Danish inshore fishing
By Martin Joergensen
There are laws and written rules, but for the benefit of all of us, there are some unwritten common sense and social rules too:
- Be considerate to nature and other people
- Don't leave anything where you have been. Remove all line, trash, bottles etc.
- Put out fire and barbeques with sand or water an remove non-decomposable material
- Don't fish where everybody else fishes. There's a lot of space out there, so why stand shoulder by shoulder?
- When you arrive to a spot where other people are fishing, disturb them as little as possible. Most people come to fish and be alone, not to talk or mingle.
- Conversation is a two part process, and if a person doesn't reply, it's probably a clear signal
- Consider walking along while you fish - concentrating on certain spots, but leaving them after a while. You will cover more water, see more things and leave places undisturbed - ready to return to later.
- There's no rule that says you should walk or move while you fish, so many fishers will stand still for a long time. Let them! Pass them by stopping your casts in good time. Reel up your line and pass behind them, and fish on on the other side.
- Respect all signs; privacy, no cardriving, no parking. Some peole see a lot of rude fishers, and it ruins fishing for all of us.