Fishing .


Private Beat


The Private Beat nestles between Beat 10, to the West and Upper Beat 11 to the East, on the Thurso River.


Starting at the Sauce Pool, the Beat winds slowly downstream to Maggie Dumpy, Hickson's Hole, The Bridge Pool and The Long Pool before turning sharply North to The Castle Pool and on to The Devil's Pool where it turns East and ends as the river runs into Upper Beat 11.


Each pool presents the Angler with different challenges but the fishing is rewarding.

Every Angler finds his own favourite pool, many after a spirited fight from a salmon which has just entered the system.