This beat is located between Langøy and Long Pool (Beat C1).
You walk past it when you walk to access Long Pool. This pool is recommended for experienced anglers who are able to left-hand spey or underhand cast. One has to fish from a steep rock bank – so one needs to be physically fit to fish it properly you have to “climb” through the rocky bank. The pool fishes well in medium and lower water levels, but in high water the water it is too fast from the high bank. This pool is always free for all and can be fished by anyone at any time.
F1: Railway Pool Instructions
High water levels (above 115 m³):
In high water levels above 115m³ the beat usually does not fish well. With the exception of the lower portion, directly above and below the powerlines- very close to the parking area. This spot can be worth a few casts on the way to or from Long Pool.
Medium water levels (115 m³ to 60 m³):
At this level the pool fishes well all the way through, depending on the exact water height, one can begin higher up or lower down. The more productive part seems to be, quite predictably, near the powerlines. The pool fishes well all the way down to the parking area. Fish the pool with medium sinking lines or floating lines with sink tips, intermediate lines work as well depending on conditions. One usually always see fish showing in the pool as it is a holding spot. Be careful walking on the rocks, proceed at your own risk as quite a few people have taken a “dip” there while fishing, so please watch your step!
Low water levels (below 60m³):
In low water Railway becomes more and more interesting. Just below where Long Pool (C1) ends and flows into Railway is usually a good low water spot. The current in the lower part, where the powerlines are may be slowing down by now, but with a stripped line and, for example, a Sunray Shadow it’s worth giving it a try. It is a good idea if one has Long Pool in the rotation to fish Railway on the way back.