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Old 07-12-2019, 07:26 AM
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Stole this photo from Facebook....

Apparently someone has put up a bunch of no fishing signs at the public beach accesses on Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores.

Anyone have the story on this or know if it is even legal? I mean the beach is public property...
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:29 AM
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Looks like a big boat isn't paying any attn. to it....
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:37 AM
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Since there doesn't appear to be any municipality's logo on it I don't believe it's anything official - just some local nanny who is worried about her kids getting hooked. Probably the same people who put up the No Wake Zone signs in the Adams Creek ICW.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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Not even sure if a county official can keep a state licensed fisherman from fishing on a State own beach in State owned waters.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:02 PM
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Not even sure if a county official can keep a state licensed fisherman from fishing on a State own beach in State owned waters.
They sure do in Palm Beach County.
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Looks like somebody being cute to me. Should have a dept on it
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:39 PM
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Get a marker and cross out the “No” part!
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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sad to think that tax payers will be spending millions very soon by way of FEMA grants to rebuild their so called beaches.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:21 PM
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I wonder what the reason is for the "No Fishing"?
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People are sure that fishing attract sharks and therefore increases risk of swimmers getting bit. Of course there now evidence to support it but that’s never stopped people from making more regulations.
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Originally Posted by kmac View Post
People are sure that fishing attract sharks and therefore increases risk of swimmers getting bit. Of course there now evidence to support it but that’s never stopped people from making more regulations.
Me thinks you didn't mean what you wrote....
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hammerdown777 View Post
Get a marker and cross out the “No” part!
Or turn the N to an M and add an apostrophe to the end. You'll have folks elbow to elbow between the blue pennants.
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
Me thinks you didn't mean what you wrote....
Hey I was only one letter off. Not bad for me
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:31 PM
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The beach access that we use in Pine Knoll Shores is a private gated parking lot that holds about 30 vehicles and 8 or 10 golf carts, and however many bicycles you can cram in the corner. Actual access to the public beach is a single 5 foot wide opening in the dunes at the base of the stairs. Throw in the many people who walk to the beach, and on a busy day this can concentrate 100 or more people, including families with many small children, on the beach directly in front of the access.
No fisherman, with any common sense or courtesy, would choose to set up in that crowded area when they can walk 100 feet in either direction, and have the beach pretty much to them selves. The no fishing area is less than 100 feet on either side of the access. Maybe the sign is not technically a legally enforceable ordinance, and maybe some of you would not feel so butt hurt if they had said “Please”, but some people need guidance, and signage is less confrontational than one person telling another what they should or shouldn’t be doing on the beach, which is what would happen if fishermen started swinging hooks around small children swimming.
Yes, I do enjoy surf fishing there as well.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:27 AM
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The Windjammer hotel had the same thing before Flo for the width of beach they put their umbrellas on. Just a courtesy thing and common sense. When I fish there I move well away everybody.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
The beach access that we use in Pine Knoll Shores is a private gated parking lot that holds about 30 vehicles and 8 or 10 golf carts, and however many bicycles you can cram in the corner. Actual access to the public beach is a single 5 foot wide opening in the dunes at the base of the stairs. Throw in the many people who walk to the beach, and on a busy day this can concentrate 100 or more people, including families with many small children, on the beach directly in front of the access.
No fisherman, with any common sense or courtesy, would choose to set up in that crowded area when they can walk 100 feet in either direction, and have the beach pretty much to them selves. The no fishing area is less than 100 feet on either side of the access. Maybe the sign is not technically a legally enforceable ordinance, and maybe some of you would not feel so butt hurt if they had said “Please”, but some people need guidance, and signage is less confrontational than one person telling another what they should or shouldn’t be doing on the beach, which is what would happen if fishermen started swinging hooks around small children swimming.
Yes, I do enjoy surf fishing there as well.
Actually, a "please" on the sign would go a longer way towards getting me to comply than some wannabe-official sign telling me I "shall not" like it is some law or something.
But, that's probably just my southern courtesy at play.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post

No fisherman, with any common sense or courtesy, would choose to set up in that crowded area when they can walk 100 feet in either direction, and have the beach pretty much to them selves. The no fishing area is less than 100 feet on either side of the access. Maybe the sign is not technically a legally enforceable ordinance, and maybe some of you would not feel so butt hurt if they had said “Please”,
So the signs are for dumb, rude people...…..the word please probably wouldn't matter
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:17 PM
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They have also been up for at least the seven years that I have been here. They got refreshed, I guess that’s why they’re getting attention now.
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A sign saying please would work on most people. Unfortunately a lot people don’t have manners or respect for others.

Doesn’t matter where they come from.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
Not even sure if a county official can keep a state licensed fisherman from fishing on a State own beach in State owned waters.
Exactly. If I went to that area I would make quick work of that sign. Or use it to cut bait on.

Hilarious. I can use the beach for what I choose to do but you can’t. What’s happening to humans??
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