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by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart country park is re-opening to paddlers
Replies: 44
Views: 2989

Re: River Dart country park is re-opening to paddlers

This is definetly a good thing.

But it used to be £3 for cars and now it is £5. Why is it £2 more now?

And before i get internet lynched, i am not complaining i am just asking
by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Arrangements, 2009/10
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: River Dart Arrangements, 2009/10

Yes, thanks for your efforts, a step in the right direction.

Which field exactly is the one that is owned by the BCU? Is it the first, second or third field; river left, immediatly after Holne Bridge?

And does anyone know who owns the others, is it the RDCP?
by sleepswiththefishees
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

Hi Paddlers, Mharral - I cant quite understand how you think Morsey had me "sussed out" several pages ago, what exactly has he sussed out about me? If I dont agree with what your views are, I dont go around on this forum Quoting you lot are all talking C**p, If they dont like what they hear, they l...
by sleepswiththefishees
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

My Question: So F/g you agree that 1,responsible paddlers take nothing from the river and 2, there is no evidence that responsible paddling damages the river, spawning fish and fish stocks 3, that there is evidence from the EA that paddle sport does not affect fish stocks and that there is circumsta...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

What are the facts, paddlers take nothing from the rivers (im not disputing this) Regards Fishguard So F/g you agree that 1,responsible paddlers take nothing from the river and 2, there is no evidence that responsible paddling damages the river, spawning fish and fish stocks 3, that there is eviden...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

It is interesting how fishguard states that he is only interested in looking after the environment. Surely a large part of that involves teaching others about it and low and behold: Hobley - I am not obliged to teach you anything - "ignorance is no defence" C/R seems capable of finding out what he n...
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

A question to Fishguard or any one else who may know: When and were did the old access agreement for the conway allow paddling? The access agreement that was rejected by the WCA but that f/g has said in his earlier posts that he was happy with? What year was this agreement implemented and how long d...
by sleepswiththefishees
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

sleepswiththefishees, You state that Gorge Walkers, have nothing to do with you, but yet still use them in your petition to gain access to inland waters, do you not keep quoting access should be availabe to all! or are you excluding them in these rights? remember when answering, that I have persona...
by sleepswiththefishees
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

I also think that the anglers vs kayakers debate is generally unhelpful and draws attention away from the real issues. quote] Please remember Admiral Robert that paddlers are seeking responsible (and that is an important word there) access to rivers for all, including kayakers, canoeists, swimmers,...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

Fish Guard You have been asked the following question in one form or another at least 5 times now. Can you please show us the evidence that paddlesport damages spawning grounds and fish stocks. And so far on this thread you have not only failed to answer it but even acknowledge it! Is it not true th...
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

fishguard wrote:
Sleepswiththefishees - I never said Canoeing was a crime, only if you break the SAFFA 1975, and the civil law of trespass,
Kinda reminds me of the time when i went shopping as a kid with my dad and he said:

"I'll get you anything you like son, anything, just so long as it's under £10"
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

sleepswiththefishees wrote:
Fishguard:

Can you please show us the evidence that paddlesport damages spawning grounds and fish stocks.
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

sleepswiththefishees wrote:Canoeing is not a crime!

Fishguard:

Can you please show us the evidence that paddlesport damages spawning grounds and fish stocks.
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

Canoeing is not a crime!

Fishguard:

Can you please show us the evidence that paddlesport damages spawning grounds and fish stocks.
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41477

Re: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers

[quote="Paul Stewart"][quote]fishguard wrote(in another thread): SAFFA 1975 - Part 1,section2,subsection 4, of the 1975 Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act. any person "Who wilfully disturbs any spawn or spawning fish, or any bed ,bank or shallow on which any spawning fish maybe",is guilty of an off...
by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

I was a bit bored, so I thought I might write a little story (bit of a long one this) If Rivers were parks and Fishermen played cricket: There is a (made up) public park in a small town, it is large and popular with much open space. A large part of the park is set up for cricket which the local cric...
by sleepswiththefishees
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

