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'They're cheating the rest of us' : Reaction as man fined for illegal fishi...

20 April 2016 - 05:25 PM

Anglers are being reminded of the importance of getting rod licences after a man was ordered to pay £900 for illegal fishing in a beauty spot near Tewkesbury.

Fisherman Ladislav Kobak, was fined after Environment Agency bailiffs found him breaking the rules at Stanchards Pit, off the River Avon in Tewkesbury in September last year

Optimus Replacement

30 March 2016 - 05:38 PM

Our Optimus central heating boiler needs a new controller block which will cost about £400.


So I'm considering alternatives.


The Optimus has a balanced flue which exits through the roof and its installed in a "cupobard" to one side of the central door at the back of our boat. 


Ideally something that fits into the same space and possibly using the existing hole in the roof would be ideal.


Anyone got any suggestions?



CRT and addresses

23 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

Can anyone confirm if CRT are capable of handling the following situation:


Boat is licensed at one address and paid from one account


Moorings are paid from a different account at a different address.


CRT recently took over the moorings we're on and although Tom's moorings had my address CRT sent the paperwork to my brothers address (where the boat is registered). I filled in all the paperwork and the DD mandate and put my address on it.


DD mandate failed - CRT sent a letter to that effect to my brother and NOT to me.  They claim the only address they have on the system is my brothers (despite me giving them my address)..


It did take them nearly 3 months to actually get this far.... how can any charity be allowed to be so incompetent?

How long does it take?

10 October 2015 - 10:20 AM

How long does it take for CRT to get their act together over processing mooring applications?


We're moored at what was Tom's Moorings in Market Drayton.


In August they wrote to us and included all the paperwork to apply for a mooring there (to take over from when our "current agreement expires"). I sent all the paperwork back and we've heard nothing. We were mooring there paying quarterly and that quarter expired at the end of July.


So we're still sitting on our mooring - using the electricity when we're on the boat - and paying nothing right now.


CRT have been and plastered "Private Moorings Keep off the Pontoons" notices all over the place (Oh how they LOVE their notices) but apart from that have done nothing (we have two rotten / broken planks on our pontoon and one of the steel mooring T-studs has sheared off).



Boat Index odd request

19 September 2015 - 02:04 PM

I'm posting this in here because its not really general boating.


As you know we run the Boat Index having taken it over from Jim Shead a couple of years ago.


A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the owner of another boat listing site asking if I'd had a request from someone to remove their boat from his index.


We hadn't at that point but we got one the other day...


Please will you delete my boat data from your listings. xxxxxxxxxx. The information is incorrect and you do not have my permission to hold this data or to display it on the internet.



As the Boat Index contains no personal data and is freely obtainable from the Broads Authority if you ask them this seems to be a totally unreasonable request.


The other site was threatened with legal action if they didn't remove it... which they haven't



So what do others think?