While I was at The Fly Fishing Show catching up with old friends and learning about all the typos I’m so fond of posting here in the Internet, Virginia’s legislators were hard at work stomping out wetlands.
If you’re a Virginia Voter, get on that one – it won’t kill you to send an e-mail. I came across this one through the Potomac Riverkeeper’s facebook page. If you’re on there become a fan! They need your help and they’re good with the news.
If you missed the Fly Fishing Show in NJ, there’s still a chance coming up in the spring to catch up with your favorite fishing guru at the Valley Forge show this spring! The NJ show is a great time and I’m expecting the Philly show to be just as fun.
In the news today is an announcement coming from NOAA relating to their National Saltwater Angler Registry and the changes coming up for 2011. New for this year :if you’re holding a saltwater fishing license from any state other than Hawaii, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you’re OK for 2011 and don’t have to re-register. What’s unclear is if “non-resident” licenses make you exempt – I assume yes. I’m hoping there will be more clear revisions of this in the weeks to come.
The link here:
As with many of my fellow anglers I chase stripers up and down the coast so this is an interesting announcement. In discussing with friends today one positive from this announcement is that any funds being charged are staying within the states and not getting lost here on Capitol Hill. I have a sweet spot in my heart for the beaches and jetties of New Jersey so I’m sure my friends up there will be cheering for this one; who doesn’t love paying $15 to get put on a list?
Icing on the cake for New Jersey anglers are rumors of problems registering for 2011 today. Maybe you have to wait till Jan 1. Good luck getting Knee Deep in that process!