would anybody like to help me in lobbying the Scottish parliament to allow game fishing on Sunday. I have all the SMP's email addresses.
Agreed, reducing rod hours certainly won't solve the problems, & I didn't suggest that. My point was that increasing man hours can only increase pressure on fish, which is contrary to current conservation efforts. I also feel is is bad PR, and actually somewhat hypocritical, to argue for increased fishing opportunities for rods, while simultaneously trying to reduce netting effort.mickgbell said:I do not believe that the inherent problems facing uk salmon stocks will be solved by reducing fishing man hours.
Not being a 'wee free' I shan't attempt to answer that. In fact, I'm probably not the right person to ask to defend anything based on religious belief or dogma! I quite agree that there is, on the face of it, a logical inconsistency. But nevertheless I think that, in the Western Isles, for example, you will find that your proposal would cause offence. And one thing I think we have learned is the need to respect other people's religious views, whatever our own opinions of them may be. Moreover, it would seem a bit arrogant for someone who doesn't even live in Scotland to lobby for a change in the law that will offend sections of the community that do actually live there, wouldn't it?mickgbell said:Why would the religious element take offence to sunday fishing when you can fish for stocked trout and coarse fish on a sunday.
Just to help out I would be prepared to fish your rod for you during the prime weeks, I would not expect payment though help with the accomadation costs/ travel would be appreciated. I would of course fund my own drinks bill. Please reply as soon as posssible to my kind offer.mickgbell said:Williegunn.
let me explain. I live in the Borders and have a season ticket on the Ettrick, unfortunately I work in London and if I want to fish at the weekend I either drive up at three o'clock on Saturday morning and arrive at 0900 for a full days fishing only to have to return again on Sunday. If we could fish Sunday I could justify staying over til the monday, fish all day and then drive back in the evening. Even if I fly it doesn't really help. Incidentally ALL the members of the syndicate live south of London . We do not have a ghillie on the river because the Buccleuch estate cannot justify one because the river is not fished enough !!!!