DAA Chairman Ian Scofield has sent the following to members. It sets out the Association’s position.
Members must be aware that the government has imposed a lockdown to deal with coronavirus.
It requires the population to stay in their homes except for certain very limited necessities.
Angling Trust has been told that fishing is not one of the exceptions and therefore angling is not permitted until further notice. Angling Trust is trying to persuade the government that angling as a solitary activity should be allowed but nothing is likely to change before the three week review date at the earliest.
We know members will be frustrated by this but all we can do is to inform you of the government position as relayed to us by Angling Trust. It is not a DAA directive.