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   Old Thread  #137 23 Jan 2018 at 10.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #136 23 Jan 2018 at 10.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No clearer?
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   Old Thread  #135 23 Jan 2018 at 9.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mods..can I have a bout of touretts please
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   Old Thread  #134 23 Jan 2018 at 9.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #133 23 Jan 2018 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Even I can't find that out...BUT...they are more than happy to cull deer, foxes
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   Old Thread  #132 23 Jan 2018 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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so what happens to said otters trapped inside the rspbs large fenced reserves
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   Old Thread  #131 23 Jan 2018 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The official response from the barbel society. I had to do it in two halves as the text box wouldn't let me do it in one go, and excuse the fact it's abit arse about face
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   Old Thread  #130 23 Jan 2018 at 6.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We also understand the current legal situation but we are primarily river anglers and for us it may be somewhat different.
Bear in mind also that it has taken the Stillwater lobby the best part of twenty years to reach their current position - we cannot and will not wait that long.
How a satisfactory result is achieved is for ĎexpertsĎ to decide but we would be at that table armed with the knowledge that we have thousands in support, itís why we need your signatures!
The coming six months are hugely significant, itís a time when YOU can make a difference.
Sign up, give us that mandate and we will fight hard on your behalf.
The very future of angling is at stake and if that isnít worth fighting for - for our children and grandchildren - then I donít know what is.

Steve Pope - Barbel Society Chairman
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   Old Thread  #129 23 Jan 2018 at 6.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Dear Fellow Angler,

I am writing with regard to the petition which was launched yesterday by the Barbel Society .
Let me start by giving a massive thank you to everyone who has signed our petition.
The response in the first twenty four hours has been truly amazing and confirms our belief that this topic really does strike a chord with so many people.
We fully understand the concerns some have raised but let me say first and foremost this petition is all about numbers - the number of people who consider this subject to be among those right at the top of the Angling Agenda and who want to add their weight to that cause.
We acknowledge the fact that the wording of the petition may be somewhat vague but please bear in mind there is a limit to what can be said. We needed to grab attention and be all inclusive and itís fair to say the initial response has justified our decision.
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   Old Thread  #128 23 Jan 2018 at 6.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #127 23 Jan 2018 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hear, bloody hear
It's an emotive subject but we (as anglers) need to keep our message clear, accurate and factual. We don't need various groups of anglers attempting to fight it as individuals we need to combine efforts and resources. Our voice will be louder and can't be ignored.
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   Old Thread  #126 23 Jan 2018 at 5.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Or most lakes, canals, meres, reservoirs etc.

Iím not going to fish in a bloody zoo, behind bars, I can assure you.
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   Old Thread  #125 23 Jan 2018 at 5.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Exactly we can't fence rivers.
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   Old Thread  #124 23 Jan 2018 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There is an official response from the barbel society on their facebook page if anyone is interested.
It's too long to type, and I can't figure out a way to copy and paste off my phone
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   Old Thread  #123 23 Jan 2018 at 5.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We have no chance of raising sufficient money for fencing. Funds would be wiped out by just a handful of lakes. Iím afraid that it is the political campaign that needs funding.

Social media is Crazy today regarding otters. I sense a sea change. I sense that many are not going to accept the current plight.
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