Solo angling to be allowed.
trout lakes and ponds to re-open with 10m intervals, maximum anglers permitted per yardage on trout farms. no tackle sharing. no cafe openings onsite, no competitions. fees collected by card payments with protection for employees the same as supermarkets.
rivers to be opened again with minimum 10m distancing, fees to be collected cashless. Ghillies permitted but with 2m distancing, facial PPE required by both parties.
Sea angling allowed from the shore with 10m intervals minimum. again no sharing tackle. No competitions which encourage gatherings.
Small craft allowed with immediate household occupants (can be extended later to selected others)
travel restricted to daylight hours only with no overnight stops, no camping to participate .

Why the contribution is important

recommended as a great Stress and mental health benefit which can still easily keep social distancing.

by dalrob1964 on May 05, 2020 at 01:31PM

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  • Posted by Lcinglis May 05, 2020 at 13:46

    Absolutely think this is a viable option as by its nature is a mainly solo pastime and social guidelines can easily be met. I have two anglers in my household and this would be a huge stress relief if this were to happen.
  • Posted by KingTim May 05, 2020 at 14:52

    No need for PPE when facing a river, with a ghillie standing behind. Angling is a safe, solitary and hugely important pastime for millions of people.
  • Posted by SiOll May 05, 2020 at 19:35

     all shore and land based angling can v easily achieve social distancing ( in fact i go fishing to get away from people and may others do too !) , it provides valuable exercise especially roving types of fishing fly and lure fishing and provides very important mental health benefits. It should be allowed.
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