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by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Its illegal to paddle the Dart apparently!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 4400

Re: Its illegal to paddle the Dart apparently!!!!

A word of warning to local paddler's, as some of the DFA members are land owners of parts of the river bank on the Dart, they can place injunctions on specific persons to not be within 100m's of their land, and this may hamper any paddling for that specific paddler. I have been threaten twice with ...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB's (move from CODE)
Replies: 45
Views: 2054

Re: CRB's (move from CODE)

Up here I could apply for one in my own name and by myself. But my employer did. I have a copy of it. http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/what-is-disclosure/ Nick I find it very telling that while applying for the British Civil Service (read: England, read: Whitehall), my disclosure required for my...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do I solve this ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1928

Re: How do I solve this ?

If you've not got a bacterial infection............... There's a good reason why you can't buy antibiotics off the shelf in the UK. Thanks for your great advice, that had never entered my mind. Not. Self-medicating with antibiotics is dangerous, selfish and in the majority of cases, pointless . Chr...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One day I must paddle this....
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: One day I must paddle this....

I'm sure it's just doen for effect, but at one point he appears to stop, adjust his peaked cloth cap, and then continue on down the gorge. Anyone fancy paddling that without a helmet? That stumped me... before I remembered what he was filming himself using! Is he not wearing the cloth cap under his...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One day I must paddle this....
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: One day I must paddle this....

mharrall wrote:I'm sure it's just doen for effect, but at one point he appears to stop, adjust his peaked cloth cap, and then continue on down the gorge. Anyone fancy paddling that without a helmet?
That stumped me... before I remembered what he was filming himself using!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC - No diving? No bombing? No rules swimming
Replies: 21
Views: 3479

Re: BBC - No diving? No bombing? No rules swimming

I watched "Wild Swimming," but it didn't answer my main practical question: how do you prevent someone walking off with your clothes/ possessions while you're in the water? (Assuming you don't have a handy camera crew to look after everything.) I guess all her enthusiasm about wild swimming needs t...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River maps
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: River maps

Jim Pullen wrote:Why don't you just print out the OS screenshots from Multimap of the area?
Or Bing Maps. The Eden and the Lune (Lune map - Rawthey confluence is to the North, off the screen).
by Grumpy Fisherman
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak fatality on the Zanskar.
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: Kayak fatality on the Zanskar.

Very sad. A river that despite the increasing numbers of people paddling it, definitely deserves caution and respect. I also echo Daz' sentiment.
by Grumpy Fisherman
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ure - BCU STATEMENT
Replies: 205
Views: 17139

Re: River Ure

Chloe Nelson wrote:In the meantime we ask all paddlers to respect the riparian owners current decision and await further guidance and advice from the BCU.
Await communication from the BCU? Ha!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any advice regarding water filters?
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Any advice regarding water filters?

Forgot to say to Adam. Most of the time its possible to find clean-running tribs, so no problem with sediment (make sure you iodine, obviously). On the few occasions we had to use the main flow it was a bit sediment-y but really not a problem. Double-iodine / boil it and jobs a good'un, doesn't tast...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: LL Jefe for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: LL Jefe for sale

Sold.
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River ure access problem - update!
Replies: 70
Views: 6770

Re: River ure access problem - update!

Recent political research suggests it won't be easy to come to a compromise either: Recently, a few political scientists have begun to discover a human tendency deeply discouraging to anyone with faith in the power of information. It’s this: Facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our mind...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River ure access problem - update!
Replies: 70
Views: 6770

Re: River ure access problem - update!

...However maybe it is a good thing that the access agreement is no more. It was always a little odd that this one part of this one river has an 'agreement' that pretty much everyone adhered to, and thus was heavily paddled... I would suggest that many (most?) people paddling the river had no idea,...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: LL Jefe for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: LL Jefe for sale

Bounce

Get yourself a great creekboat before the winter rains set in... won't be long now!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: LL Jefe for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 548

LL Jefe for sale

Good condition, usual scratches. No deep gouges. Selling due to relocation. Located in Leeds, buyer must collect. £400 ono http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs123.snc1/5320_102770939865_503434865_1995191_374560_n.jpg http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs123.snc1/5320_10277094986...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River ure access problem - update!
Replies: 70
Views: 6770

Re: River ure access problem - update!

