Let us out in the fresh air rather than a confined space,fishing is one of the best sports for self isolation

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by williammcclymont on May 08, 2020 at 01:41PM

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  • Posted by Paul1953 May 08, 2020 at 14:07

    I would encourage in the first instance all sports and activity that only require one or two people. Perhaps this goes against scientific advice and if this is the case then the Scottish Government should explain why it cannot be allowed. Most of the public have demonstrated their willingness to support the Scottish Government and will continue to do so provided they are treated as adults and given explanations. I should say that the Scottish Government has done a very good job in developing a clear open and honest Conversation. It is now time for a more detailed explanation of the why certain restrictions are still being applied. Fishing is a good example for the Government to explain why it is not allowed.
  • Posted by scottishfeminist May 08, 2020 at 14:26

    I don't fish, but it is one of those activities generally done on your own and at a distance from others so why not?
    The original rules were very rigid and didn't allow for any nuance
  • Posted by skuaimages May 08, 2020 at 14:33

    In Orkney fishing for trout or sea trout requires no licence.
    Admittedly two fishing from a boat will not honour the social distancing rule but any shore or loch side
    fishing can. I would need to travel by car for a few miles but that is all.
    It would help me and many others to relax and get some healthy air at the same time, as well as possibly providing a very healthy meal.
  • Posted by KenmoreGold May 11, 2020 at 10:02

    There's a number of good reasons why angling should be an early candidate for consideration including:
        • being a largely solitary sport where self isolation occurs naturally
        • proven benefits for mental health and social well-being
        • a reduction in pressure on other public open spaces
        • evidence that non-contact outdoor activities will not increase infection rates
    • angling appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds and engages able-bodied and disabled participants alike
        • the majority of the population live close to a waterway minimising the need for significant travel.
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