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   Old Thread  #479 7 Sept 2021 at 12.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thats exactly the reason i wouldnt advertise taking bait and or food into france...it takes one moron on social media to make a call.
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   Old Thread  #478 7 Sept 2021 at 10.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #477 6 Sept 2021 at 5.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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it was a bit of a drag!

when i did some winter work parties there, the drive was so much better.

Bailifing was fun
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   Old Thread  #476 6 Sept 2021 at 11.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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what a ******* of a coach journey that was!!
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   Old Thread  #475 6 Sept 2021 at 10.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if i was taking my own bait, i wouldnt advertise it openly, i know someone on here who got stitched up like a kipper on his way out to Les Quis some years ago.

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   Old Thread  #474 5 Sept 2021 at 2.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same for our group of 4, we travelled Newhaven to Dieppe and returned yesterday.

No checks on food or bait for us either. Only interested in our passports and COVID vaccination status.
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   Old Thread  #473 5 Sept 2021 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah thanks we won’t have food either, just few kilos of bait , 👍👍👍👍hope the fishing is good 🎣🎣
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   Old Thread  #472 5 Sept 2021 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We came out Friday night on tunnel, no checks for food or bait (didn't take food just in case ) and we only bought pellet and a few boilies as using the lake bait...
Just showed passport and asked if we were double jabbed, French side just waved us through showing nothing ...
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   Old Thread  #471 5 Sept 2021 at 9.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ahhh all sounds good then , are they asking if you’re carrying bait or food ,,, or are they just checking COVID papers and letting you through 👍👍👍
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   Old Thread  #470 4 Sept 2021 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I came out last week on the tunnel with no issues at all and my mate came out to join me on the ferry last night and he had no problems either.
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   Old Thread  #469 4 Sept 2021 at 10.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hello mate, I have seen your post on taking your own bait... Get checked? get it taken off you at all? Im looking at doing the same
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   Old Thread  #468 31 Aug 2021 at 8.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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about 20 / 30 mins longer than normal - both ways (along with most people) i got pushed to the following train i was booked on.
Uploading all your covid requirements onto your online chunnel ticket worked a absolute treat. No hassle at all. Better than the airlines ive been on this year.
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   Old Thread  #467 30 Aug 2021 at 9.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No food or bait checks when I went last week.
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   Old Thread  #466 30 Aug 2021 at 8.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any queues/delays outside the normal?
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   Old Thread  #465 30 Aug 2021 at 8.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same here - no checks for me on the Chunnel last week.
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   Old Thread  #464 28 Aug 2021 at 8.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That’s great we’re out in 2/3 weeks,,,, have a great trip,
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   Old Thread  #463 28 Aug 2021 at 3.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just boarded the tunnel now and the only checks they made were for passports and they swabbed my van door handles for explosives.No vaccine checks at all even though I’m double jabbed so it’s good old English boilies for the Carp and English sausage and bacon sarnies for me 👍
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   Old Thread  #462 24 Aug 2021 at 2.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no checks for me at the tunnel gutted as I did not take any food or bait
wish I had, there French check was just passport and vaccine form that was it. had the swob test done on car but that was the only checks cant see them looking in cars, if you do then you have been very unlucky
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   Old Thread  #461 24 Aug 2021 at 6.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I’ll be taking my own in a few weeks 👍
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   Old Thread  #460 23 Aug 2021 at 11.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A good mate also went over on Sat into Dieppe, had about 20k boily and dry particle with him. Just usual checks, he said.
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   Old Thread  #459 23 Aug 2021 at 7.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We travelled out Saturday, got stopped at Dover and calais but just routine checks…mainly how much cash we were carrying..
Said we were going fishing and didn’t question our bait at all
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   Old Thread  #458 23 Aug 2021 at 3.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What about liquids can we take them across
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   Old Thread  #457 23 Aug 2021 at 3.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any comments on whether we can take trout pellets in?
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   Old Thread  #456 23 Aug 2021 at 2.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have been through the tunnel 3 times in the last 2 my months and it just usual tests .

As long as you have not got hundreds of kgs I think you will be fine. As it's for personal use.

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   Old Thread  #455 23 Aug 2021 at 12.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We’re out to france 2/3 weeks any of you guys been out last 2/3 weeks???? Any news on tacking bait ???? ,,,, thanks
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   Old Thread  #454 18 Aug 2021 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm not going to risk it. It's a holiday not a smuggling expedition.
I'll buy my particles etc over there.
Thanks for the tips on where to get it from.

Cheers Mike
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   Old Thread  #453 18 Aug 2021 at 5.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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“Please don't shout.”
You know the forum well
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   Old Thread  #452 18 Aug 2021 at 5.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know several people who’d had no issues what so ever…Apparently their not bothered about bait at all.
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   Old Thread  #451 18 Aug 2021 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys so has anyone actually had there bait taken of them or fined ? I’ve heard of lots of people have no trouble whatsoever?
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   Old Thread  #450 18 Aug 2021 at 12.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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👍
Thanks
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   Old Thread  #449 18 Aug 2021 at 10.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #448 17 Aug 2021 at 10.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Please don't shout.
I've seen it on here but I can't find it now.
Where in France can I buy Hemp / pigeon conditioner /maize?
I've Googled it but not getting any ideas where I can buy it in 10 /20k sacks.
What are the names of the companies that sell it in bulk?
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   Old Thread  #447 13 Aug 2021 at 6.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pretty certain it’s just for explosives or at least for the past 10 years it has been. 😉🤭🤫
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   Old Thread  #446 13 Aug 2021 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Drugs and / or explosives, just a random check
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   Old Thread  #445 13 Aug 2021 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes and explosives
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   Old Thread  #444 13 Aug 2021 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That’s good to know. Out of interest what is the steering wheel swab all about!? Drugs I assume?
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   Old Thread  #443 13 Aug 2021 at 2.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I’ve been over twice since May. I got pulled in once to the side for steering wheel swab, asked about guns and knives. The let me straight through second time.
All my bait has been on show in the car, to ensure that if they do check it, I’m clear of sneaking it across.
They have absolutely no interest in a bit of bait.
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   Old Thread  #442 13 Aug 2021 at 1.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi guys as there’s a lot of us going back out to france now , anyone had any issues with taking bait, liquids, particles etc , with the authorities, fines or having it taken of you ? Not sure what to do about talking it???
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   Old Thread  #441 8 Aug 2021 at 12.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine will be stored in the freezer at the venue.
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   Old Thread  #440 6 Aug 2021 at 8.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I get it fresh frozen. But Andy is very helpful if you have special requests.
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   Old Thread  #439 6 Aug 2021 at 5.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is it rolled fresh Ken (freezer bait) or can you get it air dried?
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   Old Thread  #438 6 Aug 2021 at 5.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My mate was out last month and he said the only checks they were doing is the usual swobbing of the door handles and steering wheel so I think I’ll just do what I’ve been doing for the past 20 years and chance it. It would be nice to know if anybody has been checked with their bait in clear sight and got the all clear?
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   Old Thread  #437 6 Aug 2021 at 5.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Already ordered mine. It will be waiting for me at the venue in September...
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   Old Thread  #436 6 Aug 2021 at 4.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My experience is no they are not but, there is no certainty to that so if you do risk it you need a back up plan.
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   Old Thread  #435 6 Aug 2021 at 2.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does anyone know if the customs are really enforcing the no boilie rule?
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   Old Thread  #434 6 Aug 2021 at 8.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Union Jack Baits for me. They will create bespoke baits and deliver it to you chosen venue. The owners, Andrew & Ben BERNARD know their stuff. They rolled for Nutrabaits back in the day and Bill wouldn't use any two bit organisation.
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   Old Thread  #433 5 Aug 2021 at 7.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the heads up, they are based near Vitry le Francois which is where I’ll be in 2 weeks. Works out perfect for me
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   Old Thread  #432 5 Aug 2021 at 6.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Try Union jack baits.
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   Old Thread  #431 4 Aug 2021 at 10.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have you tried King Carp Products owned by Nic Brown based in the Loire Valley he does a great range of baits
Prices are good too 27kg for 230 euros
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   Old Thread  #430 4 Aug 2021 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have been reading this thread with great interest as hopefully heading out later in the year. I searched a few bait companies in France making some enquiries including some mentioned in this thread and they are all roughly the same priced which worked out about £10 a kilo plus delivery on top, which with no bulk order discounts seemed pretty expensive to me as most companies in the Uk will give the discount buying in bulk and the delivery cost seem a tad high!.

I sent emails out to several companies in the Uk, but to be quite honest they were pretty much useless, just saying ‘due to restrictions they havent been sending it out’ Angling trust seems to be pretty poor with only update being back in January that they are trying to fight the case!

The only company that seem to have mastered it at the moment is mainline baits, they were able to direct me to a lake owner who stocks the Cell and have a chap at Calais on Friday and Saturdays to deliver to anglers at a cost of €20 an order. They do of course do particles which seem reasonably priced, more so than the quotes i was getting from the French companies! At the moment though it is just Cell bait in stock but this may change in time. If anyone is interested the website i was provided was https://www.levasion.co.uk/copy-of-t-c?fbclid=IwAR0UvQ82zmbFfMIbHqATiYADeBXUzTh7c8aRHPXbjOlUpOeAxq5uLW8vPWs

Please note i have no links to this company, just merely wanted to share my findings, as i recon i have spent countless hours reading the forum posts, googling bait companies and sending emails, so just my pennies worth!
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   Old Thread  #429 10 Jul 2021 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree , those prices are a bit much for me as a lone angler , £1.50 a kg postage 😂
I haven't asked where they are based , I'd imagine , very near to Calais , well that would be the obvious place to set up .
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   Old Thread  #428 10 Jul 2021 at 10.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looking at those prices I feel people will still take the risk with taking their own bait over
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Shoreline baits (now in France ) price list ,
Sorry if it looks a bit jumbled , but you get the idea ,
Group buys look to be the way forward , value wise .

