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BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833. <br />
Pic: CorinMesser/BNPS<br />
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(NOTE - Anglers and river users depicted in these images were not involved in any dispute)<br />
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Pictured: Calmer times on the River Avon. <br />
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The peace and tranquility on a stretch of one of Britain's finest fishing rivers has been shattered by a bitter feud between anglers and paddlers. <br />
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The River Avon, which runs through the historic harbour town of Christchurch in Dorset, has become the scene of a territorial dispute between the two groups. <br />
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Anglers in a punt boat positioned beneath a bridge have been accused of acting like real-life trolls by blocking the way to kayakers and paddle boarders, claiming they are trespassing onto a private fishery.