Your Letters on the week’s news
I’D like to congratulate the Environment Agency on a very sensible overhaul of the rod licence system.
I am a member of several fishing clubs and the number of juniors on their books is desperately low. I can’t remember the last time I saw a youngster on the bank when I was fishing one of their waters.
Giving them a free rod licence is a great incentive to try out fishing and, as Andy May said in last week’s Angling Times, you only need to give them one go with a rod and they’ll soon be craving more.
I’ve heard a few moans about the fact that the adult licence price is going up from £27 to £30 but I think these people need to take a long hard look at themselves. I don’t like spending extra money when I see no benefit to it, but it is clear that small extra outlay is making sure that juniors get the chance to go fishing for free. Carl Neal, Bletchley
Free fishing means more kids on the bank.