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by AGNorwich
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Mackerel parasites
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Mackerel parasites

OK - so Lepeophtheirus or Caligus rather than Argulus. I misinterpreted "forked tail"

AG
by AGNorwich
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Mackerel parasites
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Mackerel parasites

The forked tail certainly makes them sound like fish lice, scientific name Argulus. They are a major problem on marine salmon farms, but do not parasitise humans (although there are occasional reports of them trying a little nibble. Typing "Argulus" into Google images gives a range of pictures, such...
by AGNorwich
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU insurance - leading youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: BCU insurance - leading youths

The BCU insurance schedule (accessible from https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/membership/benefits/insurance-towergate/) has a clause "....coaches must hold a qualification as recognised by the insured, If this condition is not complied with, the policy coverage will not be operative". The syllabus ...
by AGNorwich
Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit brand that last longest
Replies: 29
Views: 2031

Re: Drysuit brand that last longest

Another positive comment about Dam X - customer service is excellent (I am not connected with them). They will do a breathable top half if you wish, but that really only makes sense if you are in an open canoe and likely to stay dry until you fall in. But for me, the key issue was having a made to m...
by AGNorwich
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mentoring for L2 coaching
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

My reading of the guidance indicates that you only need a level 2 coach as a mentor. To quote: "Between the training programme and assessment you are encouraged to find a coach mentor. Ideally this role is fulfilled by an experienced British Canoeing (UKCC) Level 2 Coach, or above. A mentor can help...
by AGNorwich
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Re: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

I can provide some background about what is going on here. The issue is that this is an SPA (Special Protected Area) - a designation that arises from the EU Birds directive - you will also find the term Natura 2000 site used, which covers areas designated under the Habitats directive as well. As the...
by AGNorwich
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trouble with fishermen!
Replies: 29
Views: 1767

Re: Trouble with fishermen!

The owners of the fishing rights are happy to see paddling take place at any time between 18th October and 15th March, and in high flow conditions during the rest of the year, and acknowledge that there is a public right of navigation on the Wye downstream of Hay. Details are at: http://www.wyeuskfo...
by AGNorwich
Thu May 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Insurance?

I've certainly used AAC(UK) plus an annual travel policy more than once - the combination offers a good deal for many purposes, particularly if using mountain huts that are included in the reciprocal agreements with many other countries. But the advice has to be to check the policy wording in relati...
by AGNorwich
Mon May 16, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Insurance?

Membership of the UK branch of the Austrian Alpine club gives insurance that is orientated towards covering the costs of rescue, including helicopter rescue, in places that don't have the equivalent of the UK Mountain Rescue and Sea Kings looking for real life training incidents to practice on. http...
by AGNorwich
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights
Replies: 66
Views: 14470

Re: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rig

The document as posted has re-drawn the affected area to exclude all areas of foreshore, the public access path to Camas an Lighe is being maintained as are rights under the land reform act applying to the area above the level of MHWS at Camas an Lighe. So it looks to me as if all important access t...
by AGNorwich
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights
Replies: 66
Views: 14470

Re: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rig

My understanding of the land reform act, Scotland, is that it makes provisions that only concern areas above the height of Mean High Water of Spring tides. There is a common law right of navigation over areas below MHWS when the tide is in, and a common law right of recreation there when the tide is...
by AGNorwich
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shared facilities
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Shared facilities

You could usefully contact Broadland Paddlesport (http://www.broadland-paddlesport.co.uk/) who share a site with Broadland Boat Club (http://www.broadlandboatclub.org.uk/homepage.php). and Norwich Canoe Club (http://public.norwichcanoeclub.co.uk/main.php?page=welcome_body) who share a fairly newly b...
by AGNorwich
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Absurdly large head looking for helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 3188

Re: Absurdly large head looking for helmet

My head is 63 cm too. But a Palm AP6000 in size XL-XXL fits, despite being nominally 59-61 cm.

I was horrified to be told in one reputable shop to buy the largest they had (a different model and make), and take a scalpel to the foam until it fitted.

AG
by AGNorwich
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: bliss stick
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: bliss stick

Dan Povey at RiverStrokes in Hay on Wye used to distribute them (http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk/index.htm). Not clear from his website whether he still does.

(no connection)

AG
by AGNorwich
Mon May 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3599

Re: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea

The right to navigate tidal rivers (and waters overlying the foreshore when the tide is in) is a common law right that pre-dates the access provisions of the 2003 Land Reform act. A bit of checking shows that this does indeed apply in Scotland, e.g.: http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/download_file/view/6...
by AGNorwich
Fri May 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3599

Re: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea

The 2003 Land reform act gives rights of access to Land in Scotland (including non-tidal rivers) that do not apply in the rest of the UK. It does not address tidal rivers, intertidal areas or other marine environments, as its title implies, other than saying (section 5 (4)) "The existence or exercis...
by AGNorwich
Fri May 09, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea
Replies: 11
Views: 3599

Re: RIVER CLYDE: City Centre to the Sea

I'm at the wrong end of the country to have a personal stake in this.... But the key law is not the Scottish right of access legislation. This is a tidal river, and, at least in England, there is an absolute right of navigation on navigable tidal rivers. "Every navigable river, so far as the sea flo...
by AGNorwich
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted Junior Kayak East Anglia / Home Counties
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Wanted Junior Kayak East Anglia / Home Counties

I have my son's Dagger Blast to sell. The model was recently discontinued, but you can find a summary of its specification here: http://www.bantry-bay-canoes.com/white-water-kayaks/dagger-blast.htm and a rave review at: http://www.mchalecaravans.ie/category/kayak/products/dagger_blast . It is relati...