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Fishing Licence

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by andyhawkx3, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    How many of you, think that not having a course fishing Licence(when catch-ed without one) when fishing a course only fishery, should be down graded, from a criminal offence, that in fact will stay on your record, all your life...having been, a NRA Bailiff and the later a Environment Agency Water Bailiff...l think it, should not be a criminal offence...and l never have, even when l did the job...even thou l couldn't let on...your thoughts please!!!!
     
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    I must admit to having a licence every year for the past 40 years and have never been asked for it EVER. It's just one of those things, TV licence, Driving Licence, Insurance, Road Tax, MOT, Shotgun ticket.......it's just the thought of being caught that wouldn't let me sleep at night.
     
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    I'm the same mate, but even though l only go fishing now to help someone get to there full potential, l still buy my licence...because if l pick up that, rod (As the law says) with baited hook, and do-not have a licence, l will not only, get the maximum fine, of what used Tobe £3,000 (dont know what it is now) as l should, know better having been in the job, but also loose my guns:(
     
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    I've only ever done sea fishing (years ago), but it's only a matter of time before that becomes licensed too
     
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    Pretty soon we will need licence to breath. Just another way of the government to make money, it is happening to many countries.
     
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    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Doesn't matter who you vote for...don't they, just love taking the pi$$
     
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    they sure do Andy, but everybody needs an idiot in charge:)
     
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    the thing i dont like andy is all the immagrants that pinch the coarse fish for the table:mad:
     
  9. simply james

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    all these licences are a racket for the goverment to pull more money in.
     
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    I've never had my licence checked but my brother does quite often when he fishes at Tring or on the Norfolk broads. I would say they were a good idea if they stopped people without one nicking fish, but alas they don't :(
     
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    well they were going to introduce a licence for sea angling but they have changed there minds great.and no you shuldnt be classed as a criminal if you aint got one
     

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