Virtual Salmon Guide

A series of tips for fishing the Alness, covering tackle, tactics and pools:


008 - Reading River Levels

by SalmonQuest - 12:24 on 15 August 2014

New for 2014, 5 x new water level gauges have been erected on the Novar beats. They are located at the Junction pool Beat 2 (pictured below), Dalreoch Burn Beat 3, the Hoch pool Beat 4, Lower Robertson Beat 5 & Otter Beat 6.

Although the pools vary in character, all gauges have been zeroed to 'summer low' and show river rises above that in a similar way to each other and to the SEPA gauge pool.

River Level Gauges

The depth gauge pictured to the right was photographed with the water level at 'summer low' (zero inches). The gauge is marked with alternate black and yellow bands from zero to 6 in, then alternate black and white bands from 6 in to 1 ft. Markers above that are at 6 inch intervals. Not visible in the photo, but below the water surface, are alternate red and black 1 inch bands denoting water levels below summer low.

The world is better in black and white!

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