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14 hours ago, z-man said:

I’ve never had a fishing license checked in my life and I’m fine with it. The last thing I want is to be hassled with showing a license. Imagine if you could be stopped at anytime while driving just for a license check.  

Also signs aren’t going to do anything. The people that don’t follow the rules don’t give a crap about signs telling them what to do. 

Agreed totally

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3 hours ago, Angler #1 said:

Z Man your last comment is very correct and that is why the signs must also explain the reasons Why we have the regulations along with the regulations in the most common languages presently fishing the canal to better define this whole process the best way possible.  From my personal observations that would mean at least 5 different nationalities  along with English, be looked at . It may be to late, it may not be, however something needs to be done to better educate those who do care about what they are doing to the resource is not good. Then with an empowered environmental police force actually enforcing with vigor all and every regulation make the general public more aware of our responsibility as care keepers of the natural resources we all cherish . I also have never been asked to see my fishing license as well, but that can be a good thing ?    

Why do the fishing licenses even matter. You don’t need to take a course or pass a test to get one like a drivers license or hunting license. All you need is to give the state $10. 

I’d rather see money get put towards adding more trash cans than more signs. Maybe more of the trash from dog walkers and fisherman would end up in a barrel if they were spread out more. 

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Fishing licenses matter because the law mandates it. If these habitual scofflaws knew there was actually some teeth in enforcing the saltwater, they'd certainly think twice. If a $50 fine and loss of gear isn't enough, they now have to drive home with their tail between their legs. 

 

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18 hours ago, fishcrat said:

bob_G, after you started the lack of signage thread in early May which contained many posts with good suggestions  about sign locations and comments, I checked the land side East End and only found the license requirement sign similar to what you described near at the access path to the jetty and access road.  I also checked the Sagamore Bridge parking lot and the Scusset Beach State Fishing pier and found no DMF fishing signs. I couldn't believe there were no signs at the fish pier and Emailed DMF Director Dave Pierce and Assistant Director Mike Armstrong Emailed me back and aid his recreational fisheries staff was addressing this ASAP.  There was still nothing up when I checked recently so I'm going to contact Director Pierce again and strongly urge the staff address  this deficiency before he retires.  

I know it's getting late in the season but I'd rather see durable signs up now than go through this again next Spring. There's no excuse in this lack of signs given that the recreational fisheries license revenue is dedicated for recreational fisheries improvement and they use it for lots of positive projects including significant public access acquisition and fish pie construction.  Go on the DMF website and look up the 2019 1st and 2nd quarter DMF Newsletter for more info. 

Secondly, the Cape Cod Salties have been cleaning up the Cape side of the Canal for at least 20 years and a cleanup is scheduled for Sept 21.  Unfortunately, like many fishing clubs, the Salties are getting long in the teeth and might welcome younger more agile members of this forum to help out and tackle the riprap.  Sat morning Sept 21, if you're interested .

Also, he Office of Coastal Zone Management also scheduled a clean up in the fall but I don't know if that's still going on.  

 

 

Driving down the Mass. Turnpike one will see all kinds of signs, do this, don't do that bla bla bla…………….Nobody reads them, and nobody follows them, just go on doing what they damn well please...………….Our society, as we know it, is out of control and the soloution is?????????????????????????

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17 mins ago, b-ware said:

Driving down the Mass. Turnpike one will see all kinds of signs, do this, don't do that bla bla bla…………….Nobody reads them, and nobody follows them, just go on doing what they damn well please...………….Our society, as we know it, is out of control and the soloution is?????????????????????????

With all due respect Bernie, I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate. I think a certain percentage of people, folks like you and who obey and respect our laws, do in fact read the signs. That's the way we were brought up. 

But to your point. Yes, there are quite a few out there who ignore everything. Speed laws, stop signs, fishing regs, or all of the above. These are the ones who are always chasing their tails in life. They pay higher insurance due to repeated traffic violations. Have suspended driver's licenses., And yes, fish without licenses.

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57 mins ago, bob_G said:

With all due respect Bernie, I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate. I think a certain percentage of people, folks like you and who obey and respect our laws, do in fact read the signs. That's the way we were brought up. 

But to your point. Yes, there are quite a few out there who ignore everything. Speed laws, stop signs, fishing regs, or all of the above. These are the ones who are always chasing their tails in life. They pay higher insurance due to repeated traffic violations. Have suspended driver's licenses., And yes, fish without licenses.

I agree with you Bob, and those people are the problem...…….but the fact still remains that they are a problem without a viable soloution…………..

 

Yes I do read the signs out of habit but I still drive the average speed...…….

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RESPECT

The present generation has an unfortunately large percentage who do not have a clue what RESPECT is or means. It is a very selfish, I am more important than anyone else, the rules do not apply to me, look how cool I am world out there. Factor in the huge number of people living in the shadows who feel what does a fishing rule matter if breaking it makes a buck and the average get a license, go out and fish by the rules Joe gets outnumbered in a hurry.

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9 hours ago, speedwell said:

RESPECT

The present generation has an unfortunately large percentage who do not have a clue what RESPECT is or means. It is a very selfish, I am more important than anyone else, the rules do not apply to me, look how cool I am world out there. Factor in the huge number of people living in the shadows who feel what does a fishing rule matter if breaking it makes a buck and the average get a license, go out and fish by the rules Joe gets outnumbered in a hurry.

Words of wisdom and another one would be ethics, personal ethics that help to guide us all in respecting not only ourselves but the resource as well . 

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