We are requesting all CDAS Members, and indeed all of the angling community to protect their families, themselves and the broader community in staying safe by NOT FISHING until such time as they are advised otherwise.
We are aware a number of clubs and fisheries have taken action to close their beats for the foreseeable future (we applaud them for showing leadership) and CDAS WISH TO BE VERY CLEAR that until such time as we receive other Government supported advice we are closing our fisheries.
Statement from Angling Trust
– LET’S BE CLEAR. THE LOCKDOWN MEANS NO FISHING. WE WILL SEEK CLARIFICATION AS TO WHETHER FISHING IS AN ALLOWED FORM OF EXERCISE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT FOR NOW WE CAN’T LEAVE OUR HOMES FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE REASONS STATED BELOW. STAY SAFE
The CDAS committee have further added ‘we will be following these guidelines for the time being, until the situation changes or we receive clarification from Government. So no fishing for now please’.
We agree with AT in ‘understanding the proven benefits on active lifestyles, physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides’. However, angling is not classified as one of the safe exercises in which the Government allows us to engage and we as a community, must take responsible action to protect ourselves, our families and our communities in complying.