20mm GLM Sausage Oil
Choco Orange Nut
Mix Skittles
Sausage
Euromix
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per kg
10kg-50kg 10.95 € 10.95 € 10.95 € 9.95 € 1.50 €
50kg-100kg 9.95 € 9.95 € 9.95 € 8.95 € 1.50 €
100kg-200kg 8.95 € 8.95 € 8.95 € 7.95 € 1.50 €
200kg-300kg 7.95 € 7.95 € 7.95 € 6.95 € FOC
300kg plus 6.95 € 6.95 € 6.95 € 5.95 € FOC
18mm GLM Sausage Oil
Choco Orange Nut
Mix Skittles
Sausage
Euromix
Delivery
per kg
10kg-50kg 10.95 € 10.95 € 10.95 € 9.95 € 1.50 €
50kg-100kg 9.95 € 9.95 € 9.95 € 8.95 € 1.50 €
100kg-200kg 8.95 € 8.95 € 8.95 € 7.95 € FOC
200kg-300kg 7.95 € 7.95 € 7.95 € 6.95 € FOC
16mm GLM Sausage Oil
Choco Orange Nut
Mix Skittles
Sausage
Euromix
Delivery
per kg
10kg-50kg 10.95 € 10.95 € 10.95 € 9.95 € 1.50 €
50kg-100kg 9.95 € 9.95 € 9.95 € 8.95 € 1.50 €
100kg-200kg 8.95 € 8.95 € 8.95 € 7.95 € 1.50 €
200kg-300kg 7.95 € 7.95 € 7.95 € 6.95 € FOC
14mm GLM Sausage Oil
Choco Orange Nut
Mix Skittles
Sausage
Euromix
Delivery
per kg
10kg-50kg 11.95 € 11.95 € 11.95 € 10.95 € 1.50 €
50kg-100kg 10.95 € 10.95 € 10.95 € 9.95 € 1.50 €
100kg-200kg 9.95 € 9.95 € 9.95 € 8.95 € 1.50 €
200kg-300kg 8.95 € 8.95 € 8.95 € 7.95 € FOC
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   Old Thread  #426 27 Jun 2021 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What are the rules on taking liquid over?
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   Old Thread  #425 25 Jun 2021 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I guess the only people that can answer that are those that have tried and failed to take boilies on a reasonably small scale to France. Other than that it's all conjecture. Not sure if anyone on here has been caught and is then happy to relay the experience on?
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   Old Thread  #424 25 Jun 2021 at 7.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fact is, there is no record. The only thing that will cause you issues travelling to and from the UK is either smuggling drugs, weapons and/or people, or you require a visa and rock up without one.

Being caught with abit of Polish Sausage (I ain't talking about the blonde type) won't be kept on record. Nor will having a couple of hundred fags over your allowance. Large scale? Yes, you will have issues.
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   Old Thread  #423 24 Jun 2021 at 11.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We got caught bringing pre vac packed sausage (lukanka) from our home in Bulgaria prior to BG joining the EU, on maybe two occasions, both by sniffer dogs. No big deal, it would only have been for our own consumption. Both times they just kept it (Gatwick) and no more said, and certainly no being marked as a smuggler and having a 'record' of such in a passport, so where this idea came from I'd be interested to know.. I think the worst outcome would be you'll lose the bait at the port and have to buy more somewhere there, but so far I have not heard of one single case of this..
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   Old Thread  #422 22 Jun 2021 at 9.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would think you cross the line to "deliberate and concealed" if they ask you first, you keep stum and they find it in a search.
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   Old Thread  #421 22 Jun 2021 at 9.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Think it depends whether or not you try to conceal ie smuggle rather than make an honest mistake
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   Old Thread  #420 22 Jun 2021 at 1.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is it criminal law or environment law when it comes to bringing bait into europe? If it's environmental, there shouldn't be any "blot" on your record. Even some criminals in this country can travel freely, it's all dependent on severity.
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As they never heard of that before yes as you said getting flagged is probably the worse possibility after that you can expect to unload your van on almost every trip...
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   Old Thread  #418 20 Jun 2021 at 5.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't think it's just losing the bait, it's the potential fine and blot on your record that can go with it. If you hide it there's more chance of getting accused of trying to smuggle it in. If you are gonna run the risk then i'd put it somewhere obvious so if you do get searched you can plead ignorance!!
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   Old Thread  #417 20 Jun 2021 at 2.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So it sounds like although technically you’re not allowed to take bait, as long as you understand there is a risk it could be confiscated, in most likelihood it won’t be and you will be fine. Be good to hear a few more people’s experiences/what they’ve seen, to build an accurate picture of the scale of the risk.
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As I've said to a few mates, The French are more concerned about Syrians leaving the country in dinghies, and they will also have their targets on brasses being smuggled out of the UK.

They don't give a toss about Dave in his Ford Mondeo. Daves are ten a penny. It's Bob driving a 7.5t on his own that raises eyebrows, especially during a pandemic, and considering we export **** all to Europe.
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   Old Thread  #415 14 Jun 2021 at 5.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My pal came over Sunday for 11 days fishing. Not checked for anything. None of the other vehicles coming through were stopped or checked either, that he saw.
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I think most people are abiding by the rules!!
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Very odd thing to share on a public forum if you are worried about it sending out the wrong message David!

Though in hindsight, there are very few reported instances (if any??)of anglers having any difficulty with taking a bit of bait to France so far.
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   Old Thread  #412 31 May 2021 at 10.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree , but if do it and get away with it , keep it to yourself the more that admit they got away with it , the more will try , then they will really will clamp down on it .
Reminds me ,I need to make a false floor in my van 🤣
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   Old Thread  #411 31 May 2021 at 8.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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how about you just take responsibility for your own decisions whatever they may be. If you want to do it then do it, if you don't, don't - used to be called freedom of choice I believe.

no dig at anyone in particular but seems we have been living in a prison long enough.

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Wonder if turner baits will chip in for anglers fines for those who get caught, fined or have their bait confiscated? Or how about he gives you your bait for free, if you get it into France you pay on your return. If it gets confiscated you pay nothing.😂😂😂
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   Old Thread  #409 30 May 2021 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just picked up this posting, have edited out the name of the lake.
"Turner baits consultant Sam Doyle has just finished a weeks fishing on the mighty ???????? and opting to take the risk with his bait over the border...
Here's what Sam had to say
Highlights from a week at lake ???????.
Mixing the in-house particle with krill and crab (whole, crumbed, halved) and matching wafters over the top proved to be the winning formula.
If anyone wonders, we took about 100kg of bait over and there was no issue whatsoever.
Have a trip overseas booked? Sam's not the first to report taking his bait as normal without any issues, we don't encourage anyone to take the risk but with so many people asking about bait and the borders it's good to be able to answer the limbo of what has become of overseas fishing trips after brexit
Www.turnerbaits.co.uk"

Sorry to say this, but this sends out the wrong sort of message to anglers, forget the rules about essential travel which have been made by the UK and French Governments and also forget the regulations about taking baits to the EU. company
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   Old Thread  #408 23 May 2021 at 6.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers
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https://www.facebook.com/768221673287362/posts/3910034975772667/
Munch baits seem to have cracked bait export , sorry can't do links , worth a look though .
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I was thinking of animal feed store
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if you dont find any tackle shop you can find them in decathlon.
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I'm due out in 5 weeks 🤞 but it's not looking good.
Where in France 🇫🇷 can I buy dry tiger nuts?

Any advice I'd be grateful.

Cheers Mike
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Hey,

sorry for jumping on the thread, Myself and my partner are due to fish a lake in France in August (fingers crossed we can still go)

We understand that we cannot take bait over with us from the UK however does anyone have the most up to date correct information on whether we can take pop-ups - hard hookers, wafters etc with us. Including attractor liquids (providing they do not contain animal products or dairy)- ours is a nut syrup mix.

Partner will be using TigerNuts and from what we understand we have to have these ordered to the lake from within the EU but I may be wrong

Would really appreciate any clarification

include the isolation upon returning (we are both double vaccinated due to work requirements)

Melissa
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you can only take 2kgs of particles anyway

thats one rod sorted for a few hours then
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IMO; they can mostly speak reasonable English and have always been decent to deal with, most of them think we are all just a bit mad..
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Thanks jim, i suspect the same
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   Old Thread  #399 19 May 2021 at 11.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Buoyancy checks as customs then
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I was told that pots of hookers, popups etc are to classified as lures rather as a animal food item such as bags of boilies.

