They’re going to have a review next year on how things go this summer. The council rangers seem to be paying more attention to the pier now, and it’s been quite tidy the last few times I’ve been there, so I’m optimistic that the ban won’t be in place for the summer of 2009/2010 either, but time will tell.
The battle was won when nearly all of the clueless bags that voted for the fishing ban didn’t make it onto the board when the local body elections took place. After that, common sense ruled. tracknz from here (Rob) did a great job of presenting our argument to the board.
Fight for your rights! Every little bit helps.