From a managers point
of view the Castle Pool is a nightmare! It is
a great pool for trout with good casting space.
The Pool lies directly below a rapid and a long
fast run. As a result the water accelerates and
can be very quick. Some boulders were added to
break up the flow, but most were washed out in
winter floods. One which was the size of a mini
bus was never seen again! The banks were repaired
in the late eighties with stone. More recently
gravel and top soil was added to bind the stone
together and to offer a more stable foothold.
It is actually now developing into quite a nice
pool, but needs to erode further so that the river
has mor space and is thus able to slow down. Extra
boulders are being added so as to start this process.