Under the shadow of Scott's View Ravenswood meanders through tree-lined banks. This is the start of the Associations Water. Often the least pressured of our beats it boasts good fishing for both trout and grayling in stunning surroundings. To fish Ravenswood you require an extra day ticket at the cost of 30p from Eoin Frame Newsagent in Newtown.
The Dryburgh beat is easily accessible and provides some cracking water. A well known salmon beat it is also as prolific for trout and grayling. The Chain Bridge and Dryburgh Abbey Hotel provide a stunning backdrop to this stretch. No extra ticket needs to be procured for this beat.
A cracking bit of water than can give shelter from the wind. Sandwiched between Dryburgh and Ravenswood it offers some challenging fishing for its often educated rising trout.
The Golf Course along with Dryburgh are the only two beats that bait fishing (off the fly rod and reel) are allowed. Although nowadays most anglers prefer to fish fly at all times of the season.
The beat has lots of interesting features and lies with large stones breaking the flow in many areas and providing shelter for the fish.
Beware of golfers with a bad slice!
Above: A winter's view from the suspension bridge Dryburgh.
Below: Monksford looking upstream to Ravenwood water.
Above: Between the burns above Dryburgh
Above: Upstream of Dryburgh footbridge in the summer.
Below: Some inviting looking water on the Golf Course.