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View Poll Results: Have You Had Your EA Licence Checked
Yes,in the last 12 months 17 12.88%
Yes,in the last 2 years 23 17.42%
Yes,in the last 5 years 34 25.76%
No,I have never been asked for my EA licence 58 43.94%
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Old 08-06-2017, 14:41
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Same as Derek,... no box to tick ( 10 years ago)
I note that the EA provide ' at a glance' license check info for the regions....

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...3/LIT10634.pdf


Its a pity they don't publish the number of reports of illegal fishing that they dont attend, believe me its a large percentage of them.
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Old 08-06-2017, 14:54
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Difficult to know what's worse,... someone fishing a free stretch without a license who is catch and returning, or another who has a license but is taking 15 barbel home, ... legally.
That law is plainly antiquated and needs changing.

https://www.gov.uk/freshwater-rod-fi...d-catch-limits

I'd say the latter was potentially more damaging.
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Old 08-06-2017, 22:09
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Difficult to know what's worse,... someone fishing a free stretch without a license who is catch and returning, or another who has a license but is taking 15 barbel home, ... legally.
That law is plainly antiquated and needs changing.

https://www.gov.uk/freshwater-rod-fi...d-catch-limits

I'd say the latter was potentially more damaging.
Certainly is.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:24
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[QUOTE=Dave Taylor;204584]Difficult to know what's worse,... someone fishing a free stretch without a license who is catch and returning, or another who has a license but is taking 15 barbel home, ... legally.
That law is plainly antiquated and needs changing.



https://www.gov.uk/freshwater-rod-fi...d-catch-limits

I'd say the latter was potentially more damaging.[/
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Its worrying that despite the PR rhetoric that in the area where I live (Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands area report )

Just 2.3% of 130 reports were attended as reports are classed as category 3 and as such do not require them to attend. ( EA figures)

Its things such as this that make me think that if my licence doesn't get checked it was wasted as imo the only reason for having one is as insurance against prosecution.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:34
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At 2-3% response I would therefore have no second thoughts about removing any 'long lines' illegally set, the thought the EA would be monitoring such activities would probably be fanciful, I guess you could replace the hooks or nets with rocks or similar.
I understand the 'front line' troops of the EA have been depleted with all these cut backs, but 20m has been found to count Shad on the Severn, so we understand the priorities at least.
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Old 09-06-2017, 13:07
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Wow, I'm pretty impressed that 63% so far have been asked in the last 5 years. That's several times higher than I would have expected (I dunno, I might have guessed 12-15 %, ie about 3% of anglers in any given season) and does reassure me that they're doing a fair-ish job, on licence checking at least. The fact that I've never been checked is presumably not least because I have very little access to anywhere that's heavily fished. I'd like to be checked, but then if an inflatable came up the Nidd or the Wharfe and spoilt my fishing at the golden hour of twilight I might have a choice few words.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:06
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If there had been an option of over 5 years ago, i would have chosen that. ( its actually been over 10 )
Me too. Why was this option not included it may well have been the biggest scorer?
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:50
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Admin note :

1. I/we can add options to the poll but it would not make sense since 78 have already voted.

2. I/we cannot clear poll results

3. I/we can lock the poll, but which still allows posts in the thread

4. I/we cannot add a new poll within the same thread

5. I/we could add a new poll in a new thread but lock the new thread and ask for posts to be placed in the original thread

6. I/we could add a new poll in a new thread and start it all again


OR we could do nowt
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Old 10-06-2017, 15:02
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If you didn't purchase a rod license, would you be able to fish comfortably? Every voice and noise could be that one time you got caught. Then imagine the Sympathy that would be indulged from the BFW members. Anyway purchased mine 3 months ago. Always remember the 5P's.
Agreed, Jon - not having a licence would ruin the day for me, in terms of the potential penalty. Notwithstanding my conscience, of course.
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Old 10-06-2017, 15:45
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Been checked once I think in 27 years of fishing, however the first 3 years shouldn't count as I was under 12.
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