Originally Posted by codprawn
Funnily enough it was Norfolk and Essex they originated in - maybe time to reintroduce?
There are actually 3 or 4 puntgunners still active here on the River Blackwater and a couple more on Hamford Water near Harwich. And there's an old boy on Mersea Island who'll still build you a traditional Essex gunning punt, for a modest fee of course
They attract quite a lot of interest from casual observers on coastal walks etc., who understandably find the whole issue of launching a boat with no freeboard or buoyancy into the middle of a tidal estuary in winter completely insane and eccentric.