Does the Angling Trust Want to Licence you?

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Isnt that what is included in bcu membership?

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"So if they were taxed as other users of the water are there would be at least some common ground.


John Pierrepont"
Really Mr. Pierrepont? - and what about the subsidy I and every other member of the non-angling majority are made to pay towards your pastime via our taxes?

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"So if they were taxed as other users of the water are there would be at least some common ground.


John Pierrepont"
if we were to be taxed for this surely we should get somthign in return done for us? ie acess points made in a similar way to fishing platforms. somhow i dont see that going down well either.

edited: thats apart from the fact as pete said that the fishermen dont even pay for what they use.

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I am already licenced for my local river, the Medway (and others) through my BCU membership.

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Since then I believe there has been a change in legislation, not least by this government, and indeed in the local paper there was a photo of Martin Salter MP, the anglers champion, in a canoe, championing canoeists right to roam!

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Now that is a sight I would have paid good money to see, Mr Slater MP championing canoeists! Did someone slip some new legislation through that we don't know about yet?
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Tony Aiuto wrote: Did someone slip some new legislation through that we don't know about yet?
I'd be more interested in what they slipped Salter to get him into a boat!
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Wildswimmer Pete wrote:
"So if they were taxed as other users of the water are there would be at least some common ground.


John Pierrepont"
Really Mr. Pierrepont? - and what about the subsidy I and every other member of the non-angling majority are made to pay towards your pastime via our taxes?

Wildswimmer Pete
I got this from Angling trust statement on inland navigation. Disregarding the £3.5 billion as its unquantified and I guess it involves buying kit etc. I would like to see all the figures with regards to how much the fishing in this country is subsidised.

"As well as contributing approximately £3.5 billion to the UK economy each year, all
freshwater anglers in England and Wales are obliged to purchase a rod licence together with
a permit to fish any waters. The £25 million revenue from anglers’ rod licences contributes to
the fisheries work of the Environment Agency in England and Wales, enabling it to pursue its
statutory duty to maintain, improve and develop fisheries, as well as its other functions in
relation to pollution control and conservation."
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Debaser wrote:
Tony Aiuto wrote: Did someone slip some new legislation through that we don't know about yet?
I'd be more interested in what they slipped Salter to get him into a boat!
Rohypnol ?
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chriscw wrote:
Debaser wrote:
Tony Aiuto wrote: Did someone slip some new legislation through that we don't know about yet?
I'd be more interested in what they slipped Salter to get him into a boat!
Rohypnol ?
I was thinking LSD!

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StoneWeasel wrote:
chriscw wrote:
Rohypnol ?
I was thinking LSD!

Denzil
Or, perhaps, a rather large brown envelope?

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The Mark Lloyd on there is the chapthat Tamsin Phipps was head to head with on Radio 4 you and yours and he knows we are not asking for unregulated access but the angling fraternity refuse to take note of that and the fact we have licences too..

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But with 34 registered members on their forum I guess they are HUGE.......
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They don't seem to want any input from Canoeists either as they won't let you join!

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I wouldnt worry too much about the angling trust, it's gone down the pan once due to lack of membership, and as some of the big cheeses have already voiced there backing for licensing sea fishing thus losing the backing of a large percentage of possible members i see no reason why it won't head down the kermit again.
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