I've scanned my real harvest permit from this year; all filled out. I've blotched out the parts that I don't want to share publicly.
It shows 12 days dipping activity on a card that allows recording of only 5 recordings of dipnetting activity. It has entries for multiple fish recorded separately on some of those days, so there are like 17 times that fish were recorded on this card.
Obviously this is not clear reporting. It is accurate though; I can read it, and if questioned I could show every recording as per current law.
As I interpret the law, I must record my fish before I remove them from where I caught them, and I interpret that is being in one place on the sand/beach/riverside; though I do not count moving in or back solely to accomodate the tide as "moving" - and maybe I'm in error on that.
I know others count them as being moved when the go to remove them from the river entirely. But I've seen warnings given by F&G guys to people that have this interpretation, so I choose the more narrow interpretation.
What a mess! Can we challenge F&G to come up with something better? Do they have any wish to come up with something better?
P.S. Since I filled my allotted space on this site earlier today to post a screen shot that illustrates a forum bug to the management, I have no room to post my dipnet harvest card here. So I'm now posting it on another site, which takes longer...
TO THE LOCAL MANAGEMENT: BRIAN, MIKE S., ETC.: Can I please have just a piddlin more space allotted to me? Less than 3 MB is puny. C'mon guys, space on servers is cheap these days. Please?