Austen Goldsmith  has been involved with fishing in a professional capacity since 2005. In addition to his guiding Austen writes a blog for his two websites. Living in Porthleven in Cornwall, Austen is obviously has his finger on the pulse of what is happening locally with regard to his environment and livelihood. I’m sure the information in his latest blog post will have you as incensed as he obviously is . . . .

Cornish Bass Massacre

Anglers are by nature individualistic and, possibly, solitary . . . banding together isn’t perhaps our ‘thing’, but if we are to have any hope of influencing fisheries policy and government ministers we MUST start to make our voices heard. Read Austen’s Blog and drop the Cornish IFCA a line. You might not live in Cornwall, but you may well have visited on previous holidays, or be intending to visit. Don’t leave making/sending a comment to someone else . . . do one yourself and do it now.