Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: This can't be right

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Redcar on the North East Coast
    Posts
    495

    Default This can't be right

    Fish in Bristol lake to be euthanised to deter fishing
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35134740

    link to a news report on the BBC.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    S-o-T, U.K.
    Posts
    4,698

    Default

    Isn't that the same as "quota" fishing at sea ... non-target species and over quota catch dumped ... in effect the sea fish stocks euthanised to the detriment of the future fishing ... if we could euthanise the perpetrators of these daft ideas we could preserve aquatic life and increase the average IQ
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Uckfield, United Kingdom
    Posts
    656

    Default

    Usual council mismanagement.
    Was this, by any chance, all brought about by the council overcharging for fishing rights, driving off the responsible anglers and leaving it open to cowboy litterbugs.
    There are three types of people in the world:
    Those who can count and those who can't.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    4,825

    Default

    I think the permit was 3

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cheshire UK
    Posts
    1,630

    Default

    The local council did the same in our village, they took over the site of an old dye works that included 3 small reservoirs. They arranged for the EA to net the trout so as to stop all fishing. The argument was that it was impossible to police the fishing so it was better just to get rid of it and all the associated costs, as usual it was down to saving money. When the mill was working it was well stocked by the works manager as his perk, as most of the village worked for him the policing was easy, poach my fish get the sack.
    "Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"
    Grp Cpt Sir Douglas Bader CBE,DSO,DFC,FRAeS.

  6. #6

    Default This can't be right

    Plenty of people still fish this water and it contains some rather large carp, from the little knowledge I have of what's going on it seems the local residents and council are trying to put a stop to fishing on the lake as it is supposedly bad for the wild fowl and prevents the locals enjoying the lake/nature. They clearly don't understand that the fish they want to euthanise/ get shot of are a big part of the Eco system they want to protect and enjoy. There is a link to a petition that can be signed if you so wish...to try and prevent this from happening which I will post shortlly.


    Added link

    https://www.change.org/p/bristol-cit...edium=copylink


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Devon ..just up from the bottom and right a bit.
    Posts
    2,381

    Default

    At first I was shocked at the thought... Then read that fish were "very unwell" . Bio security in British waterways is paramount and moving sick fish around is not an option.

    What bugs me is the water has been allowed to get to this condition in the first place . If they had enrolled the help of knowledgeable anglers and embraced best practice in fisheries management this needn't happen and an ecological balance could of been acheived.

    A pond like that could of been used for disabled folk to fish or just as a great natural place.. Oh well...guess it's too late now.
    Last edited by Teign Beaver; 22nd-December-2015 at 08:16 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Robin Hood's Bay,Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,819

    Default

    Just another thread regarding fish to demonstrate about how little most people, feel about fish. Nothing! Hence only 7 replies since this was posted.

    Image if they were thinking of euthanising the ducks to safeguard the fish? There'd be thousands of people objecting.

    When the council claim the fish are 'unwell' I wonder exactly do they mean?

    That said, the ducks foul (no pun intended) the water much, much more than the fish and so do the folk who throw huge amounts of food into the ponds/lakes for them to eat.
    http://www.davidwperry.blogspot.co.uk/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •