North Esk is formed in the southern
Grampians by the meeting of the
Water of Mark and the Water of Lee in Angus. It flows east and south
east through Glen Esk, before flowing through the southern end of the
Howe o the Mearns through rich farmland to enter the North Sea 4 miles
(6 km) north of Montrose. Its chief tributaries are the Water of Tarf,
Luther Water, West Water and Craick Water and its total length is 29
miles (47 km).
a point 2½ miles (4 km) north of Edzell until it meets the
sea, the North Esk forms the boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire.
be up past the Loups of the Burn, a series of falls about fifteen miles
below Loch Lee, and into the upper beats by April. The lower river
flows through a series of long holding pools, giving excellent fishing
on the lower beats. . The North Esk is very much a spate river,
requiring rain to give good sport especially in the summer months. The
later months of September and October are usually the most prolific
months as long as there is sufficient water to let the fish run the
river. This is the time when bigger fish start to run the system, fish
between 20lbs and 30lbs are not uncommon.
trout also run the river from late may to august and may also be caught
following a summer spate, perhaps on a small silver stoat tube fly
fished on a single handed rod of about ten feet.
Mr T Walker with 10lb fish and
Mr Antczak with his 21lb
springer. The fish was returned to the water.
N Kinnell with his returning a 12lb springer taken on the opening day
Fishing on Pert
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the North Esk is a
basically a spate river and the height of the water determines whether
the fish will be running it follows that the weather will play
an important part in how good the fishing will be.
weather information can be obtained here.
The beat is
only about 5 miles from the sea
therefore the state of the
tides can give an indication of when a run of fish may be expected to
enter the beat.
Local tide info can be obtained here.
caught this week plus 1 Sea Trout of 2lbs.
5 fish were returned. Best fish of the week was
14-1/4lb caught by Mr A Harris from Ayrshire on the Boat pool
using a Munro Killer. A 10lb fish was caught by Mr T Walker from
Kintore again from the Boat pool using a Willie Gunn.
totals as last week on Pert 14 fish and one Sea Trout were caught. 6
fish were returned. Best of the week were a 141/4lb fish caught on a
Munro Killer from the Boat pool by Mr A Harris from Ayrshire.
Another fish again from the Boat pool weighed in at 131/2lbs it was
caught by Mr D Gregorde from Chester using a Flying C Although the
biggest fish came off the boat pool the rest ranging from 5lbs to 11lbs
were caught throughout the system.
starting to hot up on Pert now. This week saw 14 fish and 1 Sea Trout
landed. Of the fish caught 8 (including the Sea Trout) were returned.
Best fish of the week was a 12lber from the Upper Stobb caught by Mr P
Haley from Bristol, he also had a 10lb fish from the same pool both
took a Copper Toby. Another 10LB fish was caught by Mr A Oden from
Sweden fishing the Luther Pool, the fish took a Monkey Fly. The rest of
the fish taken were all around the 8 to 9 lb mark.
W/E 20th April
springers this week 8.5lbs Boat pool on a Gunladin fly caught by
Mr T Dalravide from sweden and an 8lber from the Upper Weir caught on a
Cascade by Mr T Monaghan from Stirling.
springer this week -8lbs Luther pool on a tube fly caught by Mr T
Callberg from sweden. River is running very high due to snow melt so
hopefully there will be an influx of fish when it settles.
on Pert this week.A 2 1/2lb sea trout , was caught on the boat pool on
a flying C by Mr I Niven , Letham Angus. The best fish of the week was
a 21 lb springer caught on Dovecote using a Melrosian fly.
It was caught by Mr S Antczak from Falkirk .
Mr S Thomson from Arbroath
had the only fresh fish of the week a 7lber from
the Lower Weir. The fish
was caught on an Orange Tube Fly
A Cossar from Carluke had the only fresh fish of the week a 7lber from
the Boat Pool. The fish
was caught on a Toby
A Gillespie from Falkirk had the only fresh fish of the week. The fish
was caught on a Flying C from the Upper Stobb and at 18lbs was the
biggest fish off the beat so far this season . The river is running at
a decent level and the recent snow storms we've had should ensure
good water hight for the coming weeks.
G Wyllie from Kirriemuir had the only fresh fish of the week of 4
1/2lbs. The fish was caught on a Bullet Flying C from the Luther Pool
and was returned.
start to the season. The opening day saw 3 springers caught , Mr N
Kinnell from Perthshire had 2 fish one at 12lb and one at 7lb
both fish took a Copper Toby. Mr D McDonald from Aberdeenshire had a
fish of 11lb on a Sunray Shadow.
On the 22nd Mr J Murray from Ayrshire had an 11lb springer on a Toby
from the Luther Pool and Mr J Whitefield also from Ayrshire also had a
14lb fish from the Upper Stobb using a Flying C. All the fish were
returned. There were also 21 Kelts caught during the week.
There are still a few days available for this season a full list is
below. To make a booking contact David Swanston on 07775690080.
May 9th (1 rod) Luther/Bridges
May 21st (1 rod) Boat Pool
May 22nd (1 rod) Luther/Bridges
May 27th (1 rod) Luther/Bridges
May 29th (1 rod) Luther/Bridges
June 6th (3 rods) Luther/Bridges
June 8th (1 rod) Luther/Bridges
July 12th (1 rod) Boat Pool
enquiries and bookings should be made through the following :-
farm by Laurencekirk
:- 01674 840894
bookings to be confirmed in writing
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prices for the 2013 season are as follows
note prices are per rod)
/ May :- £60.00
/ July :- £50.00
sessions June / July :- £25.00
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