Triple whammy.!!!

Kill licence.

Levy.

Rod licence.

+ your Permit. who will be able to afford all this.I probably won't

Flyman

Why the contribution is important

Cost to anglers.

by Flyman on July 24, 2015 at 11:47AM

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  • Posted by Tweedsider July 24, 2015 at 12:09

    It appears as if comrade sturgeon in her class wars has caught up humble anglers like myself in her battle. Let 's face it the proposals have little to do with conservation but the desire of this Marxist government to be in total control of all aspects of Scottish life. At the moment as a member of an Angling Assoc I pay £130 for a concession ticket allowing me to fish 5 days a week Monday to Friday should I wish. This for a season from 1st Feb to 30th November. The fishing is not on a main stem but a tributary which has some excellent water. Like commercial beats on the main river my Association pays a levy to The Tweed Commission which finances all policing , research and admin. for the river. I do not require a rod license, nor a permit to kill the occasional fish. The Assoc conservation rules are strict and above those of the Tweed Commission which does not permit the killing of a salmon before July 1st. This app on Assoc. water to sea trout also, where after the above date a member may only take one migratory fish a week, and, on the day he takes it fishing must take place thereafter with barbless hooks. As the situation stands at the moment no civil servants are employed in running Tweed, the river is self financing and can well manage to continue without political interference.
  • Posted by Dimmers July 24, 2015 at 12:15

    Totally agree
  • Posted by ms July 24, 2015 at 13:11

    Absolutely 100% correct on fishing as well as political content.
  • Posted by bradan July 25, 2015 at 07:56

    Agreed. This will be the same for most, if not all, other rivers and beats in Scotland. Political dogma wrapped in the cloak of psudo-science.
  • Posted by mmb051 July 26, 2015 at 15:50

    agree with Tweedsider
  • Posted by boabs55 July 26, 2015 at 21:49

    yes i agree with all on here and it is looking like the people who have cared and helped on their own river /beat /club are the ones who are going to be asked for more cash. The sad bit about that is the money will not be used in any way to help fish but just to give someone sitting at a desk a pretty good wage.
  • Posted by hitchfly July 27, 2015 at 04:31

    Spot on everybody.
  • Posted by CommonSense July 27, 2015 at 07:57

    It is common sense, so why can it be so difficult for the law-makers to appreciate this?
    Because the underlying motivation is not "conservation" but "control and revenues", me thinks!
  • Posted by Euan July 27, 2015 at 13:54

    Absolutely - couldn't agree with the comments above more!
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