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  1. A great idea, it's incredibly effective at raising money for local authorities, it's the 3rd biggest income generator next to business rates and council tax for most London boroughs. It's also pretty effective at keeping designated spaces free of those not supposed to be there. There'll always be those few rule breakers that chance their arm to nip to the shops and get caught, and they effectively pay for the schemes. The new mooring attendants could get a smart navy blue uniform with a yellow banded, peaked hat! 😉 Of course the money generated must be ring fenced for navigation purposes
  2. My understanding is that the the EA do undertake some enforcement work on the broads around rod licences but that is routine and is part of their general remit. The rod licence gives you the right to use a rod but doesn't give you a right to at a given location.
  3. It was announced today that there had been a successful prosecution of the theft of fishing rights from Horsey Mere, it sounds like a thoroughly unpleasant case. https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/angler-found-guilty-fishing-without-permission-norfolk-broad A positive to take from it, imho, is that this case does strengthen the argument for some uniformity and consolidation of fishing rights and also to protect the broads fishery from irresponsible or criminal behaviour. BASG have been scoping the potential for a broads fishing permit that would be required by anyone wan
  4. Looks like a bit of a win for the BASG and the Angling Trust. Taken from BASG website: https://basg.online/fish-legal-forces-environment-agency-to-back-down-over-hoveton-great-broad-fish-barriers/ " Anglers can today celebrate winning the first round in their battle to save an important bream spawning site in the Norfolk Broads. The Environment Agency has announced that it is conceding the first of four grounds in a judicial review lodged by Fish Legal. This included “unfair and unlawful public consultation as evidenced by the failure to place relevant information, includin
  5. There have been some reasonably bad salt tides this autumn, we struggled all week during Lads week this year, although I caught a flounder float fishing at Ranworth Staithe which was a 1st for me.
  6. Cheers Charlie, great pics of them! I hope they bring you a few bites. It was a brilliant way to kill a bit of time during the 1st lockdown when I couldn't get out fishing - now it's a great way to spend a few hours with the radio on. Roll on the next reed Harvest 👍
  7. The links don't seem to be working in the above post this is the document. Hoveton-Project-FRAP-comments-from-FBG-21-Feb-2020.pdf
  8. An interesting update from the BASG Website https://basg.online/environment-agency-fbg-objection-paper-on-hoveton-barrier/ "We formally requested via a FOI request to see the internal EA Fisheries teams response to the – Hoveton Great Broad Flood Risk Activity Permit Consultation Responses, this post includes this response to view for yourself.. The Fisheries Team form part of the Fisheries Biodiversity & Geomorphology (FBG) team structure withing the Environment Agency. The document was withheld from the public within the consultation response and material on fisherie
  9. I don't think the video upload worked. Here's a link to the video. https://basg.online/northern-broads-track-spring-2018/
  10. This is an interesting little video given to me by the BASG, it shows the tracking of bream ID 50645 during the period Feb-May 2018 and the migration to its spawning grounds in Hoveton Great Broad and Hudsons Bay. The data was provided by Bournemouth University. It's amazing how far the humble bream will travel to spawn, all those people holidaying on their boats or the chalets in Potter have no idea they're on a wildlife migration route.
  11. Sadly the EA ignored their own local and national fisheries team, they strongly advised against installing the barriers and recognised that it will be detrimental to the fishery. Their argument for putting in the barriers were that bream were a common fish and that this one colony would have little impact on the species nationally. In other words "stuff the broads bream" This comes from a telephone conversation with the EA's East Anglia fisheries manager.
  12. Hi I'm really glad someone other than me started this thread, thanks JM, I don't use the forum as much as I used to, but I've been banging on about this for months on the FB group. Regardless of the people and politics it's the broads that will suffer if this goes ahead. I am a keen pleasure angler so have an interest in that camp, however I do feel this issue is not just about fishing, in fact it's a shame that it's down to anglers to lead on this issue. Bream which will likely bear the brunt of this disaster are a fantastic species with their own unique charm, they're big eyed, and doc
  13. I think this is the original article, basg have moved their website. https://basg.online/campaigns/hoveton-gb/
  14. I see that this is back on the cards again, despite the science showing that it will decimate bream populations. I can't help but think that if the poor bream had fur or feathers things wouldn't have gotten this far. The Broads Angling Service Group did some great work in showing the impact to the fish and the potential knock on effects, after reading it I can't help but feel this is a ecological disaster that is unfolding as we watch. At the the risk of sounding like a cynic or even conspiracy theorist is this just a rich powerful family successfully lobbying for work on thoer broad to
  15. Have a great time! I'm out on Evening Shadow tomorrow we'll give you a wave if we see you 👋
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