Fish get stranded in this pool in low water; hence they were in "Purgatory" unable to leave until the water levels rose.
This is a good fly fishing spot for both salmon and sea trout. A substantial number of fish have been battled with in this stretch which runs all the way down to the Swinging Bridge. The use of the humble worm has proved profitable here also.
It can be accessed easily along both banks from the swinging bridge. .