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Old 03 September 2009, 12:24   #1
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Hello all can anyone tell me is there a speed limit at cardiff bay and does it get very choppy and do you need a licence to fish there any help would be very nice.thanks
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Old 03 September 2009, 12:34   #2
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No speed limit - or there wasn't last time I was there. Can get a bit choppy but nothing much as it's totally enclosed. May spill your champers but that would be it!!!

Doubt there is a fishing ban either but God knows what you would catch.....
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Yes & no.
The vast majority is limit free, but there are areas with limits. These are further up the river towards the stadium and at the end towards the parliment building. Both ares are marked by bouys. A good chart will tell you
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Hi, if you go up the river taff there is a 5 knot limit in place, as for the Ely river i assume it is the same as there are moorings there. you are unable to fish in the bay within the locks, same goes for any water sports. there are buoys set about the bay which are red and green and state the limit. The limit is enforced when you sail towards mermaid quay as there are moorings there if you wish to stop for a pint and a meal. its a PAYG meter IIRC. Otherwise, get that throttle open, enjoy watching the yachties moan and grumble lol. Also it doesnt get choppy. if you are out for the first time go steady as the weekends can be busy also can be quite bust with novice sail dinghys and i mean novice.
Where are you launching from etc.
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Hopefully we are to launch from channel view slipway all being well
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The main part of Cardiff Bay has no speed limit unless there is a rowing event taking place (which there wont be any now until next year).

Both rivers have a 5 knot speed limit for their entirety (i.e. from their mouth all the way up until you go aground) and also the Inner Harbour (Mermaid Quay) has a 5 knot speed limit.

These limits are enforced by Harbour Patrol boats & Barrage Control

It can get a little choppy, but not very often. It all depends on the wind direction & strength and also how many gin palaces are buzzing around :P

Fishing is not currently allowed within the confines of cardiff Bay and the rivers, however that is changing soon with rod licences maybe being issued starting next year.

The Cardiff Harbour Authority website is the best place to get information on what you can do in Cardiff Bay - http://www.cardiffharbour.com
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That is a good slip. lots of parking available, but be careful of valuables left in the car as that area isnt exactly the safest in cardiff.
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Another vote here for Cardiff bay / Channel view - went last Sunday afternoon & it was really good. Enough space to play around in but not too far from civilisation ! Got a bit lost on the way there as I thought the Tomtom was trying to take me into a shopping centre, but I think it was actually right and I was wrong...
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... not too far from civilisation !
About 50 miles from Llanelli
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About 50 miles from Llanelli
It should be OK then.
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