Finavon Castle Water Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing on the River South Esk in Scotland

Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar (named after a drunken local policeman of old, who used to enjoy a dram in this spot) is a very useful little run. It suffers from the limitation that the deeper fish holding channel, under the North bank, is quite narrow, and thus in low water it can be a tricky place to winkle a fish out from. However, there is often a fish or two to be found sitting under the shaded North bank in these conditions, and thus it is always worth a cast. The pool is too fast to fish in a proper spate, but with a foot of fresh water on the gauge, you will often find fish creeping their way up closer to your own side, as well as holding just off the edge of the current.

Harry’s can also be a great little run for sea trout at dusk and into the darker hours of night.