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Alleged new legislation banning fishing!

 
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Eamon Cunningham
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Alleged new legislation banning fishing! Reply with quote

An article has appeared in today's Tuam Herald alleging that Conor Lenihan signed new laws just before leaving office one of which is
"it prevents the use of any lure, other than artificial fly in angling for any kind of fish with rod and line”
It's not Aprils Fools Day yet is it?
Link to the article http://www.tuamherald.ie/?p=5284
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Karl Slater
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting article. Looks like an attempt to make the Western Loughs fly only, thus keeping pike anglers away. Anybody any ideas who was behind the push for this? Politicians dont do something unless some body or group is pushing hard for it. Any takers for the wrfb for this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quotes in the paper are actually taken from Statutory Instrument S. I 81 of 2011 which provides for an increased on the spot fines for fisheries offences. The quotes used by the reporter are taken from Part 2 of Schedule 2.
http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/NR/rdonlyres/90E89A03-C3EC-4E24-888E-E6F8BD202BCC/0/InlandFisheriesFixedChargeNoticeRegulations2011SINo81od2001.pdf
Go back up the page to item 5 which mentions the items in Schedule 2 and refers to Section 80(1) of the 2010 Act. This referrs to contravention of bye laws outlawing various things ( if there is a specific bye law there) They are only trying to cover all possible bye laws that may be introduced. An example would be Part 2 item 2 where there would be bye laws on some salmon rivers where fly fishing only would be allowed
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2010/en/act/pub/0010/sched6.html#sched6-part2
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IFI have issued a press release on the increased on the spot fine to €150. They have commented on the incorrect reports circulating as follows
Suzanne Campion, Head of Business Development with IFI, commented that ‘Misinformation in relation to this regulation has caused unnecessary concern within the angling community and the industry. IFI will continue to support the industry in promoting angling in Ireland and maximising the economic benefit to the wider community’.
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