Fishing rod manufacturer Rollei says it has removed a statement it made to customers about the rights of fishermen to catch and eat fish after a customer posted it on social media.
In a letter to customers on Friday, Rolleei wrote: “I want to make it clear that this is not a commercial agreement.
We are an industry leader in the fishing industry and our products and services are available to all of our customers in all markets.”
Rollais spokesperson Jonathan Jones said in a statement: “We have taken down the statement from our website, removed it from our site, and have removed it for the record.
Roltie Rolles fishing rod was originally offered for sale in the UK on Facebook in May 2016. “
The Rollees statement did not describe how a customer could be ‘defamed’ as a result of the fact that he/she had signed the document, and was unaware that it contained inaccurate information.”
Roltie Rolles fishing rod was originally offered for sale in the UK on Facebook in May 2016.
Rolleys owner Jonathan Jones says the company is aware of the situation but will not be releasing any further information about the incident until Rolleri apologises to customers.
Rolties founder, Roderick Lyle, said he has received messages of support from around the world.
“We have spoken to a lot of fishermen from all around the globe, and we have all spoken to one another, and there is nothing we can do but apologise for any misunderstanding,” Mr Lyle said.
“It’s really sad that the people who bought this product have been made to sign something that they don’t understand and we hope to resolve this as soon as possible.”
Rolais has been criticised for the way it handled the incident and its response.
A Facebook page dedicated to the fishing rod has been set up in Australia and the US, but Mr Jones said he did not think there was a big demand for the product in Australia.