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    Here's the rotary screw fish trap location. Just...

    Here's the rotary screw fish trap location. Just beware the cables etc.

    https://www.canoewales.com/fish-traps
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    The only obstacle between Bangor and Farndon is a...

    The only obstacle between Bangor and Farndon is a fish trap thingy near Worthenbury. It's strung across the river with cables so just have to be careful.
    All farmland from Bangor to Chester but it...
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    Have to admit that I'm thinking the same thing, sorry ssmithereens SMwhistle
  4. You may have bought a Lemon there. This is...

    You may have bought a Lemon there. This is assuming that you really are as careful as you say of course. I'm not being accusatory here just that we don't know.
    I've had my 16' Nova Craft Prospector...
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    Dan has produced another Bushcraft knife on his...

    Dan has produced another Bushcraft knife on his Etsy shop.
    This one is a beauty (I'm his Dad so I'm allowed to exaggerate). Scandi grind, mosaic pins and beautifully filed tang, top and bottom....
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    How on earth did you get your hands on a barbel?...

    How on earth did you get your hands on a barbel? Did you catch it, find it trapped, dying or other?
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    Thanks for the review Erick, Dan is pleased that...

    Thanks for the review Erick, Dan is pleased that you are happy with your purchase.

    Dan is now producing knives for his new "Etsy" shopfront. One item there at the moment but he's working to build...
  8. PM'd you Mark.

    PM'd you Mark.
  9. If you don't have a freeboard of less than 6" you...

    If you don't have a freeboard of less than 6" you need a windlass, it's looooow! May be even lower than that 'cos I never measured it but no way would my NC Prospector go under it.
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    Hi French Erick, yes he's still doing any pattern...

    Hi French Erick, yes he's still doing any pattern knife that is asked for to be honest. The more variety the better for him.
    PM me if you are interested in anything.
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    I use an "Overboard" phone case. 19 and is...

    I use an "Overboard" phone case. 19 and is decent quality with full phone functionality.
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    Llyn Cwellyn is also a nice paddle.

    Llyn Cwellyn is also a nice paddle.
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    Hi Em, don't know about Nantlle to be honest but...

    Hi Em, don't know about Nantlle to be honest but we have had lovely paddles at Cwellyn, Padarn and Gwynant. I did a blog about a long weekend here. ...
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    Hi Em, North Wales here also, Chirk to be...

    Hi Em,
    North Wales here also, Chirk to be precise. Take care going from Conwy on the river. The tides are strong there and caution should be shown. Make sure your timings are right or you could end...
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    He's improving fast. Some of the stuff he's...

    He's improving fast. Some of the stuff he's making is gorgeous. I'm no expert (by a long way) but I'm impressed. He's currently building a new, larger forge. He's getting commissions for all sorts of...
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    Crummock Water fishing, day ticket 10..... ...

    Crummock Water fishing, day ticket 10..... http://lets.fish/fisheries/national-trust/waters/crummock-water
  17. Thread: Canoefest 2018

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    Excited about next year!!!! We did our first...

    Excited about next year!!!! We did our first paddle with TNR and we are Chirk residents, Woohoo SMhappy99
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    Don't need to, already got my ideal paddles with...

    Don't need to, already got my ideal paddles with said method :canoe:
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    Just done a few VERY unscientific calculations ...

    Just done a few VERY unscientific calculations SMwhistle

    Measuring the canoe I find that when on the water my ass is sitting 5" above the water line. Distance between eyes and shoulder tops is...
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    Try it, measure it. I'm 6'2" and get 34" shaft,...

    Try it, measure it. I'm 6'2" and get 34" shaft, the missus is 5'2" and gets 28". These are the shaft lengths we bought and they're spot on for our own use. Both blades are submerged when paddling....
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    Bought mine from Downcreek Paddles using their...

    Bought mine from Downcreek Paddles using their guide. It worked for me SMwhistle

    http://www.downcreekpaddles.com/downcreek-paddles-size-guide/
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    SMhail
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    They think I'm the grumpy bloke at the end of the...

    They think I'm the grumpy bloke at the end of the office. Whatever they think of me in secret they still come to me frequently for advice on any problem. I guess that 32 years in the business means...
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    Thanks Chris. When I went down this was occupied...

    Thanks Chris. When I went down this was occupied by anglers so couldn't really get a decent view. Looks ideal.
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    Thanks, I'll pop down after work one evening and...

    Thanks, I'll pop down after work one evening and do a "proper" recce. Only looked on the old cafe side, the England side before.
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