Tuesday 1 January 2008

The Trap Newtyle Beat

Happy New Year to everyone.
Here's a video of 'The Trap' on the Newtyle Beat taken earlier today.
Although this pool fishes best in lower water conditions I've seen many salmon being hooked in high water tight to the bank immediately above the little point that creates the streamy water. The way to fish this pool when it's big like this is to slowly move in to the riverbank above and keeping well back from the water allow your fly to swing in until it's practically touching the stones above the point. Quite often (even in lower water) the take comes on the dangle here as your starting to handline in a little.
This is a fascinating pool to fish especially when it's lower and once youve seen this pool in it's true glory (especially April/May) then you'll realise why we call it 'The Trap'.

For more information on the Newtyle Beat Click here.

Jock Monteith

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