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Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:19 pm
by damppaddler
3 of us paddled a local river today - it runs along the side of a road
Half way down we had a rather angry warden from the local fishing club stop on the road and start shouting at us to get out.

He said he was going to call the police, which we suggested he does just that.

During his ranting he drove up and down the road chasing us and almost run over a few pedestrians (single lane road with no footpath). One of the pedestrians went and had a word with him and that didn't seem to calm him down.

Does anyone want to contribute to a fund to buy my local fishing club a banjo for next Christmas? Will they understand the joke?

Re: Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:08 pm
by bubbles_jonnybravo
You should have got his licence plate stopped on the opposite bank called the police about someone driving erratically and endangering pedestrians. Then continued to paddle really slowly and wait for them to show up.

Re: Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:36 pm
by kayakerdad
Hi what river is this?

Re: Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:02 pm
by damppaddler
kayakerdad wrote:Hi what river is this?
Wye between millersdale and Cressbrook mill

Re: Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:33 pm
by Pete K
The more paddling days on that bit the better, lovely run which we should not be bullied off.

Re: Another run in with a fishing club warden

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:18 am
by SimonMW
Worth reporting this incident here.
http://access.canoedaysout.com/map/rivers

Just find the section of river, click on it and you'll get the option to report an incident.