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  1. QC's legal advice proves there is no general public right to navigate non-tidal r

    Quote Originally Posted by chris osborne 2 View Post
    Where do the angling trust draw the line regarding what is a canoe and what is a boat? Just curious as they have a discounted boat license from the canal and river trust
    I suspect that nobody cares. Navigation is navigation, be it in a kayak or a cruiser.
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  2. ''Claiming credit''

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    The hair rig was described in Waltons book 'The Compleat Angler' although he didn't call it a hair rig in his book; and it is thought that he cribbed a lot of his book from Dame Juliana Berners book 'The Boke of St Albans' written centuries before.
    I don't recall that one - but I do remember him describing the 'clay-ball' method - which is pretty much a method feeder.
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  3. Fishing fads

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus View Post
    Drop shotting, anyone still doing that? Last year the weeklies were full of drop shotting articles, but I don't remember seeing one this year.
    September they'll be full of them, perch articles.

    Interesting that Lordy gave up the PVA to switch to a feeder. I did it the other way around for several reasons. 1) I really dislike having to play a fish with a bloody great feeder swinging off it. 2) In daylight a straight lead with a bag is far less visible 3) Something else ...
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  4. Canoes

    Quote Originally Posted by cg74 View Post
    Surely if someone is trespassing on a water body and in doing so they disturb an angler fishing legitimately, then they've effectively stolen the anglers fishing rights - Theft, which is a criminal offence?
    Possibly - but it would have to be proved that it was 'wilful'. Stuff like this is incredibly expensive to argue in court. Justice is negated unless the contestants have equally deep purses.
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  5. Astonishing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Roberts View Post
    Wrong mate, it was PJ. But no matter as I think he was right to pull it, which is a bit sad and I can understand why the guy was put off.
    I think we're talking at cross purposes Ray. Which guy are you talking about?
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