Welcome to Tasmanian Canoe Club
Tasmanian Canoe Club is situated on the banks of the Forth River, Wilmot Rd, Forth, Tasmania and caters for members of all abilities from beginner through to advanced paddler.
With a rich history of paddler development, our club has hosted many Australian school’s championships, and many of our members have gone on to represent at a State, National and International level with literally thousands of paddlers honing their skills at the club over the last 51 years.
Our current focus
While we support (and love) all forms of canoeing and kayaking, our current focus is on recreational whitewater paddling. Our course at Forth is a great place to learn how to paddle, and we are blessed to be surrounded by world class rivers from grade 1-3 right through to grades 4-5. Most of our rivers here in Tasmania require seasonal run off to paddle them, so local knowledge is a must as is participating in our sport safely.
Whitewater canoeing and kayaking can be a dangerous but exciting sport which should never be done alone. Being part of a club like Tasmanian Canoe Club gives you the opportunity to learn and participate in this great sport surrounded by experienced paddlers who can teach you and friends who will encourage you to do your best. There’s so many ways to get involved including:
- Forth Kayak School Jan/Feb book early
- Learn to paddle sessions – beginners
- Pool sessions – learn and improve your roll and skills
- Recreational paddling – beginners
- Under 3 Whitewater trips – beginner to intermediate
- Grade 4 Whitewater trips – by invitation only
- The Lea Extreme Race – by entry only
Please note trips and sessions do not run all year – check our calendar or please check our Facebook Page for Current Events
- 2021 Paddle Australia Awards – Tassie receives 3 awards Nov 23, 2021Paddle Australia 2021 Award of Merit Paddle Australia 2021 Instructor/Guide of the Year Paddle Australia 2021 Volunteer of the Year
- Paddle Week 2022 Oct 12, 2021Paddle Week 2022 Date River, Times* Flow Friday, January 21, 2022 King River, 9am – 5pm (Australian White Water Showcase, Paragon Theatre, TBA ) 70 cumecs Saturday, January 22, 2022 King River, 9am – 5pm 70 cumecs Sunday, January 23, 2022 Brady’s Lake Slalom Course, 9am – 5pm (Bradys Boatercross, starting 12pm) 19 cumecs Monday, […]
- Winners Paddle Tasmania Annual Awards 2021 Oct 3, 2021At the Paddle Tasmania AGM and Awards held October 23 at Leith the following paddlers were recognised for their contributions to our paddling community by their peers. Category Awarded To… Volunteer of the Year Peter Clements Instructor/Guide of the Year Mark Oates and Dan Hall (Joint Winners) Club Coach of the Year Jon Purtell Paddler […]
- Canoe Polo in Australia Sep 21, 2021Ian Beasley has captured the history of the sport in Australia in his work Canoe polo in Australia Note If you have a comment or would like to add to the story of Australia’s ongoing affair with canoe polo, contact Ian Beasley.
- Seal Warning Sep 3, 2021Kayaks, Skis, SUPs, Sit on Tops – Give Fur Seals a Wide Berth The number of Australian Fur Seals in Tasmanian Waters have been increasing over the years and with it there is an increasing chance of encounters with seals when paddling. Fur Seals are common in the Derwent and D’ Entrecasteaux Channel, Bass Strait […]
- 2022 PA Canoe Sprint – Newsletter 2 Dec 6, 2021Dear Canoe Sprint Community, Thanks to everyone for your patience while PA, the relevant State Paddle Associations (SPAs), our Canoe Sprint Technical Committee and Local Organising Committees worked through the scenarios and solutions in providing a PA 2022 national level competition program for the benefit of all. The decision for each competition location and dates […]
- Olympic bronze medalist Ramon Andersson inducted into Paddle Australia Hall of Fame Dec 6, 2021Dual Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist Ramon Andersson has today been announced as the newest inductee to the Paddle Australia Hall of Fame. Membership of the Paddle Australia Hall of Fame represents the highest level of recognition for an individual’s contribution to canoeing. Ramon grew up along the river in Midland watching the Avon Descent, […]
- PA Canoe Wildwater I Newsletter 2 Dec 3, 2021Dear Wildwater Canoeing community, The 2022 Paddle Australia Wildwater Canoeing Championships (Nationals) will be held in Perth, WA from the 5-7 August. This is the week prior to the 49th Avon Decent scheduled for the 12-14 August in Perth, WA. Paddle Australia (PA) is excited about the opportunity to have a National Championship in Western […]
- Susan Seipel named Paracanoeist of the Year Dec 3, 2021Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver medallist Susan Seipel has been named Paddle Australia’s 2021 Paracanoeist of the Year. Congratulations Susan!
- Fox & McGrath win National Paddler of the Year Award Dec 1, 2021Triple Olympian Jess Fox and dual Paralympian Curtis McGrath have jointly claimed Paddle Australia’s ‘Paddler of the Year Award’ awards, after an impressive 2021. The duo were the stand out paddlers during the last 12 months, with Fox also picking up the NSWIS Female Athlete of the Year and McGrath winning the 2021 QSport Athlete […]