Limpopo Bowfishing licence Mad!!!

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Limpopo Bowfishing licence Mad!!!

Postby jakes1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:26 pm

The cost for a bowfishing licence is R1058-00. In the other provinces it is R20 or for free. Does this make sence....? The reason they say it is so expensive is because it is cartching fish by other means as hook and sinker- Art 58. According to them it is to discourage people from using nets etc. For me this is too much per year, especially if we look at other provinces rates. They said we can send a complaint to the Dept of treasury and finance, please let me know if you are a bowfisherman from limpopo or have any suggestions in handling this situation/problem. This rates will only lead to illegal bowfishing........

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Postby bow007 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:49 pm

I'm with you on that... it's ridiculous!
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Postby Andre van Tonder » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:03 pm

They are out of their minds and it is clear that they have no clue what they are doing.

I suggest that you write a letter to them explaining the situation and also obkecting that the consider bow fishing the same light as illegal netting.

Request a meeting with the responsable official and go and talk about possible sollutions.
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Postby Guardian » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Sounds more legal to bowfish without license than paying such fees !!!

Someone is looking for money for doing nothing, not so ?
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Postby Chaser » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:55 am

who ever said crime does not pay....just dont get caught
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Postby jakes1 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:17 pm

this will force people to do illegal bowfishing yes!
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Postby Emile » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:44 am

Just another money making racket.
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Postby Vaughn » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:36 pm

I am almost certain this is a mistake, you have a BEE official sitting behind a desk who cant make descisions, he sees without hook and sinker and thats that.

Cant be the correct fee, if by some small miracle it is the correct price.... I wouldnt bother getting one and would consider fishing without said licence, (as the majority of the limpopo province do anyway) :evil:
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Postby AHBH » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:49 am

Take an arrow along and show him the barb (hook) and try and explain that the fish gets hooked and reeled in. And if he still does not understand show him how it works in practise maybe he will get hooked :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Andre van Tonder » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:27 am

Does someone have contact details at the Limpopo nature conservation department that one can take up the matter of bowfishing with?

I am trying to help one of the guys in Groblersdal also make headway ... he has a boat fully rigged for night shooting but he is getting nowhere with the officials ... he did not mention any redicilous fees, but he is being given the run-around by the official constantly asking for more and more information (explain what you want to do wit hthe fish, prove that you will not confuse species, etc, etc).

I am also not a boat owner so can someone also please point out the "normal" regulations for taking boats out on the water during the night?

Let's see if we can't get this issue sorted out ...

We have the procedure for applying for a permit in Mpumalanga sorted out so if someone can please give us details of how and with whom to apply for bow fising permits in the other provinces that would also be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Big D » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:33 am

jakes1 wrote:this will force people to do illegal bowfishing yes!


x2 These guys have the gift of making honest people do dishonest things. Nobody minds paying his/hers R20.00 p/a for a licence. But R1000.00?!?!?!, ag nee wat, ill take my chances. If rhino poachers only get a R1 500.00 fine for killing a R150 000.00 animal, according to my calculations, one will only receive a R10.38 fine for illigal bowfishing :wink: :twisted:
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Postby impact » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:55 am

its normal fishing with a double acting casting mechanism and one long hook
problem solved go pay your 20 bucks
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Postby Andre van Tonder » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:24 pm

Dankie vir julle onmisbare wyshede :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Het iemand nou asb vir my die kontakbesonderhede soos versoek?
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Postby Andre van Tonder » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:55 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ?????
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Postby johanj » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:23 am

Andre - kry jy nie die boodskap nie. As niemand die inligting vir jou gestuur het nie dan bestaan daar nie so 'n vereiste op so 'n departement nie en dan kan jy maar gaan skiet. :D
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