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    I drove past there last week and didn't really...

    I drove past there last week and didn't really get what all the fuss is about. It's already been heavily influenced by man and is not the best of places up there by any means.
    It was also...
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    There certainly should be opportunities for...

    There certainly should be opportunities for access through subsidies, keeping rights of way open is included in the cross compliance of single farm payments in England, Wales decided not to adopt...
  3. eeaww,eeaww, e always does that to her. happy...

    eeaww,eeaww, e always does that to her.
    happy christmas
  4. I would be happy to pay for a licence for the...

    I would be happy to pay for a licence for the right returns Mayo. The parity in the point I am raising is the concept of parting with money (or not, whichever the case may be), what they do or don't...
  5. There was a discussion (all be it short) just...

    There was a discussion (all be it short) just before NRW came into being about dropping the rod licencence in Wales, unfortunately nothing ever came of it.
    I agree that the argument about paying is...
  6. I never pay to walk or run but I sometimes do to...

    I never pay to walk or run but I sometimes do to shoot, whether I pay or not I would still prefer exclusivity. When I walk there is no other paying conflict i those areas.
  7. You are right about anglers wanting a peaceful...

    You are right about anglers wanting a peaceful undisturbed day on the river, I do when I'm fishing as I do when I'm out shooting,walking or going for a run, I'm generally very anti-social when I'm...
  8. Ah, but the fish don't give a damn when it's...

    Ah, but the fish don't give a damn when it's coloured water :)
  9. Quite so David you will catch seatrout in...

    Quite so David you will catch seatrout in coloured water but in my experience you do not need to be too careful, i'm of the opinion that the disturbance is visual so in murky water they don't see a...
  10. Spent 5 days paddling the spey last year, we were...

    Spent 5 days paddling the spey last year, we were a group of 15 or so and I know that there was several other groups on the river at roughly the same time. We saw more fishermen in those few days...
  11. Summary of responses to last year's responsible access consultation.

    I noticed these the other day on the WG website, not sure if it's already been shared..
    Phil

    http://gov.wales/docs/desh/consultation/160324-access-outdoor-recreation-cons-summary-en.pdf
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    Angling Trust and Fish Legal update

    I'd not seen this one before.

    http://www.thebarbelsociety.co.uk/index.php/update-from-angling-trust-fish-legal-about-canoe-access/
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    It does have it's restrictions, I agree. Despite...

    It does have it's restrictions, I agree. Despite this it is a start, the dreaded H&S issues force the form filling andrequirements. Given a bit of time, and evidence that access can be achieved...
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    New access in Mid Wales

    After some time and a bit of SPLASH funding it is now possible to access Nant y Moch reservoir.
    Pentir Pumlumon have negotiated and agreed terms of access with the reservoir owner and electricity...
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    New opportunity to get on Nant y Moch...

    New opportunity to get on Nant y Moch
    http://www.pumlumon.org.uk/map-pages/nantymoch-activities/
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    Nant y Moch Reservoir

    Not really a Blogg, just a couple of photos.
    After a long while negotiating Pentir Pumlumon have brokered an access agreement on Nant y Moch reservoir (12 miles inland from Aberystwyth) with owners...
  17. I've done a bit of mapping the stuff on the...

    I've done a bit of mapping the stuff on the Ystwyth and it is quite extensive in the lower reaches. Strimming can be effective but depending on when you strim you may need to go back again in the...
  18. I've been helping to clear some of this on the...

    I've been helping to clear some of this on the Rheidol, a very laborious back breaking task that requires repeat pulling a number of times each year over several years.
    The flower is beneficial to...
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    What a fantastic paddle that estuary is, thanks...

    What a fantastic paddle that estuary is, thanks for sharing Mal.
    I have paddled it both ways, starting at the King George the III in Penmaenpool. Speak to them in the pub and they let you launch...
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    Hopefully it's the start of a blog ;)

    Hopefully it's the start of a blog ;)
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    Wast Water - did I hold you up

    Driving between Gosforth and Wasdale bridge yesterday I was caught up by someone with a boat on their roof. Being the gentleman on holiday, gently plodding around I thought I'd pull over for him, who...
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    The camera I have used is the Ltl Acorn, it takes...

    The camera I have used is the Ltl Acorn, it takes reasonable video (as good as you will get without going to professional grade equipment) but not used it for stills.
    It is a bit slow in picking up...
  23. Thread: What to do

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    Thank chaps, I'll have a look at both of those....

    Thank chaps,
    I'll have a look at both of those.
    Phil
  24. Thread: What to do

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    What to do

    I'm likely to find myself around Bath on 20 & 21st of April. I'll have room for kit but not boat, does anyone know of anywhere that I may be able to beg, borrow, steal or hire an open boat for a day?...
  25. Thread: Cumbrian Eden

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    JimW, you'll see in the video that taking that...

    JimW, you'll see in the video that taking that straight line also meant he lost a lot of speed on that first drop. Possibly wouldn't have slowed a canoe quite as much.
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