Hi Paddlers, Whatever happens through your petition to WAG, or wether we are told by them that we must sort out our differences through Access Agreements, can I just say that in the past when we did have an access agreement with WCA, it worked extremely well. Regards fishguard Of course fishermen t...
by sleepswiththefishees
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

Hello Paddlers, Can you answer me a question please, out of all the rivers in wales, we only lease and have access to approx 12 miles, so how does this make me at more of an advantage than you? remembering we also have to follow, strict rules and by laws put in place by the E.A. Because that is 12 ...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

Hi all, If you want to disect my answers, and nit pick to provoke arguments, find someone else to do it with, as anyone can create arguments, out of any one of these postings, as with every forum! Regards Fishguard. Off course we are disecting your answers. This is an internet forum, as such you ca...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

Hi again Rich, If you dont touch the gravels, you obviously wont damage the Redds, but you will scare the spawning fish away down river, and they are already stressed enough after their arduous trek up to the Spawning grounds. The seasonal spate is the act of nature, paddlers are not. Regards Fishg...
by sleepswiththefishees
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fishermen and environment
Replies: 167
Views: 5589

Re: Fishermen and environment

Hi again Rich, There are still large sections of river you can go on. Regards Fishguard Ok Where? In the interests of following the law as you see it please name these river sections? When you do perhaps we could add up the total length of them and compare them to the total length of all paddleable...
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How often should you practice rescue situations?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

How often should you practice rescue situations?

I have heard many coaches and paddlers say that you should practice rescue drills (viz: throw lines, live baits, pinned paddlers and kit recovory, standard x rescues, first aid etc) regularly. But how often is good practice? How regulary do people on here do it and what do they practice, how do they...
by sleepswiththefishees
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha plastic is terrible
Replies: 131
Views: 14023

Re: Pyranha plastic is terrible

On a similar note: Why is the old topolino spud seemingly so much tougher than other more modern boats? Reading stuff on here and just hearing about them seems to back this up but also from personal experience I have a friend who owns a topo, it is 15 years old at least, It still gets used for creek...
by sleepswiththefishees
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do i put my name on black paddles?
Replies: 26
Views: 1276

How do i put my name on black paddles?

I have a set of all black Werners and i think they are great, but because of the colour i can't just write my contact info (to id them as mine in case i loose them) on them with a standard permanent marker. What is the best thing to use to do this so that the contact info is easy to see, durable and...
by sleepswiththefishees
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: an idea to meet landowners half way
Replies: 48
Views: 1879

Re: an idea to meet landowners half way

You can not put a price on the feeling of standing on top of the highest mountain in the land looking out for miles, having descended into a deep cave system deep beneath rolling hills knowing you will surface on the other side or the feeling of elation after having tackled a white water river. The...
by sleepswiththefishees
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: an idea to meet landowners half way
Replies: 48
Views: 1879

Re: an idea to meet landowners half way

[This is a long one but it was freezing outside and there was nowt on the TV. the idiot, I'll never pay (very vocal) minority Yeah there is no need to say that. They put together a good argument. But: quote="morsey"]Mountain farmers understand walkers will access their land to get onto mountains and...
by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: an idea to meet landowners half way
Replies: 48
Views: 1879

Re: an idea to meet landowners half way

How long before they decide they dont want us on there land They already don't want us on their land. This is an idea to try and rectify that. Will they declare this new found wealth to the tax man? as on some rivers there would be a great deal of money to be made. What has that got to do with us p...
by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: an idea to meet landowners half way
Replies: 48
Views: 1879

Re: an idea to meet landowners half way

Wow… quite a response. It was just an idea. Admittedly after reading these posts it’s one with some holes. Especially the 20yrs of unchallenged access thing (I don’t want to mess with that) and the issue of people being charged for recovered boats or scouting a river and all the others etc. However ...
by sleepswiththefishees
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River access terminology
Replies: 139
Views: 3734

Re: River access terminology

Sleepswiththefishes Definition of law is one thing, attempting to criminalise peoples actions (crossing land to canoe and then to canoe) by reference to stealing is way off course. I hope this doesn't lead to a misunderstanding. I in no way intended to reference or compare crossing land to canoe an...