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James Laraway

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2020, 09:50:07 AM »
So Jimmy Crankie has said that there is a five mile limit on travel  for fishing, golf etc.

So the wording is " Permitted to travel short distances for outdoor leisure and exercise but to stay within a short distance of your local community ( broadly within 5 miles) and travel by walk, wheel and cycle where possible"

For a start the wording is shocking. What is ' by wheel' ? Who knows. Its not a bike as they is mentioned afterwards.

Also, define 'broadly'. I'd like to see the police enforce that for a start.

I will be using my common sense and staying within 30 mins of my home for my fishing .

Plus i'll be fishing lochs were either i dont ever see anyone else or where i can be out on my tube. I'll be using gloves to open gates etc etc to protect me and others

5 miles - what a joke. Like Euan says thousands of cyclists have been out doing hundreds of miles a week now for a couple of months but i'm not allowed to travel safely ( by car) to a loch 6 miles away from my house ?

I think i'll use my common sense as the SG clearly dont have any


Euan Innes

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2020, 10:12:40 AM »
Well said Sir!

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2020, 12:49:35 PM »
 Euan,

She has just announced that there is not a five mile limit but that we should use our own judgement. So as long as there are not huge crowds all going to known beauty spots all should be okay. I am sure that their will not be huge swathes of people heading to where we want to go.  :z16

Eddie  :z18
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

James Laraway

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2020, 13:33:57 PM »
Euan,

She has just announced that there is not a five mile limit but that we should use our own judgement. So as long as there are not huge crowds all going to known beauty spots all should be okay. I am sure that their will not be huge swathes of people heading to where we want to go.  :z16

Eddie  :z18

thats good to hear. It appears Nic can U-turn as fast as Boris  :X2

Mike Barrio

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2020, 14:07:47 PM »
Roll on the 28th, or whatever date the First Minister announces on the 28th  :z16

She did say that some things might start a few days later  :wink ....... but of course, nobody heard that  :z4
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Steven Sinclair

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2020, 14:26:02 PM »
So Jimmy Crankie has said that there is a five mile limit on travel  for fishing, golf etc. Does she not realise that cyclists have been doing 50 miles plus since lockdown began? Hell I have been doing 12 mile sprints on my bike.
The only fishing that is within 5 miles of me is the North Esk and it is so low that there are no salmon in it. There are some excellent trout that I have been watching on my daily exercise but the chances of being allowed to fish for them are small.  Even if I played golf the nearest course is 6 miles away. My nearest Tesco is 15 miles away and we go twice a week to Montrose. Never saw a soul on the beach yesterday and my dogs had a ball in the sea.
And still the cyclists fill the roads in groups that are clearly not the same family.
A pointless platitude from a pointless MP. Nae impressed.

Euan

Euan,

Fire me a message about fishing the Northie 😉

 :z18

Steven.

Charles Moore

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2020, 18:02:01 PM »
Great news today. Glad to have specifics on what "broadly 5 miles" means. Count down begins...

Alan Davidson

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2020, 21:26:16 PM »
My judgement is that Huntly is within a  reasonable distance from Aberdeen. : :X2

Euan Innes

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2020, 00:03:05 AM »
And Brechin...... :X2 :X2 :X2

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Bob Mitchell

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2020, 08:49:16 AM »
I feel that she is the only one that is sincere in her approach. I will be out when allowed as I have very few seasons left so why waste time.
Bob.

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2020, 16:31:08 PM »
Well if we do get to go out that will be great. I personally have got a day organised not too far from where I live but in a remote location and have inflated the float tube and got the rest of my stuff ready just in case we get the nod later next week. Here’s hoping we get to go out and tight lines to all if we do. Here’s hoping.

Stay safe,

Eddie  :z18
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

James Laraway

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2020, 09:15:46 AM »
if the fishing lockdown is not lifted on Thursday just go anyway. If you get stopped say you were " following the instincts of every fisherman "  :z16

Euan Innes

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2020, 11:10:37 AM »
Or plead that you were just doing a Dominic Cummings...

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Ali Mcewan

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2020, 15:09:41 PM »
So Jimmy Crankie has said that there is a five mile limit on travel  for fishing, golf etc. Does she not realise that cyclists have been doing 50 miles plus since lockdown began? Hell I have been doing 12 mile sprints on my bike.
The only fishing that is within 5 miles of me is the North Esk and it is so low that there are no salmon in it. There are some excellent trout that I have been watching on my daily exercise but the chances of being allowed to fish for them are small.  Even if I played golf the nearest course is 6 miles away. My nearest Tesco is 15 miles away and we go twice a week to Montrose. Never saw a soul on the beach yesterday and my dogs had a ball in the sea.
And still the cyclists fill the roads in groups that are clearly not the same family.
A pointless platitude from a pointless MP. Nae impressed.

Euan

Euan, take a look at mikes posts at balmakewan’s Facebook page, heaps of fish running the northie

Euan Innes

Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2020, 17:24:39 PM »
Thanks for that Ali.
The river went up about two feet when it rained on Saturday and then dropped back to about 8".  Stracathro looked ace but had no signs of fish. I guess I know where they are now!

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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