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Thread: Git orf ar Cunaal! RDAA objections to the Waterside Series

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    Default Git orf ar Cunaal! RDAA objections to the Waterside Series

    Whether at national or local level, it would appear that some people just can't avoid revealing their arrogant and selfish opinions. More from the Reading and District Angling Association:
    http://riverkennet.blogspot.co.uk/20...von-canal.html. Where can they be getting the idea that it's still OK to publish such views?

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    Nothing will keep me from Barbel Bar! I love that wave

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavecloud View Post
    Nothing will keep me from Barbel Bar! I love that wave
    You should be fine there as the RDAA fishing rights don't start until the beginning of the Holy Brook downstream at Arrowhead.

    Access to the river upstream of Barbel Bar was lost last year, but access to the weir/wave from the north bank is currently unaffected.
    Last edited by John Saunders; 3rd-February-2013 at 07:56 AM.

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    Yes - the north bank is only meters from the highway. So whatever happens that bit of land is pretty much public...?

    If a man needs a wave a man NEEDS wave

    Im always up for an access battle if necessary! I have friends in high places who specialise in this!

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    "I have spoken with the Canoe Clubs involved and insisted that they leave the first Sunday in the first three months of the year free for our matches."
    He's obviously made a study of how to gain friends and influence people and fully understands the value of a bit of goodwill and courtesy in building constructive relationships.
    Keith

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    The same old attitudes!!!!

    What have these people got instead of brains?

    Canals are specifically for navigation.

    Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougoutcanoe View Post
    The same old attitudes!!!!

    What have these people got instead of brains?

    Canals are specifically for navigation.

    Doug
    I know a perfectly decent, educated chap, former teacher, who admits to being completely irrational about the K&A. When it was re-opened, he was dead against, as it had become so nice for fishing for so long, with no boat traffic. He even fell out with a fishing mate who took a narrowboat holiday on it! He completely admits his opinion is illogical, selfish and downright wrong, but says he can't help how he feels inside and is too old to bother hiding it! With me being a paddler, we still managed to work together in friendly fashion for several years. I even persuaded him to get in my car for a lift down the pub when I had the canoe on the top once...

    Sometimes folk are wrong, know it, but can't help themselves. Often a friendly chat will still solve differences. I would encourage all rivers to attempt to publicise their events when they are larger than normal, though accept that sometimes info is impossible to find.
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    Hi Mal,

    The event in question has been running annually since 1999 at about the same time. Perhaps the fishing club should have asked for confirmation of the event date and not insisted that a long standing event be changed for their benefit. Or had they not noticed canoes and kayaks on the water. Often a friendly chat will help but not bombastic insistence (how to get a person's back up).

    With so much canal restoration going on around the country I am sure that there will be many more anglers like your friend but they will have to live with it somehow.

    My attitude to access is well publicised and I am old enough not to change, well, except when the selfish get my back up. We all have to live together sometime, I am happy to share the water with anglers but not the arrogant control freaks that this thread is about.

    Doug
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    Afloat in the White Canoe.
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