Access / Egress on this section is all on public rights of way so there are no problems. Carry on!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh Inquiry into Access
Replies: 79
Views: 5103

Re: Welsh Inquiry into Access

Don't be fooled by the fluffy title "The Contryside Alliance" This was a single issue presure group formed to fight the Hunting with Dogs Bill in 1998 Thier aim is promote and protect the countryside sports of Hunting, Shooting and Fishing. If thier members can't stop us accessing inland waterways ...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Football or kayaking ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1664

Re: Football or kayaking ?

Just to get unpopular on UKRGB for good - what you are talking about there is a particular English thing. I'm Danish and have lived in France for quite a while. None of those have the "footie and fight" culture I have seen in this country (been here some 10 years now). How about the Ultras ? The ri...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Fork Payette - record high in June 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3799

Re: North Fork Payette - record high in June 2010

I'm confused. I'm sure you can see a scour / high water line above the water level at some points on that video - surely it can't be a "record high"?

But that is just being picky - it is very big, and very well filmed.
by Grumpy Fisherman
Fri May 21, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee today...what a joke!
Replies: 28
Views: 3089

Re: River Dee today...what a joke!

Interesting that only a few years ago many people on this forum would have agreed with the OP and warned about damaging the "access agreement". How the views of this relatively small community have changed!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu May 20, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley White Water Centre
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Lee Valley White Water Centre

Matt Reynolds and I have been on the tube with a Kingpin while on the way to the London Triathalon before, no problems.
by Grumpy Fisherman
Mon May 17, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hawaii Sur Rhone
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Hawaii Sur Rhone

and also has anybody got a post code nearby as I hear its notoriously hard to find? It's very easy (unless it’s changed in the last few years since I was last there).. As you’re driving east to west around the peripherique (i.e. anticlockwise around the ring road) you pass over the Rhone (there’s t...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Fri May 14, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to remove oil from a cag?
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: How to remove oil from a cag?

Butter.
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Team Bheri - Nepal Easter 2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11103

Re: Team Bheri - Nepal Easter 2010

Jim wrote:Good luck to all of those still stranded.
Absolutely. Having spent 24 sweaty hours in Delhi I feel your pain Chas! Hope you've found a nice air-conditioned restaurant to eat momo's in! There's a nice small place in Paharganj - couldn't tell you how to get there though...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Team Bheri - Nepal Easter 2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11103

Re: Team Bheri - Nepal Easter 2010

Its amazing that Virgin airline could not lay on extra flights nor increased plane capacity whilst the local Indian airlines (Jet, Air India & Kingfisher) all managed to put on an extra flight today to UK and cleared all their passenger backlog. Fingers crossed for tomorrow but Virgin seem to make ...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Where is it?

Tees Greta?
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: N.Wales EA river info signs (a travesty)
Replies: 34
Views: 3651

Re: N.Wales EA river info signs (a travesty)

It is hard not to be fatalistic about the money behind fishing. I am told by an EA employee that PHD students are currently being funded to 'prove' that canoes disturb fish. It's also the case that Conwy Falls is a slated location for a hydro scheme. This is potentially great news. Does your friend...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: India Video
Replies: 32
Views: 1903

Re: India Video

Fantastic video by the way. The waterfall at 13 minutes made an excellent last night campsite - great memories of my whole trip brought back by that video, cheers!
by Grumpy Fisherman
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: India Video
Replies: 32
Views: 1903

Re: India Video

Yeah that dam rapid was a bit of a baptism of fire.... Looks good till halfway down when you catch a glimpse of the stoppers and waves then its sh*t hitting the fan time! This one? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/3146561861_3d0bddd7e4.jpg It became affectionately known amongst our group as God ...
by Grumpy Fisherman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP Water Quality
Replies: 64
Views: 6871

Re: HPP Water Quality

Is the reason for an increase in number of people getting ill simply because of the number of people there over the weekend? Paddlers who would usually keep their head above water end up rolling, swimming etc at the NSR. I would predict that if you had this number of people splashing around at Wood...