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  • A good last week of August
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1ft
    48f
    North Westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    6
    5
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    80
    100
    14

    Comments

    Last week was much better for us from mid week onwards following another good rise and a drop in water temperatures which produced 6 Salmon, 5 Grilse and 1 Sea trout.

    The start of the week looked fairly promising with good enough conditions and a fish or two about and I was surprised we blanked on Monday and Tuesday apart from a 2lb Sea Trout on the latter but that was going to change on Wednesday with heavy rain the previous day. The river was up about 3 1/2ft and the water temperature was down to 48f and we landed 3 fish, with the largest being 10lb by Mark Crampton Smith in the Middle Ferroch. Thursday was a very good day also with 4 landed and the largest being 11lb by Alec Pettigrew in the Malt Steep. Thursday was also a very good day for Edmund Mackay the great great grandson of AHE Wood who was fishing in the Lower Ferroch and landed a very fresh Grilse of 5lb on a Willie Gunn. Friday we had two Grilse and Saturday also produced two Grilse. 

    This coming week looks to be dry at the start of the week with daytime temperatures dropping then rain on Wednesday which should keep the levels topped up a bit.

    We have rods available on Middle Blackhall tomorrow and Tuesday and 2 rods available on Cairnton on Saturday. please check the availability page on our website for further details.

    Cheers Brian

    A good last week of August
  • Very Quiet
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    8"
    56f
    light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:

    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    74
    95
    13

    Comments

    This past week we got off to a very good start, within five minutes on Monday morning long serving Cairnton fisher Mike Richardson landed a bright Grilse of about 5lb in the Upper Ferroch on a small Black & Yellow tube but very oddly that was it for the week apart from two fish lost on Wednesday and no other offers or pulls. 

    The fish catch certainly does not reflect the numbers of fish that are lying in pretty much all the pools. They are mostly coloured but still enough freshish ones about that you would expect an offer from, so its more frustrating than it is disappointing, at least they are there.

    The forecast looks like its going to be good enough conditions for tomorrow then a fair bit of wind and rain on Tuesday/Wednesday which might change things around but lets wait and see.

    We have 1 rod available on Cairnton on Monday to Wednesday this coming week and rods available on Middle Blackhall all week. All availability can be viewed on our website. www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability and then contact Sarah to book. sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk or 01224 872702.

    Cheers Brian

    Very Quiet
  • Very Quiet
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    6in
    60f
    moderate south easterly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2
    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    74
    94
    13

    Comments

    This past week turned out to be very quiet for us on the fish catching side of things although there were still plenty about but they were very dour with the only offers bring the ones landed. The humid, thundery weather certainly didn't help but the weather did break on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning causing quite a bit of localised flooding and a good 4ft lift in water was on us by midday Wednesday which should have given us a good end to the week however we were happy enough with 2 slightly coloured fish and one fresh grilse.

    This coming week looks to be a bit cooler with with some light rain on Tuesday/Wednesday from an easterly direction.

    We have a couple of rods available on Cairnton at the end of the week so please get in touch to book.

    Cheers Brian

    Very Quiet
  • Still picking away
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    3"
    64f
    moderate south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    2
    8
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    72
    93
    13

    Comments

    This past week's expectations were quite high after the previous few weeks catches and with the return of Martin Price's party who know the water very well and it didn't take long for one of Martin's guests, John Thornley to land a very fresh 8lb fish in the Grey Mare on a Stoat Tail on Monday morning. Tuesday we managed a couple of Grilse on a Cascade and but Wednesday was very quiet for us although we started off with a rising river but it settled down nicely by the afternoon. Thursday was our best day of the week with four being landed and Charles Drummond after many years of trying landed his first Dee Salmon in the Grey Mare which weighed 12lb and was on a Flamethrower. Friday we landed 3 fresh Grilse but Saturday we drew a blank although we did see a few fish here and there just not in the numbers from earlier in the week. 

    The benefit of the stunning weather we have had over the past few days although not ideal for fishing has shown off the surroundings of the beat which makes it a pleasure to be here even if you do not happen to catch anything.

    This coming week looks to be very dry with plenty of sunshine so early mornings and evenings will give us the best chance.

    All rod availability and how to book for both banks can be viewed on our website www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability

    Cheers Brian

    Still picking away
  • Best July on Record
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    7.5"
    60f
    light westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    4
    12
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    70
    85
    13

    Comments

    Well what a July 2020 turned out to be. Cairnton and Middle Blackhall ended the month with a record catch of 20 Salmon and 72 Grilse being landed. The joint largest fish of the month were 15lb and went to John Webb from Floating Bank on Middle Blackhall and Grahame Reid from the Upper Ferroch's on Cairnton. Successful flies for the month were - Cascades accounting for 40, Ally's Shrimps 21, Pot Bellied Pigs 10, Sunrays 9, Executioners 8 and Hitched Tubes 4.

    The last July to come close on Cairnton to the 2020 figures was in 2012, when 40 were landed and on the Middle Blackhall bank it was also funnily enough in 2012 with 25 being landed.

    Anyway back to present day and last week was another good one with 4 Salmon and 12 Grilse being landed throughout the beat, these were an equal mix of fresh fish and ones that had been in a week or two plus there was the usual fish that were lost, on, off and pulls. We did get a big rise of 4ft on Tuesday after heavy rain on Monday which seemed to clear out what was lying about but we still picked away not too badly as the week went on, so no complaints.

    This coming week looks dry to start, with some potentially heavy rain on Tuesday and getting warmer the rest of the week.

    We have only got 10 and a half weeks of the season left and so now would be the ideal opportunity to book fishing for the rest of the 2020 season. All our rod availability for both the Cairnton bank and the Middle Blackhall bank can be viewed on our website. www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability. You can contact Sarah to book or ask questions about the beat 7 days a week. 01224 872702 or email sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk.

    Cheers Brian

    Best July on Record
  • An August Week
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


    Comments

    ****Rare Week Now Available****

    Unfortunately one of our regular foreign fishing parties has had to cancel due to travel restrictions therefore a rare week on Cairnton has become available - 24th to 29th August 2020.

    Contact Sarah for further details

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    An August Week
  • Good fishing continues
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2"
    61f
    moderate south westerly
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    1
    15
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    66
    73
    13

    Comments

    Another very good week for us at Cairnton & Middle Blackhall with 1 Salmon and 15 Grilse being landed on a fair variety of flies from Sunrays to small Cascades, Stoat Tails to 1/4" Hitched tubes. Juan Santamaria caught the largest fish of the week, a 10ld fish from the Cottage Stream on a hitches tube. The fish that were landed were fairly well scattered throughout the beat from both the Cairnton bank and the Middle Blackhall bank. Most of the fish were very fresh and a few were slightly coloured, as well as some residents starting to lie around in the pools. The water height on the Cairnton gauge started off at 0" on Monday and remained fairly steady apart from a small rise of a few inches on Thursday which was strangely our quietest day and finishing up at 1" on the gauge on Saturday evening. There is a slight rise of a few inches coming through today which should keep it freshened up.

    The forecast is for some showers tonight and tomorrow then air temperatures cooling as the week goes on.

    We have a few rods available over the next few weeks with prices currently ranging from £66 to £74.40 per rod. All availability can be viewed on the availability page on our website. Call or email Sarah to book 7 days a week.

    Cheers Brian

    www.cairnton.co.uk/fishing-availability

    To Book - 01224 872702 or sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    Good fishing continues
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