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  • Bank Report 18th of Aug 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1’9
    58
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2
    4
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    66
    25
    22

    Comments

    This was a  frustrating week with a nice height of water but there was lots of grass to be cutting,  but we still managed 4 grilse, 2 salmon and a 2lb sea trout 

    On Monday I caught a lovely grilse in the colonels with a 1” 

    Willie Gunn on a 10ft tip. I then lost 2 in the lower Ferroch. 

    Wednesday Tim larkman caught a cracking 16lb from Glisters using a red Francis & a fast tip. 

    Wednesday evening I caught a clean 12lb hen fish at the tail of the Grey mare on last light using a  triple density shooting head a Float, hover, intermediate with a 10ft fast tip & a 1” copper willie Gunn. 

    On Thursday Ian Johnston caught a sea trout from Glisters on a red Francis. 

    I invited Martin Hayward up for a cast over at  Middle Blackhall he caught a 4lb grilse from the Malt steep on a copper willie Gunn. 

    Friday evening I caught a 6lb fish from the tail of the Lower Ferroch on a sunray with a Constant strip.Just before the rise.

    Saturday afternoon I caught up with Chris Johnston In Grey Mare I suggested we head up to Lower Ferroch where it looked fishy. After a few points Chris was on his way. 10 minutes down the pool he was rewarded with a grilse around the 4lb mark. 

    The river is dropping back nicely fingers crossed we have good week. 

    Tight lines

    Terry

    Bank Report  18th of Aug 2019
  • New Fishing Availability Page Launched
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    The new fishing availability page is now live and can be viewed on the Cairnton & Middle Blackhall website. The availability table lists how many rods are available each day on each bank and the price of rods inc vat.

    http://www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability.php

    Next week we have rods available on both Cairnton and Middle Blackhall so get in contact with Sarah to book.

    In September we only have 2 rods left on Cairnton on 12th September so get in quick for the last Cairnton rods in September.

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk
    01224 872702
    www.cairnton.co.uk

    Get in touch now to book.


    New Fishing Availability Page Launched
  • Bank Report 11th of Aug 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2’6
    58f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2
    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    64
    21
    26

    Comments

    This has been a very wet week. With the river reaching 7ft & very dirty towards the middle of the week. 

    But we still managed two salmon & three grilse. 

    On Monday morning I met Mr M Price at the hut, along with his friend and family. 

    Martin introduced me to James and Liz Eyre-Walker. Who were going to Share a rod for the week. James was a complete beginner, Liz had some experience on trout fishing.  I suggested we use a floating line and intermediate tip on specific pools. James and liz started in Grey mare with a floating line & black and yellow shrimp Size 10. About 20 minutes into the tuition I suggested we move down the pool where the taking spot is. I pointed at the rock and asked James too cast out and to do a fast retrieve.  Halfway through the swing the line tightened,  after a tug of war I slipped the net under a 4lb Grilse. After a few pictures of his very 1st fish,  It was released to continue its journey. 

    On Wednesday the river was rising & was carrying a lot of colour. On the beats gauge it was sitting at 7”. It was un fishable. 

    Thursday morning  the river started to drop back so we changed tactics. I started them off with a 10ft fast sink tip and bigger colourful flys and i set of strimming.

    Late afternoon I made my way up to lock the hut but as I was driving up river I could see Liz who looked very distressed,  waving her arm around looking for help in the distance. On arrival I could see James struggling with a very angry fish. After a few minutes I netted a very coloured cock fish.  I must say it was very lucky as the hook come free in the net.  The fish tipped the weight net on 18lb. After a few pictures the fish was on his way!  

    On Friday the river was looking fishy so I decided that I would ghillie as the end of the season is not that far away,  I’m behind on where I would like to be on fish numbers for this time of year. 

    I met up with Martin at the hut and I suggested that we put on a 10ft fast sink tip.  After scratching around in his bag Martin could only find a 5 ft tip. So I gave Martin a 10ft fast tip & a size 8 fly that I tied the night before as I noticed that his flys were on the small size for the river conditions.  Off we set for Lower Ferroch I pointed out a few likely spots but i suggested to focus on the tail end of the pool. Martin cast a long line, I suggested the he speeds the fly up. With a down stream mend and fast figure of eight, and halfway through the swing the line stops. Martin was rewarded with a 5lb grilse. Very fresh but no lice!  After a few photos the fish was on its way. 

    I received a phone call from liz asking for help as James was into a fish at Grey Mare I shot down and landed a cracking 6lb salmon 

    A few pictures and the fish was on its way. About 10 min after he was in again, this time landing a 4lb grilse and on a 1” Orange Ally shrimp. I must say what an achievement, 4 fish for his week with only picking up a rod for the 1st time at the beginning of this week. Well done that man! 

