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    2nd Visit To The Broads

    How can anyone visit the area and not include Norwich. The moorings are a bit near the nightlife but it's worth travelling to visit from somewhere, truely a 'fine city'
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    Swan Injured, Your Comments?

    This one went under in a territorial dispute when a large number of swans were congregating around Wroxham bridge area disappeared completely and came out of the water and I believe took to the air polaris style.
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    Swan Injured, Your Comments?

    Did anyone know that swans are capable of swimming under water, could be a good way to get injured by a prop! seems unlikely i know and I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't witnessed it myself. I saw it near wroxham bridge so though unusual it's a possibility. Please don't tell me i'm wrong 'cos I've seen it!
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    Why Do We Need Rhond Anchors?

    Not rhond anchors I know but you have to be impressed by that puny crane jib and what look like unravelling rope strops. I hope the boat's not being lifted out further.
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    Thurne Lion

    Rick certainly runs a great pub but the lion always accepted allcomers without booking. I know it's not easy for the pub but with the best will in the world at tmes you find yourself moored in an unexpected spot (probably more so now the BA has given up sites) the Lion always took allcomers but the white horse doesn't. We need to at times be spontaneous how will it be at the new look lion? Great that it's still to be a pub and I'm sure I'll cope as I think Rick is a gem.
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    Pike Fishing, Risk Assessment

    I visited a broad at 06:00 a few days ago and spotted four 'Transit' size vans parked at the waters edge. When I returned the same day at 18:00+ the vans were there as were the obvious fishermen owners complete with sit on 'kayak' thingies. I spoke to them to ask what sort of day they'd had as it was more than twelve hours they'd been out and the answer was "Not that good they were pike fishing and caught only small one(s)" My question is; if out in the kayak and you catch a big and probably angry fish, where do you land it? The only possibility appears to be on the front deck between the legs. With all those teeth isn't there some risk to one's other important tackle?
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    Back On The Locks Theme

    I don't go that way much but canoed it a few years ago. The river now by-passes the structure but it looked every bid like a lock to me. If I get a chance I'll have another look.
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    Back On The Locks Theme

    I've not read all the "There are locks on the broads" posts but I'm sure as a boy when biking to Bungay from my Beccles home to swim in the river around the back of Outney Common there was a the remains of a lock in the woods (It's still there). Surely this suggests that water traffic went upstream further than Bungay staithe (where i'd suggest there would probably have been a lock) I think navigation would have at least reached up to Earsham.. Not an expert so may wrong.
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    Watery View

    Bit technical but well explained, thanks. I don't think I'll be memorising that.
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    Watery View

    In my opinion the rain fall thing is true, the downward flow at the head of navigation is true but there's something happening every autumn in other areas! The edges of wroxham broad were clear enough to be able to see the bottom yesterday and it's been like that at this time of the year in previous seasons. I'll check further afield this afternoon.
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    Watery View

    Thanks Fred, you've confirmed what i thought.
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    Watery View

    I remember the year (but not thr date) before they stopped sewage discharge it was very clear and the year after extreemly murky, can only suppose the change upset the system ecology. Suurely also some of you can remember the other items tat decorated the reed beds! The sudden seasonal clarity is a mystery.
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    There Is A Lock On The Broads!

    I've not read all this post but I'm sure as a boy when biking to Bungay from my Beccles home to swim in the river around the back of Outney Common there was a the remains of a lock in the woods. Surely this suggests that water traffic went upstream further than Bungay stathe (where i'd suggest there would probably have been a lock) I think navigation would have at least reaced Earsham.. Not an expert so may wrong.
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    Watery View

    i've always lived here but have only recently come back to rivers lots is lost to me but I have noticed every year the rivers and broads dropping bright and clear at this time of the year, it's not salt where i am (up the bure) there's a surprising variety of water plants, something causes it but what?. Also don't pike survive in the baltic?
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    Watery View

    These are towards the head of navigation, Wroxham broad is very clear again today, I'll check out the river tomorrow, it seems to suddenly happen each year around this time , There must be a reason for it.
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