Letter to the editor in the Press:
Pier ban unbelievable
As a ratepayer, father and recreational fisherman, I cannot believe the decision by the Burwood Pegasus Community Board and the Christchurch City Council to ban fishing off the New Brighton Pier at weekends during the summer daylight-saving period.
Can the council tell my fishing-mad seven-year-old daughter where to fish that is accessible and safe?
Some fishermen flout the rules and create a mess on the pier, but they are only a minority and could be dealt with through education or trespass notices.