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Phillip

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Suggestion Received:

Is it possible to include a disabled search in your ALL FORUMS folder,or any of your OTHER folders that could give and receive messages from disabled anglers? Otherwise, could you introduce another catagory in your selection of folders marked DISABLED? This could include information about disabled matches, Fisheries that are wheelchair accessable and holiday sites with wheelchair access. It would be very good if the new folder would also encourage mobile anglers to contribute information and advice to help the disabled members.
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As requested Phillip,

We'll see how it goes and if it gets enough use then I'll create a Category for it with seperate options in it [:)]

Have fun,

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I agree this would be a good idea. I have a friend who is disabled who could benifit from such a forum....Haydn..




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hi im not disabled but i would like to say this is a good idea i have been fishing a few times were i have seen people in wheelchairs struggaling to get to there peg and not one angler has helped them there that interested in fishing they pay no notice. anyway i think alot of disabled anglers might be okay fishing at hudsons farm near st micheals the donut has bad access but the specimin lake is good on some peggs also there are always people there that'll probably help and the fish just want to be caught.

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RoyC

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Hi
What a brilliant idea
Lake John Fishery
Galley Hill
EN9
Has three purpose built ramps for disabled people, leading from the car park to edge of the large lake
www.lakejohnfishery.co.uk
Or if you phone Colin the owner on 07958938153 he will give you more information

So come on MDs lets all think of the places we have fished where it could be possible for disabled anglers to fish

Roy (Have a nice day)
 
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The Fenrod, in the Enterprise Park, Swansea has a dedicated disabled anglers peg.

White Springs, Pontardulais is also quite good as you can drive literally to the peg.

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RoyC

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Links For Disabled Anglers

Bury Hill Fisheries
www.buryhillfisheries.co.uk

The British Disabled Angling Association
www.anglinglink.co.uk

Roy (Have a nice day)
 

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[h3]Hi all, i am Match and Club Secretary for raddaa, Rugby and district disabled anglers association ,although we dont have waters of our own,all the waters we do fish are suitable for disabled anglers,Check out our web site and in particular the fixtures page.http://clik.to/raddaa[/h3]



 
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Great idea, Philip,, nice one Dave for including the Disabled Forum,,,

Well done, [:D][:D]


catch me if u can
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Hi Phillip


Great idea matey [:D][:D]

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with your area.
I hope these are of some use to you...[:)]

http://www.essexangling.co.uk/tour5.htm
http://www.sportslinks.info/angling.htm#essex
http://www.woodfordas.co.uk/
http://freespace.virgin.net/r.spencer/Venues/Essex/fishersgreen.htm
http://www.leevalleypark.com/html/sports/angling.htm

Tight lines [:)]

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Hi Phillip [:)],
If you ever get around the Derby/Notts area, we have a 20 peg stretch of the Trent at Barrow-on-Trent, that has platforms on all the pegs to enable anglers like yourself fish the river with safety in mind, We held the Trent Fish-in on it last year, you can also park your car behind the peg you are fishing on. [:)][:)][:)]
If you want more details just send me a PM [:)]

Tight Lines

Mark


 
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fishing_mad

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oh yeh i word of warning!! hambleton fisheries may be difficult to get to without help

[:)]Fishing Mad[:)]
 

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Philip, come and join us at the SOUTH CERNEY NATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR ANGLERS WITH DISABILITIES. I guarantee you will have a great time where you can meet lots of new freinds and discuss lots of fishing stories, and most of all have a great day out. Have a look for yourself on our website

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/southcerneyfestival

E:mail scfestival@tiscali.co.uk

If you want any more info, give me a call.

Tight Lines
Robbo[:D]
 

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Thanks to all the members that have taken intrest in my suggestion for this Foruum for Disabled anglers. Lets hope we can get enough intrest for it to take off. I know myself that it is not easy to get a wheelchair and fishing tackle to an accesable swim.

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Philip. Regarding holidays The Winged Fellowship Trust run a fishing fortnight at at least 2 of their centres that I know of. I do some voluntary work at one of them Skylarks West Bridgeford Nottingham. The centre caters for people with disabilites to have planned breaks and at the beginning of September one of the themes is a fishing fortnight with venues in Derby, Lincoln, South Yorkshire and Leicester. Some of the MD's turned up last year to give a hand. Some of the Guests have been comming for over 20yrs. I can recomend the fortnight it is greta fun.[;)]

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Excellent idea Phil.Sometimes the able bodied forget that being disabled can cause problems.
Im sure that all users of maggot drowners will help solve any problems that you may have.
Good man.
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I regulary fish the river derwent in matlock bath witch has a purpose built area for disabled anglers its behind the mining museum through the park and over the bridge i always go and help out if i can if i see them struggling [:D]

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Hi Phillip, my name is Dirk Williams. I am also a disabled angler, and the (east midlands) Regional Manager for the British Disabled Angling Association. The BDAA is a registered charity No: 1074729 established to develop and promote angling opportunities for disabled people in the UK (Website: www.bdaa.co.uk). Within the website you will find the contact number of the Regional manager in your area; he will also be a disabled angler, and will be only too willing to give you any help and advice you require. And that of course goes for any disabled angler around the country.

The BDAA is also in partnership with English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) The English Federation of Disability Sport is the official, national umbrella body responsible for the development of sport for disabled people in England (website www.efds.co.uk), empowering disabled people through sport!
The BDAA have appointed 8 new Regional Managers in line with the EFDS structure, and are currently appointing 60 regional representatives. We are there to help, whether you are interested in Course (match), Course (general), carp, game, sea boat or shore fishing.

My specialist area and responsibilities within the BDAA are Match fishing. The BDAA each year run a National competition, with eight qualifying rounds from all around the country, concluding with a final, which last year took place at Woodlands View (Worcestershire) These matches are always something special. They bring together anglers of all abilities, with wide-ranging disabilities, who are always willing to show others how they have overcome difficulties with their particular disability, in relation to angling. Dates and venues for this year will be available shortly. Membership is free, and details available on the website.

I have been a member of MD's for nearly a year now, and have found the guys to be a very caring bunch, and always there to support disabled anglers. I am fortunate to fish against and take money off some of them occasionally. I would list them, but they know who they are (Limetree boys) and anyway the list would be far too long. One in particular had got that upset with being beaten week in week out, that he started taking a cuddly RED toy with him to cuddle.

Recommending wheelchair-friendly fisheries is a hard thing to do. I found out things that were not immediately apparent to me until I started going out with wheelchair users, and seeing them struggle on terrain that I found easy on crutches. We are lucky at the BDAA because we have experienced wheelchair users that go out to venues and physically check that they are accessible before recommending them. There is a booklet available from the BDAA (Disabled Access Guide to Fisheries). This has been endorsed by the Environment Agency, and details can be found at www.bdaa.co.uk. Alternatively this booklet will soon be available to down load from www.efds.co.uk in PDF format.
 

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Hi: Dirk: I see angling link are at it again, yes that is what I am saying the bdaa was set up by a few bodys and never asked any members whether they wanted it or not, I would not call that very democratic would you?. I also wish that both representations angling link and nfa would get their act together, maybe its not just you two but the sports council also. After a long debate with a top representitive from the sports council, he informed me that the nfa was the main body handling Anglers with Disabilities, now you say that it is the bdaa or what ever, what I would like to know is: who receives the money that is issued each year for the advancement and development of the Disabled Angler,? I have not seen it yet,
For new Disabled Anglers coming on the scene It must be very confusing for them,
Please, for godsake if it is not broken, leave it alone.

Tight Lines

Robbo ([?][}:)]Robbie)
 
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