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A great way to lose waters!

Today 15/08/19, I went fishing to Retreat Farm to fish the river.

I decided to go to the top of the stretch and fished the peg one down from the large fallen tree, which is in the water covering the next peg above..

When I got down onto the platform, there were two very fresh plastic bags (I would guess from yesterday 14/08 or at the most Tuesday 13/08) which obviously had been thrown by an ABSOLUTE TOSSER onto the nettles.

They were not even empty.

One contained a small amount of hempseed and the other a small amount of dead maggots.

Now if you are the TOSSER who left this rubbish behind, I will tell you that you can stop worrying about the crap you left behind, because I have taken it home and put it in my bin.

If you should be reading this post I will ask you a question!

Do TOSSERS like you who leave rubbish behind on the bank have any respect for anything?

I guess you and others don't realise that this is a surefire guaranteed way of pissing the farmers off and losing waters.

Whoever you are, why don't you treat our waters with the respect they deserve or better still resign your membership of the the BAA and leave it to those or do care about our sport and the countryside we visit.

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 11:33 PM

Re: Platforms set too high off water!

Me again when I said I had written my last reply but when Mr Care gives such a naff post I have to answer it.

To quote ''don't use a keepnet'', ''go somewhere else''

So Mr Care, what do you do on a match when you draw a peg six foot or more above the water?

And stew83mul, I don't think you have ever have to pull up a bag of fish over 20lbs straight up several feet.

I have and it is not the same as being two foot or less above the water, where you swim the fish down to the mouth of the net and give a quick lift out onto the bank.

I would say 30lbs would be almost impossible to lift unless you are super strong.

Also if the internal handles are six feet below your feet, how to you manage to reach them?

I have fished the Danery many times over the years and some of the platforms are so high you can barely reach the water to land a fish even with a ten foot landing net handle.

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 11:31 PM

Re: Platforms set too high off water!

You keep on about the volunteers who I have the utmost respect for, but not once do you seem to consider the protection and safety of the fish.

This was and still is, as I have already stated, the main reason I consider a lower positioning of fishing platforms to be of utmost concern.

I REPEAT WHAT I HAVE ALREADY SAID BEFORE. LIFTING A HEAVY BAG OF FISH STRAIGHT UP ABSOLUTELY DOES DAMAGE TO THE FISH AND MAYBE THE KEEPNET - PERIOD!

Any fool should know that this is exactly what happens and gives the anti-fishing brigade ammunition to their efforts to ban fishing.

We are not protecting our fish stocks to the best of our ability by having high-off-the-water fishing platforms.

This is my last post on this subject!

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 8:31 PM

Re: Platforms set too high off water!

The BAA pay people to build platforms, not only for the materials.

I know this because I actually have friends who have been paid to do it.

It is a while ago now, but they were paid £45.00 per platform!

I think they did Pershore right bank!

As for climbing down, if you want to risk that, it's your risk, your problem.

When you get old it is not possible, as one day you will find out.

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 6:12 PM

Re: Platforms set too high off water!

Obviously you have never had the experience of a a decent bag of fish where you have had to lift it up several feet.

I have and I can tell you it was not a good feeling.

Since that day I avoid, if I can, high-off-the-water-pegs.

My main concern is the welfare of the fish.

Anything above about 20lbs becomes an impossible exercise unless a person is super strong and it absolutely damages the fish.

Believe me, I do appreciate all the work done by our volunteers, but l I think I am correct in stating that the platforms are not built by our volunteers, but are paid for out of BAA funds.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Struggling to lift a large amount of fish gives ammunition to those who would like to see fishing banned and I sure don't want that.

Do you?

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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