 

The fact that you can fish at all is probably down to the EA!

 

People may moan that they have never seen a bailiff, yet I seem to get checked almost every year, in Essex/Hertfordshire, and in Suffolk. This is on free waters, waters that cost nothing to fish, or are open access where it is members only, but with public footpaths around.

 

These bailiffs to me, if they are checking licences, and walking around, are preventing fish theft. That in itself is success.

 

As for your club or other contributions to paying for an otter fence, that in reality is voluntary; you don't have to pay for it.

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I think I've said on here before that the licence fee that we pay doesn't touch what is spent on our waterways, the rest is funded by tax.

 

We can't expect everywhere to be fixed at once.

 

There is a way to volunteer as a rod licence bailiff if anyone's interested?

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I think I've said on here before that the licence fee that we pay doesn't touch what is spent on our waterways, the rest is funded by tax.

 

We can't expect everywhere to be fixed at once.

 

There is a way to volunteer as a rod licence bailiff if anyone's interested?

Does it pay ? Seriously....
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The trouble is if we want all these things monitored and those who flout the law taken to task, it will cost us more in taxes.

 

It probably costs more to take a criminal through the justice system than whatever they've done wrong has cost.

 

How many moan about the state of the waterways but won't actually go and do something for themselves (and others) by spending a day clearing access to swims; I know we pay to fish, but there are limits to what can be spent on improvement. This could well be another reason muddy puddles took off because there was no need for the anglers to get up and do some work.

 

I know I haven't been and done any bank clearing for some time, I used to be in a club that belonged to the Birmingham Angling (ers?) Association and part of the terms were to spend some time during the closed season improving swims etc.. It was good fun but many stayed at home moping.

 

I haven't been fishing often enough I suppose; but you can learn so much by leaving your rods at home.

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The trouble is if we want all these things monitored and those who flout the law taken to task, it will cost us more in taxes.

 

It probably costs more to take a criminal through the justice system than whatever they've done wrong has cost.

 

How many moan about the state of the waterways but won't actually go and do something for themselves (and others) by spending a day clearing access to swims; I know we pay to fish, but there are limits to what can be spent on improvement. This could well be another reason muddy puddles took off because there was no need for the anglers to get up and do some work.

 

I know I haven't been and done any bank clearing for some time, I used to be in a club that belonged to the Birmingham Angling (ers?) Association and part of the terms were to spend some time during the closed season improving swims etc.. It was good fun but many stayed at home moping.

 

I haven't been fishing often enough I suppose; but you can learn so much by leaving your rods at home.

I know exactly what you mean about swim clearing etc. In my area, the river banks are often cleared by the Greenways project, a local charity of who my father and I (when I can) help out with. It is not just the river bank, it is also other local public meadows as well. Our local clubs have work party days, and very few anglers bother, then moan about unfishable swims, lack of fish, and badly maintained fencing.

 

The problem is too many anglers are apathetic, expecting something for nothing, and the rod licence to cover everything.

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Here is a latest regarding the EA:

The Norfolk Broads has been hit by Prymnesium, basically the high salt tides have caused a massive deoxygenation effect in areas of water.

 

The EA reckon so far that over a million fish have been affected, pike, roach, bream etc. this means that surviving fish have to be netted, stored safely until they can be returned. Then add to this how remote some of the Broads are. Hickling has no easy access to road, Horsey mere is also not easy to get to.

 

Consider how far all of the equipment has to be taken by boat, and the staff required to do it.

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