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PostPosted: 15 May 2019, 17:29 
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Paddlers of the South-West, I will be visiting Listowel for a couple of days in June and wondered whether it is possible to paddle all the way down the River Feale to Ballybunnion. Are there impassable weirs and rapids in the upper reaches? Does the water fall very low in mid Summer? Are there any prohibitions relating to trout and salmon fishing? I have a 16 ft touring kayak and would use that.

Advice welcome. Thank you.

Jerry O'Sullivan, Galway (087 646 9327)


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PostPosted: 20 May 2019, 21:34 
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Hi Jerry,
I have paddled up the feale from ballybunnion a few times,have nt went as far as listowel tho,but from passing water level usually low around listowl,the part I ve paddled is tidal,best done at high tide or incoming,inside the estuary there is a lot of sandbanks,but there is a channel,through,lots of spots to launch,by the golf club there's a carpark,or cashen bridge which saves the hassle of sandbanks,or there's a beach on the bally duff side,directly across from river from the golf course,or cashen pier,the channel that leads to the sea is very narrow,beside the golf course,and can be fast flowing ,there's a reef to the left on way out and can dump there,
I'll be in ballybunnion most weekends so might be able to meet up with you,


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PostPosted: 22 May 2019, 12:01 
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Thanks Colly. Aiming for Friday 21 June, daytime, which might not suit you I acknowledge, or possibly Thursday evening 20 June if I get there early enough. My phone number is 087 646 9327 if interested.
Jerry


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