Fishing: public overnight ban

2009-11-27 00:00

EZEMVELO KZN Wildlife announced yesterday that with effect from December 1, all public overnight fishing in the Chelmsford Nature Reserve near Newcastle will cease because it can “no longer afford the cost of security”.

The gates will open from 5 am to 7 pm in summer (October 1 to March 31), and from 6 am to 6 pm in winter (April 1 to September 30).

The only overnight fishing permitted will be by members of recognised fishing clubs, who will only be allowed to use certain areas. Visitors booked in at Chelmsford may also fish overnight provided they do not disturb other guests.

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