Shortly after the put-in after the portage around the dam wall comes the Albert Falls weir. This is an easy weir to shoot, and if you do come unstuck it is an easy place to recover as the water is shallow below the weir, and emptying your canoe and getting going again is very easy.
The weir must be shot down the chute on the left hand side of the weir. Even in full conditions any other option is likely to damage your boat.
Move at a steady pace, lining up a spot half a metre away from the left hand pillar of the weir, going dead straight. Lean back as you go over and relax and get set to use your paddle to brace or paddle away when you hit the water below. It is well worth making sure you don’t go over too slowly as this can increase the chance of the nose of your boat hitting rocks at the bottom.
After the weir move towards the centre of the river, aiming for the right hand bridge pillar, and navigate around the rocks by moving steadily right all the time.