Duddon / Leven/ Kent/ Clough/Lune

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Duddon / Leven/ Kent/ Clough/Lune

Post by Frank B » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:26 pm

Got a day off tomorrow, Thurs 11th Sept because United Utilities are cutting the power off for most of the day (yes, I have paid the bill ).

Anyone know what the levels on any of the above are like at present ?

many thanks

Frank

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Post by Poke » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:34 pm

Leven is probably your best bet.
Crake will be running also.
Kent likely to be running, but at a medium/low level.
Middle Duddon unlikely to be worthwhile, upper certainly not.
Clough probably too low.
Not sure about the lune, though probably low-but-paddleable.

All the above is my opinion, but I reckon should be pretty accurate.

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Post by Frank B » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:56 pm

We ran the Leven then Kent. More than enough water in both. A few fishermen out, most ignored us, one fishing an illegal method on the Kent shouted lots of abuse and accused us of "probably not even having an Environment Agency licence " , well he was correct on that one.

A passing motorist dressed in "country clothes " told us that we were not allowed on the Kent because there was no access agreement and that we would probably just f*****g ignore him anyway. Well he was correct on both counts !

The best policy seemed to be just to ignore them and not engage with them.

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Post by geyrfugl » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:43 pm

not allowed on the Kent because there was no access agreement
No access agreement, equals no agreement to waive your ancient right
of navigation on any river in order to appease other river users, equals
allowed to paddle at any time. To impose any restriction on the right to
paddle, landowners and anglers need to provide some benefits to
paddlers to compensate for their giving up any part of that right, that
is what access agreements (should be) about. Look at the lovely Spey,
where fishermen paying thousands to fish have their butlers give you
friendly directions on how best to pass the fisherman, who wishes you a
good day and doffs his (very expensive) cap as you pass...

Andy

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