I’ve not even renewed my season rod on the Wharfe thus year . Realistically it will be months before I could drive a forty mile round trip to fish . It’s the same with my fishing license , it’s dead money until such a time that unrestricted movement is allowed so I might as well wait .
Renewed mine, ever hopeful !
Re Club membership - renew it !! All clubs will struggle financially this year, rents will still have to be paid (no government help here). I can see a lot of clubs folding due to lack of funds. Support your local club. Also your local commercial waters, they will need you there when restrictions end.
I see the Angling Trust is asking the Government about fishing as a "lone" sport activity and for an early decision on when we can all go out ? Again I live in hope (nearest River / put and take water 15 miles)
Unless you are truly on the bread line should pay your club subscriptions no matter what. It isn't as if you will be spending on fuel and meals out and without the subs some clubs could go under.
Rod licence... I feel we probably ought to buy one anyway to keep a bit of money going into the EA and show that we are doing our bit. But to be honest I probably wouldn't but I don't need one so I don't have to worry about that!
Mine's setup auto renew.
Also paid all club membership, fortunately I didn't take up to fish the Wharf.
One of the club have said they will pay back monies to those who want it but they will have to go on a waiting list if they want to rejoin next year (provided CV is over). Depending on how long CV lasts, they'll reimburse all members pro rata, or if no fishing this year then free for next year (again if CV is over) for those who wish to stay with the club, others can have money back. Not heard of any plans from the other clubs.