Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011
We are asking everyone who loves to camp, fish, boat, and spend time at Lawsons Landing to take the time to show your support by attending the Coastal Commission hearing in San Rafael in mid July. The California Coastal Commission will be determining the future of Lawsons Landing in mid July. The date and location of the hearing will be:
July 13th, 14th or 15th
Marin County Board of Supervisors
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for directions
The Lawson family has lived, worked, and recreated at the Landing for nearly 90 years, and since 1957 the Lawson’s have shared this special spot on the edge of Point Reyes National Seashore with campers, boaters, hikers, and fisherman from throughout California. You and your families have come back to this unique coastal community each summer, and have become part of our extended family.
Today Lawson's Landing is still owned and operated by the Lawson-Vogler family. We have chosen to work to keep the Landing open and affordable for all to enjoy and appreciate.
Lawson’s Landing offers much needed affordable overnight amenities for families from California to visit, enjoy, and appreciate California’s beautiful shores, especially with state park campgrounds in jeopardy of closure. Prices for tent, RV, day use, fishing, and boating are comparable with California public State Parks—without requiring ongoing State subsidies.
We have worked hard for many years to complete the local and state planning and permitting processes necessary to protect Lawsons Landing. After lots of hard work and tough choices imposed by state policies and Coastal Commission staff, we have agreed to reduce the total number of RV and tent campsites from 1000 to 417, and we are minimizing camping near environmentally sensitive areas. Campsites will be numbered and laid out in rows to meet State requirements, and some areas will be for tent only camping. We will do everything within our power to ensure that your campsites will still have plenty of space. Additionally, we are proposing at least 3 camp areas that preserve the group camping that we are known for. We are proposing many other improvements that would make your experience more enjoyable, including new restrooms with showers.
Although we are saddened to see our camping area reduced, agreeing to these changes is necessary to remain open. And the new clustered camping areas will increase the surrounding open spaces around you at Lawsons Landing. Without these changes the Coastal Commission will not approve the project and we would be forced to close our doors.
Unfortunately, there are a few very vocal opponents that have been critical of the campground and would like to see the RV and other uses reduced even further—to a level that would be infeasible to operate and impossible for us to stay afloat.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE VOCAL OPPONENTS ARE NOT THE ONLY VOICES HEARD AT THE JULY HEARING.
We are grateful for the many years that we have been able to share our beautiful property with so many. We need you, and your family, and your friends who love Lawson's Landing to attend the July Coastal Commission hearing in San Rafael. First, we need the power of presence to show your support. Second we need some folks to help us emphasize the importance of protecting affordable overnight options and coastal access and recreation at this special place we share. With your attendance and some key folks making public comments in support, we plan to stay open to serve many generations to come.
If you can possibly help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can let you know about the exact date, location and time of the hearing and other important information as soon as we know.
The Lawson and Vogler families
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Upon purchasing the HookPoint it became clear that this was a well thought out and designed bit of kit.
It was developed and is now marketed and sold by Microvista Products Ltd where inventor Dr Andrew Worthington felt that there was a use for a pocket magnifying tool which enabled anglers on the bank to identify any issues with the sharpness of their hook point (a common problem that we are often not aware of until its too late). It was also developed to aid with other 'in situ' problems that we can sometimes encounter whilst out fishing.
|Ceramic hook sharpener and picking tool|
|Photo taken by placing the lens of my camera on the Hookpoint eyepiece|
The HookPoint has been recently reviewed in both 'The Trout & Salmon' and 'Fly Fishing & Fly Tying' magazines and if you happen to be attending the BFFI (British Fly Fair International) this coming weekend (18th/19th June) then you can check it out yourself at The Microvista Products Ltd stand and see what you think.
To find out exactly what the HookPoint is all about head over to the website where there is all the information you need,
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Also on the flip side of the coin when we start to get some of the deluges we are more accustomed to its worth a quick check on this site to make sure the river you've got lined up to fish is not going to be bank high and unfishable..it may well save you a wasted journey!
This is a site I use quite a bit for up to the minute river levels for England and Wales.
Environment Agency - River and sea levels
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I got the chance to try out a Shropshire stream that I had not fished before and was very impressed with the quality of this little gem. Its one of those streams that you wouldn't even know was their when driving past it.
I had also planned a trip back to the River Edw which runs close to Builth Wells but when I arrived it was apparent that the rain that had fallen during the night had not found its way into this river and it was barely a trickle in parts. Fortunately in this area there are quite a few back up locations.