Ok so here goes I hope I don't confuse anyone on here as I am not the best with written word.
After some polite words with an angler whilst on the river mersy a few weeks ago near warrington.
I contacted warrington angling asociation with regards to becoming a member I was told that they will NOT allow fishing on any of their waters under any circumstances from any watercraft and that it us illegal to do so the lady stated also that they only control the bank fishing rights, she also informed me that the stretch of the river I was kayaking was unavaiagable and that the only people who can use this stretch of the river is the rowing club as they have exclusive rights and as such should I paddle there I will be breaking the law.
Ever since I have contacted peel ports who have taken over the Manchester ship canal company and they seem to be unable to tell me any different if I may or may not paddle there, however he did say if the rowing club use it then it must be ok i await email respinse from him as he is looking into it for me.
I have also contacted the rowing club and got nothing back from them, I will however add that I put in on the rowing clubs slipway and also park in front of the club when I have put in/ taken out on numerous occasions, and that rowing club members have been present and no one has ever challenged me and said I am paddling illegally, to the contrary I had a chat with a gent from the rowing club about being in the way and he said I was fine as long as my car was well ou the way.
Today I have read about clause 33 on the river access for all website and reading the article on clause 33 I'd like to ask if I invoke clause 33 when told I can't use the water will I appear idiot, and can someone tell me in bite sized chunks for the slightly stupid what exactly try clause 33 is.
Again sorry if this is all hard to understand as not the best litteraly but I don't want to give up this fantastic stretch of river without a fight.