Feedback on Vehicles on Beaches re - Last Months Newsletter
Hi Rob Cullen here. I will be very sad if a handfull of folks succeed with their pressure for no vehicles on beaches.
After a storm I was the only one at Uretiti Beach and rescued a large bird that was on deaths door step wallowing in the small waves.
I put it in a nest I made out of dried debri and cut up all my remaining bait for it to eat.
I would like to think that bird lived because of my actions. Had I not been there I am sure it would not have lasted long.
On exiting the beach I was confronted
by a greeny who tried to tell me that I had no right to be there, so I asked him to come see the bird.
He just didn't want to know!
Yes I'm all for you Paul and agree we must keep beach access for recreational fishers with 4X4 vehicles.
In regards to taking 4WD's up the beach.
I am 71 years old, I love fishing and have one of your fishing kite rigs I don't get out too much but I like it. I can't go out in a boat anymore and if 4WD vehicles were banned from the beach I would not be
able to go fishing anymore - my legs just would not be able to take me along the beach!
If you sit on the beach for a day you would see idiots drive up the beach the same as they do along the roads. When I travel along the beach I never go over go over 20 kilometers per hour.
Yours in fishing, Harold Shaw.