Novar Fishings - Beat 2
|Strone Garden||Long Pool||Junction||Monk's||Monk's||Dyke||Alder Run||Upper Meadows|
|Big Redd||Lower Meadows||Slip||Round||Cliff Run||Gorge||The Glide||Lower Pot|
A small waterfall at Strone and the estate road bridge that crosses there, is the starting point for Beat 2. From here the river tumbles down the falls to the Garden pool followed by a few smaller pools, before reaching the Long Pool, a long slow glide, which fishes best in high water. The Black Burn is another important spawning stream for salmon and sea trout, and the Junction Pool, at the point where it joins the main river is an excellent holding pool throughout the summer and autumn. Below the Junction Pool the river twists through flatter pasture, and there are a series of excellent pools and runs perfect for the fly, culminating with the Meadow Flats.
The lower half of the beat starts with the Slip Pool, from where the river starts to drop steeply down to and then through a section of gorge with many pots and glides, ending with Lower Pot, just above the Blackwater tributary.
Below is a video fly-through of Beat 2:
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More Videos from Beat 2
We are slowly building an archive of video clips from each of the Novar beats. Click on the links below to see videos from Beat 2 on the SalmonQuestTV channel on YouTube. Each video will open in a new tab. Some of the shorter videos clips just comprise a brief tour of a pool; others include action footage of our guests playing and landing fish - enjoy! All videos are in HD and best viewed in full screen at 720p or 1080p HD setting.
|2||Junction & Long pools in Spate||Andrew Monaghan||Oct 2012||2 min 12 sec|
|1/2||Spawning Salmon on the Redds||none||Dec 2016||2 min 31 sec|
|2||A Sea Trout from the Meadow Flats||Nick Munro Ferguson||Aug 2014||1 min 59 sec|
|2||A Tour of the Slip and the Meadow Flats||none||Sep 2012||0 min 49 sec|
|2||A Sea Trout from the Gorge||Nick Munro Ferguson||Aug 2014||1 min 51 sec|
More Photos from Beat 2