BBC Look East Thursday night – Unfairness of Bass measures to recreational sea anglers

Kent & Essex Sea Anglers [Letter sent out to local anglers:]

Hi team   I’ve been trying to keep you up to date with some things I, and a small group of like minded anglers have been up to. Trying to get better local protection from commercial fishing for Bass and for politicians to understand the impact the unfair Bass measures introduced for this year will have on Recreational Sea Angling.

At this point in time the group consists of a few charter skippers from Suffolk, Kent and Essex, a tackle shop owner and a number of independent anglers.

As a group, we decided, now is the time to involve the media so we pulled together a press release and sent this far and wide.

This afternoon I was contacted by BBC Look East who are very interested in our plight and have agreed to do a piece for Thursday nights TV. This will co-inside with the Parliamentary debate at 2.30pm secured by Scott Mann MP for North Cornwall and entitled “Conservation of sea bass and the effect of related EU measures on the UK recreational fishing industry.”
Peter Holborn, a keen recreational Bass angler on the river Stour, has agreed to be interviewed on the groups behalf and has secured the services of Charter Skipper, John Cooledge John will share with the BBC the impact the unfair regulations are having on his business.

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Its been hard work to get to this stage, but for once, I feel the wheels may be turning. Whilst we must support the efforts of our representative organisations at government level, we can also do our own bit locally by ensuring we secure vital protection of the remaining stock in our respective districts.

Full press release on Facebook

Please feel free to contact me if you can help  mjsharp@sky.com

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