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Re: NFC: A Yearly Tragidy

I seen this same thing here in NY when I was a kid,
april first was truly fools day as the same crowd
lined a dozen or so streams a week after the states
like is said, the trash and the crowd was the thing
that caught my 12 yr olds eyes. The state has
continued, stocking tens of thousands of rainbows a
year in streams they were never in, beating out
brookies and browns that are now extirpated in many of
--- ron coon <rcoon at buckeye-express_com> wrote:
> I think its a good practice gone astray, It should
> be adults
> teaching children sport fishing . Teaching them how
> 's do's and don'ts, To
> leave the streams and ponds cleaner than u arrived
> ,in other words those who
> learn to care got to pick up for those who never
> learn.
>     Ron
> -------Original Message-------
> From: nfc at actwin_com
> Date: Friday, April 05, 2002 07:49:34 PM
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: NFC: A Yearly Tragidy
> Hello All,
> Its happening again this year, like it does every
> year. Our lovely State
> Fish Commission is stocking hundreds of thousands of
> trout into fragile
> streams where they do not belong and could not live
> naturally. Even though I
> am an avid sport fisherman I really detest this
> practice and fail to see the
> sport in catching tame fish that are used to having
> people come up and feed
> them. Aside from that I can only imagine what damage
> they do each year to
> the streams, rivers, and lakes they are dumped into.
> They are eating food
> that our natives need, and even eating our native
> fish that have a hard
> enough time already.
> The other problem is "opening day" when the stocked
> streams are wall to wall
> with people fishing elbow to elbow. Most of these
> people are "weekend"
> warriors and this will be only time this year that
> they fish. They leave
> line, Styrofoam worm cups, and all sorts of other
> trash behind making a real
> mess. This is not to mention the damage that they do
> each year to the
> fragile riparian zone around the streams by
> trampling over fragile young
> plants.
> Ok I am done venting now. What do you all think
> about this practice?
> Wally
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