This is completely unacceptable. Common knowledge from the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency is “If you can put your fist through it, an otter can enter through it”. BHAA have invested tens of thousands of pounds on otter fencing, securing our fisheries, the fish, and the fishing they provide. The photos illustrate either crass stupidity, or just extreme laziness. Neither are welcome on our waters. Do we really have to explain Rule 31 in more detail; actually instructing people how to lock a gate?!

Anyone found guilty of leaving our fisheries insecure, will be removed from the Association immediately.