November 2014 White Water round up

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LCP have been pretty active in November, encouraged by high water levels we have been on the water on three consecutive weekends running the River Roe, Mourne/Strule River and the Upper Bann. The 8th November found the Roe a little disappointing, it would appear that County Londonderry/Derry was the only place in the country where it wasn’t pouring out of the heavens. Still it was a good outing as the Roe usually is with 13 paddlers on the water.

The following Saturday (15th) found us out on the Glenelly, Owenkillew, Mourne/Strule rivers County Tyrone, finishing off at the Derg.. Water on the Mourne/Strule was supposedly medium high to high which made the fisheries interesting to say the least. The photo shows the fisheries on Friday 14th, water levels had dropped a little for our run the following day.

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The Upper Bann was run on Sunday 16th with water again higher than normal.

Sat 22nd found us back to the Upper Bann. Again levels well above normal, which resulted in a quicker run than normal. The only grade 2/3 section at Tullylish was washed out and a little disappointing. Special praise to Paul Nesbit on his first run of the Bann. Undaunted by the high levels he had a competent run, coping well in the conditions.

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