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Muiresk has nine named pools and is almost all double bank. It caters for
three rods on a fly only basis and has some of the best accommodation in the
form of two cottages you will find on the river.
The beat needs a little water to get the fish there but once they
are there it has some lovely holding pools and fishes well from the
end of May to the season end.
The topmost pool on the beat. This starts where a small burn runs in on
the right bank but stretches further up stream on the left bank. If water
height allows it is best to wade across at the tail end of the pool and fish
from the left hand bank. The fish tend to take station at the burn mouth and
many an angler has had a red letter day in this pool. It can also be an
excellent pool for brown trout in the spring with many good trout over two
pounds being caught.
An excellent pool this is classic fly water. Fish can be taken either
side of the flow . The pool extends past the picture and will hold fish
right into the tail .
Kirkton Flats, Masson Glide and the Willows.
Again excellent fly water for all species. The Willows can be productive
if you can wade out from the croy and cast a long line into the deep trench
on the far side so as your fly is fishing in it rather than across it.
This pool holds fish off the Glide before entering it and again off the
flow at the far side at the head of it. This holds good all the way to the
middle where you can then pick fish up anywhere.
Once at the gauge you can then pick them up from the middle right into
your feet as there are some natural rocks forming croy like features below
the hut. This pool is easily fished from the opposite bank.
This pool can be fished from both banks and will produce fish from both.
Fish are normally found from in the flow to the right bank. The tail end of
the pool is again excellent for brown trout and the whole pool is a
favourite for sea-trout.
A long pool with holding water at the far side in low conditions but this
area increases in higher water of say 1 foot. Again my top spot for brown
trout before it quickens up and holds sea-trout amongst the boulders in the
This pool is also fishable from both banks and either will Yield results.
If left until dark it can provide great sport with sea-trout especially as
it narrows in the centre. Then as it widens out again fish can be had
just by the bush on the left bank and at again at the steps. If this is
unsuccessful you may still have a chance at the end of the hedge on the left
bank and down for several more yards. The long calm water in the tail will
hold fish in really high water and is often a good spot for a Springer.
Kirns and Island Stream
These two pools are opposite the local angling club and are fished only
occasionally as the other pools are far superior. The Kirns is a long slow
pool and not much good for the fly. The Island Stream is a fast pool and
used to be one of the TAA 's top pools. Since remedial work to repair spate
damage in 2003 it has hardly yielded a fish !!!
There are two fantastic cottages for let with either the Muiresk or
One sleeps six and the other four. All come with SkyTV and the rest of
the kit is of the highest standard. A full cook/cleaning service can also be
Check out the letting availability page to see if there are any weeks
Into a fish at the head of the Kirkton.