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    For thise interested, the fishing season is now...

    For thise interested, the fishing season is now over the Spey. Paddling it next week, and will probably not see another soul.

    Useful link here: http://www.flyfish-scotland.com/salmon-seasons.htm ...
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    Can anyone explain why being a SSSI means that...

    Can anyone explain why being a SSSI means that you can't paddle. The River Ure downstream from Sleningford is a SSSI, but is regualrly paddled. Wardens Gorge on the Tyne is a SSSI, but again is...
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    We put in at 'The Mill' and left a couple of cars...

    We put in at 'The Mill' and left a couple of cars there. I did think about contacting the fishing club, but I have no idea which one they were - should have asked I suppose. We did make sure that...
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    A lesson from the River Ure

    As almost all of the posts in this forum seem to highlight difficulties (understandly), I thought I'd relay a lovely experience I had on Sunday which was quite the contrary.

    On Sunday afternoon...
  5. The black thing in the photo was a roof rack...

    The black thing in the photo was a roof rack strap. There was one 'crows footed' through the rear (well, most upstream) handle, and possible one through the front handle as, although as the pics show...
  6. pics again

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee462/darbinotley/teithweir2.jpg

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee462/darbinotley/teithweir1.jpg

    Hopefully this will first (this is my first tiome...
  7. Pcitures of the stuck canoe

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee462/darbinotley/teithweir1.jpg

    http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee462/darbinotley/teithweir2.jpg
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    Thanks for the all the advice guys. As it turned...

    Thanks for the all the advice guys. As it turned out the Spey trip never happened. Ended up paddling the Tay on Saturday, and the Teith on Sunday, then alas back to work. Brilliant levels on both of...
  9. Aye, Not sure how high on the gauge the Teith...

    Aye,

    Not sure how high on the gauge the Teith was, and as it was the first time I'd paddled it I've got not comparison with other levels, but the weir certainly looked 'impressive' (read...
  10. Crikey! That would certainly explain it. It...

    Crikey! That would certainly explain it. It sounds like they were trying to paddle down the fish ladder from reading that, unless they were on the extreme right of the weir and the boat got washed...
  11. I think the biggest problem is the boat itself....

    I think the biggest problem is the boat itself. It didn't seem to have any air bags / buoyancy blocks inside it, and I couldn't see a loop on the one end that was (just) above water. It is probably...
  12. Has anyone lost a canoe on the River Teith?

    Hi there,

    Paddled the Teith yesterday, and lovely it was too. What an excellent river. However we were slightly concerned, and greatly intrigued, to find a fairly new looking open canoe well and...
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    The Derwent from Darley Bridge (or possibly...

    The Derwent from Darley Bridge (or possibly Rowsley) down to Matlock is nice. It is moving water, with the 'slalom' course at the end, but nothing serious. Access, as with any river in or around...
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    Has no-one ever egressed at Boat o'Brig...........

    Has no-one ever egressed at Boat o'Brig........ maybe this answers my question!

    I'd really like to hear from anyone who has.
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    River Webcams

    Ever wonderered what the river you are off to paddle looks like? Well have a look at this http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/live-webcams/

    Genius.

    I especially like the one at...
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    Spey Egress - Boat of Brig?

    Probably paddling the Spey next week, and given the forecast, river levels, and available time, may have to egress at Boat of Brig. I've paddled the Spey a number of times, but always to the sea, so...
  17. Absolutely awesome Duncan. I've been thinking...

    Absolutely awesome Duncan. I've been thinking about a big British trip for a while, and this was stimulated the appetite. Excellent work on doing it solo though, mental toughness personified!
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  18. Try the Spey for sure. Aviemore - the Sea is easy...

    Try the Spey for sure. Aviemore - the Sea is easy in four days, so you may want to start further upstream, maybe Loch Insh or Newtonmore depending on levels. I'm sure there is a video on youtube...
  19. A descent of the Spey depends greatly on water...

    A descent of the Spey depends greatly on water levels, but from Newtonmore 4 days (5 at the most) should be fine. There is almost always enough water to paddle and make the trip worthwhile, but in...
  20. Good to see you so enthused by a fine river Tony....

    Good to see you so enthused by a fine river Tony.

    In the interests of advertising fairness, 'Spey Descents' are one of a number of companies that offer guided trips, and there are also chances to...
  21. You can paddle the Spey for most of it's length,...

    You can paddle the Spey for most of it's length, but the highest get in for most folks is Newtonmore. See the guide http://www.speydescent.com/speyguide.htm here for further details. It is a...
  22. STV - Scotland "The Land" Series - Spey, Tweed, Dee etc

    I was looking for a video clip of paddling on teh Spey to show a mate the other day, and I found this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9p6d0xyjVg

    It is a rather nice journey down the Spey, all...
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    To paraphrase the 'Canoeists Little Book of...

    To paraphrase the 'Canoeists Little Book of Wisdom'............. "There are two kind of weirs, those that are easy, and those that will kill you."
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    Also, regarding a courier try ringing up Cornwall...

    Also, regarding a courier try ringing up Cornwall Canoes ( http://www.cornwall-canoes.co.uk/ )and see if they will tell who they use. I live in Yorkshire and I bought my sea kayak from them, which a...
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    If you get no luck on here, try UK River...

    If you get no luck on here, try UK River Guidebook private sales page ( http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=c40ebc1f1ae6d63f18b5d1cda836e1f3 ).

    It is mainly kayaks for...
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