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[Sticky] SHOREBOUND ANGLERS ALLIANCE Defends our Shark Fishing Rights

william
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Enough is enough!!We must stop talking and start acting. This organization is born out of necsecity at the precise moment that we are threatened as a sector of the shorebound fishing community;born out of the need to unite and have our voices heard in matters that affect us -such as Beach Access,The Right to fish for sharks , defending against discrimatory laws enacted by beachside communities that would rather not have to deal with the reality of sharks on there shores.We will take the fight to those that will trample our rights,,,,,we have the energy and capacity to be heard and respected from this point forward. This organization welcomes those that feel a deep respect for this sport and are willing to fight hard to protect it's future. We will be an organization with some real bite that will get results .  The Idea to create a Florida based shark fishing website began a few years ago when my nephew George jr pointed out a land-based shark fishing tourney that was being hosted on a fishing website at that time. I could not believe it, a website on the internet that was showcasing the sport that had for so many years been at the center of my life. I was ecstatic and excited at the possibilities that the internet had created for our sport .Seeing other fisherman involved in something we enjoyed so much ourselves and all those sharks caught from beaches not far from our own gave us the impetus to reach out to other shark fisherman via our new breed of shark fishing website, and provide a place for them to share with the world there shark fishing adventures. I told myself "Wow we could do this" and we have more history and tons of expierience to create the greatest land-based shark fishing website in the world. To me it seemed like a no brainer, pour into this new website all the passion for the sport, bring in the incredible history(with pictures & stories as proof) of so many awesome shark hunters in our midst, combined with the vast years of shark fishing know-how on beaches ,piers, jetties, bridges and also on boats made my decision to create a top notch shark fishing website an easy one. The great group of guys who have been part of the shark club for so many years served as the foundation for our site. Sharing our adventures and teaching what we have learned made it a very gratifying undertaking. From day one everyone that saw what we were creating had words of encouragement for us, that propelled our project forward. Seeing the many newcomers learning from our shared expieriences then going out and making great catches themselves makes our hard work here feel like bliss. At times our path has been made rocky by contraversy but our intentions are pure , our work to gain respect and recognition for this sport has been and will continue to be sincere. Our unwavering commitment and our outspoken views to defend the sport have been evidenced on the pages of various Newspapers and in the town halls of seaside communities intent on squashing our rights to fish the beaches. We will gladly continue to carry the sword & wage war on any organization that tries to limit our freedoms as shark fisherman. We will continue to be at the forefront of our battle and anyone who wants to defend there rights to fish from a Florida shoreline is encouraged to join our ranks .We will not tire, we will not wither away or succomb to powerful forces against us ,,,,,,,,we will fight the good, humble, and just fight because we have reason behind us.

This topic was modified 3 months ago 3 times by william

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Topic starter Posted : 12/23/2009 2:17 pm
maddawg
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sounds good will!!! i will help if i can and for sure give donations to the cause what ever i can do to help if i can i will

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Posted : 12/23/2009 2:49 pm
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The only way landbased shark fishing has a long future is by doing something like this. :mrgreen:

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Posted : 12/23/2009 10:24 pm
sharkbait27
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right on something must be done and we will do it now we must all come togther

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Posted : 01/06/2010 7:50 pm
Blacktip Hunter
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Way to go Will! Anything you need help with, all you have to do it ask!

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Posted : 01/21/2010 1:28 pm
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Team Hard Hookers and Cape Haze Rods are ready to fight for our rights :x

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Posted : 01/21/2010 1:32 pm
sharker33701
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sounds good will if you need any help im here just let me know

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Posted : 01/21/2010 4:35 pm
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Posted : 03/26/2010 1:15 pm
william
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Sad news for the land-based shark fisherman of Florida another county is drawing up a proposal to ban shark fishing from there beaches.The time to act is now or we will be be an extinct species of fisherman.Here's the writeup.

http://www.veronews.com/index.php?optio ... ad-stories

Shark fishing making waves with county commissioners PDF Print E-mail
By Debbie Carson - Apr. 26, 2010, 10:04am

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Shark fishing on the county’s beaches has attracted the attention of one county commissioner who is now asking staff to review the county’s policies and rules.

