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Novar Fishings - Beat 3


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March Run   March   Tail of March   Dalreoch Falls   Shingle Bend   Narrow Boils   Boulder Run   The Parks

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Ace   Twin Stone Run   Dalreoch Burn   Garden   Topham's Pot   Folly   Hippo Rock   Stones

Beat 3 starts below the Ardross Castle water approximately 200 metres below one of the biggest waterfalls on the river. The beat is initially characterised by conifer plantation, but as the river cascades down to Shingle Bend the valley begins to open out to permanent grassland bordered by mixed woodland. This continues to the bottom of the beat before the river again begins to descend rapidly in Beat 4.

There are many good holding pools throughout the beat; the March, Dalreoch Falls, Shingle Bend and Upper Parks in particular on the upper half of the beat, and Ace, Dalreoch Burn (aka the Junction pool), Folly and Stones on the lower half. Ace and Stones are amongst the best high water pools on the Novar beats, but there are also numerous small pools and runs throughout the beat that can produce grilse in low water.

Below is a video fly-through of Beat 3:

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More Videos from Beat 3

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 3 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.

 

Beat Description Angler Date Length
3 A First Salmon from the March Pool Amanda Makgill-Crichton Sep 2012 3 min 22 sec
3 A First Salmon from the Parks Will Ash Sep 2011 2 min 08 sec
3 A Tour of the Ace pool   Allan Gowers Jun 2013 1 min 00 sec
3/6 One from the Dalreoch Burn pool Richard John Aug 2012 3 min 42 sec
3 A Tour of Hippo Rock   Billy Marshall Aug 2015 0 min 56 sec
3 A First Salmon from the Stones pool Ben Dean Aug 2014 3 min 13 sec

 


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