Was entirely the point I was trying to get to Greg. If the EA is the body we have to pay (although God knows why) then they should be dancing to our tune. Surely the arguement that anglers should be vigorously pursuing is for either much greater representation of our interests by the EA or we should pull out and get behind the AT, but not bothThe licence is an unfair tax. It provides us with no representation whatsoever. At present the Angling Trust's main competition is the EA fishery department. While people are taxed to fish they will never pay a similar amount of money to a single governing body....
JeffOn a personal note, I can see we'll have to drag you kicking and screaming into the AT after all. Crikey the other week we were saving you £4 and then you wanted a further £6 discount. Would you like me to stump up the £20 for you, is that it? :wh
So, what 'taxes' are fair then? None!The licence is an unfair tax. It provides us with no representation whatsoever. At present the Angling Trust's main competition is the EA fishery department. While people are taxed to fish they will never pay a similar amount of money to a single governing body....
Don't want to drag the BS into this really Fred so apolgies if they do so much more now. It was just an examle of something else to pay to that isn't necessary (pardon that too) but that some people want to do because they feel they support those aims.Depends Jeff, what you mean by "not much else"?
This shows how little you know Steve, because you'd never get involved other than enjoying the fruits of everyone else's labours. True?Come on! The E.A do naff all for us,
As I've already said, I concur, but it's law.it's just another tax that we the anglers have to pay and have accepted for donkey's years!
Yes, yes, and 'give it to me'.Do they prosecute polluters? Do they catch and prosecute poachers? What do they do with my money???
You're wrong Steve. I think there are rules that mean that the rod licence money is only spent on Fisheries work. It cant be spent on flood defence, air pollution or any of the other stuff the EA does.At the moment the licence revenue gets swallowed up into the gargantuan pot of the E.A. and only a pittance of it goes back into angling.
Absolutely. Dont we all? I hand over my hard-earned money and buy a rod licence every year. So, I make sure I know what I am getting for my money. Dont think for one minute that I am satisfied with it either, but at least I take the time to find out what I am paying for and understand it. To me mate, you are sounding just a little bit "but what have the romans ever done for us?!"James, have you got a vested interest in the E.A?.