Fishing is a pastime which is rapidly becoming unavailable to the young and old due to the cost of joining private fishing clubs that own the fishing rights to rivers and waterways that pass through public land. In these times of doom and gloom the goverment should be looking at ways to at least bring some affordable and accessable pleasure into peoples lives.
British people should have the right to fish rivers that pass through public land without the need to join a private angling club. These rights to fish should be held by the local council and if required charged for by them in the form of fishing licences. The monies collected from these licences could then be used to monitor and stock the rivers at these areas. This would also create employment and freedom of british people to enjoy the waterways of this country.