Tintinara water canoe weekend popular once again

It was a weekend of on water canoeing action at Tintinara's Lake Indawarra, with Paddle SA Canoe Polo hosting its second Canoeing at the Lake event.

The event on November 16-17 attracted 40 participants over the course of the weekend with 23 social grade canoe polo competitors visiting from Adelaide to take part in a friendly competition.

It wasn't just visitors who got involved, 17 local residents took part in come and try canoeing sessions.

Event organiser and Keith local Louise Densley said the event in its second year had again proven to be popular with travellers and locals alike.

"We first ran this event in 2018 as a trial and were keen to repeat it after receiving a lot of positive feedback," Ms Densley said.

"It was really pleasing to deliver the event just as successfully this year and the momentum is building for more regular on water activities at the lake."

She mentioned how the facilities provided at Lake Indawarra are "really impressive" and allow for high quality water recreation.

"Recent dredging has increased overall lake depth creating a bigger area for water recreation," Ms Densley said.

"This along with the associated campground, boat shed and barbecue area makes for an attractive venue."

As a result of lake improvement works, they were able to run the canoe polo competition and the come and try canoeing sessions simultaneously, which Ms Densley said worked really well for everyone involved.

"We were also offered the opportunity to deliver paddle ball as part of the come and try canoeing sessions through funding support from Paddle Australia's Paddle Oz initiative," Ms Densley said.

"This entry level game helped participants learn some key paddling and boat skills in a fun way."

The Canoeing at the Lake event is set to return in November 2020. It has been assisted by support of the Coorong District Council, TRADE, Tintinara Action Club and Paddle SA.