That's fine, but try explaining that to a French customs border guard who doen't speak or understand English. I can speak a bit of French but I very much doubt it is up to that sort of challenge!
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   Old Thread  #397 19 May 2021 at 11.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I can imagine some people now buying 100’s of clear pots to put their boilies in and passing them off for pop ups
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   Old Thread  #396 19 May 2021 at 10.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I expect that prepared particle will be in the same category as boilies as they can be classified as animal feed items.
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Thats some good news, have you heard anything about prepared particles tigers etc
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I was told that pots of hookers, popups etc are to classified as lures rather as a animal food item such as bags of boilies.
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   Old Thread  #393 19 May 2021 at 8.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You won't get penalised for 3 or 4 pots of wafteters or hard hookers. Stick em in your tackle bag and forget about them. Douanes will be looking for freezer boxes full of bait, bacon, sausages etc. Put yourself in their shoes. You stop a van, pop the back and side doors open and you would soon work out if it's possibly carrying bags of bait. You're not going to spend hours rummaging through every little bag, holdall or tackle box
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   Old Thread  #392 18 May 2021 at 10.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fish a boilie and cork ball snowman style?
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   Old Thread  #390 18 May 2021 at 9.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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100 points for the obvious but I don’t want to use them I prefer having a bit of buoyancy in my hookbait
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   Old Thread  #389 18 May 2021 at 7.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You can actually catch carp on straight bottom baits it's been done before you know
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   Old Thread  #388 18 May 2021 at 6.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I didn’t actually think about that 🤦‍♀️ Sorry blonde moment lol

Well if hookbaits don’t come under the bracket of being banned be a lot easier then
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   Old Thread  #387 17 May 2021 at 8.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Exactly what I was told ..hookbaits are ok ...not to happy with the prospect of not being allowed to use my own boilies.......or even worse to be stopped and then having your passport stamped as 'smuggler '
Only they leave the part out of 'boilie smuggler '...
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   Old Thread  #386 17 May 2021 at 7.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no one is going to get stopped with a pot of pop ups

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   Old Thread  #385 17 May 2021 at 7.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought you could take hookbaits anyhow as theyre not deigned to be eaten and classed as lures, probably wrong though
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   Old Thread  #384 17 May 2021 at 1.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pretty sure there will be plenty of options till next year...
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or take some sticks of cork and drill the bottom baits out
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   Old Thread  #382 17 May 2021 at 12.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Lake I’m going to next year has started two different house boilies, not doing any hookbaits. My friend that I’m going with is taking 2 pots of hookbaits with him hiding them in his van, I’m starting to think that’s a good idea else we will have to fish straight bottom baits or find some where over there that sells them.
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7.5 tonnes i hear
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   Old Thread  #380 17 May 2021 at 9.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Plot thickens! It was not anglers it was a lake owner with a lorry trying to take **** loads of boilees over!

If fisheries price there house bait to high then anglers won’t buy and won’t feed the fish, owner then needs to supplement this out of his own pocket!
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   Old Thread  #379 17 May 2021 at 7.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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you carry on pal, its not like I care what you do!!
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   Old Thread  #378 17 May 2021 at 6.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And certain lakes are boilie only and don’t sell bait on site

Then your really screwed
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   Old Thread  #377 17 May 2021 at 5.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We took bait when the Mad cows desease bad came in for France it all blew over after afew weeks!
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   Old Thread  #376 17 May 2021 at 5.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would imagine your bait getting confiscated is the worst that will happen. Only problem is if the venue you are going to orders bait in rather than stock 100s of kilos they might not be able to supply you if you turn up baitless and tell them yours was confiscated.
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'If' the 'risk' deems to be low after the situation settles down, then my answer is yes, absolutely.
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Can you share any links to info or reports on this, I'm pretty sure most of us here are only interested in facts, not hearsay or rumours. Most fact based experience so far (although it is early days with the current restrictions) appear to contradict your opinions..
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Are you saying it didn't happen? It did happen yesterday.......I've got nothing to gain. Just telling it how it is! You wa.nna smuggle bait, feel free!
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   Old Thread  #372 16 May 2021 at 10.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Depends on the individual I suppose.......
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You may well be right Wayne however the fact remains that it is illegal to do so. Is it a risk worth taking ?
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   Old Thread  #370 16 May 2021 at 10.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Lots of anglers are taking bait over with no problems at all.......
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   Old Thread  #369 16 May 2021 at 10.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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BS, why do you continue this scaremongering, what have you to gain?
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The tackle was confiscated as it was being SMUGGLED along with the huge amount of illicit bait ! These 2 were lake owners, not ordinary anglers. 7.5 ton lorry full of bait and tackle is bound to attract some attention wasnt it? Got what they deserved
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Well mainline share prices never went up!
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you sure he boosted french economy?
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You wouldn't get that fine for fags
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Sounds like usual scaremongering bs, why no names if they have been fined?
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Seizure of the bait and a fine, yes I suppose that's a possibility but I can't see how they can confiscate tackle.
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That story is doing the rounds, passed on as friend of friend. May be true but just as easily an urban myth.
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Where did you get that from?
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2 anglers, as yet not named, stopped at customs with bait in vans.....one fined 1k the other fined 1,5k and had tackle confiscated......anyone still think its worth the risk?
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Now we are out of the EU did they need work permits or something
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They are clearly breaking the rules (lucky buggers), it is not considered essential travel and I doubt vey much if they are going into 7 days quarantine as per the French rules before they start maintenance work on the lakes and where would they be staying? Whole system is a shambles!!!
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My work parties haven't risked bringing bait. Some have had little in the way of questions and answers, some have had to produce all sorts.
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   Old Thread  #355 3 May 2021 at 6.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I see there are plenty of 'work parties' heading over to France and fishing working at some lakes. How have these guys fared with customs?? What is actually happening now?

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   Old Thread  #354 29 Mar 2021 at 9.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm English but based in Holland and use a lot of UK suppliers for business and UK bait for fishing. Recent episode of BBC R4's 'Bottom Line', 'How to set up an EU subsidiary' had the editor of The Economist on. She stated (non politically) that the UK Gov are reluctant to 'align' food standards (as they were) to ease the export hassle to Europe / NI because this would jeopardise a trade deal with the US.

On non food imports, our costs have risen about 10%. Dutch tackle shops have had no UK bait deliveries since Brexit.
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I have sent you a pm joss
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   Old Thread  #352 27 Mar 2021 at 8.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guess it depends on the type of food mate.

i mainly work within the meat sector, but do deal with other food types
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   Old Thread  #351 27 Mar 2021 at 8.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Who do you work for mate
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   Old Thread  #350 26 Mar 2021 at 2.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not odd at all, bob might be thinking along the right lines, just because shelves appear stocked doesn't mean there are no shortages , they may be plenty of things consumers haven't noticed
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   Old Thread  #349 26 Mar 2021 at 11.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Odd how one person in the food industry says no shortages, another who's involved says there is. I use a few different supermarkets at different times of day or week and always the shelves are well stocked
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   Old Thread  #348 26 Mar 2021 at 11.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well someone is doing a great job because many of us consumers haven't noticed
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   Old Thread  #347 26 Mar 2021 at 11.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No there are plenty of issues, im an engineer but work in the food industry there are plenty of shortages and supply issues of numerous things
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   Old Thread  #346 26 Mar 2021 at 8.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well my missus does most of the shopping so I asked her about shortages and she hadn't noticed any. We buy a wide variety of fresh fruit and veg, tinned and frozen, meat, breads, cereals and we allow ourselves some unhealthy snacks. And alcohol we buy plenty of that, she likes her prosecco and cava.
Not sure why there's a disparity, I hope it gets sorted for you soon
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   Old Thread  #345 26 Mar 2021 at 7.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No. It's every week. And it's only been happening since 1st January. Honestly, I'm reporting something I'm seeing with my own eyes, but somehow I'm mistaken. Guess the food and drink industry exporting to Europe are just looking for things too?
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   Old Thread  #344 26 Mar 2021 at 0.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe, or maybe you are looking for things? Or they got the supply and demand calculations wrong where you are?
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I must be imagining it then.....
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   Old Thread  #342 25 Mar 2021 at 7.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i work in food industry

no change thus far
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   Old Thread  #341 25 Mar 2021 at 12.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Same, everything still available round my way
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Same as haven’t noticed any difference down here

Maybe it’s the north/south divide and we’re keeping it all
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   Old Thread  #339 25 Mar 2021 at 11.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Must be regional, plenty of stuff around here.
Wherever possible we try to buy UK grown stuff
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   Old Thread  #338 25 Mar 2021 at 11.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You obviously don't do the shopping in your household! There are shortages. Noticed that wines from Europe and France in particular are frequently sold out. Veg, like peppers, aubergines and salad stuff are often gone by mid day at weekends in my supermarket. Often shortages of fresh herbs as well

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   Old Thread  #337 25 Mar 2021 at 10.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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UK based cheese maker explained (Radio 4 - Bottom Line) that you need the same 'vet' signed off certification to send one cheese mail order into EU as you do a container full. Ditto with boiliies - so bait suppliers could still supply retailers but individual mail order to EU unfeasible. My understanding is that the 'food' checks are not carried out / applied both ways - which is why there's no shortfall of French / Spanish produce in supermarkets. Langoustine originally Scottish anyway
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   Old Thread  #336 24 Mar 2021 at 2.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Plenty of EU bait firms ready to supply demand, to say nothing of the pet food, bird food, cat food, particles, seeds, pulses, nuts catering size tins of sweetcore etc which are widely available in supermarkets and Bricos.. If you cannot get yourself a decent load of bait at the local hypermarket then you are not looking hard enough!

