Latest Bankside News from Cairnton
  • A much needed bit of warmth
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1' 3"
    45f
    South West
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    12

    Comments

    This past week the conditions were slightly better than it has been of late with a bit more warmth in the air and a steady falling water and more importantly a swing in the wind direction from the Easterly's that seemed to last forever to the west/south west. A few fish were seen this week but most looked as though they were running, we did have a few offers but nothing landed until Friday when Peter Sjöborg, who was fishing in Pontus Gunlycke's party on Middle Blackhall, landed a lovely 8lb er from the Douglas Pool.

    Cheers Brian

    A much needed bit of warmth
  • Spring is on hold
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1' 8"
    44f
    Light northerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2

    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    11

    Comments

    The previous week it looked as though spring may be on the way but this week was like a return to March rather than mid April. The heavy showers and strong winds from the north and west weren't a problem, it was the very low air temperatures which made it a bit more challenging.  Water heights were running from 1' 11" to just over 3' and water temperatures 41f/44f.  The first half of the week was busier with 2 fish landed and a few offers aswell with the 2nd half a bit quieter.

    Stefan Johansson, part of Pontus Gunlycke's fishing party from Sweden managed to land a lovely 8lb er in the Malt Steep on Tuesday on a Black & Orange tube and on Wednesday,  Colin Craik managed his first of the season, a lovely liced 9lb er in the Malt Steep on a Garry Dog variant.  Colins success came mending the line down stream to speed it up. Well done Colin.

    Cheers Brian

    Spring is on hold
  • 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
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