Within a month from the taking of the first stickleback, Benjy had carried off our hero to the canal, in defiance of Charity; and between them, after a whole afternoon's popjoying, they had caught three or four small, coarse fish
and a perch, averaging perhaps two and a half ounces each, which Tom bore home in rapture to his mother as a precious gift, and which she received like a true mother with equal rapture, instructing the cook nevertheless, in a private interview, not to prepare the same for the Squire's dinner.
The decision follows a detailed review of the evidence and responses provided to a public consultation which indicate that removing the close season would pose a risk to coarse fish
in some locations.
The fishing close season prevents fishing for coarse fish
for three months to give the fish a chance to breed.
River Habitats for Coarse Fish
: How Fish Use Rivers and How We Can Help Them
Anglers were reminded that fishing for coarse fish
in rivers is off limits from Sunday, March 15, to Monday, June 15, in order to protect breeding fish.
Or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Winners are found by scoring against official UK records, excluding coarse fish
of 1lb or less, and sea fish in mini-lists.
Environment Agency rod licences expired yesterday; so from today a 2010-2011 licence must be purchased before fishing any river, lake, canal or any other freshwater for coarse fish
, trout, sea trout and salmon.
Team Leader, Al Watson, says: "It is illegal to fish for coarse fish
using the close season.
In 2000 an estimated 100,000 coarse fish
and 200 salmon were killed in the Bangor-on-Dee area after a pollution leak.
Purpose-built ponds and lakes have increased considerably over the past 20 years, resulting in a variety and abundance of coarse fish
such as Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach and Rudd.
ANGLERS are being reminded that fishing for coarse fish
in rivers is now off limits until June 15 to allow rivers to restock.