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by brevan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Finding an effective voice for recreational paddlers
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Re: Finding an effective voice for recreational paddlers

I didn't say paddling needed a second governing body, but asked about having a better way to tackle the issues recreation all paddlers care about.



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by brevan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Finding an effective voice for recreational paddlers
Replies: 18
Views: 1354

Finding an effective voice for recreational paddlers

The current 'governing' bodies within British Canoeing have to deal with three distinct areas of paddlesport (recreation, coaching and competition). Are they truly able to effectively campaign on what recreational paddlers need and to tackle the issues facing them in the various parts of the UK? Do ...
by brevan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Midland Flyfishers v Povey
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Midland Flyfishers v Povey

Its interesting and inconsistent to say that the right of way would have to be established by 'long user (as on land) , yet in the Yorkshire Derwent Trust case it was ruled that the 1932 Rights of Way Act (appying to rights of way on land) could not be used to establish a right of way over water. Th...
by brevan
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hazard warning - Exe below Tiverton
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Hazard warning - Exe below Tiverton

Was on the Exe between Tiverton and Bickleigh Saturday and there was a tree down. It was on straight stretch of the river so was easily visible, but was lying right across the whole river. River level was very low so main trunk was about 2.5 feet above water so a Kayak could limbo under with care, b...
by brevan
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29

Murphy v Ryan is about ownership of fishing rights, and the case dealt with the distiction between use of rivers for navigation, and ownership of the soil, and with it the right to fish. So a river could both be 'Navigated' i.e. passed up and down on in boats and be 'Non-Navigable' i.e the soil and ...
by brevan
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29

This principle is establish in a series of common law cases such as Murphy v Ryan (1868) and Hargreaves v Diddam (1875) Its wrong to quote the Hargreaves V Diddam case, but It does illustrates the correct historical use of the term 'Non-Navigable' in deciding ownership of the soil, and the ownershi...
by brevan
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing has a new CEO
Replies: 20
Views: 1992

Re: British Canoeing has a new CEO

I believe surveys show 1.4M people participate in some kind of paddle sport each year. with that in mind I completed the survey and highlighted the need to focus on 1) grassroots canoeing opportunities - enabling more people to go paddling more often in more places, and with less potential for confl...
by brevan
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To save you buying a new boat and selling your old one
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: To save you buying a new boat and selling your old one

Jim wrote:Oh yes red is faster, some canoeists believe green is faster but they are wrong!
No, all canoes are green, you can tell the fast ones as they are red going away from you and blue coming towards you.
by brevan
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak fleet for scouts sujestions please
Replies: 26
Views: 3072

Re: Kayak fleet for scouts sujestions please

The Scouts I coach with have a variety of Perception kayaks which caters for a range of sizes of paddlers. A couple of sit on tops are useful to give veriety to their paddling and for starting off smaller or nervous paddlers. We try and give them experience in a variety of boats and types of water, ...
by brevan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner wants to learn to roll a kayak
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Beginner wants to learn to roll a kayak

Being able to roll gives you one more option to use in a particular situation. It should be part of a range of skills, behaviour, planning and equipment to help reduce your risks and let you enjoy your paddling. If you only ever rely on one technique, then when you do get in the situation where it d...
by brevan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environment Agency
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Re: Environment Agency

The newspaper article states The distressing part is that nothing can be done. It is something they bring in from the sea So attempting to ban or limit paddling would have absolutely no benefit, and just undermines the credibility of those giving the advice or making those statements. People have go...
by brevan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Christchurch loop
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Christchurch loop

PS: Ignore the red private property/ fishery signs, they have no jurisdiction over the tilde water which extends north of the bypass bridge as far as the weir below the waterworks. You are entitled to paddle into the SSSI. And above that there is a Navigation Act (Still in force from 1664) covering...
by brevan
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What have you found in the river while paddling
Replies: 31
Views: 5010

Re: What have you found in the river while paddling

Sunken car complete with police aware sticker (Kennet and Avon Canal)
Wheelie bin - does go in a canoe (Woodmill)
Dead duck, floating feet up (Wye)
2 drunks clinging to a tree - they'd come out of their hire canoe. Never did find the beer they'd lost when they capsized (Symonds yat)
by brevan
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Self Rescue in a canoe, any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Self Rescue in a canoe, any advice?

