Harry's Bar - Bogardo Beat

Harry's Bar - Bogardo Beat

Ghillie's Wise Words

This is a little jewel of a pool which often produces a fish at dawn or dusk. It is really important to approach the pool stealthily, especially in low water conditions. Avoid crunching your feet on the gravel at all costs because you are always close to the fish in this intimate little pool.

From top to bottom the pool is no more than 25yards, but all of it is ideal for a grilse, sea trout or salmon. This is because the pool is a broad riffle with just the right amount of depth and current to hold fish, who feel secure because their window is broken up by the riffly surface. The fly comes round beautifully and there is one excellent lie for a salmon right in the tail of the pool, just above the sunken log. During July 2009 I caught a fresh 5lbs sea trout at 11 o'clock in the morning in this pool. Visitors had some nice salmon – to 12 lbs – here too. Salmon spawn here in the late autumn.