I'm more con cerned at what we will be allowed to bring back into the UK after the holiday is over. Like Ricard, 1664, magret de canard, poulet de Bresse, Camembert, Boeuf Bourguignon, Duck Confit, Cassoulet, Foie Gras, sardines, langoustines...and so on.
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   Old Thread  #335 23 Mar 2021 at 10.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No one is taking bait to Europe this year so may as well chill for a while
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   Old Thread  #334 22 Mar 2021 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The truth of the matter is that anglers bait is no more than a peripheral part of the overall food imports to France and I doubt very much if the EU will change the rules to accommodate anglers. The rules are exactly those that the UK were happy to vote on when they were part of the EU but unfortunately fall foul of now that they have opted to leave. No new rules have been applied due to Brexit it is just that we are now in the position that we voted for. For my part, I am having good quality boilies rolled to my spec in Ireland and France instead of the UK rolled baits we have used for a couple of years. No change in quality or price I am pleased to say. I think the safest bet is for anglers visiting France to arrange baits to be available at the French end, either from the lake or from the many manufacturers now touting for business.
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   Old Thread  #333 22 Mar 2021 at 7.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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it's a little bit worse than that Ken, Bait, pop ups,all dips and liquids, pellet and any form of feed will be confiscated, if you try to hide it, it's smuggling and carries a fine of 1000 euros and for good measure if they think you are taking the piss as to where you have hidden it your passport will be listed as trying to smuggle contraband, now that produces some real problems like trying to get into the USA and some other countries,
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   Old Thread  #332 12 Mar 2021 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tbh, it’s a mess. You’ve had Dutch companies buying up UK sea fishing fleets to access UK waters/additional quotas. The French using ‘super dredgers’ that take everything on the sea bed. And the Tories have accepted a one way street where the EU checks UK exports but not vice versa - scuppering seafood exports from Scotland, The West Country etc. Brits don’t eat many herring, langoustines and / or mussels - the Dutch & French do. Seems to have been the cost of ending ‘free movement’. The EU will now try and make an example of the UK so other countries don’t follow suit & leave. M&S in Paris currently has a third of its normal stock & Percy Pig's banned from travel, until he has the right paperwork

I don’t know what the value of the EU carp bait market is to the likes of Sticky, Mainline, CC Moore, Dynamite etc. but as others have said, they’ll do the maths and see if it’s worth the additional paperwork/costs. Rob Hughes sounded confident about a solution on Carp Cast 107. He mentioned using couriers to transport bait but that’s a no no at the moment and even lures / terminal bits are taking 4weeks instead of 4days to get here (NL). Spoke to Gio at MonkeyClimber mag in Belgium, he rec’d Dope Bait Company or Carpelicious, as good bait suppliers on this side of the North Sea. Biggest French company would be Sensas brand StarBaits but I’ll either stick with my UK supplier or use a Dutch rolling co. Frolic’s still widely available : )

Anyway, our (non-food) goods were stuck in a warehouse for 3weeks before the transport company had a truck and the paperwork sorted, they have now got to Holland. EU exports are 40% down according to today's news. And the EU want to install CCTV on all fishing boats (according to reports in Holland) which has caused an uproar here. Always enjoyed your exploits in 'International Carper’.
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   Old Thread  #331 11 Mar 2021 at 1.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very interesting post and lots of talking points. I think the acrimony you mentioned is a contributing factor...the French have got a cob on because of Brexit and until they wake up to the reality that Brexit really has happend they will continue in their charactaristic intransigent way. The fact is that there are bones of contention that need to be addressed on both sides of the Channel. Commercial fishing is a case in point. France is the commercial fishing industry's major market and they like our shellfish in particular. They also don't like the fact that their boats are not allowed within 12 miles of the UK coast...so why were these two there earlier this morning (and they are still fishing in that general area). The two little arrows are the French trawlers Daytona and Testa Rosa and they have been fishing inside the 12-mile limit since leaving Roscoff yesterday evening. They are blatantly breaking the rules but you can be sure that were we to try to get our bait (boilies) into France via their customs we would be nicked and our bait confiscated.

French boats this morning.
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I'm an English angler living & fishing in NL & have always sourced bait from UK. Also have a business importing British made goods into NL - and it's a nightmare at the moment - transport, couriers - very slow / extra red tape. Easiest would be a simple standards 'alignment' (pre-Brexit). But lots of acrimony between EU/UK so don't hold your breath.

(Google Translated from the Dutch Angling Direct Site).

We would like to explain to you what problems there are regarding the import of bait for all our European customers. Angling Direct is currently unable to export bait from the UK due to negotiations between the UK and the EU on the European Health Certificate required for exporting bait.

Why can't we ship bait to the EU?
Bait types such as boilies, pellets and ground baits require a European Health Certificate to be exported because it currently falls in the same category as animal feed. Before it can be used, it must first undergo extensive and high-cost testing and be certified by a veterinarian. Unfortunately, the UK-EU Trade Agreement affects the fishing industry as a whole as well as individual anglers. Together with bait manufacturers like CC Moore, Dynamite Baits and Mainline Baits, Angling Direct has had to stop all bait orders because we currently have no option to ship these orders to the EU.

Can customers in the EU still order other products from AD?
The only products that cannot be shipped at this time are products with natural ingredients, such as baits (boilies, pellets, etc.). Lures are excluded and can still be shipped. To reassure our European customers, the UK-EU Trade Agreement has no effect on our ability to ship most products to European countries and nothing has changed for our customers and their purchasing conditions.

How long does it take before we can ship bait to the EU?
We are currently waiting for an adjustment in the classification for the European Health Certificate. Angling Direct keeps a close eye on all developments between the European Commission and the United Kingdom. We hope that a further classification or a change in Health Certificate regulations will be established before we can resume exporting bait to our customers in the EU.

How will this affect UK fishermen?
This gap in the UK-EU Trade Agreement also affects anglers traveling from the UK to EU countries. Mark Owen, Head of Freshwater at the Angling Trust, said: “To our knowledge, it seems that the current situation is also affecting fishermen who want to bring bait from England to fish in Europe. When the Covid travel restrictions are lifted, they too will have to provide a European Health Certificate if requested. “

What is Angling Direct doing while we wait?
We will be posting on the bait sales pages of the European websites to alert people that we currently do not sell or ship bait to countries outside the UK.

While Angling Direct is currently unable to provide bait to its European customers, there are plenty of tackle items we can deliver to your front door, from fishing rods to lures.
Andy Torrance, CEO of Angling Direct commented:
“We are proud of the long-standing contacts we have had with our bait suppliers and it is frustrating for them and for us that we are currently unable to ship our fantastic products to you, our customers. find a solution and as General Manager of Angling Direct I will do everything I can to help. We hope to provide you with bait again soon. "

Where can I find more information?
The good news is that most of the parties involved in the fishing industry have joined forces to work on a solution.

Organizations such as the UK Angling Trust and manufacturers such as Dynamite Baits and Mainline Baits are currently working hard to clarify the UK-EU Trade Agreement which in practice means that UK fishermen cannot bring bait on fishing holidays to Europe and that the export of bait is made more difficult.

Jamie Cook, CEO of the Angling Trust:
"I asked my team within the Angling Trust to work with the fishing industry to help the European Commission come to different insights."

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our European customers for their support during this difficult transition in UK-EU trade relations.
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   Old Thread  #329 5 Mar 2021 at 3.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
They already have their bait made in Europe so it wouldn’t be a problem for solar 👍

They might actually do very well out of it
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Solar have advertised on FB that they can deliver to their European customers. Either it’s sorted or making their bait in Europe.
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They have 14 months to sort it out for me, my May trip has been cancelled again
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i dint think anyone will have many issues with a bottle of flavour or two.
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   Old Thread  #325 26 Feb 2021 at 1.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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man this remembered me of times when I carried few L of hutchis monster and secret agent on easy jet in hand luggage 15 year ago
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   Old Thread  #324 26 Feb 2021 at 12.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough
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   Old Thread  #323 26 Feb 2021 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fingers crossed!

I thought JB's new range of flavours in little 8ml bottles might be to help people like me smuggle them through customs 'secreted about the person'. Although I'd be scared of a bottle breaking, farting, and making an Easyjet flight stink of maple for 2 hours.
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   Old Thread  #322 26 Feb 2021 at 12.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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agreed, but adding a sub category for recreational fishing isnt such a huge minefield.

Dont get me wrong, its not going to happen over an e-mail it will take some time, plus with everything else going on, its not exactly priority for either UK or EU governments.

BUT, at least its been identified and being discussed
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I saw John Baker commenting on this, saying there might be something in the pipeline. I'd love it to be true but can't see it happening.

This would require the EU to change its regulations in order to benefit some UK firms, instead of leaving things as they are and potentially creating more business for European bait makers. Why would they do that?
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   Old Thread  #320 26 Feb 2021 at 11.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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id rather not say, but lets just say i have DEFRA connections due to my business
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   Old Thread  #319 26 Feb 2021 at 10.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What's the source for that Joss? Good news, if true!
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If I remember correctly there is already a notice on Mainline's packaging saying something like 'For Recreational Sport Use Only'
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there is now talk of the animal feed/ingredients etc having a sub section "recreational sport" so if that goes ahead, bait will be allowed in the EU from UK
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   Old Thread  #316 25 Feb 2021 at 9.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only joking Ken!!!
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Now, now, Dave. Claws in! Not had a freebie since I retired.
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Is that the venue that you get free fishing at?
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I had trips in March, May, June, September and November 2020 cancelled/rolled over. The March one was rescheduuled for March 2021 but has been rolled over again. Got credit or refund on the others. There is one venue I will crawl over broken glass to visit so that one can be rescheduled/rolled over as much as it likes!
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   Old Thread  #312 22 Feb 2021 at 4.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My sentiments exactly.

