PRINCESS ANNE — The parking obstructions and safety hazards caused by people fishing on county bridges has resulted in the County Commissioners ordering the posting of signs in both English and Spanish that fishing is allowed but only from dawn to dusk.
Roads Director Woody Barnes reported Nov. 1 that he has received “numerous complaints” about people fishing on bridges, but across the county there are not that many public places for them to go.
Commissioner Vice President Charles Laird said the complaints he hears are about fishing occurring at night. “When it gets dark, get off the bridge,” he said. Dawn to dusk still provides the opportunity to fish, and people and equipment on the bridge and parked cars are readily visible.
“I don’t want to take away somebody’s opportunity,” he said, “but at nighttime it’s dangerous, especially if they have children with them.”