Originally Posted by Sib-2022
Also am just wondering a license is needed for a trolling motor as it's not a engine is it ��
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Unfortunately where you live does not give you many options for free or cheap days out. There is really only the Dee. All of North Wales councils have annual registration and launching fees. However you will find places to launch a small SIB with a small OB if you are setting up from the back of your car.
If the river is where you wish to spend most of your time I suppose a battery trolling motor would be ideal if you don't have to pay the licence fee.
I'd check with the council with regard to having to pay or not.
Personally I'd be cautious about forking out a lot of money on a trolling motor just so I could go on the same stretch of river, as nice as it is, a few times a year. From where you are I'd be travelling a bit further and go to Anglesey. Pay the £35 annual registration fee, find a few nice sheltered bays where you can beach launch and spend the day there, your kids would probably enjoy it more.