Saturday 29 December 2007

Newtyle Beat River Tay Cottar Pool

This is the near perfect water height for the middle of the Cottar pool. You can see in the video the beautiful fly stream visible in front of the camera. Most of the salmon featured earlier in December on this blog (River Tay Salmon) including the 42 inch cock fish were caught in this stream at a very similar water height.
This is the area of the Cottar pool where a 72 lbs salmon was eventually landed by one of the members of the Atholl family (Duke of Atholl) after being hooked 4 miles upstream and played for several hours and followed downstream by boat in the early 1800's (as featured in the superb new book written by Fred Buller 'The Doomsday Book Of Giant Salmon'). To order this book Click here.
In the Spring during high water this is one of the best taking spots on Newtyle.

For more information on the Newtyle beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

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