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by fishguard
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Quicky, If DR Guy w Mawle told you that information, espacially to disturb Spawning Salmon is a civil offence, is in a bit of bother now, in fact if you are telling the truth about your coversation ( and didnt twist it to hear just what you wanted to hear) I think he could well be in for a seriou...
by fishguard
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Quicky, What are the facts, paddlers take nothing from the rivers (im not disputing this) so why would you pay and use Canolfan Tryweryn, like you have all quoted on your posts the above, wouldnt it be hypocrytical of you all to pay for the use of Canolfan? Buck 197- as I have said on previous po...
by fishguard
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Conwy Rambler, Last year we had a number of incidents with Paddlers, coming down the Llugwy and over the Spawning Beds, we advised the paddlers, before they entered the water of SAFFA 1975 section 2 (4) they replied they already new of it and said they were going to paddle anyway. We then took pi...
by fishguard
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Hobley, I have answered all questions that I can, or feel appropriate to, all I can answer to your last posting is I suggest you use the FOI act and ask how many incidents were attended by the police last year,concerning SAFFA 1975 on welsh rivers, and a picture should start to form in your head,...
by fishguard
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers. Conwy Rambler and Chris s, SAFFA 1975 section 17 (a) I was refering to and I think you will find does apply to Paddlers. Dogger Dave - sorry no disrespect, I was not refering to you on my post,I was refering to Paddlers, going down rivers scrapping in low waters. Richa - you will find o...
by fishguard
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers/swimmer, I will answer the questions best I can. Fistly wildswimmer Pete - this is not my argument, and as for walkers/shadows, they are not in the water over the Spawning beds, dropping over cliff edges and perforning/practising self rescue techniques etc. Again if you are trying to "ba...
by fishguard
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi garya, We have already, had advice from barristers, but no doubt your brother will tell you what you want to hear, and you will then tell this forum what they want to hear. But false information will not protect paddlers from facing prosocution, if they have been advised wrongly. Do you want to b...
by fishguard
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers, Im back, just for a quick one, as a River Keeper or just as Joe public, if you are forewarned anybody can advice paddlers/water users of an offence they may be about to commit, and as I have said before, any one that has been on this forum activly, now knows of the SAFFA 1975 and should...
by fishguard
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers, Im outa here, we have gone around and round in circles, and all I can say is at least this discussion has made you all aware of SAFFA 1975, anyone wanting to put this to the test this year, I can not stop you, as I have said my part will be friendly and civil, and hope you guys will be ...
by fishguard
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Andya, Another legal offence "organised Mass Trespass" and that would again be dealt with, although I have stated I have no intentions of confronting paddlers with trespass, organised mass trespass just show what disrespect you have. Adrian we shared the rivers with you, with a free access agreem...
by fishguard
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi W/S Pete, If our waters interest you that much to try and prove a point, thats your choice, as you have been made aware of SAFFA 1975, all I can say is if the Police attend and are proven wrong, thats between you and them. I have no interest in being "baited" excuse the pun in to an argument with...
by fishguard
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers, Firstly sorry Rich A, my computers been down all day, just managed to get back on line, you might well have seen me on the weekend, as I aknowledged some paddlers entering just down stream of the Conwy Falls late afternoon? and just below where I was ( couldnt really tell if they saw me...
by fishguard
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi RichA,Wildswimmer Pete and Paddlers, The waters the you ask of are the Llugwy (Swallow falls Down) and Conwy falls down to llawr ynys Farm, anything below that to the waterloo bridge is leased by various other assosiations (I do not look after these) and then from the Waterloo bridge to the meeti...
by fishguard
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Dogger Dave, Firstly, if the E.A have failed to reply to your letter, then I can only advise you to send againg stating exactly what you want answering, and at the same time send copies (of your letter)to not just one person but to two or three, and list at the bottom of your letter who you have ...
by fishguard
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Andya, Glad I could be of some inspiration, dont Quite understand why you want me to get any of the praise, it was you who thought of it, I only agreed with you! All I can say about the wild birds and fishermen, I personally when keeping the rivers tidy, havent come accross any injured birds. But...
by fishguard
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Quicky, Wildswimmer Pete and Paddlers, Sorry wildswimmer Pete, Our legal advice was refering to SAFFA 1975, I have not, nor have I any intentions of confronting Paddlers with trespass, and will only advise Paddlers of SAFFA 1975, if they choose to ignore that advice, I will take evidence ( as adv...
by fishguard
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Shanclan,