“I don’t believe this is a safe practice,” said Commissioner Joe Flescher of fishermen attracting sharks toward the shore and then dragging the sea predator up onto the beach near sunbathers.

Flescher said the two most prevalent types of sharks swimming off the coast of Indian River County are bulls and tigers, the second and third most feared shark species behind the great white.

Fellow commissioners agreed that more information about the practice of shark fishing and the ramifications is needed before they proceed with changing or adding any rules.

Commissioners Gary Wheeler and Wesley Davis both said at a recent commission meeting that they would not support out-right banning of shark fishing from the shore.

“They’re after the bait, not the people,” Wheeler said of the sharks.

Flescher told commissioners that the shark fishermen canoe or kayak a bucket of chum out from the shore to attract the sharks to the area. He added that unsuspecting swimmers could be downstream of the bucket.

“I think it’s pretty crystal clear what’s taking place,” Flescher said. “We’re waiting for an accident to happen.”

Wheeler said he has SCUBA dived numerous times and spearfished and never had the misfortune of being on the wrong end of a shark – even while trailing a bloody bag filled with fish.

Commissioner Bob Solari said he has been hiking and out in nature and never been fearful of the wildlife.

“But I’ve never grabbed a panther by the tail,” he said.

He added that shoreline shark fishing near sunbathers and swimmers is the reason why government has to pass laws – people leave common sense and logic at home.

“This is one of the dumbest things on God’s green earth,” Solari said.

While Davis said he would not support banning the shoreline sport, he agreed that the public has a reasonable expectation of safety when they go to the beach.

“It’s the blood in the water that bothers me,” Davis said.

However, sharks are out in the ocean, not far from shore regardless of whether or not fishermen have chummed and baited the water, Commission Chairman Peter O’Bryan said.

Doug Distl, the manager of the Carlton community along the beach, brought the issue to Flescher’s attention, asking him to ban shoreline shark fishing after he found fishermen from outside the area fishing for sharks as part of an Internet-based shark fishing tournament.

Distl told commissioners that they would not want the county to develop the reputation of the “shark fishing capital” of the southeast.

He said that his community has been proactive in warning residents when conditions are unsafe to swim – sending out emails when the fish are running near the shore, which attracts sharks.

“Let’s be proactive,” Distl urged commissioners.

After the meeting and commissioners agreed to get more information before changing or adding rules, Distl expressed disappointment that commissioners were delaying action.

One of the reasons for delay is to allow County Attorney Alan Polackwich to better determine who has jurisdiction over the shore and the waters.

He said a cursory review of state laws suggests the county has jurisdiction and could establish and enforce the rules.

However, Polackwich pointed out a state law that seems to reserve the right to the state to make laws pertaining to saltwater fishing.

Polackwich said the county might be able to establish an overriding rule based on public safety concerns.

“It’s an attraction of sharks issue” not fishing, the attorney said. However, he told commissioners that he could not give a 100 percent guarantee that any county ordinance would withstand a legal challenge from the state.

“Heading down this path is a challenge,” he said.

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Topic starter Posted : 05/04/2010 8:17 am
sharkinmiami
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We have to make sure that people aren't shark fishing in the day near people swimming... idk who's been doing that... but it obviously isn't helping us and it isn't the best thing to be doing regardless. Is there a hearing date?

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Posted : 05/04/2010 9:47 am
sharker33701
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you know that the sharks have been in those waters for years and do they not think that sharks will be there when they ban fishing from beaches over there how many people have to get ate for them to relize that shark fisherman actually help out to find out what sharks are in the waters on the beach and how big they are im sorry but i still to this day will not and refuse to get in the ocean because im afraid i will get eat by a shark as a shark fisherman i know what is out there and call me a pussy if you want or what ever
but i have seen what has been caught out on some of these beaches and it really bothers me that they want to bann shark fishing

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Never test the depth of the water with both feet"
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Posted : 05/04/2010 3:49 pm
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