Most people obeyed the rules and they did for decades.
It seems the rules don't matter anymore, and enforcement was non existent in recent years, so it was just a matter of time.
Example: Next time you go out there see if they still have the sign posted at the gate....."limit two rods per person" and then proceed to drive down the shoreline, and you will see one or two guys fishing and what looks like a picket fence made out of rod holders and poles lined up on the shore for yards on either side of where they are sitting.
That wouldn't have been so bad years ago when the park extended all the way past the high lines. They closed off all that area because they couldn't control all the carp that was going on out there.
Just one more cast!