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  • Bank Report 14th of Oct 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    4ft
    50
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This was a disappointing end of the season due to the rise in water temperature.  

    On Monday Owen Duff caught a 5lb coloured grilse from the Malt steep on a Conray shadow from Middle Blackhall. 

    Monday evening I had a cast at cairnton which I was successful in hooking 3 fish but unfortunately only landed one 9lb cock salmon from old garden using a sunray shadow with a 5 foot 

    intermediate.  



    On Tuesday Colin Chisholm fished 2 days at cairnton, on his last day I caught up with Colin just before lunch at the cottage pool and at that point he had seen a few fish splashing but no offers. I suggested heading up to Grey mare and strip a sunray through the tail end. We met for lunch 30 minutes later and he reported having a 5lb cock fish from the Grey mare on the old faithful Sun ray shadow. 



    Sadly then the heavens opened and the river rose over night.  



    On Saturday morning the water was almost 4 ft on the gauge & carrying a little colour. It started dropping late afternoon . Michael Mcanenay & partner fished at Middle Blackhall. When I caught up with them they had seen a few fish. I advised fishing into the last light. Later that night I received a text message saying he landed a 4 lb fish at malt steep. 

    It shows that patience paid off! 







    Tight lines Terry 



    Bank Report 14th of Oct 2018
  • Bank Report 7th of Oct 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    4 inch
    9c
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    6
    4
    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This was a week of two halves. The first half was disappointing with only one 9lb salmon caught from Malt steep on the Middle blackhall. Wednesday Stuart birth & 3 friends fished at cairnton, Stuart landed 2 salmon for his day one caught in Grey Mare & then Glisters biggest being 10lb. In the evening Alan Cross landed a salmon in the upper ferroch  on a red Francis tube .

    Friday was a good day with 5 salmon a few sea trout. An over night frost helped get the stale fish to become more active. 

    Steve Wellard caught 2 salmon from cairnton biggest being 14lb from the Cottage pool on a sunray shadow. 

    Pete Rejner and his friend fished at middle Blackhall caught stale grilse & sea trout using a sun ray shadow stripped.  We also hooked & lost a few more on the same method.   

     I hope the water temperature drops over night so we can end the season in style.

    Tight lines Terry 



    Bank Report 7th of Oct 2018
  • Bank Report 30th of Sep 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    9'
    48
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    7
    6
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This was a good week with 8 salmon for the 1st half of the week. 

    On Monday I landed a 9lb hen salmon from Grey Mare using a monkey on a 10ft fast sink tip. 

    On Tuesday we had 6 salmon,

    5 from cairnton & 1 on Middle Blackhall. Including a 15lb Male fish from Malt steep on a red Francis caught by Andy Ashcroft 

    I invited a friend, George Kindness who caught 2 hen fish from Grey Mare on a 10ft fast sink tip & a 1" monkey 

    I also landed 3 salmon on the same method from Grey Mare, Cottage pool and Glisters. 

    On Wednesday I caught a grilse from Grey Mare using a monkey, fishing it slow throw the pools. 

    On Friday Mike Richard caught a 5lb grilse from Grey Mare using a Sunray shadow on a 10ft fast sink tip. 

    Also Chris Johnston caught a 20lb cock fish from Glisters using a monkey on a fast sink tip. 

    Saturday seen Ian Johnston catch his 1st salmon this season, from Grey Mare on a monkey.

    Mike Richard landed 2 for his day, the biggest being 7lb from Glisters. 

    Heres hope for more sport next week.

    Tight lines,

    Terry

    Bank Report 30th of Sep 2018
  • Bank Report 23rd Sep 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1'3
    9c
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    4
    7
    8
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This was a week of two halves.



    In the first half of the week at Middle Blackhall we caught a grilse and a sea trout with the rise in water from the weekend, which were caught by Chris Inglefields.



    On Wednesday we had a rise of 3ft plus &

    Thursday was carrying a lot of colour which made it difficult to fish, however it started to clear more towards the evening and dropped to 2ft 8” which encouraged late bookings for both Cairnton & Middle Blackhall. 



