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Irish Beach Angling Ban

Aug 30,2007 SACN

Proposed Angling Ban in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council  are proposing to ban angling from ALL of its shoreline, with the exception of Bullock and Colliemore Harbours.

1)This is utterly unnecessary, there is almost no real conflict between swimmers and anglers.

2) There have been no serious accidents or incidents between swimmers and anglers

3) Anglers tend to use the beaches most at times when there is little or no swimming

4) Where there are demonstrable difficulties, anglers would be quite happy to restrict their use of the beach at particular times in particular places, the problem is with a blanket ban, and only designated exceptions to that ban

5) This is an issue of personal freedom, and the proposed by-law is an unnecessary restiction of our freedoms.

6) A note to the councillors-Anglers are passionate about anging and will vote on that basis, few swimmers have any problem with anglers and a ban like this will not gain any votes

7) Sea-angling is becoming a major tourist activity

8) There was no consultation with the Fisheries Boards, Tourist Board, local Angling Clubs, or for that matter the Blue Flag section of An Taisce.

We would encourage all anglers, particularly those in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, to object to these proposed by laws.

A copy of the by-laws, and other notices, may be found here -

http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bulletin board/viewtopic.php?t=12489&start=103

Please make your submissions to

Senior Executive Officer, Culture, Community Development & Amenities Department,
Level 3, County Hall,
Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

before noon on Friday 28th September, 2007.
Tel: 01 205 4700 Fax: 01 280 6969
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie

You make also make reprentationms to Public Representatives (list is on the link above)

A full discussion is here

http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bulletin board/viewtopic.php?t=12489

Thank You



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