Angling Times columnist and all-rounder Martin Bowler today called on angling to campaign to retain the right to livebait.
In a video interview on the new Angling Times website, he says using live fish for bait was one of his favourite methods.
"I'm a hunter and catching pike with live bait is a devastating, natural way to fish and it should continue," he said.
"But pikers have a key role to play - baits must only be used when they are caught from the venue you are fishing - we must never transfer fish otherwise we shoot ourselves in the foot."
You can see it here .