Latest Bankside News from Cairnton
  • Spring on the way
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2' 10"
    48f
    Light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    9

    Comments

    This week we had every conceivable form of fishing conditions apart from snow. The first three days were pretty wet with an easterly wind then on Thursday/Friday we got a bit of a shock to the system with warm sunshine and a westerly breeze,  Saturday was extremely difficult with almost gale force westerly's and a mix of sun & heavy downpours. Water temperatures were in the low 40's Fahrenheit at the start of the week and were in the high 40's by the weekend. Levels were up and down quite a bit but Mark Elder landed our only fish of the week on Tuesday on a rapidly rising water in the Malt Steep,  a liced 9lb er on a Black & Yellow tube. It was Marks first Scottish Dee fish as he is a very successful Welsh Dee angler. We did have a couple of fish on for a short time also. Tuesday saw our first Sandpipers of the year returning and a small flock of Sand Martins. Spring is on the way.

    We have rods available on Cairton in April, May & June at £126 per rod inc vat so please contact Sarah to enquire and book. 

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Spring on the way
  • A bit unsettled
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    4ft
    42f
    Strong westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    3

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    8

    Comments

    A week of fairly unsettled weather with plenty of the wet stuff and a fairly persistent easterly breeze/wind, Saturday being the only day the wind swung around to the south and was fairly troublesome. We had a couple of water rises through the week on Tuesday and Saturday which went up a couple of feet on both occasions. Water temperatures were around 40f/42f.

    The fishing was much better this week with 3 being landed, a lovely 15lber on Monday from the Plank pool on a large single Editor and on Wednesday,  Ross Macdonald did it again with a brace of 9lbers, one from the Middle Ferroch and the other from Lower Ferroch , both on JJ's.

    We had the return of Roald Meyers party from Norway for the end of the week. A Great team that all know their fishing. They did connect with a few but were unlucky not to land any but they had an enjoyable time again. 

    Remember to contact Sarah directly to book fishing with us. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    A bit unsettled
  • A nice finish to March
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2' 6"
    40f
    Very light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    5

    Comments

    The last week of March was as we would expect for this time of year with pretty awful overhead conditions including sleet, rain and winds from the east but faired up a bit to be more spring like on Friday/Saturday with the wind swinging round to the west bringing some sunshine and warmth. Water heights were pretty good running at around 2' most of the week but rising a few feet on Thursday night but dropping away quickly for the last two days. Water temperatures were around 38f/41f. There were a couple of very short lived encounters for the Middle Blackhall rods over the week and that was really all we had to report until Saturday. Conditions were looking really good and regular visitor to Cairnton and the Dee, Dan Jeanes landed a lovely liced 8lber in the Grey Mare on a Black & Yellow tube. Not Dan's first fish but his first from Cairnton. 

    Cheers Brian

    A nice finish to March
  • Like Buses
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2'
    41f
    Moderate Northerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    4

    Comments

    Another lovely week water level wise with heights between 1' 11" & 2' 6" but the overhead conditions were fairly changeable with some sun and warmth the first three days and the latter three days had a very strong west to south westerly making the fishing fairly challenging. On the fishing side we did have success on Wednesday with Iain Wilson landing a lovely 9lb er from the Long Jetty on a Posh Tosh and Ross Macdonald landing his first of the season, a 7lb er in the Malt Steep on a Phatagorva within 10 minutes of each other and we did see a few all within that time space. We also saw the return of Knut Bjornsen's party from Norway and they fished it hard but to no avail on this occasion but they had a lovely time on the Dee again and were smiling to the end.

    Cheers Brian

    Like Buses
  • A lovely week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2' 3"
    43f
    South Westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2

    Comments

    Another lovely week for the fishing with good water levels, Wednesday and Saturday being the days that looked more promising, with a bit of warmth and a westerly breeze, the other days there was an easterly wind which is never pleasant but conditions were good enough with water temperatures 39f/42f and heights between 1'6" to 3'. Although we did draw a blank there is obviously one or two going through with the upper river producing a few. So I am sure we'll be into a fish or two soon.  The week ahead looks to be mostly dry with some light showers here and there with a mix of cloud and patches of brightness. We are also going to see winds from all directions. 

    Cheers Brian

    A lovely week
  • Damp and raw
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1' 8"
    38f
    Easterly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2

    Comments

    Conditions last week over all weren't too bad really with water heights ranging between 2' 10" to 1' 7" and water temperatures 38/42f. Monday was the brightest day with the following days damp and drizzly and a raw easterly breeze. The fishing was pretty quiet but you have to keep plugging away and sooner or later our fortunes will change. If it wasn't for social media the anglers would almost certainly be much keener rather than not bothering at all.

    The week ahead looks to start off with easterly breezes but swinging back to the south west as the week goes on and we will have a damp week ahead.

    To book rods for next week or further in the season contact us directly. All availability listed on our website. 

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    www.cairnton.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Damp and raw
  • A very mild February
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2ft 3in
    38f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2

    Comments

    Hard to believe that's the first month of the season over with already and although it was quiet on the fishing side of things it wasn't a challenging month for adverse weather with only a few light dustings of snow and a handful of frosts making it fishable almost every day with just a couple of exceptions when we had higher water. We finished the month on a good note though with Andy Ashcroft landing his first from the beat this year, a lovely 9lb er from the Upper Ferroch on a Willie Gunn. Also encouraging to see some fish caught up river. The week ahead looks like there will be winds from an easterly and south easterly direction with some rain here and there and a few brighter days.

    Contact us directly to book fishing on Cairnton & Middle Blackhall. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    A very mild February
Page 1 of 67 Next
View Archive »