- 14/09/2007 at 9:00 am #6497
Just so everyone knows when you can and cant fish the pier:
[size=100:2p8ktnth]Fishing off New Brighton pier will be banned on weekends and statutory holidays from 6am to 6pm. The restrictions run from Sept 30 through April 6.
Also they have recommended a ban on crab fishing at all times and a one fishing rod per person. The no fishing zone will also be removed.[/size:2p8ktnth]14/09/2007 at 10:10 am #8910
Thanks for posting that information. I guess there were just too many “anglers” with little, or no, consideration for other pier users.
Yellowfin14/09/2007 at 10:26 am #8911
Currently the council spend $3000 a month cleaning up on the pier, waterblasting the blood guts etc. I think that would have quite a big part in the resulting ban.14/09/2007 at 12:42 pm #8912
That’s very disappointing, those are the best months for fishing, and the best times for people who work and families to go fishing. It’s not a very good compromise for people fishing, and some of the people who contributed towards the pier did it because they expected it would be used for fishing.
They’d have to ban fishing completely to avoid having to waterblast the blood and guts away.
Sometimes I like to go to the pier and catch the dawn/incoming tide combo in the weekend and am gone by about 8am, but they want us gone by 6am, how ridiculous!
Another disappointing aspect is that there are now less safe places to fish, especially if you are taking kids fishing. This decision will probably indirectly cause at least one extra drowning in the long run.
Yet14/09/2007 at 1:00 pm #8913
I’m going to see if I can complain about it (not that it will achieve anything)14/09/2007 at 4:43 pm #8915
We should all complain So fishing is still alloud on weekends after 6pm? I was planning on starting back fishing there from now on and untill the end of summer, but this has ruined it all14/09/2007 at 4:54 pm #8916
Yep, appears to be allowed after 6pm. I have complained to the council about these times14/09/2007 at 4:56 pm #8917
We should make a petition and get everyone on the site to sign it and email it to them14/09/2007 at 5:03 pm #8918
I think initially we should all complain individually. More work for them! The managers are listed on that pdf link I posted, but I haven’t got them to answer their phones yet, just some general phone answering woman who I lodged a query/complaint with, who told me the appropriate person will ring me.20/09/2007 at 9:19 pm #9015
I suppose I will go up for a fish this weekend to make the most of it while it lasts and I think I could also go next Saturday the 29th before the restriction comes in.20/09/2007 at 9:20 pm #9016
Booger21/09/2007 at 12:54 am #9019
zac21/09/2007 at 12:44 pm #9021
[quote:jv0oyho1]most of the walkers I21/09/2007 at 4:43 pm #9027St_PaulParticipant
Kind of sad but if everyone fishing on the pier kept to the rules (casting) , cleaned up after themselves (a bucket a hose and a brush are all it takes) and treated all fish humanely(didn’t leave dead fish laying about) then the council wouldn’t have had to act. Be thankful they have not banned it entirely.
Please don’t think I’m having a go at anyone here especially you pier fishing fans as I know how important it is to have a readily accesable place to fish and I wholeheartedly support your protest, but be honest, during your time fishing there you’ve probably seen practices that horrify you too. Think of how these sorts of acts appear to the non fisho’s out there especially with all the bad publicity any form of blood sport seems to get these days.21/09/2007 at 5:45 pm #9029
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