Ban fishing in Eastville Park Bristol

Ban fishing in Eastville Park Bristol

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Eastville Park Community started this petition to Councillor Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Communities, Equalities and Public Healt)

Eastville Park is home to an abundance of wildlife such as kingfishers, grey heron, greater spotted and green woodpeckers, dippers, cygnets (swans), mallard ducks, geese and mammals such as otters, foxes and even badgers. The fish in the lake and river are an important part of an ecosystem which ensures the survival of the wildlife at the park. 

Over the years there have been many complaints about fishing in the park with some of the following issues:

- Wildlife entangled in fishing line (Specific examples of this have been a cygnet entangled and luckily freed by a member of the community, a dead coot with a fishing hook in it discarded and a gull entangled in fishing line that also died. There are many more examples).

- Fishing out of season


- Fishing without a licence


- Unpleasant interactions with those illegally fishing in the area

The Bristol City Council Bylaw for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces Part 2 #7 states the following: No person shall kill, injure, take or disturb any animal, or engage in hunting or shooting or the setting of traps or the laying of snares.

Fishing in the park directly violates this bylaw and should, therefore, be banned effective immediately. 

Help keep Eastville Park a beautiful and safe space for all by signing this petition and asking the council to ban fishing at Eastville Park. 

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