Isdell, Charnley and Calder rivers

 Making some plans to explore these river systems from the ocean side as far up as we can get in trailer boats this winter, wondering if anyone has been in and can share some advice, or if you know of anybody you can refer me on to   cheers 

Pic: Prince Regent River 2 years ago

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 Hi Dave,I went on a charter

Mon, 2017-05-01 22:18

 Hi Dave,

I went on a charter boat as far as the intersection of the Calder and Charnley Rivers a few years ago.  There is a deep area that holds water near this intersection you could anchor in.  The Calder is fairly shallow from the intersection, we took a small dingy up to the fresh salt interface on a spring tide to do some survey work on a proposed community. There is some fantastic pools as you walk upstream with jacks etc.

I haven't been up the Charnley but from other people I have heard there are some large rock bars that stop progress, but I'm not sure how far.

The Yule entrance at the start of the Walcott is an interesting place on a big tide!  Plenty of whirlpools and standing waves.  great year to be up here there is so much water around.

 

Cheers Brad

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 thanks Brad, wont go up tp

Fri, 2017-06-23 20:54

 thanks Brad, wont go up tp the fork this trip but rather straight into isdell on the south side of walcott, from all accounts is a gnarly as it gets up there and you need a spring to get in past the bars half way in, but being in a spring on such a tight river makes it all the more, um interesting...!   will post some pics when we get back 

dont hear of many charters going up the back of the walcott its a long way in and like you said bad for shallows who'd you go with?

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wow

Mon, 2017-05-01 22:39

 that is truely an amazing looking bit of country!

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 Hey Tim - def the most

Fri, 2017-06-23 20:51

 Hey Tim - def the most spectacular wild river ive been up, we went through a colony of tens of thousands of bats just to add some jurassic park feelings to the whole thing! prince regent is truly amazing!

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