I am into a lake on behalf of our group for the best part of 6k for a cancelled week last year that was kindly rolled over to tag onto this years trip so, 2 weeks on a commercial when I usually struggle to stay with it for one week !

I will be sticking to the Publics in future with no once a year social with friends.

Still uncertain if this 2 week trip in June will go ahead.
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   Old Thread  #311 22 Feb 2021 at 4.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's a real shame but it is what it is. I've been enjoying a couple of Euro trips a year for many years. Last year's trips were cancelled and this year's well, who knows. The costs seem to be going up year on year and the hassle, including this bait issue, is leading me to think enough is enough. I think I have lost the will to book years in advance.
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Yeah if the will is there....as it stands to get the necessary DEFRA approvals and EHC's will be a time and financial investment for small/medium co's and probably a few of the big co's too.... that's got to be absorbed somewhere and for a lot it will be difficult to get it over there at a sensible cost as things stand and won't be worth doing.

Guys not being able to go through customs with bait will be a big hit for most and after the last 12 months we've all had I think there'll sadly be a lot less choice come the end of the year...
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So if it's true it can be done by a small bait company so logically the big boys should have no trouble if the will is there.
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Part of Angling Direct allegedly so ok if you don't mind accountants making your bait and hence the clout/money/licences to export.....
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Apparently they are making in the UK, Exporting to Germany then distributing throughout Europe.
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Shelf life too
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   Old Thread  #305 22 Feb 2021 at 1.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Isn't Munch Baits an English bait company or am I getting confused.
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Etang Saint Pierremont February 2021 update
Our updated website is now live.
Some of last year’s lake record catch pictures have been added together with an additional BAIT page.
With the new rules concerning what can and what can’t be transported across the channel regarding fishing bait we have introduced a new service for not only our booked guests but to any fishing parties wishing to have a high-quality European fishing bait delivered directly to the lake of their choice a few days before their arrival. https://www.etangstpierremont.com/bait-prices
There seems to be lots of mis information especially on social media about taking bait abroad, so we have done some investigating and got the facts together
The facts are…
There is no fine for private individuals if you are caught with banned substances (Meat & dairy) by the French border inspectors, it will just be confiscated and destroyed, if you deliberately try to conceal the banned items (Bait) then this becomes more serious and you may be charged with smuggling!
Certain social media groups and individuals believe the ban on meat and dairy will be removed by the start of spring to accommodate British fishermen, with some individuals stating the French don’t want to lose the English fishermen’s revenue, this is highly unlikely as the EU ban on certain meat and dairy products is not new it was introduced in 2002 Following the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic within the EU, the European Commission considered that the mechanisms in place to prevent the introduction of personal consignments of meat, milk or their products should be strengthened across the EU. It seems highly unlikely that the EU are going to Change laws just for the English to be allowed to bring bait into France, it would require all the member states to vote on it unanimously and of course the struggling French bait suppliers would lose out on sales.
There appear to be many reputable bait companies across Europe, many have been around for years, we as a lake have considered many and have chosen MunchBaits to be our supplier for the foreseeable future. View the range and our delivery service at https://www.etangstpierremont.com/bait-prices
We will continue watching what is happening regarding Uk travel and French border controls and as each groups holiday becomes affected, we will contact our guests accordingly by phone before your scheduled arrival date to discuss options to choose the same week in 2022 or later this year if available.
In these uncertain times with new announcements being made regularly by both Governments the only guarantee we can make is that none of our booked guests will lose their bookings. Once the Borders restrictions are relaxed, we will be open as normal and will be ready to personally welcome our Guests once again.

Taken from their f/b page. Never used this bait have no idea what its like, also never paid £13 a kilo . If you buy 10kg it works out at £8 kilo, if you buy this bait from Angling Direct you can get 10kg for £62.98, £17 cheaper. This I believe is whats going to happen, lakes will supply bait some known some not, at inflated prices so adding to the cost of your trip. How confident will people be using a highly priced bait you`ve never heard of? Is it just paperwork that allows bait companies to send the same bait to Europe that the anglers would like to take themselves? Does the ban also apply to all the pots of pop ups, wafters and hookbaits that all anglers carry?
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   Old Thread  #303 30 Jan 2021 at 1.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not forgetting 🙄🙄🙄 , that all that was going on whilst we were trying to negotiate a deal , it was a game of poker where you show the worst hand and don't blink . Even the EU negotiators were saying they did not believe it would go to WTO , but they did blink , all part of the game . The thing with article 15 is that for years the EU said they were worried we would use it , and no mater what you say about the u turn , there is no way this was not authorised by the very top , who were prepared to do so. For all our sakes the bad feeling now across the water need to settle , bridges need building .
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   Old Thread  #302 30 Jan 2021 at 12.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not after an argument either JK
Its just so many people have been so quick to jump on the EU over this and as far as I can see they made a massive cocktail up and U turned within hours. If Ireland were a big factor in the decision it just goes to show that a small country such as Ireland has a lot of control over these decisions.
The UK government was happy to break International law and was condemned worldwide just a few months ago and consistently threatened a no deal exit which would have plunged the Irish border into chaos. I dont think it's suddenly got the moral high ground now that the EU made a very brief, painfully embarissing balls up.
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   Old Thread  #301 30 Jan 2021 at 10.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not arguing Jim as this has been a semi sensible thread for once but they invoked article16....fact. Pretty sure they could of done there due diligence another way and pretty sure it wouldn't of been done without all the legal issues/reprecussions discussed at top level because that's what the EU does. The immediate back lash from just about everyone including the Irish was more a factor in the backtrack me thinks.

Darkol, yeah agreed and maybe some of the other pharma co's are helping behind the scenes... you'd like to think so but it's all about money to some and I would imagine intellectual property is a problem for a lot of them, especially for the new types of vaccines. To my knowledge AZ are the only ones not doing it for profit.

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   Old Thread  #300 30 Jan 2021 at 9.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If Boris had done that I'm afraid it would be viewed different to your explanation 🙄🤔 , but overall the main duty of the government is to get as much vaccine as possible as quickly as possible , and TBH the problems of other country's are low on his priority . He is playing a strait bat , quiet rightly , and quoting a contract . The damage of relations is showing now , shame because some people I have met in France have been fantastic .

Won't stop me taking the kids to euro parks , and hopefully fish a bit , and driving around the lovely empty country .
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   Old Thread  #299 30 Jan 2021 at 9.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Twisting it as in stating that they want to institute a hard border. There was a couple of hours between the announcement they wanted to make checks to ensure that NI wasn't being used as a backdoor for vaccine shipments from Belgium, and an announcement that they'd basically made a massive mistake and it won't be happening.
Hugely embarrassing from the EU but let's not make out that they've stomped all over the GF agreement.
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   Old Thread  #298 30 Jan 2021 at 9.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Do you people really think that we cant produce vaccine in big numbers if we wanted to? Half of pharma companies in the world can produce vaccine if they would be asked to...
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   Old Thread  #297 30 Jan 2021 at 9.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not really twisting it is it....it's what happened! Let's face it, the EU ordered 3 months after the UK and have only approved it for use yesterday and now expect to be first in the queue. Now they put in special measures to control exports to the UK in order to get it despite AZ having problems with supply....talk about scapegoats for their own ball's up. Maybe giving AZ some support instead of waving contracts at them would be more constructive considering the **** we're in at present.
And people go on about us lowering standards..think they should take a look at their own moral compass tbh.

They started to show their true colours in the Brexit negotiations and now they have again.

Rant over...happy Saturday everyone
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   Old Thread  #296 30 Jan 2021 at 8.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think that's twisting what happened a little, certainly a big mistake by the EU and they U turned after only a couple of hours of announcing their plans which were never implemented.
AZ are causing all kinds of trouble with the supply of their vaccine.
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   Old Thread  #295 30 Jan 2021 at 7.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just mark the bait packaging "Covid Vaccine" , our "friends" will be pleased to let them through , except in NI where less than a month in they want to implement a hard border , and to think for years they kept saying it would be us 🤔
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   Old Thread  #294 30 Jan 2021 at 6.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Multi coloured in red, white and blue😂
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   Old Thread  #293 29 Jan 2021 at 10.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the cost and time involved in travelling via NI would make your boilies rather expensive.
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   Old Thread  #292 29 Jan 2021 at 10.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not ruining a decent thread........Last word is all yours.......
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   Old Thread  #290 29 Jan 2021 at 9.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I’m sure there is a way through that back door.......I’m not talking of exporting tons in one go, I’m talking about small bait order FFS........I bet if I load my car up with bait and drive to northern island I would have no issue when arriving in NI unlike Calais where their playing by the book.......

