Fishguard you had to go and ruin it with that emotive statement of utter nonsense. We have had anglers on this site using anonymous user names before saying pretty much the same as you, maybe they are you, who knows? The name Sewinman springs to mind, popping up and saying "I cannot tell you who I am but I want to make an agreement!" Then slowly changing the perspective to "well we offered you an agreement but you would not take it" and subsequently adding, every time without fail; "You paddlers do not care for the environment, only anglers take care of rivers". It is almost as if you guys have been handing around a template.fishguard wrote:But none of this matters to you as you will have what you wanted, no matter what the Environmental consequences are to the Rivers.
You refuse to discuss the actual river you claim control over, and conveniently refuse to discuss the situation in Scotland but you feel it is okay to pinpoint the Conwy! The Conwy SSSi site and restrictions to paddling have been observed for years by paddlers. Paddlers asked the WCA to stop negotiating access agreements because they do not work. You will just have to accept paddlers on the river. If you are wise you will simply provide relevant information (stick it on your website) for areas of concern on the river, the dates for comps, meets, clean ups and include description of the ideal conditions for angling. The agreement has gone, get over it, move on, go and enjoy our natural heritage.