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Riverbank at Barcombe Mills - what's the situ?

 
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On 9 Mar 2011 at 3:59pm Off-Message wrote:
Does anyone know what the situation is now at Barcombe Mills where the most popular section of the riverback was fenced off last year? Is there any chance swimmers will have access along this section this year?
 
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On 9 Mar 2011 at 4:06pm Old Cynic wrote:
No fencing - all was restored to as it was before. Though after the Poos in Ouse thread of several months agao I wouldn't be too keen on swimming there!
 
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On 9 Mar 2011 at 4:42pm MC wrote:
Swim in the Sussex Ouse? Yuck.
 
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On 9 Mar 2011 at 11:21pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
Swimming in the ouse at Barcombe mills, and climbing over the wall and skinny dipping in the Pells swimming pool on the way home from the pub has always been done, its like a rite, a custom.
After a scare many years ago about Viles disease, and a good friend getting viral meningitis, swimming at the mills slowed a bit, as for the late night swimming at the Pells, i cant even manage to get over the wall anymore.
 
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On 10 Mar 2011 at 10:26am Spelling Police wrote:
Weil's disease old boy!
 
 
On 10 Mar 2011 at 5:11pm A doctor writes.... wrote:
Or leptospirosis, if you want to be really pedantic.
 
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On 11 Mar 2011 at 2:38am MuttsNuts wrote:
On the subject of weil's disease, this is what anglers of the Ouse angling preservation Society are advised by their website, I feel bathers and canoeists should take note too:
Weils disease (Leptospirosis): Anglers should be aware of this bacterial infection transmitted by rats' urine, which is a serious disease in humans, requiring hospital treatment. All anglers should take sensible precautions, including: - Covering any cuts, sores or scratches with waterproof plasters or gloves - Disinfecting any wounds that occur at the waterside - Washing hands or covering food with a wrapper before eating - Not putting your hands in your mouth after immersing in river water and never placing bait or fishing line in your mouth - Not touching any dead animals, especially rats - Not leaving food, ground bait or bait on the bank - If you do develop flu-like symptoms which persist, tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to Leptospirosis so that he/she can consider it in the diagnosis Rabies: Anglers fly fishing occasionally catch bats. If you do catch a bat, avoid touching it with your bare skin. If you think you may have been bitten or scratched, wash the wound immediately.
 
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On 11 Mar 2011 at 2:41am MuttsNuts wrote:
disregard the bit about bats, I believe that's to do with Rabies.
I copied and pasted and got a bit more than was intended


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