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    Default Here's an interesting thing

    One of the duties of a riparian owner is stated as
    to not cause any obstructions - either temporary or permanent - that would prevent the free passage of fish
    Isn't an anglers sole purpose to catch a fish? and in the case of migratory fish (salmon and sea trout) to catch it on it's way to laying/fertilising the next generation of fish. Potentially destroying up to 700 eggs/fish fry. That seems like preventing the free passage of fish to me.
    Paul.

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    Makes salmon nets across some of the rivers here in the northeast sound good.
    Guess all the little fish have free passage through the nets holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonar View Post
    Makes salmon nets across some of the rivers here in the northeast sound good.
    Guess all the little fish have free passage through the nets holes.
    Yes but if the anglers kill the fish that lays the eggs, there are no little fish to swim through the nets anyway
    Paul

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    Good find Paul and an interesting pitch on the fishing front.

    TGB
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    'The most potent menace is contained in the 1975 Fisheries Act, under which you can be prosecuted for wilfully disturbing spawning fish. While this provision was drafted to prevent gravel extraction, it is so loosely phrased that canoeists have been fined merely for passing through a stretch of river in which fish might be copulating'.
    Taken from The George Monbeot article in The thread 'nothing has changed in 10 years
    So how can this rule not apply to anglers. It beggars belief.
    Paul.

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