7 Feb 2016

Fishing off pier banned ... but only on Sundays

8:50 pm on 7 February 2016

The Christchurch City Council has banned fishing off the New Brighton pier on Sundays, from today.

New Brighton Beach

New Brighton Beach Photo: Supplied

The move follows complaints about fishers blocking others from enjoying the pier and leaving behind fish blood and guts.

The ban is a one-year trial and covers from 10am until 5pm.

One of those who pushed for a complete ban, Southshore Residents Association deputy chairperson Lynda Burdekin, said a partial ban was a good first step.

"It does give a day when families can use the pier, and they can use all the pier, it won't be a mess, so we're quite happy to see how that works out."

She is welcoming a council decision to consider building a separate fishing platform off the end of the pier.

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