Today was a momentous day for Australian Anglers, for the first time in 20 years we stood up and protected our rights to fish in our own waters without fear and intimidation by over powering government intervention.
Proudly as anglers we can stand up knowing that our fight was fair and a campaign run with fact and integrity built on a solid foundation of information not propaganda. When the opposition stood up for recreational fishing the greens who wanted to squash recreational fishing voted against us. Amendments were re written and a clear concise decision to incorporate the terms rec fishing and charter rec fishing was included as a protected group was named.
Sadly our comrades in our domestic commercial fishing industry have been dealt a blow with the planned amendments to allow local domestic small scale commercial fishing to maintain arbitrary power free were not successful.
At this time of the year when anglers are generally more concerned with fishing than the politics of fishing we stood up and soldiered on to achieve what we needed to KEEP AUSTRALIA FISHING - I ask you all to raise your virtual glasses and toast yourselves on a battle hard won. Cheers to all who did their bit you all know who you are.
Special thanks need to go out to Mr. Dale McClelland, Mr Daniel Stanilovic and the team at WEFISH for the countless hours put in above and beyond what we could have ever expected, forever in their debt.
For continued information on rec fishing issues that we will continue to fight for look up WEFISH info blog to see the work that Daniel has put in.