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8 September 2017
Licence Support Advisor Debbi Figueiredo has swopped dreaming about boating for actual boating. On her longest cruise for 15 years she’s on a mission to cruise waterways that she’s not cruised before. Here’s the first instalment of the journey.
Posted by: The boating team
Welcome to the first September edition of Boaters' Update. Below you'll find a report on the things you'd like to see all boaters doing, an update on the licensing consultation, the latest boating news, events and much more besides!
Posted by: The boaters' update
7 September 2017
‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’ wrote Mark Twain at around the time of the hosting of the first All England championships. Maybe when future angling historians look back at the 2017 Division One national, it’s possible that it will be remembered as the event that kicked off the resurrection of these historic championships. As Mrs May might say, it could be the start of the era of two strong and stable divisions.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
4 September 2017
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
31 August 2017
After a glorious Bank Holiday with the promise of more sun to come, we’re looking forward to late summer canal festivals and leisurely days on the towpath. Come and see us at our new Old Ford Lock welcome station on the Lee, at festivals on our floating welcome station Jena, and at various boater events to hear about our draft London Mooring Strategy. The sun may be out, but it’s time to start thinking about winter moorings too!
Posted by: London Boating Bulletin
Around the time of the millennium, the BBC ran a public vote to determine the greatest Briton. Winston Churchill polled the highest number of votes by some considerable margin. William Shakespeare was one of the ten contenders and from memory ended up in fourth or fifth spot.
29 August 2017
Predation of fish by seals is still a key issue at the Barrage and though we know that seals predate salmon all the way up from the mouth of the estuary, the Barrage is certainly a key feeding location for both grey and common seals. Here we update you with the latest findings from our monitoring.
In this blog entry, Phil gives us an update on his training and recovery from injury.
Posted by: From couch to canal - Phil's running journey