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Barbed/barbless Hooks

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Keith Rae of Get Hooked Fishing Adventures has initiated a yes/no survey which he intends to submit to ESRD. Survey attached,

 

 

https:www.surveymonkey.com/s/MH8DCK6

 

 

Emmerson

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Done, but I had to copy and paste..

Thanks Emmerson

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Done

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Same here , done .

 

FlyRod.

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Emmerson

 

Do we have the results of Keith's survey? Would be interesting to know the results.

 

Vince

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Where are all our members ?

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I did it, but perhaps a more effective approach would be to petition the feds to fix their oopsie when they amended the Fisheries Act. And to do it in a timely manner.

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Done too

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Been pondering the "blame the Feds" for the barbless hook thing. Now, if this was real people rather than Govt, I might believe a mistake was made but I suspect that it wasn't a mistake at all but an opportunity to got back to barbed w/o meetings/consultation or any other BS. The barbed idea is certainly appealing to the bait bashers and therefore the venerable AF&G Assc.

 

Don

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Interesting theory Don. Though I feel like if this was the case, they would have told the officers about it right away so they didn't have to deal with all the head-aches of contacting the violators they fined and seized gear from only to give it back and send refund cheques.

 

My thoughts on it anyway.

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Don:

I think you're giving too much credit for brains and planning to the bonking crowd. In my experience, they don't think that far ahead. Being a snivil serpent myself, I know how often things get overlooked in legislation, how hard it is for politicians to admit a mistake and how long it takes the lawyers to craft a correction. Have patience and keep lobbying your local MP.

Edited by dave robinson

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