    Sadly the river started rising later afternoon and killed the sport. 

    Saturday morning the river was sitting at 5’6 and coloured. 

    Let’s hope this river settles over the weekend & pulls a few fish in. 

    Tight lines 

    Terry

    Bank Report 11th of Aug 2019
  • Availability Update
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Salmon:
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    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    We are in the process of adding a new page to the Cairnton & Middle Blackhall website which will show all the availability we have for each day of the season on both banks. This will be a great addition to the website and will be available shortly, we will keep you informed when it goes live, but as a sneak peak click on the following link and you will be able to view the availability page. Please note this is best viewed on a desktop computer as it does not have a mobile version.

    http://www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability.php

    The way to book will be the same as always, so please contact Sarah Brogan.

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk
    01224 872702
    www.cairnton.co.uk

    Get in touch now to book.


    Availability Update
  • Bank Report 4th of Aug 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    0’8
    65f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    3
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    62
    19
    26

    Comments

    This was a tricky week due to upset water levels & bright sunshine. We managed 3 grilse & 1 sea trout. 

    Monday morning I Met Will Templer, and his parents Delia & Pete over at middle Blackhall. After a quick tour of the beat I was off cutting grass. 

    Andy Ashcroft fished Cairnton on Monday where he caught a grilse in the Rockheads on a orange ally.  

    Wednesday I met Mr,Mrs Allfrey at Cairnton. We started in the Grey mare  with a floating line and a size 12 executioner. It didn’t take long before I slipped my net under a 2lb coloured sea trout.  

    Friday, Andy Ashcroft  was on the scoresheet with a 5lb grilse from the Rockheads on the same method as Monday. 

    I caught a 3lb grilse from Invercannie using a cascade & a 10ft fast sink tip.  

    Sadly that’s was all this week. We are seeing an odd fish splashing around the beat.

    Let’s hope we have better sport next week. 

    Tight lines Terry

    Bank Report 4th of Aug 2019
  • Availability Update
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    Water Temp:
    Wind:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


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    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    The combination of warm and wet weather over the past couple of months really has made the landscape around Cairnton & Middle Blackhall extremely lush and green and against a bright blue sky it really makes you appreciate your surroundings and is a fabulous back drop for a fishing trip.

    This coming week we have the following fishing availability.

    Mon 5th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Tue 6th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Wed 7th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Thur 8th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Fri 9th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Sat 10th August - Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Middle Blackhall Rods - £63.60 inc vat

    For all bookings and enquiries please contact Sarah.

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    www.cairnton.co.uk

    Further 2019 availability - a number of rods are available in each of the weeks listed below. Please contact Sarah to enquire.

    Cairnton - 4 rod beat

    w/c 12th August - £72.00 per rod

    w/c 19th August - £72.00 per rod

    w/c 9th September - 12th & 13th Only - £86.40 per rod

    w/c 23rd September - 23rd & 24th 1 rod only- £86.40

    w/c 30th September - 30th Sep & 1st Oct Only 2 rods - £86.40

    w/c 7th October - 7th to 9th Only - £86.40 per rod

    Middle Blackhall - 3 rod beat

    w/c 12th August

    w/c 19th August

    w/c 26th August - 1 rod 26th & 27th & 3 rods 28th to 31st

    w/c 2nd September - 5th to 7th Only

    w/c 9th September

    w/c 16th September

    w/c 23rd September

    w/c 30th September - 2nd to 5th Only

    w/c 7th October

    w/c 14th October - 14th Only

    Middle Blackhall - £63.60 per rod per day all season

    All prices are inclusive of vat.

    Get in touch now to book or enquire for any month during the season.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    www.cairnton.co.uk


    Availability Update
  • Bank Report 28th of July 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1’4
    64
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    5
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    62
    16
    25

    Comments

    This was a challenging week due to the hot weather conditions and a rise in water midweek.  But we managed 5 grilse.

    Monday morning I met Mike Richardson and his two friends Lee and Roy who were fishing at Cairnton for the week. 

    Roy Jennings managed 5 fish for his week. The biggest 2 were 5lb, one was from the cottage pool and one from the garden pool on a floating line & 10 ft intermediate tip with a cone head.  

    Sadly Mike lost a salmon on Saturday morning in the tail of grey mare using a green butt cascade.  

    The river is dropping back nicely fingers crossed we have good sport next week! 

    Tight lines

    Terry

    Bank Report 28th of July 2019
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