I reckon the Recreational Sea Anglers have got quite a bit in common with Canoe England ............
I guess that would change quickly if bunches of canoes surrounded charter-boats and piers, splashing and larking about in front of anglers, tangling lines etc (And as sea-anglers get a much better understanding of the problems that freshwater anglers endure).
Fortunately the sea is a big place, unlike the more intimate waters where freshwater anglers fish.
Kayak angling is well able to co-exist with existing sea-angling activities and is one of the fastest growing sectors of sea-angling, encouraged by the Angling Trust. (see http://www.anglingtr...asp?section=646 ).
(And for freshwater kayak anglers, AT Kayak membership also includes access to river and canal areas not controlled by clubs at reduced rates - see link above)
The same sort of conflict would arise if (say) an archery club was invaded by a gang of folk kicking a ball about on the range, or a game of cricket interrupted by golfers playing through on the pitch during a game.
Kayakers enjoying a quite paddle when a group of jet-skiers decides to play. (Opening the 'free-access' genie could backfire spectacularly!)
Some activities just don't mix well.
Edited by Leon Roskilly, 11 August 2013 - 09:37 AM.