When re-entering from the water, at first you are aiming to get across the canoe, not into it. If you try and go straight in the boat your weight tips it over towards you and it will either roll over or fill with water. Lie flat on the water if possible and kick hard while pulling yourself across th...
by brevan
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Council Bylaws
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Council Bylaws

Which river / location / council is it? PM me if you would prefer not to make this public. Its worth finding out as some rivers still have navigation acts in force or there is also historical evidence of use. If the water is private then how can a council bye law apply (it should not be involved in ...
by brevan
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this time?
Replies: 89
Views: 9634

Re: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this tim

Fish Legal are clutching at straws, they obviously don't have a legal case against the Public Right of Navigation which has been invoked and publicised or they would have used it by now. Pete Ball The Angling Trust and Fish Legal have been insistent for a long time that the law is clear and paddlin...
by brevan
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Tour, 6th November 1880
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Dee Tour, 6th November 1880

I've done a search of some online newspaper archives for Canoe and its amazing how many stories there are from the mid to late 1800's to 1910 of people drowning (or nearly so) while canoeing on rivers in England and Wales. For example, Avon at Warwick 1882, Granta at Cambridge 1881 and 1906, Lune 19...
by brevan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access on the Hampshire river Avon......again
Replies: 68
Views: 12038

Re: Access on the Hampshire river Avon......again

The court of appeal ruled in 1992 that a navigation act creates a public right to navigate the waterway (subject to tolls for any cargoes if carried). See Yorkshire Derwent Trust v Brotherton.. The river Avon is a Navigation by the 1664 Act of Parliament so it can be navigated by the public. The ang...
by brevan
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Test Access
Replies: 30
Views: 11178

Re: River Test Access

E-Mail sent to Wildlife Trust asking for clarification of current position. It'll be interesting to hear what response the Hants & IOW Wildlife Trust make about Test; they take the following position on the Itchen: Can I boat on the Itchen Navigation? [...]the Wildlife Trust supports the current vi...
by brevan
Tue May 28, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Test Access
Replies: 30
Views: 11178

Re: River Test Access

The Test is tidal upstream of Redbridge for a mile or two. It stops being tidal just North of where the B+Q is at Nursling. So in that sense it is 'Navigable' to that point. I have paddled up to there from Eling before. Lat (WGS84) N50:56:02 (50.933848) Long (WGS84) W1:28:55 (-1.481970) Daniel Defoe...
by brevan
Wed May 01, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access threat from proposed ASBO law
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Access threat from proposed ASBO law

Copied this to Song of the Paddle
Brevan
by brevan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Look after your ears!
Replies: 35
Views: 4650

Re: Look after your ears!

I brought a pair of Docs Proplugs after suffering ear pain after immersion (including in swimming pools). I use them when I go swimming or know I will be going in the water. This isn't too often as I am mainly an open boat paddler, but I have been trying to learn to roll a kayak recently. They have ...
by brevan
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Open Boat Canoeing
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

Re: Open Boat Canoeing

If you have rafted and kayaked you'll have the paddle skills to apply to an open boat - you just need to get hold of one to practice in and someone to give a bit of guidance. A local canoe club, a watersports centre (either a course or some hire canoes), or try on Song of the paddle - there may be s...
by brevan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Olympic Gold and Silver
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Olympic Gold and Silver

Congratulations to all 4 C2 paddlers on their success today, and its great to see the skill of all who are competing at this level. Inspiring.
Brevan
by brevan
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access on the Hampshire river Avon......again
Replies: 68
Views: 12038

Re: Access on the Hampshire river Avon......again

This should not be happening to you. Legally I beleive there to be a public right of Navigation because 1) There is an in force Navigation Act dating from 1664 (created by act of parliament) for the River Avon from Salisbury to Christchurch. 2) In Yorkshire Derwent Trust vs Brotherton (1990?) one of...
by brevan
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted - Open Canoe 4 star asessment
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Wanted - Open Canoe 4 star asessment

Thanks for the replies so far - can't make 11th 12th Feb (other paddling commitments).
I now have my Registration form so if anyone else has spaces on a course running before mid april then let me know.
Thanks,
Brevan
by brevan
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted - Open Canoe 4 star asessment
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Wanted - Open Canoe 4 star asessment

I am looking for a BCU four star Open canoe leader assessment course running in the Southern half of the country - I am based in Hampshire but I can travel as far up as North Wales. It needs to be before the 20th April. If you have one running then PM or reply with dates, course cost and your contac...
by brevan
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permits for the Eden?
Replies: 25
Views: 2234

Re: Permits for the Eden?

Struggling with that one Brevan. Found a navigfation act 1721 making Eden navigable to b'Bank End' but I couldn't find bank end on a map. I'd be surprised if the act covered this upper section but you never know. The river would certainly be suitable for trade transport when there is enough water u...
by brevan
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Permits for the Eden?
Replies: 25
Views: 2234

Re: Permits for the Eden?

Read the 1729 Eden Navigation Act..
by brevan
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No Canoeing during spawning but wading is ok!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 2413

Re: No Canoeing during spawning but wading is ok!!!

Last weekend, I was staying at an Inn near to some renowned fishing river in the SW, and I was reading copies of a couple of recent magazines devoted to fly fishing. They had articles clearly describing how to wade pools, and about fishing by wading rivers at varying times of the year. It is hypocri...