Fishing season is just starting down here at Jordan harbour and already im seeing mass waves of orientals. (not trying to be racist) But when i go fishing at my local spots i will see groups of 10+ oriental type people with charcoal BBQ's (which they dump in the water after) cases of beer( that they also toss in the water) and large amounts of garbage ( bags, worm container, food wrapping). Not only do they litter, but they also take every fish they catch. I've heard and have had cases where they catch a catfish or bass and its only 2 inches long and they keep it, or they ask if me and my friends if we catch and release, when we say yes they ask us to put what we catch in the bucket. 95% of them probably don't even have a fishing license. I'm tired of seeing my local spots taken over, over fished then covered in garbage. where is fish and game? or whoever deals with these problems?
This is a topic that rears its ugly head every once in a while... I think that everyone here agrees that litter and irresponsible fishing practices are problems that need to be addressed. However, race is 100% irrelevant.
Everyone has now had a chance to have their say, and I'm very proud to see that the overwhelming majority of OFF members are wise enough to reject racial stereotyping.
Litter, poaching, irresponsible angling practices and abuse of our resources are all very important issues that should be addressed. In the future, feel free to talk about these issues, but please, let's leave race out of it.