This stretch was named after an old fisherman who lived beside it on the East bank in the early 1900's. Bigh is taken from the Gaelic word meaning "Fast Flowing Waters".
Polly's Bigh provides easy wading from both banks for fly fishing. It is a very popular section of the river when the Grilse are running, for good reason. It holds some large salmon during the middle of our season - June to July.
Access to this stretch is from either bank and is fairly good - the usual solution is to park at Paddy's Streams and walk down the bank and across the Breen Bridge. The more adventurous amongst us, wade across at Paddy's.