recommendations are far too open to
abuse and are unintelligible to the average angler. They
will have little impact on survival of stocks. It
needs a radical change... so here are some thoughts:.
Rules need to be simple, enforceable
and economically sound.
1. No salmon over 10lb to be killed. (Any time
of year by
whatever method until stocks of MSW fish have
recovered as defined by SEPA).
2. All salmon anglers to use monofilament
of 15lb+ (Allows bailiffs to differentiate between
anglers and stops stress on salmon, legislation
for trout is already set a 4lb).
3. Only single hooks to be used. (Sorry, but
if you are an angler you will know what I mean)
4. Only salmon killed should be assessed for
the levy. (It is absurd that owners should
be charged for all fish, including those played
and released. (There must be some incentive for
conservation and a disincentive for beats
that just want to kill fish)