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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    used to be a basic safety inspection (you take it to an inspector or if you run a fleet you could self certificate if qualified). You would be surprised how many badly maintained canoes & kayaks there were out there.

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    Used to have lots of fun pissing off anglers when I used to go kayaking on the canal / river.

    Tried it in the sea once. Yes it was bloody hard work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    used to be you had to have each boat licensed with the river management authority (was a few quid a year) however you don't want to go out on your own, its very easy to get in trouble.

    Anglers you just go to the other side and keep your voice down.

    this used to be the organisation to work with

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    I guess you need to know where the weirs are but assuming you have a boat not prone to capsizing, what are the main hazards to watch out for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    Used to have lots of fun pissing off anglers when I used to go kayaking on the canal / river.
    You'll be one of the reasons for the, often, violent altercations, between boaters and anglers, then

    I'm, generally, more live and let live, but, you will be surprised how much damage a 3oz lead can do, when launched at a canoe.
    I'm also a very accurate caster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    I guess you need to know where the weirs are but assuming you have a boat not prone to capsizing, what are the main hazards to watch out for?
    shopping trolleys, idiots in other boats, swans (yep a broody swan is great fun), flotsam , heart attacks or cramp but mainly your own idiocy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    You'll be one of the reasons for the, often, violent altercations, between boaters and anglers, then

    I'm, generally, more live and let live, but, you will be surprised how much damage a 3oz lead can do, when launched at a canoe.
    I'm also a very accurate caster
    Used to get the odd nutter shouting "I'll come in and tip you over!". So you'd shout back "Well come on then!" from the safety of 6 foot deep water.

    Mostly we weren't do anything other than passing by but people would still get upset at us frightening away the fish. FFS everyone knows you don't go angling to catch fish; you go angling to sit motionless on a freezing river bank for hours in abject misery. Fish have got nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    Used to get the odd nutter shouting "I'll come in and tip you over!". So you'd shout back "Well come on then!" from the safety of 6 foot deep water.

    Mostly we weren't do anything other than passing by but people would still get upset at us frightening away the fish. FFS everyone knows you don't go angling to catch fish; you go angling to sit motionless on a freezing river bank for hours in abject misery. Fish have got nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    Used to get the odd nutter shouting "I'll come in and tip you over!". So you'd shout back "Well come on then!" from the safety of 6 foot deep water.
    No safety when there are big leads and fishing rods are concerned, you hot lucky

    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    Mostly we weren't do anything other than passing by but people would still get upset at us frightening away the fish.
    Yeh, which is pretty much BS, anyway, in a flowing river they don't stay away from long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    FFS everyone knows you don't go angling to catch fish; you go angling to get a bit of peace of quiet from the missus and a few drinks and smokes with your mates, in the guise of having a legitimate hobby

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    I just pop out in one of these, takes out half the river as well

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