HANSA FISH RIVER CANOE MARATHON 2011


Kevin White at the Fish
Lara Taylor, Wednesday, 25 May 2011

HANSA FISH RIVER CANOE MARATHON 2011
 
Date - 7th and 8th October 2011
Where - Cradock, South AfricaAlso check out the Hansa Fish River Marathon website
www.fishmarathon.org.za
 
Please contact Kevin White on 040 8994 411 or kjewhite@hotmail.com if you are at all interested in participating in this event.


 
 
Kevin a Perth resident and veteran of many Hansa Fish River Marathons will be travelling back to South Africa again this year to participate in what he says is one of the greatest canoe marathons in the world. Kevin is encouraging as many enthusiastic/adventure seeking Aussies to accompany him on this once in a life time trip. Kevin is happy to give advise on all aspects of getting to the "Fish" 
 
The "FISH" is a great 81,8km two day race. Shorter than the Avon Open-mouth smile It is a mixture of rapids, weirs, flat water and short portages. Portages, only 4, are just around non negotiable weirs. Most weirs have specially designed shutes which making shooting them very easy. There are some big rapids and weirs which you might see pictures of. Please note not everyone shoots these. Any paddler who has done the Avon Descent or even thought of doing it will easily handle the "FISH" 
 
Check out this slide show of pictures from last year 
 http://www.spiritpaddle.com.au/gallery.asp?galleryID=39