In the same video at 20.20 Martin Salter answers that question perfectly. You are allowed to exercise once a day, not once a night, if you fish into the dusk for an hour, you are probably not going to be questioned, any later and you are not adhering to the government guidance. Different police forces may have different opinions on times when you must stop fishing and go home, you are being asked to use some common sense. There is no definitive time set by government that you can fish to.It mentions "no overnight fishing" in your guidelines,but in the vid with Ali Hamidi,it mentions fishing until possibly an hour after dusk....could someone post a definitive guideline as to how long in to darkness is permissable?
I believe the AT wholeheartedly agrees with your comment but they don't make the rules, government do. As the national governing body for all angling they have a remit to disseminate government instructions to anglers.There still seems to be confusion over the ‘local’ aspect.
Going by the ‘town, village or part of a city’, you would assume that means ONLY those who live in a town or village on the coast?
I do, as it happens, the sea is less than a mile from where I sit, but I wouldn’t think it too unreasonable for someone inland to drive a few miles to the coast?
There are already comments from the local police here that people are acting against ‘the spirit of the restrictions rather than the letter of the law’.
Which frankly is bollix. It’s either law or not. The ‘spirit’ of the law would be laughed out of court.
Once again it’s all far too woolly.
Personally, I plan, when I do choose to go fishing, to stick within a local radius of a few miles. Certainly travelling 30 or 40 miles would be stretching it a bit.
As far as night fishing goes. You can’t stay away from home overnight, but there’s nothing that says when within the 24 hours you can take your exercise.
So in my opinion, I see nothing wrong with fishing from say, 6-10pm.
Have been out and about on plenty of essential errands the past couple of weeks and not even seen a copper yet.
The irony is, if one does stop me, that’s the only person that I would come into contact with during the course of a fishing trip 🙄
Hi Reg, it wasn’t a pop at the AT, just a frustration with the vagueness of the rules (or is it guidelines?)I believe the AT wholeheartedly agrees with your comment but they don't make the rules, government do. As the national governing body for all angling they have a remit to disseminate government instructions to anglers.
Both freshwater commercial venues close to me and both Shoreham Harbour arms are remaining closed. Our boat is finally back in action and it's too rough to take the boat out. Very frustrating, but at least my family is safe. We will all get through this, Covid-19 will soon be a distant memory and we will be back to normal and it will feel all the more special for it.
Thank youHi Reg, it wasn’t a pop at the AT, just a frustration with the vagueness of the rules (or is it guidelines?)
Appreciate you can only pass on what the government has decided but I find it deeply annoying they couldn’t just stipulate a radius limit, be it five miles or whatever, and make that iron clad law.
As far as Covid goes, my family is probably safer when I go fishing than when I go to the supermarket.
Anyway, I’m not having a go, just venting my opinion really...