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About charlieannear

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    Conservation Officer
  • Birthday 06/09/1973

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    Parkstone, Poole
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  1. charlieannear

    Junior Comp 2018 Rules, Regs and Booking In!

    Hope nothing too bad Grandad. You'll be missed, or Jacob will be at least [emoji16] Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  2. charlieannear

    Scrounging a ride for Junior Comp #1 please

    That would be brilliant please, Chris. [emoji41] Saturday is ideal. [emoji106] Let me know where, when, what etc Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  3. As above, is anyone planning a casual trip out this weekend who has space for me and my 2 urchins, please? Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  4. charlieannear

    Junior Comp 2018 Rules, Regs and Booking In!

    1: Olivia Francis 22/07 18/08 09/09 2: Charlotte Francis 22/07 18/08 09/09 3: Ruben Franklin 22/07 18/08 09/09 4: Sam Annear 22/07 18/08 09/09 5: Dom Annear 22/07 18/08 09/09 6: Has anyone got spare seats this weekend, please? [emoji56] Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  5. charlieannear

    MCZ consultation information

    One week to go... Apparently the online consultation response facility may be too constricting for you to be able to fully make the comments that you would like. There is an option to download a word file that you can complete & then email to Defra in place of using the online response option. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/marine/consultation-on-the-third-tranche-of-marine-conser/supporting_documents/Annex%20D%20Word%20Format%20Response%20Form%20V2.doc Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  6. charlieannear

    Anchor and chain

    And, once the regs are agreed, dropping your anchor into the rocks could actually get you in trouble for damaging the features of the MCZ [emoji6] (But only if the MMO empowers someone to enforce that aspect of the regs, because the IFCAs can only police fishing, not anchoring...) To get back on topic, we uprated to a 7.5kg Bruce-clone rigged to trip on 25 foot of 8mm (might even be 10mm) chain on the Shetland as the 5kg dragged a couple of times off Ballard... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. charlieannear

    Happy Birthday Charlie

    Sorry for the late reply but thanks everyone for the Birthday wishes [emoji4] And thanks Martin, I’ll take you up on that (assuming I’m not already booked in for rugby/football/someone’s party/major DIY project/wedding/christening/funeral [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. charlieannear

    MCZ consultation information

    There is a special meeting of the RSAG group being held at the SIFCA offices to discuss this. This represents anglers and charter boats (and by virtue of the membership- tackle shops). Please bear in mind why the potential for restrictions is even being discussed. We have all witnessed a decline in stocks in our lifetimes, and notably and significantly in the past 10 years. These sites have been identified as being some of the last and best refuges and crucial sites (nesting sites, nurseries etc) of our favourite species. We all argue that restrictions are required, and for equity those restrictions must apply to everyone (we have argued for exactly that with regards to Bass, and dislike it when that isn’t the case). Like Charlie said earlier, we have moaned that there have been no restrictions on the existing MCZ’s. We moan about the beam trawlers. We moan about the nets. Like it or not, we are seen as contributing to the general decline of fish stocks, along with the trawlers, the nets, the microplastics, the ocean warming and acidification... and like it or not, as much as we practice C&R and all the good things, it is correct, we are an additional (small?) pressure on stocks. There’s no point putting in restrictions on sites that don’t have anything living on them, or at times when the species are somewhere else. We have to protect the sites where the fish live, when they are there, so that future generations will be able to see with their own eyes what a Bream/Bass/Wrasse/Ray/Dogfish looks like. Yes, proposing things like C&R on these sites are things that we can do. Realistically though, these type of ‘good behaviours’ are the things that responsible anglers (like us) already do, but the sites can’t be designated as ‘nice anglers only’. Equally those people that ignore good practices now, will ignore restrictions in the future, so any new regulations MUST be backed up be effective monitoring and enforcement, or they will be pointless. Again, frankly, the SIFCA have a lot of water to cover with very little resources to do so, and this is one reason for the lack of regs on the original MCZ’s. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. charlieannear

    Sony Speakers

    Next week will be fine [emoji4] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. charlieannear

    Sony Speakers

    I’ll relieve you of these Brian [emoji56] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. charlieannear

    Junior training

    Sam age 13 Dom age 8 (If the price is right!) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. https://www.anglers-nlrs.co.uk/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. charlieannear

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    The tackle shops need to stock the stuff before we can buy it. It they don’t... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. charlieannear

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    The tackle industry did send representatives to Brussels this time, but I agree, they need to be a lot more vocal. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. charlieannear

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    Please see below for information regarding the photographing and/or measurement of catch and release Bass: Hello everyone Defra and the MMO have provided me with the following statement with regards to the weighing/photographing of bass under the current regulations which require, “immediate release” of bass caught recreationally. This is an issue which was raised with us by anglers and therefore required clarification. The main intention of the European Regulations, which restrict landings of bass, is to protect the stock for the long-term sustainability of the fishery. The current rules in place for recreational fishers and angling for bass are limited to catch and release only throughout 2018. This means that any bass caught during 2018 must be returned immediately. This applies if you are fishing from a boat or from the shore. We have been made aware of the confusion this has raised within the recreational angling sector where fish are usually weighed and photographed, during competition conditions, for example. We are able to clarify that for enforcement purposes we interpret the term ‘immediately’ to mean as soon as practicable to maximise the chance of survivability. During any inspection it would be the responsibility of the individual to demonstrate this and to assist enforcement officers in determining that this is the case. We would encourage angling competition organisers to ensure that competition rules explicitly include provisions to promote an effective catch-and-release process which encourages competitors to adhere to safe and careful fish handling techniques, and to encourage fish being returned to the sea as soon as reasonably practicable after capture. It would be helpful if you could inform your local clubs and competition organisers. We will be including this in the next Sea Update email to our members. Have a very Happy Easter. Regards David David Mitchell Head of Marine | Angling Trust Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk