Smelly sight ruined my day

I AM replying to a reader's letter headlined 'told he was the only one' in March 27 edition. The letter was in response to the news that Weston's Grand Pier is opening for fishermen/women to use. I am glad no fishermen/women took up the offer of fishing f

I AM replying to a reader's letter headlined 'told he was the only one' in March 27 edition.The letter was in response to the news that Weston's Grand Pier is opening for fishermen/women to use.I am glad no fishermen/women took up the offer of fishing from the Grand Pier. I visited Clevedon Pier on a day that happened to be 'fishing day' and I will never forget it. Bloodied cut-up fish lining the pier, hooks, fishing lines trailed everywhere, and fish being dragged up from the water.A horrible, smelly sight that ruined my day. Also, the careless attitude of some of these fishermen leaves a lot to be desired. Wildlife is continually suffering with their discarded fishing lines - just ask the RSPCA! I think the Grand Pier should reconsider allowing fishing from their premises if they want tourists to continue using it.Nobody wants to see this grotesque sight on a fun day out. It's bad enough that we have to see fishing from the sea front every time there's a high tide.DEAN HARRIS - Manilla Crescent, Weston


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