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Thread: asked to move from my spot,Why?
Jul-20-2012, 06:48 PM #1
asked to move from my spot,Why?
Today I was fishing Ponto in carlsbad . I got there about ten and found a spot with very few people and surfers,you could see huge corbina in the shallows.I started fishing the area and within a couple hours a lot more people began to show up,and started swimming etc right next to me.Then someone complains to the lifeguard that I'm fishing to close to them and their kids. The young and respectful lifeguard asks me to move to where there are less people, but as far as the eye could see there were people.My question is this.Is there a law that swimming or surfing takes precedence over fishing? Should i have been made to leave? I was just minding my own business enjoying the beach like everyone else.But i yielded and went om my way.Not a huge deal but come on,aren't our waters for everyone?Probably some tourist from some god forsaken place,hopefully not a local. Thanks! And just some surf perch c&r
Jul-20-2012, 07:10 PM #2
Do what I do-I'm sorry I was here first and by the way I pay for a license to fish are they licensed to swim?
Jul-20-2012, 07:14 PM #3
^^ What he said. I can see if you rolled up on them too close...but if you were there fishing and they came up and then complained, tough shit for them."When I grow up I want to be, One of the harvesters of the sea. I think before my days are done, I want to be a fisherman. I'll live and die a fisherman." -Les Claypool
Jul-20-2012, 07:51 PM #4
This is like moving next to an airport......then complaining airplanes are too loud.
Jul-20-2012, 08:44 PM #5
From my understanding the agreement is: no surfboarding and no fishing between the orange flags adjacent to the lifeguard tower.
Jul-20-2012, 08:45 PM #6
Jul-20-2012, 08:53 PM #7
Its the nature of the game. Everyday I have been hitting the surf. You find a spot, no one is there then they seem to flock to you. The way I see it, the beach is long and instead of being a dick or playing 2 and saying"I was here first!" I choose to move down a bit. Some times its a matter of pick your battle. All we need is a bunch assholes then boom, no more fishing the surf. Just like the booze ban on the beach it will only take a couple if "situations" and NO MAS. Its easy to just walk down and cast again. The fish are all down the beach. My 2 pennies.
Jul-20-2012, 08:59 PM #8
toss out a chunked surf perch and catch a 50 lb leopard shark, you will have the spot all to yourself guaranteed!"When I grow up I want to be, One of the harvesters of the sea. I think before my days are done, I want to be a fisherman. I'll live and die a fisherman." -Les Claypool
Jul-20-2012, 09:45 PM #9
Only Jesus likes fishermen.............
Jul-20-2012, 09:49 PM #10