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  • Another good week
    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:
    11
    2
    6
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    85
    3
    15

    Comments

    Another good week for us with Iain Wilson's party landing 11 salmon, 2 grilse and 6 sea trout. Sport was fairly spread out over the week with the Gledswood Shrimp coming out on top. Fish were landed in the Grey Mare, Cottage, Spout, Upper and Lower Salt Vats, Rock Heads and Invercannie. So to date this season we have had 85 salmon, 15 sea trout and 3 grilse.

    A wee drop of water wouldn't go a miss this next week to keep us ticking over.

    Some nice drone pics were taken in between casts this week too by Brian Douglas of the pools which was very interesting.

    We have rods available on Middle Blackhall this coming week and rods available on both banks between 3rd and 28th July.

    Please check FishPal for the latest availability and contact Sarah to book.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Another good week
  • Great Sport
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    7ins
    56f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    15

    4
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    74
    1
    9

    Comments

    This past week saw the return of some regular rods to Cairnton and Middle Blackhall but it was down to Dee first timer Jonathan Amos getting us on the score sheet with a long tailed licer of about 8lb from the Long Jetty on a small shrimp of his own tying and surprisingly that was it it for the day but Tuesday fairly wakened us up with 10 being landed. Top rod was Andy Ashcroft landing 5 to his rod from the Middle Blackhall bank on a variety of flies ranging between small Ally's,Cascades and Willie Gunns, next was Keith Collins landing 3 and a good sea trout from the Grey Mare on a small Cascade and losing a couple and another first timer to the Dee, Nick Bancroft, landing a nice licer from the Cottage quickly followed by an 8lber for Bill Lewis from the same pool. On Wednesday Graeme Reid landed a fish of about 9lb from Kelpie and on Thursday Mark Cockburn got a lovely licer from Canary. Friday was a quiet day but Bill Lewis landed a wee topper of about 7lb in Glisters late on, on his single handed rod then on Saturday Nick Bancroft fairly saved our day again with a cracking 8lber from the Grey Mare on a small Crathie.

    What a fantastic stamp of fish we are seeing and hopefully it continues.

    As always check availability for both banks on Fish Pal and contact Sarah to book. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Great Sport
  • Brilliant week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1ft 4ins
    54f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    5
    1
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    59
    1
    5

    Comments

    A much better week for us with 5 fish, a grilse and a lovely sea trout landed. It is amazing what a wee bit of water can do and it would have been a few more as some were lost but that's the fishing. The first grilse from the beat this season was landed by Brian Parker in the Rock Heads from Middle Blackhall bank. Kenny Macleod landed a slab of a sea trout on Saturday of about 4lb from Middle Ferroch from Cairnton bank.

    This coming week looks fairly encouraging with the water looking good.

    As always please book your rods through Sarah. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Brilliant week
  • Lovely sunshine
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    4ins
    48f
    light easterly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    54

    4

    Comments

    This past week was really hard going. Weather conditions was bright sunshine and the river level was dropping but it was down to the host of the party to save our week with Mrs Betsy Festing landing a lovely 12lb er on Friday from the Upper Ferroch but we need water and the forecast is for some.

    Cheers Brian

  • Very difficult conditions
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    0ins
    65f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    53

    4

    Comments

    This past week was going to be difficult due to the weather, with temps reaching 29c, not a cloud in the sky and the dropping levels. Thunder storms went over Deeside on Monday night so things were looking more promising with a good rise in water arriving on Tuesday afternoon which I thought would make our week but as quick as it went up it went down and the same old residents were lying in the pools and although there was the odd fresh one popping through they weren't stopping. This coming week looks like we shall get a little bit more cloud cover which should help.

    Get your rods booked for June and July now. Check availability on FishDee.

    http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Dee/CairntonAndMidBlackhall/?

    To book please email Sarah - sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    Very difficult conditions
  • A good finish to the week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    9ins
    54f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    4

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    53

    2

    Comments

    A good way to finish the week with 4 fish landed, 3 from Cairnton and 1 from Middle Blackhall. All fish were caught on fairly small flies such as size 14 Hairy Mary's and Executioner's. It was good to see Swedish host Mats Bergman finally getting the monkey off his back after 2 years of catching sea trout and finally landing 2 licers in Invercannie, one about 9lb and the other 7lb on Thursday. Then one of his guests landed a nice wee fish of 7lb in Grey Mare. Bill Cook who was in Phil Blacks party on Saturday on Middle Blackhall landed a nice fish in Invercannie. This coming week looks fairly promising with a slight rise in water levels over night so it's looking good.

    We have rods available on Middle Blackhall this week and next so please contact Sarah to book your last minute rod. Price for a rod on Middle Blackhall until 17th June is £72.00 inc VAT. There is a good chance for a fish or two.

    Please check FishDee for the latest availability. http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Dee/CairntonAndMidBlackhall/?

    Book now - sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Cheers Brian

    A good finish to the week
  • Summer condition's not helping
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2ins
    52f
    Light south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    49

    2

    Comments

    This past week saw the return of quite a few of our regulars but although they all put the hours in we drew a blank for the week, mainly down to the dropping river levels and bright condition's, although there were fish about but not in the numbers of the previous week. This coming week sees the return of Mats Bergmans party from Sweden who all know the water very well so here's hoping and with a bit of rain forecast tomorrow, the middle to the end of the week should produce, again it'll be small flies with full floaters with maybe an intermediate tip here and there that will give us best results.

    We have 1 rod available on Middle Blackhall tomorrow (15th) and 2 rods on Middle Blackhall on Wednesday (17th) and 2 rods on Middle Blackhall on Friday (19th). Contact Sarah now to book.

    We also have 3 rods available on Middle Blackhall the following week Monday to Thursday (22nd to 25th May).

    Further availability for the future for both Cairnton & Middle Blackhall can be found on the Fish Dee website listed under Cairnton & Mid Blackhall.

    All bookings should be made with Sarah. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk.

    Cheers Brian

    Summer condition's not helping
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