- 06/12/2007 at 6:42 pm #9468
Not been on here for a while, and just seen all this.12/12/2007 at 7:30 pm #9497
There’s an article on page 2 of todays Christchurch Mail if anyone is interested. It goes over some of the material Rob presented and says that the board has asked the council parks team to reply with a report, which will come back in February. So there won’t be any changes this summer, but05/05/2008 at 9:27 am #10611
Hi Guys. This subject has dropped off the radar for a while, but as an update to all the Burwood/Pegasus community board will be discussing this issue at there meeting on 16 June at the boardroom in New Brighton. This meeting is open to the public and it would be good to see a bit of support from those who fish off the pier in the hope that they make some positive changes. The meeting starts at 5.00. Hope to see a few of you there.12/06/2008 at 7:31 am #10674
To any that are interested the time of the above meeting has changed from 5.00 to 3.30.18/06/2008 at 8:58 pm #10682
The board is recommending to the council that fishing is allowed during the hours they banned it last summer, but instead of spending $25k on a guard to turn fishermen away they are recommending that the money is spent on a part-time pier warden who may also receive MAF accreditation. They want to enforce one line per person, where the line is a rod, hand-line, or lightweight crab-pot.
It was worthwhile for a few of us to put forward an argument against the ban, otherwise the board could’ve easily kept the ban. After our approach, the board asked the council to prepare a response, and Rodney Chambers, the head ranger, saw how stupid it was to spend money on banning people when you could spend it on policing them.
The next summer will be a trial of these new rules, assuming that the council approve the recommendation of the board, and the funding is made available for a warden. There is a council meeting on July 10th where this will be raised.04/07/2008 at 5:36 am #10730
So if these new rules are put in place for next summer, when will they start exactly?04/07/2008 at 7:03 am #10732
Hi Zac, long time no post. I guess they’d come into effect at the start of daylight savings if they go through.14/08/2008 at 3:19 am #10808
tracknz from here (Rob) was at the council meeting today and said that the council have agreed with the boards recommendation to allow fishing this summer during the day on weekends. Hopefully people behave a bit better this time so we keep the privilege!19/08/2008 at 10:05 am #10809
Hi Guys. As Booger posted above the council has lifted the summer ban on fishing off the pier effective immediately. There will now be new rules regarding fishing posted on the pier and these will be policed year round. (Rangers were on the pier and made several people leave on the weekend just gone.) These rules include one line per person, no overhead casting, lightweight crab pots only, (this may yet become no crabbing at all) along with other rules regarding general behavior and ettiquete. While some have said they are not that happy with some of these rules (1 rod) it is better too be able to fish with one rod than not at all. Booger, myself and a few others have worked damn hard over the last 18 months without a lot of support from other anglers to get this ban overturned, so we hope that people will now abide by the rules and show the council that this facility is well used and appreciated. The decision on this is to be reviewed at the end of summer, and if there has still been a large amount of legitimate complaints, the council have indicated they will ban fishing completely so it is now up to all of us to make it work.
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