Also, No need for the hostile reply, keep that in the non carp section........after all it’s just an idea?!
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Here’s an idea for some.......If you have friends in NI close to the ROI border it may be worth getting a UK order from ANY bait firm and sent to them, they cross invisible border into the ROI and the post to EU country of choice.......there’s always a loophole.......
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   Old Thread  #287 29 Jan 2021 at 5.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've sourced bait for when/if anglers start to travel over.
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I know 2 that are , because unless you really really want to use your own it is not a problem . For some reason we think the whole of the EU use mainline , but it much more diverse than that . It's their laws , we will get used to it and adapt .
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   Old Thread  #285 29 Jan 2021 at 5.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I know at least one is....
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   Old Thread  #284 29 Jan 2021 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I would've thought lake owners would be aware of whats going on and already be making enquiries regarding bait etc,,,

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   Old Thread  #283 29 Jan 2021 at 11.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Check with the lake owner as he will probably be able to source bait for you.
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   Old Thread  #282 29 Jan 2021 at 9.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What worries me is the timing of getting bait in france. Usually I'm on the boat late Fri/very early arriving at the lake sat morning. I might have to start taking the friday off to go somewhere in France to get bait.
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   Old Thread  #281 29 Jan 2021 at 8.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Can’t believe the Government has got involved in boileegate.........they take our boilee exports so the government is keeping their vaccines.......nice on Boris......
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   Old Thread  #280 29 Jan 2021 at 8.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What is a difference? You are camping and do what you like in a foreign country... Unless you are paid to do it it a holiday.
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   Old Thread  #279 29 Jan 2021 at 8.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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its a fishing trip, not a holiday
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   Old Thread  #278 29 Jan 2021 at 7.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are plenty of them mate😂
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   Old Thread  #277 29 Jan 2021 at 7.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Get mine from a local farm here in France. Finest back bacon, Cumberland sausage and their apple and cider bangers are the nuts! Nice English couple.
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   Old Thread  #276 29 Jan 2021 at 7.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This so funny, somebody decides to go on holiday in foreign land and than he wants food, bait etc from home...
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   Old Thread  #275 29 Jan 2021 at 5.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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👍 sounds good
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   Old Thread  #274 28 Jan 2021 at 10.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's quite a few British farmers in France that sell direct and butcher themselves so produce British cuts, all within France.
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   Old Thread  #273 28 Jan 2021 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jimmy are these British cuts etc sourced in France or UK?
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   Old Thread  #272 28 Jan 2021 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We're planning on setting up a system where customers can order from a British owned farm shop localish to us that sell British cuts including sausage and bacon and have it delivered to us on site. There's always alternatives.
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   Old Thread  #271 28 Jan 2021 at 8.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Be careful of the sausages, they 're often pony.
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indeed they do, but i bet my life on it they dont do cuts of meat i get...and i get i free
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   Old Thread  #269 28 Jan 2021 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yup. But amazingly they have supermarkets, butchers and bakers on the continent.
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   Old Thread  #268 28 Jan 2021 at 5.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Funny 😂😂😂😂
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   Old Thread  #267 28 Jan 2021 at 5.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i know this thread is about the bait ban in eu countries but there is also a ban on dairy and meat products, even things made from either so taking food over if your on a drive n survive could be a struggle.
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We've had many 'sponsored' anglers absolutely crippled by their inflexibility regarding bait, whole holidays wasted because they can get something that is untried and unrecommended cheap..
The trend of everyone out there wanting to be 'sponsored' by a bait company does more to boost bank balances than catch rates.

This isn't a criticism of the individual baits in themselves, but one bait that works well in one water may bomb in another, the same goes for the time of year. You've got to be flexible when fishing different waters and fidelity to sponsorships prevent that.

So maybe this will be one bonus of the bait ban.
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   Old Thread  #264 27 Jan 2021 at 2.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Would you want anglers with that attitude on your lake anyway?
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mad mate....absolutley mad

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That's reduculous especially when they'll still be able to use there hookbaits, more likely they're just too tight to pay for their own loose feed.
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Just seen a post on fb where group of anglers dont want to pay balance because they are all sponsored and dont know if they will be able to bring their baits over... can you imagine you cant go fishing because you are sponsored?? this carpfishing world really is in ****s...
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a bit like fishing places like drayton!#

cracks me up when someone posts theyve caught so and so amount of fish and then quotes a bait frim "doing the biz"

FFS....thats no indication on the quality of said bait, the dam things are starving and will eat a fag butt
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   Old Thread  #259 27 Jan 2021 at 9.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This is why I don't think the bait ban will have TOO much of an effect. On places like Abbey which sees a lot of decent British bait, catch results may suffer. On a public lake/river I doubt it'll make an ounce of difference. I see Decathlon sell their own range of fishmeals which don't look too shabby (they certainly don't have bullseyes on them)

As i've said previously, I'll just look for a supplier of maize and i'll be more than confident using that on the publics.
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Sorry was replying to Oldfellah... yeah the funky colour ones are supermarket specials... me and Oldfellah fished a lake together sometime around 2003. An English bloke turned up with about 50kg of those multicoloured €2 a kg jobies and outcaught everyone else on the lake that week
I very much doubt they'd work on well fed, lower stock waters though!
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Double.post
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This was early 2019 🤔.
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I have to disagree with my Dad here on the Dutch bait front... most, but not all of what I've seen Dutch lads bring over the years has been terrible. But we have very few Dutch anglers these days so it may well have changed in recent years.
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Signal is French - Starbaits/Sensas
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Yes , on the link I posted if you scroll down you get to a better quality , if a higher price reflects that , choice . I have a couple of friends where I can get something like Eddie Sterckx baits delivered , let's not forget thousand of French anglers chip off at the weekends , so if rules are rules we will change to their baits , it ain't a deal breaker surely.
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The supermarkets used to do boilies of all colors and including stripes, spots, etc. Things have moved on since those days and as in the UK if you by cheap the quality will reflect that. There are now some good baits rolled over here and also in Holland. Our Dutch regulars bring very good bait with them and another lake owner who I am friends with has stocked a Dutch bait, Signal for some years and not only is it decent quality but certainly catches well. One thing you will find is that UK baits such as Mainline and Nash are premium prices in the tackle shops here even before the Brexit issues. Your friendly lake owner will be best best for either supplying or finding decent baits, he won't want crap going in his lake.
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We were fishing a public in the Loire region and got chatting (well kind of) with a french guy when he went and got his boilies 👀👀👀👀Jesus! They were green and had white circles with a red bullseye on them. Hard to describe really but me and my mate had to hold back from wetting ourselves (we can be immature at times but then we are men) the guy then out fished us all week 🤷‍♂️
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   Old Thread  #250 26 Jan 2021 at 2.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To be fair the export problem is only if they supply a lake or shops . The main problem we are discussing is that we as individuals can't load our cars up , only effect their sales to us that take it with us . As iv posted below you can buy bait over there , just may not be the stuff we use over here .

Be interesting to hear what French / Germans / Dutch use .
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I've seen somewhere a bait company saying that an export certificate isn't yet available that applies to them so they aren't able to export at all. I still believe export in large batches could be economically feasible, but the days of sending over small amounts cwrtainly seem to be over.
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   Old Thread  #248 26 Jan 2021 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They can export, problem is it just costs a lot, as every single shipment will be checked if it is in line with paperwork they claim they have, so very gruel process... and to be honest nobody knows anything about brexit even now. Deal that was "made" still have to be verified in parliaments of every single eu country (could be wrong about that) for it to be valid. Lets be honest bait companies have been hiding behind all sorts of business to avoid certain paperwork for a long time I guess now it is time when (legally) that will affect their ability to sell abroad. And as it was said here for many times already I dont believe uk anglers will have many problems coming in eu with bait once this corona **** is over it will be bigger problem for eu anglers to get/order/buy uk baits direct or via eu retail... luckily there are alternatives.
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Tad unfair..... The deal wasn't agreed until the 24th, so exactly how were they- or any other business- supposed to prepare?

I listened to a cheese maker on the radio yesterday who had prepared and can't export to EU countries. He needs a health certificate for every truckle, which is very expensive.

If the Scottish Fishing Industry are struggling, I can understand why boilie makers are.

Also heard that as part of the deal Johnson could have agreed to common food standards but chose not to legislate for that when it was ratified in parliament......
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... and in the meantime their EU based customers are looking for and finding alternative suppliers, unfortunately.
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In fairness, nobody knew what the deal would look like until days before the UK left. The bait manufacturers that spent the time ensuring everything was up to EU spec (baitworks may be one) are also unable to export currently and as far as I'm aware no company currently knows how feasible exporting intonthe EU is going to be. This isn't just affecting bait either, loads of companies are unable to export into the EU currently.
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I hear Baitworks put a post up about brexit that is no longer on their Facebook page 🤔 , hmmm .

http://www.carpe-atomic.com/

quick Google shows shops do stock baits out in France 🙄 , a few options there as I pass through , could even buy online and pick up? .
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What they really mean is in all the years since the referendum they never bothered their arses looking into what they would have to do from 1st Jan this year, just like many other companies.

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   Old Thread  #242 26 Jan 2021 at 12.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Baitworks

Hi Michael,


Unfortunately as it stands with new rules as of Brexit, we are unable to ship out to the E.U. 


We re not sure if or when we will be able to send overs back out to the E.U.


Sorry for the inconvenience.


Many thanks.

