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Pic: Graham Hunt/BNPS<br />
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Pictured: Tom Marley at West Bay Angling Centre in Dorset is concerned about plans to ban fishing in Lyme Bay.<br />
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A proposal to ban angling in some of the most popular sea fishing locations in the country in order to protect marine life has been revealed.<br />
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The blanket ban would cover 46 fishing grounds, most of them off the south coast.<br />
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These include the traditional fishing port of Brixham in Devon and the world-famous Chesil Beach in Dorset, where thousands of anglers cast off every year for bass and cod.<br />
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The 'absurd' proposal would criminalise all types of sea angling, from a fishing party on a charter boat to a parent teaching their child how to fish.