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  1. wombat nee blownup : What has that got to do for the subject in question?
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    Thanks for accepting me in the full member's area. Breydon.
  3. Basically, what I am saying although I am in favour of abolishing the close season is the shiny pants useless in other industries wasters get their finger out and stop making a jobs for the boys and damned well make a decision! Apparently there will be another consultation in the Autumn. Thats after numerous meetings with a load of free food, drinkies and whatever, all paid for by us. Talk about stringing the job out! If the Environment Agency or the Broads Authority were a proper industry it would be bankrupt. Its all jobs for the boys! And you lot are paying for it through the nose!
  4. For heaven's sake! How much longer is this farce going to go on for? These faceless shiny pants wasters of our hard earned tax payers money are still chewing the fat over the subject of the closed season. This subject should have been resolved years ago. I smell "jobs for the boys" and who is paying for it? Yep you my friends. Sack the lot of them, abolish the closed season and lets get on without all this bull***t and save the country a load of money paying wages to a load of tax wasters. After all, the longer it goes on the more drain on our taxes to basically are a bunch of non productive people who have never contributed anything to our country except endless bull**it. Sorry, but that is how I feel about the waste of money in our government and the way everything is strung out just to keep overpaid shiny pants wasters in the sort of job of which they would be incapable of doing in the real world. Moderate this or what? I really don't care.
  5. It could be handy, especially since the toilets at Acle have been closed for a while.
  6. Isn't it time BA stopped wasting the licence payers money on silly flags and all the rest of the b******t that goes with calling The Broads exactly what it is not? As for having an erection at Acle, why? There are enough information centres already on the Broads and they are usually empty of tourists most of the time. This is another case of jobs for the boys and quite unnecessary. Perhaps we should be thinking of saving money and closing down information centres and putting the money saved into dredging, maintenance and perhaps knocking a few bob off licence fees. It would be interesting to see a balance sheet regarding the cost and income of a visitor centre and a head count of the visitors.
  7. No Ray, that is definitely not Anacapri. Nevertheless your picture is still a sad sight.
  8. It really is sad to see such a vessel in that sort of condition especially if she has seen much better days and given lots of pleasure or had been a good workhorse for her owners. I remember seeing "Anacapri" which was moored just upstream of Stokesby deteriorate and rot to pieces over the years. She has gone now but I wonder what her story was?
  9. I am sure my boat is a Tardis. The theory of a Tardis is that it is powered by a Black Hole at its centre. I am sure I have a Black Hole on my boat. Things like petrol, beer and money just disappear never to be seen again. Other things like combs, mirrors, mobile phones, the wallet, tools and a myriad of other stuff disappear only to materialise days later. Very strange, or is that just me? DON'T ANSWER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. And what about the wobbly scenery? Mind you a Dalek could be handy if you could not find a plumber to unblock the bog.
  11. Oh dear, somebody else has lost the plot. That is what happens once you get your bus pass. What about The Doctor and poor old Bradley Walsh?
  12. What is going to happen now? The Doctor has completely muffed up the attempt to get to the tardis and dragged Bradley Walsh with her and they are now floating in space. Will The Chase have to find another presenter? Come back Mr Pertwee. He would have sorted it out.
  13. Nah! Its in her handbag along with the kitchen sink.
  14. How in heavens name did you manage to get the car through the foot tunnel then? Sorry, I just could not resist it.
  15. I have used the foot tunnel many times when I was a kid. Also, I am fortunate to live in Greater London and have a freedom pass which I can use on all transport in London at any time of the day and on buses outside London I think after 9.30am. What a great present that was on my 60th birthday, I use it all the time and the car sits in the driveway and saves me buying petrol.
  16. I am now 70. My young nephew, 18yo thinks I should be a fossil in a museum! Cheeky little so*.
  17. Ahhaa! Another member of Dinosaurs Anonymous.
  18. I realise I am going to show my age now but I can remember the old Woolwich ferries powered by steam engines and with paddle wheels each side. The engine room had big viewing holes in each side and us kids used to be enthralled by the sight of those big shiny crankshafts rotating. The engineers were very proud of their engines and they were always spotless. Aah! Happy memories.
  19. Also, your name and address is on the EA authorities as having a fishing licence even if you do not have a copy of acceptance. All you need is to supply proof of identity. It is a bit worrying that those scam websites will have all your card details too if you use them.
  20. I just had a look on line to find the current fishing licence fee. I noticed on the search engine menu the following website: www.fishingandrodlicences.co.uk/‎ . They charge a commission when you buy a licence though them. Don't get ripped off, use the proper government website: "Buy a rod fishing licence - GOV.UK" https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences otherwise you will be charged £15 commission on top of the £30 for a coarse and trout two rod licence.
  21. It should be noted that on many other waters an angler would have to pay in the region of £10 per day and would not be able to fish after dark. A subscription to a fishing club usually costs in the region of £80 a season. That is in addition of a £30 fishing licence which somebody previously mentioned does contribute minutely to some of the work EA does on the Broads. A nominal fee Broads licence to fish from the BA moorings to cover a licence plate to be displayed when fishing and to cover administration would be an answer. Anybody not displaying the licence plate or refusing to move when requested could then be fined or in extreme cases banned from fishing the moorings.
  22. I do not think he should be a volunteer ranger if he has that sort of attitude.
  23. It just occurred to me in regards to my previous post regarding the closed season that there is a certain amount of hostility towards fishermen who do not have boats taking over moorings and refusing to move when boat people wish to moor. Well, how much do we pay to BA to have our boats on the water? How much do boatless fishermen pay to BA to fish on the moorings? Answer: Nothing. Answer to the problem: If somebody (boatless fisherman) wants to fish on a BA mooring then they should pay a licence fee to do so and display it so everybody can see it as we do at present with boat licences. Perhaps if fishermen contributed a bit towards the upkeep of the BA quay heading they fish on then our licences would be a little cheaper. Just because somebody has a fishing licence does not give them the right to bung up moorings that we have paid for, not them. After all, what happens if we moor our boats on one of the sacred little wooden fishing perches along the river? Yep! the sewage hits the fan! Please note that when replying that I am a keen fisherman as well as a boat owner.
  24. I have just read in one of the angling papers back copies on line that there will finally be a decision regarding the closed season the Spring 2019. Hopefully it will be abolished as it is an outdated unnecessary law in my opinion.
  25. I had a run in with Talk Talk a few years ago when I closed my account with them. They wrote to me saying there was seventy five pence credit on my account and to phone them to claim it. As usual with these sort of things I was put on an endless queue playing rubbishy music. I hung up the phone and just wrote off the seventy five pence as it would cost me more to reclaim. A couple of weeks later I received a letter saying that I should pay them the outstanding debt on my account otherwise they would send the bailiffs in. I wrote to the address on the letter head of the letter and Talk Talk returned it saying I had sent it to the wrong address. I phoned them again and after half an hour listening to horrendous music I got through to somebody that appeared to have his brain in gear. I explained the problem and he profusely apologised and said a cheque would soon be in the post. I firmly told him to sort out his office and that if I received any more threatening letters they would be hearing from my solicitor. A cheque promptly appeared through my letter box. Ever since then when I walk through a local shopping centre and am accosted by Talk Talk salespersons I proclaim in a very loud voice so that everybody hears exactly what I think of Talk Talk and what they can do with their product. A few weeks after my problem Talk Talk were on one of these consumer programs on the television trying to explain the reasons for their appalling customer service. Obviously they had upset a lot of other people too.
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