    The rods at Middle Blackhall on Friday had 2 grilse and 2 sea trout.

    At Cairnton the day rods had 1 salmon caught by Ian Scott in Middle Ferrochs and a 5lb grilse by Michael Carry in Grey Mare. In the evening I caught a grilse in Middle Ferrochs and a 3lb sea trout in the Cottage Pool both caught on a Ponoi Gold. 



    On Saturday the river dropped down to 1ft 10”, Stuart Lindsay caught his first fish on a fly in Upper Ferrochs, a 5lb grilse followed by a 4lb grilse in Middle Ferrochs with his friend Tommy McGuire who caught a 6lb salmon in Middle Ferrochs. John Chalmers caught a 6lb fresh salmon out of Grey Mare on a monkey and a 2lb sea trout from Malts Steep. 

    On Saturday at Middle Blackhall we caught a 7lb salmon on a Cascade by Stuart McBain and 2 sea trout caught by Jim Cowie on a Monkey from Malts Steep.



    Here’s hoping to a good week next week! 



    Tight lines,

    Terry  



    Bank Report 23rd Sep 2018
  • Bank Report 16th Sep 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    4"
    13c
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    4
    5
    2
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This week was a reasonable week due to the rise in water. Unfortunately it was a bit coloured throughout the week as the water temperature has started to drop which has encouraged the stale fish to become more aggressive. 

    Mr Richard Esp & his friend Mr Ken Bragg fished 4 days. Richard caught 3 fish on Wednesday at Cottage pool and Grey mare, all on a monkey with a 10ft intermediate tip. On Thursday he caught a 10lb salmon in Invercannie using the same method. 

    Ken lost a couple but managed to catch 1 fish in his last hour at Invercannie pool on a garry dog copper tube and a 10ft fast sink tip. 

    I was lucky enough to get a cast on Saturday and managed to catch an 8lb salmon from Upper Ferroch using a tungsten tube and a 10ft fast sink tip. I also landed a sea trout on the same method in Glisters. 

    Mr Andy Ashcroft managed to catch 3 salmon and a sea trout at Middle Blackhall all from Malts Steep throughout the week using a red pot belly pig and a 10ft slow sink tip. 

    Here’s hoping my guests have the same results this week!

    Tight lines, 

    Terry 

    Bank Report 16th Sep 2018
  • Bank Report 9th of Sep 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:

    14c
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    This was a frustrating week for Mr J Marshall’s party.

    We seen a few fish throughout the beat, In the neck of the pools, but the fish weren’t having any of our different tactics. 

    On Saturday the river came up about 8inch sadly with a little colour that put the fish off the take. It started to fall & clear and by mid afternoon we started seeing a few fresh fish splashing around.  

    John Marshall started in the Cottage pool after lunch with a 10ft intermediate tip with a size 10 cascade. It only took Mr Marshall 4 casts & the reel started screaming. After a battle we landed a 5lb hen fish and after a quick picture she was returned to continue her journey up the river. 

    Hopefully we get some better sport this week. 

    Tight lines, Terry

    Bank Report 9th of Sep 2018
  • Bank Report 2nd of Sep 2018
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    -6
    14c
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    4
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments





    This was a slow week for Kim Michelson & his two friends Peter & Par, who have travelled from Denmark. 



    Monday we started off well with 2 grilse & a fresh 7lb salmon. 



    Peter landed a fish within the first 5 minutes, a 4lb grilse from the old garden & also got a 3lb sea trout. 



    Par had a lovely fresh salmon & a grilse from the top of grey mare. 

    The fish were caught on size 14 & 10 blue charm. 

    Kim unfortunately lost a few throughout the week. 



    On Thursday at Middle Blackhall Alan Greig was fishing for the day and landed a 4lb grilse from salt vats, stripping a sun-ray shadow across the top.



    Hopefully we get some water soon.

    Tight lines, 

    Terry 

    Bank Report 2nd of Sep 2018
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