David Hart, a leading QC, has provided unequivocal legal advice which confirms once and for all the position about the lawfulness of canoeing and other paddlesports on rivers. The advice could not be any clearer that there is no general public right.  

This confirmation helped win a recent legal case by Llangollen Maelor Anglers and Midland Flyfishers, both represented by Paul Stafford of Dispute Support Solicitors, Pershore, and supported by Fish Legal. The case was against Mr. Andy Povey, a canoeist and stand up paddleboarder.

 

Read full report from Angling Trust;

http://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp?itemid=3624&itemTitle=QC%27s+legal+advice+proves+there+is+no+general+public+right+to+navigate+non-tidal+rivers+in+England+and+Wales&section=00010001002300460026&preview=1

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