The River Keepers of the Club I represent and associates.

Regards Fishguard
by fishguard
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Dogger Dave/Andya and Paddlers, Just spent ages writting a posting and it disapeearerd, so I am going to try a condensed version! I think you are completly right in what you are saying about the bats and their protection, and if research (I thinks very possible) can be done and does back up what ...
by fishguard
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi mike, Thanks for that, I have not heared of any threatening behaviour on the waters we look after, I think the last bad aggro was a farmer further up from us, and that went to court, wont go into the outcome! I am not bothered if some paddlers think what I am posting is not going to happen and on...
by fishguard
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Oh well, last two postings saved my finger tips!

F/G
by fishguard
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Mike B and paddlers, I am giving you the information I have got, I know the E.A have got to do an up to date research,on the effefcts of paddlers on fish stocks/damage to Spawning beds and Spawning fish will have to come in to this. But until this happens the E.A have got ot take the Precautionary P...
by fishguard
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Chriscw/paddlers Thats comming from a River Keeper, Angler and canoeist, My Father and myself have paddled, and my kids still do. And if you want to go to your MP`S and AM`S, and try to get fishing banned, feel free thats your choice, and if you do manage to achieve it, I will adhere to the laws ...
by fishguard
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Peakfreak, One of the courses is River keepers, others I have done are Electro fishing, invertebrates, habitat improvement, Mink,and water quality. and some other courses that are not run through the E.A, but are appropriate for what I do. Hope once again this shows I do not purley represent Angl...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Peakfreak and Glyn B, You can get on these courses via your local E.A Enforcement team, I do mine through Bangor, and the best way to patrolling waters is something you will be able to learn from one of these courses. I personally look after our waters, whilst walking the dogs, doing litter picks...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

sleepswiththefishees, At last we agree on something I too think I am "rational and reasonable" Thank you! Can I start off with, unless you have changed your name to God, and have been given special powers, what gives you the rights to damage whatever portions Large or Small of any Spawn/ Spawning be...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi wildswimmer pete, I never thought of it like that!, but good point maybe that is why the E.A have put us on all these voluntary courses take some of their work load off themselves? I think from reading your posting, you make it out I am pulling the strings, sorry but I am just delivering the info...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Simon, I understand what you are saying, but why didnt you keep the agreements that were working rather than just put all your eggs in one basket (as to say), and what back up have the paddlers got if this petition does not go the way you think it will? and you are advised by the Goverment/E.A an...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers, Simon I have already taken note and apologised, about thinking you were a part of WCA/CW. If you guys think the E.A do not have the powers, or an unable to use SAFFA 1975 to protect Salmon/Sea Trout/Spawning beds, then they are your beliefs and that is your entitlement. I have posted on...
by fishguard
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi Paddlers, Just to end on, You seem to keep referring back to scottish /irish fish, diffrent laws same fish, unlike Wales and England, this managed just like the CROW act did to get pushed through the back door as to say. Rattle, pram, Goodbye Mike B, yeh you have said it all before, all I can say...
by fishguard
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAFFA 1975 Act, the new reason why we cannot paddle rivers
Replies: 1041
Views: 41440

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

Hi All Paddlers, This is probably going to have to be my last posting to you on this forum, as what I have heard today, you are not going to like, some questions you have asked I have held back on until managing to get the correct answers. As for proof that Canoeist/Kayakers, dont scare fish off the...