Latest Bankside News from Cairnton
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    A beautiful morning at Cairnton & Middle Blackhall on the last Saturday of the 2019 season.

    We have 3 rods available on Monday 14th October on Middle Blackhall if you fancy one last cast. Get in touch with Sarah to book. 

    For all enquiries for fishing and accommodation at Cairnton and Middle Blackhall for 2020 please email Sarah Brogan. 

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

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

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    For all enquiries or to book please contact Sarah Brogan.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    www.cairnton.co.uk

    Availability Update
  • Bank Report 6th of October 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    4’5 R
    45
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    10
    2
    4
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    Sea Trout:
    102
    40
    33

    Comments

    This was a productive week from new faces on the beat, with 10 salmon, 2 grilse & 4 sea trout.

    On Monday I met Alex Buchan & his party who were fishing both banks. The team were staying in the Fishers cottage for the week. My advise was fish deep with t14 & big flies as the water temperature had dropped. I advised to fish the last hr of light.

    A good fly at this time of year is a Francnsnaelda on heavy signature tube, sunray shadow. My advice was to get the fly down & tickle the nose’s of the fish. Everyone in the party got on the scoresheet.

    Mr B Lewis caught the biggest fish & the most fish for his week with 4 salmon & a seatrout. The biggest being a 16lb cock fish from the south bank at the Cairnton stream using a extra super fast sink tip and a 14mm Francnsnaelda. 

    Ben Davies caught two cracking fish using a T14 tip junction shrimp & a 2” green sunray shadow  from the Grey mare. 

    Host Sandy Buchan caught a salmon 13lb from Glisters and a 5lb grilse from Grey mare on a super fast sink tip with a Size 8 orange Ally shrimp and a 2” sunray.  

    With the season end fast approaching I have fished as much as I can, as we are close to my overall target for the beat. I landed 2 fish for the week at 19.00. The biggest being around the 15lb mark, from the Grey mare using a heavy tip T18 and a big Sunray. 

    I hope this rise of water pulls a few fish up from the beats below. 

    Tight line 

    Terry

    Bank Report 6th of October 2019
  • Bank Report 29th of September 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    1’11
    51f
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    4
    1
    1
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    92
    38
    28

    Comments

    This was a frustrating week with the unsettled water levels & seeing plenty of fish, but we still managed 4 salmon & 1 grilse plus a 2lb seatrout.

    Monday I met up with Mike Richardson who was fishing for the week plus Michael Botham and his friend Jonathan who were fishing for 3 days.  Michael lost a fish on a skated sunray. Unfortunately that’s all the sport that they had. 

    On Thursday I had Christian brogaux from Switzerland who didn’t speak a word of English so I had a Challenge on my hands explaining lines flies etc. I realised quite quickly that waving my arms around wasn’t working. Thank goodness for google translator. On Thursday Christian hooked a 12lb hen fish in the Grey mare  using an extra superfast sink tip, 1” Red pot belly pig. After a few pictures she was on her way. 

    Mike Richardson was very unlucky with the weather again this season. But he managed a 2lb sea trout from the Old garden run. 

    It was nice catching up with Richard and Ken from the Isle of Man. Sadly no joy but both still left the beat with a smile. 

    Over at Middle Blackhall I met up with Simon Boyden and his two friends who were fishing for the 3 days starting on Thursday. Sadly the river was big at 3’9 and carrying some colour., But over night the river dropped and Simon caught two salmon 6lb & 9lb from the Malt steep using an extra superfast sink tip with a heavy tube fly. 

    Saturday Simon caught a 7lb from the malt steep on a black and orange snelda. Derek got a 4lb fish in Invercannie on a cascade conehead. 

    We seen plenty of fish so let’s hope we get a few this coming week. 

    Tight lines 

    Terry

    Bank Report 29th of September 2019
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    The lodge on Cairnton has been prepared once more for our guests arriving to fish this coming week. Our stunning self-catering lodge located in the centre of Cairnton Estate is perfect for a week's fishing getaway with friends and family. If you are thinking of upgrading your fishing trip to include the convenience of staying directly on a beat and you appreciate modern comforts and amenities, Fishers Lodge really is a fantastic option. 

    For all enquiries for fishing and accommodation at Cairnton and also for Middle Blackhall and Glenbogle Lodge for 2020 please email Sarah Brogan. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    This coming week we have 2 rods available on Cairnton on Monday and Tuesday (30th Sep & 1st Oct) and 2 rods available on Middle Blackhall on Wednesday to Saturday (2nd to 5th Oct). Contact Sarah Brogan to book.

    You can view all availability for both Cairnton and the Middle Blackhall bank for the rest of the 2019 season including prices on the fishing availability page on the Cairnton website. 

