Friday 4 January 2008

St Mary's Stream Newtyle Beat

Here's a video taken earlier today of the neck of St Mary's Stream on Newtyle. You can see the lovely stream that flows down from the Ferry Pool above. There's an underwater croy below the camera here and you can easily see the broken water it creates. The other bank is the one to fish this pool from in all water heights. It has lovely easy wading with a beautiful flow thats a pleasure to fish. In low summer water (unlike today) salmon sit in the deep channel just off or slightly above the nose of this croy and all down through the deep channel below. To fish it here in low water real stealth is required in approaching this lie with a very slow wade in to a shin/knee high position 5o yards above the croy. In higher water conditions salmon sit in closer to the opposite bank and a much closer wading line is required. You can see in this video the snow covered Eastwood House gardens and if you look closely you can see the circular snow covered stone building at the foot of the garden. This is where we enter the river when fishing this pool with the exit point being some 300 yards downstream.
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Jock Monteith

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