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Help sweetwater users....Please!
« on: May 01, 2011, 05:18:06 PM »
Hey Guy's,
There are some comments giving me a pretty hard time for throwing illegal fishing into the spotlight on www.dailyliberal.com.au

You guys have seen the effort I put in to try and do somthing good for our waterways......

If you think what I have done is right, in regards to highlighting this issue, can you please post a comment of support in the comments section on this page??

I would really appreciate it as the comments are quite hurt full, un informed, and are probably made by those people who think it's their right to break the fishing laws!
Cheers All, Matt


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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 05:51:47 PM »
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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 05:55:53 PM »
I am all for fishermen sticking by the rules, and these rules must be inforced.  If not there will be no sport fishing for our Grandchildren, its as simple as that.

I believe that the grubs take advantage of the fact that there are no inspectors in site.  Probably due to a lack of funding that we do not see them on the water.

The same goes for the tightening up of the regs in the Territory on Barramundi.  The crabbing industry is another one where it is lightly policed.   (I wont go there. )

Imagine if the word got about that the stock squad was being reduced.  Cattle duffers would have a field day.

Have you noticed that when the Governments, state or federal, cut funding it is always our environment that suffers so Matt more power to your pen mate.

Regards Gordon

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 06:03:06 PM »
Matt, I have read the article and believe that you have said is fair.  As the old saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the most attention, it's interesting your feelings are hurt but do what you believe to be correct, I have spent some time in NSW working and fishing in my spare time and can say I never seen an inspector or officer check me or my QLD registered boat, but can tell you 1 out of every 3 visits to QLD dam I get checked.  So what I am saying is until you get the support of the fisheries you can only try to educate the public as to what is a good fishing practise for "future fish", good luck.

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 07:03:38 PM »


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Illegal is illegal. There is a reason for native fish to be regulated by size & season & the restriction in "catching fish for commercial gain" which, if fish are being caught for someone to make a buck is just wrong as well as being illegal.
What about the other restaurants in town who do the right thing but are not getting their fish "cheeply" or under the table. There's also a safety element involved. Who says a fish caught by Joe Blow in the river has been treated correctly, I for one don't want a case of food poisoning eating at the renegade restaurant.
The pratice is un-Australian, unfair & un-necessary, there's plenty of approved aquaculture fish farmers that breed yellowbelly, perch & cod. These guys are getting ripped off as well..... Good on you Matt for highlighting a potential problem & the lack of enforcement.



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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 07:09:58 PM »
Matt,

You need a big set of gonads to stand up in public and fight for whatís right. ďAll that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothingĒ, keep up the good fight

We had a similar problem up this way about 10 years ago.  I was a bit slow on the uptake until I found out the grub involved was related to someone at the enforcement agency. Thatís when you call the minster and local MP.

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 08:03:48 PM »
We had a similar problem up this way about 10 years ago.  I was a bit slow on the uptake until I found out the grub involved was related to someone at the enforcement agency. Thatís when you call the minster and local MP.

Earl

Bugger that Earl, call ABC Four Corners reporters.........

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 08:15:54 PM »
Cheers all. Sweetwater has been such a great resource for advice, tips, and all things fishing releated, and I thank you for kind words of wisdom and support in an issue that I am now neck deep in. I will keep you posted on how this all pans out, and again..Thanks...You don't know how much your words of support mean to me. Matt

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011, 08:28:39 PM »
Matt, one bit of advice.... make sure of your facts. If you believe someone is illegally selling recreataionally caught fish but can't prove it,  sure go for it & call in the media or authorities, but choose your words carefully if putting them in print.  If you state it as fact, you need to be able to back it up.

"Johno heard it from some bloke at the pub who lives next door to the cousin of the guy who fixed his car" isn't fact, but you're a smart fella & would aldready know all that so I'll shut up now.

Follow what your heart tells you to do mate......

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2011, 11:35:08 PM »
Cheers Fitz. Noted mate. Sound Advice and Thanks heaps, Matt

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 08:58:18 AM »
Message left Matt.  Seems you are getting some good support now.  Good on you.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011, 12:04:04 PM »
Cheers mate, the positive support sures out weighs the negativity of some now! Thanks for the support mate. Much appreciated! Matt

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 12:13:42 PM »
Looks like sanity is prevailing Matt.
Good luck with the battle, your doing a great job. :youbeauty

Cheers Andrew

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 12:31:53 PM »
Hey Guy's,
There are some comments giving me a pretty hard time for throwing illegal fishing into the spotlight on www.dailyliberal.com.au

You guys have seen the effort I put in to try and do somthing good for our waterways......

If you think what I have done is right, in regards to highlighting this issue, can you please post a comment of support in the comments section on this page??

I would really appreciate it as the comments are quite hurt full, un informed, and are probably made by those people who think it's their right to break the fishing laws!
Cheers All, Matt
i live in the central west keep up the great work matt, it's ashame to see these nets in this day and age :thanks

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Re: Help sweetwater users....Please!
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 12:54:38 PM »
hmmmm.... sounds like another scenario i know of :walkplank :walkplank :walkplank :walkplank.

you guys do a good job matt.  lowlifes just dunno when to shut their mouths..

to many questions, sooo few bullets in this world.

cheers
kurt

 

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