Close season on the Lea

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Close season on the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:39 pm

So the close season is upon us, and I still want to fish the Lea. I am confused by the rulings, is it true I can fish the canalised bits, but not the river, and as the Lea is mostly canalised river from Hertford down, how does this rule apply? Answers on a postcard, please, or better still, on this forum!

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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Tengisgol » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:53 pm

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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by MoleFisher » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:04 am

The canalised section of the Lee starts at Aquaduct lock,just below Kings weir.
Above Kings weir the natural Lea and the Lee navigation intertwine from Hertford downstream,so not a canal. At Kings weir the natural Lea branches off, leaving the canal open to fishing. I think you may be able to fish all the way to East London but do check first.

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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Lea Dweller » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:22 am

Hello Corneybury, As previously stated, you can fish downstream of Aqueduct Lock, so loads of river, all the way into Docklands!
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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Corneybury » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:25 am

Thanks guys!

I will keep you appraised of progress in my battle vs signal crayfish and cormorants

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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by RBTraditional » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Hang you rods up for the next three months, enjoy your garden, clean and ready your tackle, go bird watching and ........ please give the fish, flora and fauna a rest from us humans during the breeding season......
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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Vole » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:19 pm

Just as soon as the dog-walkers, canoeists, poachers and boaters agree to do the same...
This is an uber-public water, and frankly, the more anglers that are present, the better. We're the only eyes on the bank with the fishes' welfare at heart.
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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by RBTraditional » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:29 pm

Vole wrote:Just as soon as the dog-walkers, canoeists, poachers and boaters agree to do the same...
This is an uber-public water, and frankly, the more anglers that are present, the better. We're the only eyes on the bank with the fishes' welfare at heart.

Oh I agree we are the guardians of the aquatic environs, but to be regarded so and thus respected, we really shouldn't do as they do. I look after a stretch of river.....but I don't need to fish it during the closed season to do so.....
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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Vole » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:00 pm

If it's a river, you're not allowed to fish it.
This is a canal, and we are... and I feel we probably should. It would be just like the Park Authority to have a user census at Easter, then say that nobody bothered to fish it, so why bother looking after it as a fishery?
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Re: Close season on the Lea

Post by Tench Dreamer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:44 pm

I agree with Vole , and I shall fish( when I get time) the canalised lea at Cheshunt . Tench are in there somewhere. ... It's a canal . The old river is a river and close season applies

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