close season


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close season

, closed season
the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
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There is no close season on canals in a handful of regions, but everywhere else towpath enthusiasts, like river anglers, have to wait until June 16 before they can wet a line.
The trio were all charged with possession of an unlicensed rod and line to take fish, fishing during the annual close season, and using illegal bait.
Reds team affairs officer Gerard Lawlor said: "The players have been outstanding servants to the club over the past few weeks when they have found themselves training in the close season.
There's activity going on all the time, even though it's the close season," he said.
We have not lost one player in the close season so that's a strong signal.
You only get out what you put in and that's why we'll have extra sessions during the close season.
Unlike the situation that existed before the abolition of the close season on canals and stillwaters, there is no existing information on the possible impact of the loss of the closed season on rivers.
Ball added: "Lifting the close season on canals will be a major victory for which the NFA has worked hard.
A recent debate saw anglers vote to abolish the close season on rivers to bring them into line with Scottish and Irish rivers, and point out that the scrapping of the close season on stillwaters several years ago has proved fish stocks are not harmed by all-round fishing.
I've been campaigning for the abolishment of the close season on rivers since I started to write for the Evening Gazette eight years ago
SEGHILL Juniors rugby players have continued to meet during the close season to work on their fitness levels in preparation for the coming season.
Just as United pulled off a transfer coup by recruiting Larsson for three months during the close season in Sweden, the challenge will be to get Becks out of the US in January '08.