Anglers in Pensacola aren't happy over some new rules

PENSACOLA (AP) -- Some anglers in Pensacola aren't happy over some new rules designed to curb rowdiness at the Fort Pickens fishing pier.

The rules, banning alcohol and limiting fishermen to two poles at a time, were adopted Monday by Gulf Islands National Seashore officials.

Deputy Superintendent Steven McCoy says the pier is part of a family park and officials don't want anyone to feel intimidated when they visit.

McCoy told the Pensacola News Journal the biggest problem came with the nighttime anglers.

Officials say they reduced the number of fishing poles and nets allowed to reduce conflict on the 40-by-20-foot pier. McCoy says the fishermen can take more than two poles on the pier with them, but they can only use two at a time.

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