Craigo Stream - Castle Beat

Craigo Stream - Castle Beat

Ghillie's Wise Words

This streamy little pool fishes best in low or medium water summer conditions. It is deceptively deep, especially just upstream of the hut, and the tail has a reputation for producing the occasional surprise, an 18lbs fresh summer salmon at dawn in July being one, and a 7lbs sea trout in the darkest period of an August night another. The pool is just a few yards downstream of the footbridge and is easily fished from the North bank. Craigo is often neglected because of the undoubted attraction of the next pool, Red Brae. I am in no doubt that a bit more time fishing Craigo Stream down carefully would increase the frequency of those surprises!