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20 January 2017
2016 marked the bicentenary anniversary of the mighty Leeds & Liverpool canal being built. To celebrate this, Explorers took on an equally mighty challenge of engaging 200 schools within two miles of the canal over the course of 2016. Offering interactive local history workshops, water safety assemblies and guided walks, the challenge was to engage school children with the historical landmark on their doorstep.
Posted by: The Explorers
19 January 2017
The National Federation of Anglers organised its first ever canal All England on the Gloucester and Berkeley in September 1937. Little did the competitors imagine that just two years later the world would once again be at war and after the 1938 match, the All England Championships would not be held again until 1945.
Posted by: Angling history
17 January 2017
When parliament was debating the introduction of the 1923 Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act, Sir Robert Sanders – the first Baron Bayford and conservative minister of Agriculture & Fisheries – described the act as a step in the direction of democracy amongst fishes.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
16 January 2017
There’s been a lot of work taking place behind the scenes over the last couple of months, and now we’re starting to see the fruits of this labour with the dredging specialists ready to start work next week.
Posted by: Pocklington Canal
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
13 January 2017
In 1883 J P Wheeldon wrote ‘it’s very likely that a certain class of unreflecting people may imagine that the sole aim and ambition attendant upon the formation or weekly gathering together of the members of an angling club is centred in the consumption of a good deal of fourpenny ale, unlimited grogs and the strongest sort of tobacco’.
Welcome to the inaugural edition of 2017. There's lots to read and, if you have the time, give your feedback on.
Posted by: The boaters' update
Help us put together a list of ten top tips for considerate double mooring.
Posted by: The boating team