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Re: NFC: A Yearly Tragidy

Good Ideas Bill, I really like the 1/2 day of work per fishing license. That
gave me another idea, in most states you need a special stamp to fish for
trout, why not have a program where these stamps need to be validated to be
used during the first week of the season. To get them validated you would
need to participate in a stream area cleanup. If people did not want to do
the clean up all they would have to do is wait a week, this would give each
state an army of volunteers.
You could even take it a little further and stock the cleaned up areas with
lunker trout and only the people who cleaned it up would be allowed to fish
in them.
----- Original Message -----
From: BILL HOPPE <zzzzzzbill at yahoo_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: A Yearly Tragidy

> Its all money Wally . A $.50 deposit on the foam cups
> would solve that problem and a requirement to donate
> one half day of cleanup work per fishing license would
> work wonders . Not likely to happen though . Might
> cause a dip in fishing revenues .
> --- Wally Billingham
> <wallybillingham at wallybillingham_com> wrote:
> > 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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> Bill Hoppe
> Yellville Arkansas
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