Fewer fish, more fun

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

IT IS all well and good that fish­eries are think­ing about out­law­ing cer­tain meth­ods to stop weights spiralling out of con­trol, but have they ever stopped to think that the ac­tual prob­lem is that they have too many fish?!

When commercials first came to the fore I was a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor, as there was still an el­e­ment of skill in­volved in get­ting a few bites, but th­ese days it is al­most guar­an­teed that the float will go un­der within min­utes of start­ing.

Alders Farm seem to have proved that tak­ing fish out is the ac­tual an­swer to driv­ing catches back down to a sen­si­ble level as they have more than halved catches, scal­ing back from 500lb win­ning bags down to a lot more man­age­able and achiev­able 200lb hauls – and it’s all the bet­ter for it. Michael Steele, Soli­hull

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