Little Fish River

This a challenging section for K1-paddlers, but not hectic at all. Beginner plastic kayakers can also consider doing a trip on this river.Ideal for: K1, kayak

  • Grade: 1 to 2
  • Length: 27km
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours in a K1
  • Type: Continuous, narrow
  • Put-in: Bridge
  • Take-out: Bridge
  • Dam controlled: Fish River Irrigation Scheme
  • Permits: Farmer at put-in, contact EPCU to arrange access

MAP 20

The Little Fish forms part of the last stages in the transfer system.

There are some strainers that should be avoided, as is typical with these narrow rivers. There are also two weirs and two low-level bridges to portage. There are no playholes on this section.

This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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