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   Old Thread  #32 11 Jan 2021 at 4.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just seen a video that shows Dutch custom officials confiscating the sandwiches of uk lorry drivers entering Holland, because the sandwiches contained meat.
Doesn’t bode well
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   Old Thread  #31 9 Jan 2021 at 6.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I find it odd how many anglers I've heard saying that nothing has changed - a huge amount has now changed in terms of the rules of coming into the EU from the UK - its whether or not the amount of checks change that is key here.
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   Old Thread  #30 9 Jan 2021 at 4.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Because the regulations that apply to British anglers and their bait have now changed! The bait may be no different, but unless you comply with the import procedures and border checks that apply now the U.K. is outside the single market, then French customs and port health authorities will consider you are breaching the relevant EU biosecurity requirements, and you’ll be open to the relevant penalties (if caught!).
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   Old Thread  #29 9 Jan 2021 at 3.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Re your last paragraph, nothing has actually changed as far as anglers simply going fishing and taking the same bait that they have for the last 30+ years, why is it now a bio security offence?
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   Old Thread  #28 9 Jan 2021 at 12.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Shingoose, your final sentence is the crux of the matter.

Even now with a full travel ban for non residents of France (unless you're a cross border worker), there are still British anglers coming over here to fish - even public lakes where the French aren't night fishing due to the curfew - Many carp anglers are chancers.
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   Old Thread  #27 9 Jan 2021 at 11.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agreed, this might indeed be the case that not even 2kg is allowed without full SPS controls, but it’s not entirely clear and it depends partly on composition.

A detailed reading of the regs certainly dictates that all pet food (except that for vet health reasons and then only as long as <2kg) will be subject to full SPS checks as will all animal feeds containing milk or meat products. A feed bait containing NO milk or meat is, I think, exempt at <2kg, but I can’t ascertain this for absolute certainty.

The detailed reg is here for anybody who fancies sending themselves to sleep:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R2122&from=EN

All a moot point probably anyway; 2kg not much use in any case.

To avoid the need for full SPS certification and border checks it is pretty much Inevitable that anglers will probably have no option but to source bait from within the EU for EU trips, and this will probably make it very difficult to get U.K. brands easily (certainly in the short/med term) or at a sensible price.

Or, depending on the level of random checks, people can take the chance on effectively smuggling bait into the EU, but I wouldn’t expect French customs taking a lenient view of that for anyone getting caught as they’d view is as a serious bio-security offence.
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   Old Thread  #26 9 Jan 2021 at 8.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think most commercial fisheries will now supply bait to visiting anglers.
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   Old Thread  #25 8 Jan 2021 at 8.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If 48% get waved through, while 52% get their bait confiscated, fined, and their bodily orifices inspected for hidden pop-ups, it would seem fair.

Just hope the French customs officers can tell who's who.
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   Old Thread  #24 8 Jan 2021 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Perhaps Eastenders will diversify into selling bait rather just cheap beer and wine
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   Old Thread  #23 8 Jan 2021 at 6.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As said, the official look on this is no bait would be allowed. I think even the 2kg is dubious as I believe that relates to specialist pet food for dogs with special dietary needs for example.

The question is, will they police it? And what will the penalties be? and thats not going to be answered for a while.
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   Old Thread  #21 8 Jan 2021 at 5.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not that I'm aware of no....I think travel will need to start again and get people going over to see how it's being policed at Calais
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   Old Thread  #20 8 Jan 2021 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has there been any definitive guidance on this yet?.
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   Old Thread  #19 3 Jan 2021 at 8.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Message surpressed as my interpretation was wrong, good accountant I am.
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   Old Thread  #18 2 Jan 2021 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No problem
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   Old Thread  #17 2 Jan 2021 at 9.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thats great JK, thanks very much. That's one potential issue gone.
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