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.
Fishing on Pert
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pictures of recent
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the state of the
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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.
Go to the entry for Montrose for the most accurate times
Available Rods for 2014
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Tuesday 4th March
2 Springers caught today.
G Armstrong from Montrose had a 7lb fish from Upper Bridges and Mr N
McGaw also from Montrose had a 9lb fish from the Weir pool
Mr Nivens 7lb fish
2 Springers have been caught this week. On the 21st Mr I Niven from
Letham caught a 7lb fresh run fish from the Upper Stobb using a Flying
C. On Sat the 22nd Mr R Gray from Montrose had a 12lb fish again from
the Upper Stobb this time using a Posh Tosh (see photo above)
Mr N Kinnell
day of the season produced another 2 Springers for Mr N Kinnell from
Kinross. He had a 14lb fish and an 11lb fish from the Boat Pool run off
this time on a Copper Toby.
Mr G Mercer and Mr N Kinnell return a fish
day on Pert 17-02-14 produced 2 Springers Mr N Kinnell from Kelly
Bridge Kinross had a 13lb fish from the Boat Pool on a Gold Toby.
Mr G Mercer from Blair Forge Kinross had an 11lb fish also from the Boat Pool on a Flying C.
Both fish were returned safely to the water.
Available Rods for 2014
The following dates are still available for the
2014 season :-
Mar 3rd - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
- 3 rods (Boat pool)
Mar 5th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
6th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
Mar 7th - 3 rod (Luther/Bridges)
Mar 10th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
11th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
Mar 12th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
Mar 17th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
18th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
Mar 19th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
Mar 26th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
Apr 2nd - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
- 2 rods (Boat pool)
Apr 4th - 2 rods (Luther/Bridges)
May 6th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
7th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
May 8th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
May 12th - 3 rods (Boat pool)
May 19th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
June 2nd - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
June 3rd- 3 rods (Boat pool)
June 4th- 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
June 5th- 6 rods (Boat pool)(Luther/Bridges)
June 9th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
June 10th- 3 rods (Boat pool)
June 11th- 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
June 16th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
July 9th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
July 11th - 1 rod (Luther/Bridges)
July 17th - 3 rods (Luther/Bridges)
enquiries and bookings should be made through the following :-
farm by Laurencekirk
:- 01674 840894
bookings to be confirmed in writing
prices for the 2014 season are as follows
note prices are per rod)
/ May :- £60.00
/ July :- £50.00
sessions June / July :- £25.00
Fishings Ltd reserve the right to retain 1 rod for personal use)