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You have been Warned

Postby Avatar Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:00 pm

On a recent visit to Portland I saw this sign.

Considering a few people have been fined, I thought I'd post the pictures. I reckon the Police could have given people a warning rather than booking them straight off.
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Re: You have been Warned

Postby ThomasG Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:25 pm

Yeah, I forgot to look today, will try and remember tomorrow.
What I was told last week by a pro fisher.....4 people were booked last month but had their fines reversed.
The Police travel up the ramp in their boats the same as everyone else.

But any way......I dont know, but will make it my business to find out next week.
It certainly has not changed anything here, with people driving on without life jackets, riding hundreds of metres on their boats, and on two occasions that I saw.....standing on the front of the trailer.
I can not see how they can stop you driving on and getting towed up to the flat.
I certainly will not stop doing it. My skipper is an aged Pensioner Lady....what should she do once she has driven on ......Jump over in waist deep water ?
Not going to happen

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Re: You have been Warned

Postby Avatar Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:13 pm

I think treasury might be a bit short on cash. So the more fines that they can create, the greater the revenue base


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Re: You have been Warned

Postby AlphaPrime Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:25 pm

Not short on cash mate.. It's called greed. We are easy targets. This all started last tuna season.

I don't think the police would give a fine for just staying in the boat if as soon as you get onto flat ground you got out.

It's a shame because its those idiots that will ride in their boat while on the trailer for hundreds of meters when not needed that ruin it for everyone.

If everyone was sensible this stuff wouldn't happen.

ThomasG i think in your case the police would understand. If they don't.. That office would be a real piece of work.

Cheers, Anth


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Re: You have been Warned

Postby snapper jack Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:45 pm

Hey guys i have warned you guys in one of posts about this going months back . Also be careful about your tie downs and i will mention again bay life jackets and ocean are different codes


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Re: You have been Warned

Postby Avatar Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:13 pm

I have the email address of a water police man, might ask him about it


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Re: You have been Warned

Postby ThomasG Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:37 pm

Yes it was because of S/Jack's post that made me get new tie downs. So much easier than the old ones.


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