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Hope I'm not boring you (al) with Rudee reports ......kinda close fishing grounds. It's a decent place to fish,lots of varitey, et al. I fished today, and was talking to this dude with his son on vacation-a hallmark card so far ...right?......
I tell him he needs a fishing license and he says "It's a holiday, they won't be checking".........What freakin planet are you from dude?!......I tell him they STRONGLY enforce the license...(look at my past posts )

You probably know the rest of the story, but it gets worse....... Cops on bikes come up and start checking.....I tell the dude to start walking and I'll claim his rods as mine......he instead, stays beside his rod and gets a ticket!...cop didn't see him fishing, just saw him with a rod...........I abide by the law my friends but It was FD and I was trying to help this dude out.......He gets the ticket AND also in the meanwhile got a parking ticket.........

I'm told the license ticket is around 200.00.....any comments/info?

The last thing I remember the dude saying was "I make that in a day".........8(---)

I just gotta shake my head and wonder sometimes......TRIPP!....you better be "listening"!!!!!!! Learn from peoples stupid mistakes!;)
 

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HA! HA! That's a good one. Wata dummy. It's good to hear their down there inforcing. Did they check anybodys catch? I've seen people keeping undersized fish and I've made a few calls to the VMRC. I hope that made a difference in the patrol considering how many cops work the beach area.
 

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question: VA. License

The dude got a ticket fishing @ spot next to the Lighthouse restaurant right? I've never seen them check there before when i used to live in the area. Do i still need a license if i was surf fishing off the beach behind the restaurant? Please let me know-thanks.

~SPG:confused:
 

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License

If you are on a pier that has a pier license, on a boat that the owner has a boat license then you do not need a license. Otherwise you neend one, com'on it's only $8 a year. Cheaper than a $200 dollar fine!
 

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Skunked is correct.....license is I think around 30 for a non-res and 12 for a weeks worth.
 

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i see them from across the inlet checking all the time. like the last time the cops were measuring fish. my ticket acouple years ago cost 97$$
 

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How much of that $200 fine goes toward the betterment of the fishery? I believe that most of the licensing fee is earmarked for fisheries projects. When I was a kid my dad told me that if he didn't have a license and got caught, they would take his rod. He was always licensed, and so am I. Do they not take your rods if you get caught fishing without a license?
 

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It's not the $$$. I have spent hundreds on fishing each year so it's not about the that at all. When i used to live in Norfolk from 1994-1999 and fished Rudee inlet and surf all the time but was nevered checked even though i had license on me. I had always thought that fishing off the oceanfront no license was required only on the bay.

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Hey Lou,

Im hearin' you man!!! I won't become an arrogant fisherman. Being arrogant only causes more and more damage in the long run. And how you fish reflects on how you do everything else!;)
 
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