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Novar Fishings - Beat 6


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Juniper   Goat's   Otter   Otter   Dam Run    Dam   Dam Tail   Chamberlain's

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Bracken Bank   Miller's   Miller's   The Falls   Pool na Poach   Pool na Poach   The Pot   The Pot

Beat 6 starts below the New Bridge on the B9176 Evanton to Bonar Bridge road, and runs down to the boundary of the angling club water next to the golf course. Much of the beat runs through more sandstone and conglomerates with the river creating sections of gorge and pots.

The beat starts with Island Boils, and then the Juniper pool, best fished in high water. Below that is a long cascade with pockets of water quite capable of holding a grilse, which ends at the Goat's pool a picturesque pool also most productive in high water. Below the Goat's pool is a series of runs and pools called the Grilse Runs which can hold a surprisingly high number of fish. They end at the Otter fishable in all heights of water including the highest spates. The Dam pool below lies between an island and a magnificent cliff wall. It can be reached in most heights of water except high spates (it's not a good idea to fish it on a rising river!). The Dam is a prolific holding pool; the run into it is excellent in low water, and the tail can be very productive after spates when the water is still high but receding.

The lower half of the beat starts with Chamberlain's, followed by Bracken Bank, then Miller’s one of the first main holding pools for fresh run fish from the firth, and one of the most productive in any height of water. Below Miller's the gradient increases again in a series of small pools and cascades including Treble Rocks before the next main pool, Pool na Poach (Distillery pool) and the Pot below that. Both of these pools can produce fish in all heights of water.

A short video clip of the Dam pool:

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More Videos from Beat 6

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 6 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
6 A Cast through the Tail of the Goat's Pool   Caroline Henderson Sep 2012 0 min 40 sec
5/6 A 14 pounder from the Grilse Runs Nick Munro Ferguson Aug 2014 4 min 0 sec
6 A Tour of the Dam   John Lambert Jul 2012 0 min 50 sec
3/6 One Gets Away in Miller's Pocket   Richard John Aug 2012 3 min 42 sec

 


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A short video clip of the Dam pool:

 

NB: for best quality, click on the YouTube logo on the embedded viewer above, then select the 720p or higher HD setting and view in full screen.

 

 Related Videos from the SalmonQuestTV Channel on YouTube

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 6 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, if your internet bandwidth permits this.

 

Beat Description Angler Date Length
6 A Cast through the Tail of the Goat's Pool   Caroline Henderson September 2012 0 min 40 sec
5/6 A 14 pounder from the Grilse Runs Nick Munro Ferguson August 2014 4 min 0 sec
6 A Tour of the Dam   John Lambert July 2012 0 min 50 sec
3/6 One Gets Away in Miller's Pocket   Richard John August 2012 3 min 42 sec

 

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