Having today been out on a recce trip to see the viabilty of canoeing the river Bain/Horncastle canal I found something alarming. Someone has put barbed wire fencing along the rivers edge to border their land or contain beasts (no problem with that), but they have strung a section of barbed wire ACROSS THE RIVER ITSELF.
This when seen today (april 19th) is at a height of about 1/2 metre above the water level. This may differ of course as water levels change and after long rain period may not be visible (as submerged). Or at lower water level would arrive to a canoe passing at roughly neck height!
FYI: location is: between Roughton and Kikby on Bain, between red mill bridge and the disuded lock just east of Haltham.
Grid ref: TF 241, 635
Although potentially dangerous - is this practise legal? And if not, then should some official body be informed of it?
EDIT: Picture added.