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Lots bought it direct through ABS to bring here too, I never minded and weve always been pleased to recommend other alternative baits that work well too. The idea is to provide and promote a bait that catches well and is good for the fish, sales are a bonus and plenty of customers were more than happy to spend the extra to save on hassle or top up what they bought. We run a specimen carp lake not a bait shop!

Silverslayer... its a ludicrous state of affairs and as I've said before bait will be a drop in the ocean compared to the havoc being wrought on businesses as a whole.
I suspect your right regarding smuggling and a few friends have hinted that they won't be put off... its just a matter of time now to find out if the Douane are going to be strict.
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Tag dinghy 😲😁
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We'll be having rubber dinghies leaving the UK full of boilies
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Boilies will be more lucrative than cocaine or hash the way things are going
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Jimmy,

There was an article in the Telegraph today (yes them who supported Brexit) advising British companies who export to Europe regularly to open 'hubs' in Europe.

Let's think about that. Those who wax lyrical about the benefits of Brexit and promised "sunny uplands" and only positives of Brexit, are now publishing articles advising companies how to overcome an inevitable consequence of Brexit!

James O Brien on LBC (I know not everyones cup of tea) ran a phone in this very morning on the subject. He was inundated with calls from small business owners who were experiencing
problems with exports. Some were either closing or moving to EU. (there was a T-shirt supplier who makes promotional T-shirt and merchandise for bands on tour that was moving his entire operation to EU zone for example).

I suspect Mainline to be the first to to exactly this, after all they have adequate connections to have a distribution site in northern France /champagne area.

If you do the numbers it's worth doing (importing British bait, doing the paperwork then distributed in FRANCE) but... I suspect once this all dies down, anglers will take their chances on "smuggling" it in. It remains to be seen how French customs will deal with it. If they take a hard view, which they might, I can see many anglers vans being emptied at Dover just to check if bait is present or not, especially if some anglers start to smuggle. That will go down well! Loading my van takes bloody ages!





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A lake I fish in France used to get abs to ship out all of his bait in the past but most of the anglers used to take abs for cheaper than he sold it.

That’s why he now gets his boilies either from Holland or Belgium
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I've talked to a lad from ABS but as they're not sure whats what right now and are currently closed due to obvious reasons, I'm getting back in touch mid Feb.
I think making actual bait orders are the last thing on most French lake owners minds at the moment, spending out on bait orders is not a good idea when we have no idea when British customers can make it over. Ordering bait from the UK in smaller quantities for personal use won't be feasible going forward I shouldn't think, there'll be too much admin and costs per order involved to bother with anything but large orders.
UK companies are being advised to open hubs on the continent so that they can ship over in bulk, which minimises costs and administration significantly, and then dispatch to EU customers from inside the EU. It seems like this should be the model for UK bait companies or possibly a business opportunity for a middle man who's got the money to invest into something like this, they could also offer a selection of British foods including meat ect. If I was based near the ports and had money burning a hole in the bank it's what I'd be thinking of doing!
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Just emailed Jonhnson Ross and Baitworks about delivery to germany. Keep you uptated
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Back on track .. anyone in the EU tried ordering bait from the UK yet?
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sorry jon, i ment to put " in reply to post 228"
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It was in reply to post 228

Hence the 'In reply to Post #228' bit....
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I think the post is about taking bait to europe?
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Immigration was a key reason due to seeing the changes in European cities in the last five years. Far right fascist groups are on the rise, whereas in Britain they are declining. Why is that? Why do people travel through safe countries to make a new life in the UK? Why were Europeans arriving in Britain for 24 hours on the 30th of December to claim settlement? Why did we give 96% of applicants settlement status? We had 40k asylum claimants last year. Why didn't they want to stay in France or whichever port they arrived from? Why do they pay thousands to traffickers and forgers to circumnavigate the visa system to get here? Why do we have an agreement with Greece to not send back asylum seekers to them? For a racist xenophobic country, we certainly do far more than most.

It's not all about immigration, but under freedom of movement Europe has (in my opinion) became a fractured project which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and made Britain a breeding ground for exploitation by way of prostitution, modern slavery etc etc. Why is it such a bad idea that people that people need to prove they are here for genuine reasons? Why is protecting 16 year old Bulgarian girls from prostitution such a bad idea? Why is preventing a Romanian being exploited for £3 an hour at a car wash such a bad thing?

This "stole my freedom of movement" thing makes me laugh though. Yes, you had freedom of movement. If you fancy going over to work in Spain, what stopped you? Oh, probably because their unemployment rate is treble that of the UK's. Sod all there for the kids neither, hence why they are here "serving our coffee in pret" as one pretentious tart once said on Question Time.

We are not perfect, but to many within Europe and the rest of the world, we are a Utopia, and I would not want to live anywhere else on the planet than Britain, this completely tiny insignificant island(!) that everyone loves, apart from Brits themselves.

If you use a kilo of boilies as a hammer to batter someone who voted leave, then have a word with yourself.
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   Old Thread  #227 24 Jan 2021 at 10.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There were restrictions before, but as we were part of the EU the restrictions didn't apply to us bringing bait back from France etc.. They would have applied coming back from a non EU country though.
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100% with you..
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Yeah, right.....but the British Red tape introduced because of brexit that's strangling so many businesses is world beating at least.
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I think Winkler means that we used to enforce the EU rule ourselves ourselves up until the start of this year.
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Any longer? You mean before you couldn't take bait back to the UK? Don't think that's correct at all.
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I believe the way it stands is yes, you can bring unused bait back as the UK has no such restrictions in place any longer.
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My sentiments exactly.
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Which bits of the world would you like the UK to embrace that the EU hasn't?

Which EU regulations do you wish to change to move the UK forward?

Genuinely interested as I've never fully understood where Britain is supposed to now turn to in order to prosper and I find the idea of deregulation extremely worrying. Though I no longer live there, I still love my homeland and I see deregulation as an inevitable race to the bottom both environmentally and socially.
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Another scenario

Let’s say we can’t take boilies over to France so have to buy them there and if there’s any surplus would British customs allow them to be brought back
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Yes, the business I work for is affected in a big way but we expect normality to resume by March. Brexit is for life
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Are you aware of the new rules, imposed by the UK, that EU businesses must comply with in order to collect Vat on behalf of the UK government? At s cost of 1000 pounds to the importer.

See you in 5 years!
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Pin this post and review in 5 years.

Brexit allows the UK to prosper as the EU slowly dies. It is slow, too protective and bureaucratic with regulations that are far too complex. The UK embraces the rest of the world.

I can live with some importing/ exporting bait.
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And it makes me very sad about how we have actually ended up in this situation..
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At least someone gets it.....
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Quite right, well said
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I think, after reading through some comments, that there's a lack of appreciation of how far removed we have become from the EU and the larger single market it governs. It is now much easier to move goods between Turkey and the EU as they are members of the customs union.

Britain's choice to prioritise sovereignity over all else has severe repercussions, whatever you think of the EU or more importantly, the common market which preceded it, it has been of huge benefit to its members and the UK was one nation that did better out of it than most.

Taken from History.com's article on the European Common Market:

Britain and other European nations initially declined to join the "Common Market and established the weaker European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 1960 as an alternative. By the early 1960s, however, the Common Market nations showed signs of significant economic growth, and Britain changed its mind. Because of its close ties to the United States, however, French President Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed British admission, and Britain did not join the EC until January 1973"

I'm confident that the UK would have prospered if the entire EEC had disbanded and we'd been on a level playing field with all other nations - we have a strong history as traders and innovators. But this new relationship places Britain at the periphery of our closest and most important market.
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Just a point in support of my point on the reciprocal nature of rules. 30% of orders delivered from the UK to Europe are being refused by customers because of the duties and taxes added without notice prior to arrival. Some bigger UK companies considering destroying goods rather than face the costs of recovery.
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One point that has little mention is the extra cost of selling bait in the EU now. With duty and admin costs it is possible that UK made bait could be priced out once it reaches the shelf. At the moment baits such as Nash and Mainline that can be found in many angling shops are anything up to 15 euro's per kilo and with the added costs after Brexit it will be interesting to see how prices pan out. I think the way forward for anglers visiting France will be to source bait either at the lake or from one of the many rolling companies already established in the EU. Obviously if border restrictions are eased it will be 'business as usual'. Time will tell.
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It could just as easily happen that after borders open with tourists again anglers will be "smuggling" in bait and all related products for trade in the back of their van... I know we did it on some other border before 😂 if they cant search every car for drugs they for sure are not gonna stop every car for bait... For trade is different as will still have to go to custom&vet inspection etc... But once a shop has got one batch with papers adding additional supply from the back of the van is a piece of cake... Nothing new in any business there...
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Bit late but
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Why am I I've not criticised anyone I've not insulted anyone, I gave my opinion on an open forum abiding by the forum rules which is more than can be said for you, if you don't agree with me that's fine, give your argument but I don't see why you feel the need to personally attack me, but if thatswhat you have to do to make yourself feel better then carry on fella 👍🏻
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Its quite interesting that a lot of comments on this thread mirror views Before and after we entered the common market! Im old enough to remember that taking foodstuffs abroad was also “banned” but it didnt stop me mum filling her suitcase with bacon and sausages every time we travelled!

Not to mention prices went up overnight when we joined.

It will all settle down. Folk will stash their boilies and the odd unlucky soul will get pulled over for a once over. Happened to us last year for a drugs swab of the car (glad i gave up the weed when I was 17)

Do we really think the french are going to fastidiously enforce the rules as currently interpreted?

