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  1. 7 hours ago, Jayfire said:

    I understand what you mean but I couldn't put it full screen as I needed to fit the beers in the pic too

    Just gave your webcam a wave too mate :default_icon_wave:

    Nice one enjoy your holiday :default_stinky::408_beers:

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  2. I've just got back from Brundall for the weekend and wanted to take the boat out yesterday but thought better of it like other members it was gusting pretty strong across the river!

  3. 1 hour ago, vanessan said:

    Could you please enlighten me as to what ‘good projects’ have been undertaken by the EA specifically for the Broads? That is a genuine question as I really have no idea. A good project for the EA would be the refurbishment of the Burgh Castle moorings but it doesn’t look as if that’s going to happen now. 

    I didn't mention the broads when refering to the EA thats a narrow view point. The close season debate is national and so is the licence and so are the funds spent, although I do know they do a lot of wildlife river monitoring in and around the broads as I have dealt with them on this basis.


    43 minutes ago, Paul said:

    Excellent idea. I have long held the opinion that anglers should have to buy a fishing permit to fish the broads, in the same way they do the canals.

    It used to be that way Paul with regional fishing licences but now it is national with the EA

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  4. Back to the close season issue I personally would love to see it go as it serves no real purpose on the Broads or rivers and considering it's been removed for all canals and lakes seems somewhat contradictory. If it should stay on the grounds of fish welfare then it should be mandated everywhere along with a boating ban (I'm a boater too!) as a boat can do more damage to a spawning ground then any angler can.

    A couple of other points to the less informed :default_icon_e_surprised::-

    • Anglers generate over £20million pounds a year in License fees alone, which is used by the EA for a number of good projects
    • Fish tend not to eat when spawning (and mostly leading up to spawning) therefore an angler will not be catching spawning fish and most likely not near them.
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  5. Hi Hylander

    Yes you do have to get a licence to save (just over a tenner from memory), however at least you know now that you can recover them. Maybe try some other free software first as mentioned above and if you have no luck at least you can use a licenced version of Diskdigger to recover them.

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  6. Thanks for the messages and posts. I've now reset it. I think it resets itself to the lowest position after a communication outage. I'll sort it properly when I can get full access to a pc.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, Vaughan said:

    He now suggests that he is not just responsible for the interests of navigation as laid down in the act but seeks to introduce the codicil that that responsibility will only be discharged as he sees fit. I see this as an insidious and political manoeuvre and JM is quite right to draw our attention to it.

    I also think JM does good work in bringing to our attention these matters and have said that before. I have a differing opinion on this particular clause though and if that's what you are referring to in the quoted text above I don't see it.

  8. 38 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

    Quite right, and the Authority is at present duty bound to maintain it. However the wording of the Glover Response appears to make it quite clear that the Authority now seeks to be able to limit maintenance to what it, the Authority, decides and declares to be reasonable. In other words a wriggle out clause that would allow the Authority to decide that there is no reasonable need to dredge a particular area of water thus exclusion by abandonment.  Why else would the Authority seek to restrict maintenance to what it considers reasonable? The obvious conclusion has to be that it would ignore that that it does not consider reasonable to maintain, for whatever reason, perhaps Sandford by the back door? 

    I fully understand what you are saying but you are being selective with your words in the proposed amended clause. You have to use maintenance alongside 'improvement and development' (inclusive). So to use your analogy if the Authority decide there is no reasonable need to dredge a particular area surely that CANNOT be argued with any amount of reasonableness to be an improvement or development. I’ve mentioned this a few times as have others am I misreading it?

  9. 7 minutes ago, Vaughan said:

    I would very much like to know what Dr Packman actually defines as "navigation". If the navigable area of the Broads should be allowed to decrease, then so should the annual river toll. 

    I thought the navigation area is set out in the BA Act 1988 and can only be changed by a formal process which the BA can propose?

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