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  • Very good
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    5ins
    62f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    6
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    107
    40
    19

    Comments

    A good start to our week with 3 Grilse and a Sea Trout landed on Monday. We had a visit from Deeside legend Doug Murray who is a retired ghillie from Birse and has seen many fish landed but he also plays the mouth organ and he gave a wee tune called "The muckin o geordies byre" which was great and fairly entertained the fishers.

    The rest of the week was pretty quiet with the odd one lost but there were Grilse landed on the last three days of the week.

    Another wee lift in water would be nice for the coming week but we should add a few to the numbers I would think.

    We have rods available across both banks over the next few weeks so please contact Sarah to book.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Very good
  • Another fine week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    6ins
    67f
    light south west
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    7
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    107
    34
    18

    Comments

    Last week was fairly good with 7 grilse, all in great nick and it was Cairnton bank that produced the majority of the goods compared to last week. Fishing is funny at this time of year with water up and down but at least a fish or two for the books.

    Next week looks good with the forecast they are predicting so keep fingers crossed .

    We have rods available on both banks on various days over the next few weeks from £62.40 per rod inc VAT so please contact Sarah to book.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Another fine week
  • Middle Blackhall was in charge
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    5in
    66
    light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    10
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    107
    27
    18

    Comments

    This past week saw all of our fish caught off the Middle Blackhall side. 1 salmon and 10 grilse were caught from Garden Run and The Cottage. All were caught on Executioners and Cascades size 10's and 12's. It is certainly quite unusual for the Cairnton bank not to have produced but I was happy that Middle Backhall was the star.

    This coming week prospects are good with good river height and stable conditions so I am sure that we will pick away at a few more.

    We have rods available all week on Middle Blackhall so please contact Sarah to book. £62.40 per rod inc VAT.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Middle Blackhall was in charge
  • Very mixed
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    5ins
    62f
    light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2
    6
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    106
    17
    18

    Comments

    Last week was quite mixed with 2 Salmon, 6 Grilse and 1 Sea Trout but with the way conditions were on the first two day's I'm surprised we got anything as the temperatures were hitting the mid 20s and water temperature was creeping up daily but by Wednesday normal play had resumed with over head conditions being more favourable for the rest of the week.

    One very noteable catch this week was Michael Thompson on Monday, in the heat of the day he landed his first fish after over 50 years of trying, so it shows its never to late. Pretty much everything were caught on small Executioners and Crathies.

    We have had a small lift of water today so hopefully its enough to ginger things up a bit more for the coming week but a good 48hrs of rain would be better but it won't happen this week.

    We have rods available across both banks over the next 5 weeks from £62.40 per day inc VAT so please contact Sarah to book.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk.

    Cheers Brian

    Very mixed
  • A good finish
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    5ins
    64f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    7
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    104
    11
    17

    Comments

    Not a bad week in the end with 7 Grilse being landed and a Sea Trout. The week got off to a bad start for Phillipe Koehlers party from France as the they lost some luggage en route but some of them managed with some nice footwear purchased locally. This week was very slow and although we were seeing fish in all the pools it was Saturday that produced the goods for us with 6 Grilse being landed with fish from Grey Mare, Cottage and the Glisters. I would have seen between 80 and a 100 fish going through on Saturday which is great encouragement  for our rods but you will see a cracking picture on the site of plenty juveniles that I pictured with the kind permission of Jamie from the Dee Board that they caught from the Belty burn on Wednesday. Hopefully see them in a couple of years. The usual tactics were working with small dark flies on the floating line with short poly tips. There are fish about but I think the early mornings and evenings will produce as the forecast for rain has not happened.

    Contact Sarah to book your fishing. Rods available this month from £62.40 inc VAT per day.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    A good finish
  • A very reasonable week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    7ins
    64f
    light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    7
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    104
    4
    16

    Comments

    This last week saw the return of my good friend and fishing buddy Lee Craig from Carham on the Tweed and as usual he never disappoints with a good result from a few of the pools and all liced. Lee's fish were all landed on "the wee rod" as I would put i.e the single hander. Other Cairnton regular was Bernard Bimboes from France who never seems to blank, unlike myself, getting on the score sheet with a few crackers and oddly enough all Bernard's fish were caught on my favourite fly a Cascade. Bernard has had the largest fish from Cairnton the last two years at 20lb.

    This week looks fairly promising with fish in Upper Ferroch and Grey Mare both fresh and residents, so again it will be a light approach with floating lines, long leaders and small stuff.

    We have rods available on both banks this month and with good sport and fish being caught it would be a good idea to get your rod in the water one more time. email Sarah to book - sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk.

    Cheers Brian

    A very reasonable week
  • A good week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    10ins
    64f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    12

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    97
    3
    16

    Comments

    A good week again for us with over double figures being landed from both banks. Things went a bit slow later in the week and with the rise in water (photo of gauge taken on 1st July) I expected a few more but happy all the same.

    Condition's look good again for the coming week so fingers crossed we have more good sport.

    Email Sarah to book your fishing for the rest of the year. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    A good week
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