Im more interested in the logistics of it all, presumably any french customs/border checks will remain on the UK eurotunnel side and they will operate a random check, if they are there and can be arsed!

Be interesting to see what happens in reality


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Lol, the thing is it's probably peopl that voted remain moaning the most because its a result of something they didn't want, as a leave voter I'm willing to accept hardship and inconvenience for what I feel will be good for the country in the longterm, but it's just my opinion and I can see why people are against it and that's their opinion, what ever happens regarding food and bait it's nothing compared to the inconvenience caused by the Chinese it's just a temporary distraction 😂
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No argument Chris, it is purely that when we are suffering from our own decision I find it irritating that so many people seem to think it is the French putting one over us !! You must excuse me mate, I am an old sod after all !! lol
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I've said I agree and I don't think they should change the rules why do you keep trying to argue with me lol all I've said is that they always took the piss out of us when we were in the union and that if they allow us to resume bringing meat and dairy over they will want something in return.
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We chose to leave the 'club' and now think they should change the club rules to accommodate us. It will never happen. We voted to become a third party nation and now have to accept the changes that that entails. To be subject to the normal third nation import regulations is just one part of that.
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I think you'll find we are not stopping people from the EU from bringing in meat and dairy, that's what I meant about it working both ways.
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   Old Thread  #193 21 Jan 2021 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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IT DOES. We are only hearing the UK side. All of these arrangements are reciprocal. We helped to write them and applied them to the rest of the world for over 40 years. Why do you think the EU didn't want us to leave. They knew what a pain in the wallet it would be and so did our politicians. Money, laws, sovereignty and borders and f**k business as Boris said
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   Old Thread  #192 21 Jan 2021 at 5.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I am really suprised at the opinion people have about carp being important to the EU. Our own government and the EU couldn't give a rat **** about Carp fishing and im sure it was never something that was discussed in negotiations .

It is what it is, Companies like mainline and Dynamite are going to want to export to France and once thats all setup i would imagine the rules could change slightly but until then it is what it is so we have to get on with it. Im due out end of March i dont care what bait i use as long as i get to go
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   Old Thread  #191 21 Jan 2021 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm talking about in general they've been mugging us off for years, I havnt actually got a problem with them for enforcing the rules of bringing in certain products its common sense but it should work both ways.
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   Old Thread  #190 21 Jan 2021 at 4.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Using the same rules and regulations that we also applied to all third Countries that were not part of the EU or the Schengen area. The rules haven't changed ...it is us that chose to leave .
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   Old Thread  #189 21 Jan 2021 at 4.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Because they're out for everything they can get from us and always have been.
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   Old Thread  #188 21 Jan 2021 at 2.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just stumbled across this in my boredom. Not sure if there is anything in it that we haven't already seen.

https://hoboarmour.com/blogs/news/new-laws-stopping-english-anglers-taking-bait-to-france
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   Old Thread  #187 21 Jan 2021 at 1.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That tool at pimlico plumbers has got on the bandwagon. If you work for me you must have the vaccine! Not many workers rights there.
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   Old Thread  #186 21 Jan 2021 at 11.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You may be right, it depends on your view political or otherwise. There are plenty of EU environmental restrictions in place that are based upon very little science. Workers rights were another tool used by both sides during the Brexit debate. I doubt they will reduce but again only time will tell.
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   Old Thread  #185 21 Jan 2021 at 11.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you look at the bills that are being discussed at the moment they are all feared to be reduced from EU standards. For one example that has been agreed is the re-listing of insecticides that the EU banned due their effect on the environment, in particular bee's. To quote a recent report - “However, the commitments on labor and environmental standards are considerably weaker than expected; there is only a commitment not to lower current levels of protection to the extent that any reductions may affect trade or investment”.

There is a strong feeling that environmental factors will be sacrificed if it affects investment of profit now that we have left the EU.
On the plus side perhaps Boris and pals will surprise us all and keep high food standards, great environmental standards and workers rights but don't hold your breath !! lol And lets not forget the Blue passport !
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   Old Thread  #184 21 Jan 2021 at 11.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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On what basis do you say that Jim.
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   Old Thread  #183 21 Jan 2021 at 10.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But is looking to lower them along with reducing workers rights and environmental protections. I am afraid that anglers having problem with taking bait abroad will not be high on the agenda of either the UK nor the EU.
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   Old Thread  #182 21 Jan 2021 at 9.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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it wont change from an FSA prospective mate
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   Old Thread  #181 21 Jan 2021 at 9.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And in 3 years?
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   Old Thread  #180 21 Jan 2021 at 8.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The UK has one of the highest Food Standards in the world.
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   Old Thread  #179 21 Jan 2021 at 8.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Quite right and lets not forget that the UK was party to making the rules for dealing with goods from countries outside the EU and quite frankly the UK government should have prepared for dealing with this in the last few years. By taking ourselves outside the single market and Schengen zone we have voted with out feet to be subject to the same rules as any other Country that is in the same situation.
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   Old Thread  #178 21 Jan 2021 at 7.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Why would the EU want more? It's their rules. Don't forget it was the UK who left, not the other way around.
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   Old Thread  #177 20 Jan 2021 at 11.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's in the sun aswell, as long as we don't lower our food standards but knowing the EU they will want a lot more than just that.
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   Old Thread  #176 20 Jan 2021 at 6.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ex Daily Express (so can you believe it?): A senior diplomat suggested EU countries could reconsider the meat and cheese ban and bring an end to customs officials confiscating packed lunches from British truckers.
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   Old Thread  #175 20 Jan 2021 at 3.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lol getting your car taken apart to bits by narco squad because of 5kg of boilies now that would be a result 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #174 20 Jan 2021 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I wouldn’t stop people trying tho I don’t think

Even buying the cheap scraps of boilies firms sell and having them on display may make them think they’ve had a result
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   Old Thread  #173 20 Jan 2021 at 2.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The trouble with that Hitman is they'll throw the book at you if they do find anything. You'd be far better off making it look like an honest mistake.
If they xray the van they may think you're trying to smuggle more than just bait out if you've got stuff hidden behind the panels.
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   Old Thread  #172 20 Jan 2021 at 1.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I don’t think the market is big enough to set up over in France/Europe for us English carpers

People will find ways of hiding the boilies in vans ie air dry your boilies and if it’s a panel van hide them behind some panels then just buy a sack of cheap maize as a diversion and if you get stopped hopefully they will just take the maize and not look any further 😉😜👍
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   Old Thread  #171 20 Jan 2021 at 12.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for clarifying
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   Old Thread  #170 20 Jan 2021 at 12.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I meant whos risking setting up a business in France, not knowing how big the market will be (if bringing across in the boot continues to be the norm if the Douane don't care) and who's going to risk taking bait across the channel to test the Douane.
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   Old Thread  #169 20 Jan 2021 at 11.30am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are people still going over now. I haven't heard of anyone having bait confiscated. Whether any of those guys are prepared to share their experience I don't know.
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   Old Thread  #168 20 Jan 2021 at 10.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Who's risking it first!?

Someone like Mainline and it wouldn't be a risk it would be done with the correct paper work and within the law.

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Why wouldn't we allow it their food is produced to high EU standards.
We on other hand will be allowed to import such things as chlorinated chicken(which I don't have a problem with) from across the world and the EU wouldn't want that coming into their counties via the UK
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   Old Thread  #167 20 Jan 2021 at 10.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bang goes my half a hind quarter of beef BBq's then

Thats worst than not having any bait
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   Old Thread  #166 20 Jan 2021 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have just been reading about the restrictions we have on taking food and bait to France due to Brexit and was shocked to find that, in the deal negotiated by Boris, hat the restrictions are not reciprocal and do not apply to EU goods being exported from the Eu to the UK. The upside of this is that you can bring as much food and bait back from your French trip as you like......great news !!
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   Old Thread  #165 20 Jan 2021 at 0.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Too big a risk. For all our talk we've yet to see how the Douane feel about it. After all of this they may end up not giving a monkeys.
Who's risking it first!?
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   Old Thread  #164 19 Jan 2021 at 11.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only 2 weeks
Could someone corner the Market?


I wouldn't be surprised someone is currently working on it.
Will it cost us more than before then? Probably yes, a bit annoying but at the end of the day it's only fishing bait.
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   Old Thread  #163 19 Jan 2021 at 11.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's been 2 weeks 🙄 , everyone is learning the new protocols needed .

Back on subject , with figures banded around of between 5 - 10 millions being lost by not setting up to export , could be that someone could corner the market ?, Lot of money there .

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   Old Thread  #162 19 Jan 2021 at 7.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't want the thread to go off piste and I'm certainly not getting into politics but for the record I voted remain. The press were stiring the pot on both sides and were as poor as the politicians, they all lied before the vote to suit there own argument and point of view. Some of them still can't except it and use it for Boris bashing at every opportunity...( I didn't vote for him either!) They do the same now with the pandemic, it's pathetic.
Being the pragmatic type I'm just trying to get on with it and deal with the fall out of leaving the EU the same as everyone else is that's effected by it but yes totally agree... the rules for countries outside the EU have been the same for years...
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   Old Thread  #160 19 Jan 2021 at 6.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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https://www.douane.gouv.fr/demarche/vous-recevez-par-colis-ou-transportez-dans-vos-bagages-des-produits-dorigine-animale
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