This pool is a bit more difficult to fish but has been fishing wonderfully in the last few seasons.
E3 is quite deep and there are some very large rocks in the depths of the pool. Just below the rapids, at the drop into E3 you will often find slack water in medium and lower water levels. Cast out, lift your rod up and let the fly sink and swing around. If the line stops, start to strip in. One can also try casting out, mending upstream and wading a few steps downstream- to get the fly and line to cut deeper into the water column. In E3 one does not need to wade far in at all, because fish tend to swim very close to the bank, and it gets deep rapidly. Here you should use at least a sink 2/3 (even in lower water conditions) or even heavier lines and also bigger flies. Again here, the fly should come close to the bottom towards the end of your drift- that way you know you are fishing deep enough.
Kevin and Tarquin with a double-up in E3. Both fish C & R.
E3: Paradise Pool Instructions
High water levels (above 150 m³):
Because of the nature of the riverbed of this pool, one will often loose flies in the end of the drift but fishing deep enough to get stuck is a sign you are in the zone where fish hold. The lower part of the beat fishes well all the way down to the border of the beat below. Fish this pool all the way downstream, as here you have a chance to catch a big fish. We are sure that this beat will bring some of the biggest fish during the coming seasons. It may not be as idyllic to fish as E1 or E2, but it can be very effective. Last season E3 was equally as productive as E1/E2 so it seems to be changing positively.
Medium & low water levels (150 m³ to dead-low):
E3 fishes well in all water levels down to very low levels (below 40 m³). Especially the top of the beat becomes interesting as fish are forced to stop there before they continue to move upstream. We have caught a number of good fish there during the past few seasons and it seems as though it is only improving with each season.
Attention: There are some clay patches, which can be extremely slippery- so please be careful while wading.