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

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    For all enquiries or to book please contact Sarah Brogan.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    www.cairnton.co.uk


    Availability Update
  • Bank Report 22nd of September
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    0’5
    52
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    4

    4
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    88
    37
    27

    Comments

    This was a productive week with 4 salmon. Considering the bright sunshine & low water, i was quite pleased.

    Owen Duff fished at Middle Blackhall for the 1st part of the week. He caught a 6lb salmon from the Rockheads using a Calvin shrimp with a super fast sink tip, fishing into the last light. 

    On Monday i was met with good friends Patric Herin & Jukka Jakara from Sweden who were fishing at Cairnton for the week.  Both got on the scoresheet with 3 salmon. Jukka  caught two fish, a 13lb from the spout & a 12lb salmon from the cottage. Patric caught a 14lb salmon from the head of Glisters at 19.45. We tried a variety of different methods but the fish would only show interest in a Sunray shadow with a 7ips tip. 

    I have seen a good number of fish throughout the beat so fingers crossed we get rain so it pulls fish from below 

    Tight lines 

    Terry

    Bank Report 22nd of September
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    The leafs are starting to turn and soon we will be surrounded by the hues of autumn. With only a few weeks of the season to go this is the time to get your last day or two of fishing booked in the diary. 

    This coming week we have rods available on Middle Blackhall at £63.60 per rod per day.

    You can view all availability for both Cairnton and the Middle Blackhall bank for the rest of the season including prices on the fishing availability page on the Cairnton website. 

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

    Bookings taken 7 days a week. Card payments accepted.

    For all enquiries or to book please contact Sarah Brogan.

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    www.cairnton.co.uk

  • Bank Report 15th of Sep 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
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    0’9
    52
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    7
    3
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    84
    37
    27

    Comments

    This was a productive week with 7 salmon & 3 grilse.  Majority of them were coloured. 

    On Monday I met with James Cheers & his party who were fishing on Cairnton for the 1st 3 days. The river was reading 1’3 and 52°f.  James started in the cottage pool, we seen a handful of fish splashing around.  James hooked a 12lb hen fish in the cottage run with a floating line and fast sink tip with a Willie Gunn copper tube from my box.  Sadly the river started rising and it killed the sport. 

    Tuesday the river was reading at 2’2 but dropping fast.  I suggested we fish a lot deeper than what we had been.  Bob Sanderson caught a 5lb grilse from Glisters using a 10ft extra fast sink up with a tungsten conehead.  We fished blackhall but no joy. 

    On Wednesday James caught a fish from the tail of the cottage pool with a black & yellow copper tube with a 7ips sink tip. It was great catching up with friends from my time on the Tyne. 

    Thursday I had new faces to the beat  John Wallace & Mike Mawhinney. We discussed tactics over coffee. John also mentioned he would be grateful if I could get Mike a fish as it was his 60th birthday.  John started  in the cottage pool & Mike started the Grey mare, the 2 promising pools.  Sadly no fish to be reported over lunch. I suggested that we would  leave the Grey mare to rest and that’s where Mike would  fish the pool at last light.  I personally believe you can hammer pools too hard especially with a few residents that can be hard to get a hold of. 

    I set up Mike up with a fast sink tip with a sunray shadow. I was delighted to receive a pictures of his personal biggest fish an 18lb, what a way to end this birthday! 

    On Friday I caught up with Mike in the cottage pool on his Second run down the pool. He offered me a cast as he needed to head back to his vehicle for his sunglasses. On my 1st cast I landed a 7lb cock fish.

    Saturday  I had Juan Santamaria and Craig Fleming fishing the beat. Sadly the other rod I had organised couldn’t make it. So I would fit in with a cast at some point. 

    Juan started in the Grey Mare heading down into the Cottage Pool, Cottage Run and Potters 

    Craig started in  Glisters heading down to the end of the beat. 

    I was on Juan shoulder for most of the morning. we seen a good number of fish but nothing would show any interest.  I had a cast before lunch in the Upper Ferroch and landed a 6lb cock fish on a 8ips tip and the favourite sunray, with a slow retrieve.  Craig got onto the scoresheet with a 6lb hen from the Glisters. Using a  s1/s2 line & a sunray.

    Juan started in Upper Ferroch after lunch, had no interest but seen plenty of fish splashing around. I met up with Juan at 5 and he wanted to fish the Cottage pool. I suggested he left the Grey mare until the sun was off the water, then strip a Sunray through the pool at last light. My plan was to do the same  in the upper Ferroch  after a hour rest. I caught two fish one at the head of the pool and the other from the tail-end  5lb and 7lb again on the same method. 

    On my way my home I caught up with Juan who looked disappointed with my news. So I give him my rod with the set up that did the damage

    & off he shot for the last 40 min in the Grey mare  he returned at my house with a big smile he caught one & lost one. 

    A big hand shaking and smiles to end a good week. 

    Let’s hope next week we have good sport. 

    Tight lines

    Terry

    Bank Report 15th of Sep 2019
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