I thought that you folks might be interested to hear about a proposed new section of the Old Orchard Beach, Maine ordinances would prohibit fishing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are considering other bans as well. It appears that the council is going to schedule a public hearing on March 17th. I don't know if you have a network or mailing list that you use but thought that you might have some interested members. 9 to 5 may not be the best time to fish but banning it altogether seems a little drastic.
Discussion with Action: Set a Public Hearing date Rules) and 42-113 (Fishing).
for March 17, 2009 to Amend Section 42-173 (Surfing-
Areas Where Prohibited); and Add Sections 42-112 (Beach
Here's the article from the Journal Tribune. http://www.journaltribune.com/pastnews/2009/Feb2009/NEWS022709.HTML