Following concerns raised by some members and after examining the Magic Twig and debating at length the Committee decided that the Magic Twig is banned on KDAA waters. This ban is in line with other local fishing clubs.

The reasons for the ban are based on concerns for fish safety. It was felt that when the Magic Twig is sprung when a fish takes the hookbait, the two rigid prongs have a potential for snagging on weed or other underwater objects. When in the landing net the prongs could catch in the mesh and cause hook damage if the fish thrashes around. In the event of a line break the fish could possibly be tethered to underwaters snags.

John Joyce
General Secretary