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Overview

The beat starts at the confluence of the North Esk with its major tributary, the West Water. It is double banked for all but the last 400 metres of its two kilometres and comprises eleven well defined pools.

This is superb fly water, with easy access to the pools given the right water height. Spinning is only permitted in high water (over three foot on the gauge), and a mandatory catch and release policy is imposed until 31 May.

The beat fishes well throughout the season, and even in low water fish can be taken in the deeper pools. This is especially true of the Junction Pool, where many salmon and grilse will collect until conditions are suitable for ascending the West Water.

Stracathro is a beautiful beat, with stunning backdrops, excellent fishing and easy access.


Banks
2 db
Max rods/permits
4
5 year average
83.8

Catches

Atlantic salmon

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 1 1 2 5 1.8 2
Mar 3 1 6 17 7 6.8 2
Apr 7 0 4 8 18 7.4 0
May 2 0 13 3 3 4.2 0
Jun 14 10 5 2 0 6.2 0
Jul 6 27 12 4 12 12.2 0
Aug 16 31 14 10 17 17.6 0
Sep 18 4 6 13 15 11.2 0
Oct 34 24 24 0 0 16.4 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 100 98 85 59 77 83.8 4

Sea trout

Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 0 0 1 0 2 0.6 0
Jun 17 8 0 40 28 18.6 0
Jul 5 10 4 22 37 15.6 0
Aug 6 8 4 10 10 7.6 0
Sep 0 0 0 6 7 2.6 0
Oct 3 4 3 0 0 2 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 31 30 12 78 84 47 0

Reviews

4.3
Based on 15 reviews
Description
4.6
Banks
4.3
Hut
4.1
Ghillie customer service
3.9
Ghillie knowledge / advice
3.6
Value for money
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A short beat but a lovely stretch of river, with lots of fishing and no access problems with 4 rods on it. We'll be back.

RabA

Excellent river for a peace and quiet spot of fishing

Douglas CW

Very easy and straight forward.

NicholasK
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Facilities & information

Facilities

Fly only

Hut

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

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