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   Old Thread  #14 8 Jan 2021 at 1.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I must say I tend to agree with post 11, despite being an avid winter angler.
I hope the AT haven't shot themselves in the foot. Throughout the summer and autumn we've been allowed to fish pretty much unrestricted, with angling classed under recreation and leisure, with no time limits imposed, thus allowing night fishing. It seems that angling has now been reclassified as exercise. When this lockdown is eased, with recreation and leisure allowed again will there still be limits imposed on exercise?
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   Old Thread  #13 8 Jan 2021 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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check the other thread mate - the idiots are out already...
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   Old Thread  #12 8 Jan 2021 at 1.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
After the last lockdown when we could go fishing again, I went to an invite only lake (not a syndicate or day ticket) every peg on one back was filled with at least 2 people, towards end end there was a family or 2 with a lot of children running up and down, I can't see how that's safe.

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   Old Thread  #11 8 Jan 2021 at 1.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well said, 100% agree...

The AT have gone too now far in my opinion and instead of desperately lobbying for fishing to continue in any possible form they should have thrown their weight behind the Government, backed the Lockdown and made sure that fishing was restored as soon as restrictions were lifted, they would have earned much more respect for such a stance. They and indirectly Angling on the whole have come across as nothing but selfish and inconsiderate to the bigger picture.

I know there is very little harm in walking along a river for a couple of hours and that is fine but we all know that there will be those who will end up spoiling it by breaking the rules or not understanding them properly in the first place. It would only be for 6 or 7 weeks for heavens sake, not months like last time.....just wait...
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Jan 2021 at 12.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And if someone does come to talk to you make sure to stay well away from their breath vapour cloud irrespective of distance

Basic common sence (You would expect!) throw wearing a mask into the equasion when in an enclosed area and hey presto - Covid is stopped in it's tracks.


~ I actually saw in another thread someone say "Masks don't work" So surgeons etc.. have been wearing masks for near on 120 years for fun then
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   Old Thread  #9 8 Jan 2021 at 12.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And if someone does come to talk to you make sure to stay well away from their breath vapour cloud irrespective of distance
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   Old Thread  #8 8 Jan 2021 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I get tested twice a week also at work working with other people and if one person gets Covid like rugby,football then the whole of the people working with them have to isolate for 14days

At least fishing your pretty much alone
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   Old Thread  #7 8 Jan 2021 at 11.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well said...👍
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   Old Thread  #6 8 Jan 2021 at 11.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok...going fishing is not exactly the top priority for the UK Gov at the moment, and classing it as "exercise" might be a little tenuous during Lockdown 3, but thats up to the politicians making the rules.

There are also benefits to mental health just from being outisde in the fresh air, however you do it.

Regardless, the AT have still done a great job in representing the entire industry (tackle shops, fishery owners etc) and issuing clear consistent advice of what the lockdown/tier rules actually mean for angling.
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   Old Thread  #5 8 Jan 2021 at 11.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They get tested twice a week, a lot more than most. I also donít think it should go ahead either but at least they actually get tested
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   Old Thread  #4 8 Jan 2021 at 11.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Seriously? We all know that laying in a bivvy eating pot noodles or sitting on a seatbox at a commercial fishery arent actual exercise

For real have you seen how much s**t the average bivvy bug takes nowadays, pushing that lot on a uneven path around a lake is more exercise than most people get in a week :-p
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   Old Thread  #3 8 Jan 2021 at 11.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
But surely going fishing is a lot safer to maintain a social distance than football,rugby, etc etc

And only today you read about the number of players getting Covid and games being called off
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   Old Thread  #2 8 Jan 2021 at 11.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whilst the AT have in theory done their job and acted as a voice for angling I for one am very surprised that it has been passed for fishing to be allowed as a form of 'exercise'. Seriously? We all know that laying in a bivvy eating pot noodles or sitting on a seatbox at a commercial fishery arent actual exercise. Granted someone walking down a river spinning may loosely be classed as exercise but I bet those people will in reality on represent a tiny percentage of those fishing. I for one dont know anyone who will be doing this, but I do know of a lot of people who will be carping or match fishing.

Classing fishing as exercise is simply a selfish and blinkered way of circumnavigating restrictions put in place to protect the British population and to reduce stresses on the health service. There are far bigger issues we face as a population other than whether we can go fishing. It can wait. Some people's attitudes towards this are nothing short of moronic
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   Old Thread  #1 8 Jan 2021 at 11.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
There is generally a lot of negativity on forums and social media so lets have something positive...

It must be said that the Angling Trust has been fantastic in representing angling throughout this ongoing pandemic.

They have consistently made the case to government for angling and the associated industry and issued clear and cosistent advice.

I wasn't a member until this year, but I certainly am now.
All anglers should consider it if they can afford it.
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