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#386462 - 6th Feb 2010 6:52pm Fishing
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Does anyone know if you need a license to fish around the coastal waters of Wirral?

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#386468 - 6th Feb 2010 7:28pm Re: Fishing [Re: ponytail]
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You do not need a fishing license to fish in sea water, however you may need permission if fishing from a pier or promenade and not the beach. Technically you need permission from the dock board to fish the docks but I have never heard of anyone being challenged. If you fish in freshwater anywhere, you must have a rod license even if fishing on private land with permission.
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#386534 - 7th Feb 2010 12:17pm Re: Fishing [Re: Capt_America]
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You don't need a licence for fishing anywhere around the wirral coast. There are some good fishing places here. If you want to practice go to the sand banks off vale park or the right hand side of the fort. Easy parking there.

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#386551 - 7th Feb 2010 1:30pm Re: Fishing [Re: ahbaldy]
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try this site its brill
www.wirralseafishing.co.uk
and the town hall steps are good aswell. best at night though

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#386650 - 7th Feb 2010 11:20pm Re: Fishing [Re: Dj Kev L]
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Thanks guys. Kev - been on this site, its brill as it lists fish caught. Wouldn't mind catching a few cod though! Mackeral have toooooooo many bones!

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#386663 - 8th Feb 2010 1:17am Re: Fishing [Re: ponytail]
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Far easier if you just got the Chippy.

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#432342 - 19th Sep 2010 2:07pm Re: Fishing [Re: ]
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I remember in the late seventies some fellas from the Perchrock Pub in New Brighton used to sell the proceeds of their fishing in the Pub. Plaice 50p a bag for about eight fish. Nicest plaice I have ever eaten. You don't get it that fresh in ASDA.

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#458350 - 6th Jan 2011 12:46pm Re: Fishing [Re: tigertiger1953]
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as far as i am aware you dont need a liscence to fish any rive which has a current.

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#458371 - 6th Jan 2011 1:54pm Re: Fishing [Re: yourcodding]
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Originally Posted By: yourcodding
as far as i am aware you dont need a liscence to fish any rive which has a current.


Try having a dangle on a salmon stream or a trout stream and see how far that gets you. Any fresh water, you need a license, fullstop.


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#458377 - 6th Jan 2011 2:02pm Re: Fishing [Re: yourcodding]
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Originally Posted By: yourcodding
as far as i am aware you dont need a liscence to fish any rive which has a current.


Dont all rivers have a current ?

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#458387 - 6th Jan 2011 2:05pm Re: Fishing [Re: Colgo]
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Originally Posted By: Colgo
Originally Posted By: yourcodding
as far as i am aware you dont need a liscence to fish any rive which has a current.


Dont all rivers have a current ?


Exactly my point old boy.
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#458390 - 6th Jan 2011 2:08pm Re: Fishing [Re: BandyCoot]
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Originally Posted By: BandyCoot
Originally Posted By: Colgo
Originally Posted By: yourcodding
as far as i am aware you dont need a liscence to fish any rive which has a current.


Dont all rivers have a current ?


Exactly my point old boy.


A river without a current is a pond. smile
Still need a license though

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#458393 - 6th Jan 2011 2:11pm Re: Fishing [Re: Colgo]
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words of wisdom. the strangest one though is needing a license even if you are on a private pond(trout fisheries and the like).
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#458474 - 6th Jan 2011 4:15pm Re: Fishing [Re: BandyCoot]
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id recomend you get one before venturing out on rivers or lakes/ponds
to sea fish you dont require one locally, but to fish from seaforth you need a mersey docks and harbours permit to be allowed on site

read all about it here

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/fishing/default.aspx


i do a lot of carp fishing and see the work the EA do for the sport, ive been on waters when there have been oxygen problems in the water and within an hour of a call going off to the Ea from the clubs secretary they have been down with oxygenators for the lake.



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