So the gloves are off, this is their first move towards their aim of destroying our sport as we know it. If they succeed we will be reduced to paddling only where they decide to let us, that must never happen.
It is time we started to look at their activities and fight back in any way we can, the laws protecting fishing rights were formed to protect the right to control and harvest an important food supply from our rivers, we should look at how relevant they are to the current activity of playing with fish, there is a big difference in playing with an animal just for your own pleasure and protecting an important food supply.
The Anglers think their position is untouchable due to their over inflated financial benefits to the economy claims, but their activities in their present form are supported on a very fragile prop, that being their exclusion from the Animal Welfare Act 2006 this is their big weakness, we should exploit it and give them something to think about that is far more important than we are, all is fair in love and war.
"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"
Grp Cpt Sir Douglas Bader CBE,DSO,DFC,FRAeS.