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  • Bank Report 30th of June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1’8
    61
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    9

    2
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    56

    24

    Comments

    This was a good week with 9 salmon & 2 sea trout. Also with several fish lost. A remarkable week considering the weather conditions with hot and sunny weather making for a falling river & Crystal clear water. 

    Monday morning I met up with Mr & Mrs Nicoll at the Cairnton hut, who were new faces to the beat for 2 days fishing. 

    Hamish & Penny fished hard with different tactics. Sadly Penny lost a fish in the Grey mare on Tuesday evening. 

    On Tuesday Chris Inglesfield landed a 15lb salmon on a sunray  shadow at Invercannie for Middle Blackhall side. 

    Wednesday I invited my father a ghillie from a Upper Drum & Lower Durris up for a cast. I met Jim at the Grey Mare after a few little tweaks of his tackle and a fly from my box, he was on his way. He fished Grey Mare inch by inch without a pull. I suggested we head down to the Cottage pool, the pool looked very fishy. Sitting at 10 inch on the gauge. After a few pointers Jim waded carefully down the pool. “I said this is the cast that will catch you a fish”  Sadly I was a cast to early. When all of a sudden his reel was screaming a beautiful 7lb sea liced fish was heading down the pool. This was a proud moment for myself as it was his 1st fish from my beat & also his 1st fish this season on a Willie Gunn size 3 cm with a 10ft slow sink tip. 

    Thursday, I met up with Jon mouncey & Bernard & his friend André who were fishing for 3 days  

    I started Bernard & André on the top of the beat. 

    I suggested Jon would tag with myself as he was looking for his first fish from the beat. I set up Jon with a full floating line and a 1.5 cm Dee sheep & off we set for Rockheads.  It didn’t take Jon long before he was grinning from ear to ear with a cracking long tail sea liced salmon weighing 8lb. After a few photos the fish was on it way. 

    Friday morning, the weather was against us with temperatures sitting at 24c.  I Suggested that in the afternoon it would be best leaving the pools to rest Until that evening once the sun had gone off the water. 

    I suggested on Saturday an early morning start would a good idea.  Bernard & André would start a 4 am on the top of the beat. Bernard would start in the Upper Ferroch. He was rewarded with a 9lb salmon on a floating line.  Unfortunately André lost 3 fish in the Grey mare. 

    Over at Middle Blackhall I invited Grahame Reid out for a cast Grahame got on the scoresheet with a 11lb salmon with sealice from the Malt Steep using a floating with a cascade. 

    This week I fished hard in the evening on both sides. On Monday evening At 22.45  i landed a salmon 7lb, photographed by my father, from Rockheads using a size 12 Silver stoat on a 10ft intermediate tip.  With the same set up I landed a 3 lb sea trout from the tail of the pool. Around 23.15.

    On Wednesday I caught a fresh 7lb salmon from Rockheads early morning on a floating line with a small 1.5 cm Dee sheep. 

    I fished the cottage pool in the evening were I had my Second fish a 8lb salmon with sea lice on the same set up around 22.15. 

    Thursday I lost a salmon after a good 10 min tug of war from the floating bank at last light using a sunray. 

    Throughout the beat I’ve been seeing a few resident fish this week so I hope the weather is a little kinder to us. Fingers crossed for some good sport this week coming. 

    Tight lines Terry

    Bank Report 30th of June 2019
  • Latest Availability - 29th June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
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    Comments

    It’s a stunning scene early in the morning here at Cairnton & Middle Blackhall and a great time of day to have a cast when daytime condition’s are a bit warm and bright.

    This coming week we have the following availability. Give Sarah a call or drop her an email to get booked in.

    Mon 1st July - Full
    Tue 2nd July - Full
    Wed 3rd July - Full
    Thur 4th July - Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Fri 5th July - Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Sat 6th July - 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 15th July - 15th to 18th only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 22nd July - 26th & 27th 1 rod only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 29th July - £72.00 per rod
    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 8th July
    w/c 15th July
    w/c 22nd July
    w/c 29th July
    w/c 5th August
    w/c 12th August
    w/c 19th August
    w/c 26th August
    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


    Latest Availability - 29th June 2019
  • Bank Report 23rd of June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1’3
    60f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    10

    7
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    47

    22

    Comments

    This week had a good start with 10 salmon & 7 sea trout, with several fish lost. The river was at a cracking height on the Cairnton gauge 1’9", water temperature 53f.

    Monday morning I met with Iain Wilson’s  party who had taken both banks & fished 6 Rods. 

    First to arrive at the Cairnton hut was Mr W Meen. We spoke about tackle over a cup of coffee. I said to Will we will catch fish this week.  I Suggested we fish with floating line with a 10ft fast sink tip and an 1” Willie Gunn. Will started at the Middle Ferroch and it wasn’t long before the reel was screaming. After a good tug of war I slipped the net under a fin perfect salmon weighing 16lb  

    Iain Wilson started at  Middle Blackhall in the Malt steep, Rockheads.  As per normal Iain was in to a salmon round the 15lb mark. After, a photo the fish was on its way. Iain continued the rest of the pool where on his 3rd cast he was in again. This time landing a 8lb sea liced fish. He was using a 10ft fast sink tip and one of his favourites, a puppy dog.

    Late Monday night the river started to rise, which put the fish off the take. The river started dropping again on Tuesday. 

    Wednesday it was quiet due to the rise in the river the night before. Late evening, Brian Lile caught a 6lb salmon from the Grey mare. With an intermediate tip and a copper willie Gunn. 

    Thursday morning the river looked in good shape, the water temperature had raised to 60f. The border Osprey Iain Wilson was in the mood. He caught a cracking 8lb salmon from the cottage pool  followed by a 3lb Sea trout. Iain fished the Upper Ferroch mid day when he landed a 13lb salmon and after a few photos the fish was on its way. I met up with Iain at the tail of Middle Ferroch after lunch. We sat and changed flys. Iain looked up river and pointed at a stone where he suggested that it was  the place where his 3rd salmon was coming from and off he set.  I sat and watched Iain carefully wade out to this rock. He dropped his lightly dressed black & yellow tube in the water. At that moment I looked down river for a few seconds and as I turned to look up river, Iain’s rod buckled over by an very unhappy salmon that was heading up steam. After a long battle it was in the net, a cracking 10lb salmon. 

    Over at Middle Blackhall George Chang landed a 12 salmon from Invercannie & a sea trout. 

    Mal Copper & Mark  Mcgillivary landed a sea trout each one from Grey mare & the other from Malt steep. 

    Saturday morning Chris Pringle caught a 6lb salmon from Invercannie from the south bank. On a size 12 shrimp 

    Saturday evening Iain caught a 6lb salmon from the Upper Ferroch using a sunray 

    Mark Mcgillivary landed a 3lb Sea trout from the Cottage pool. Well done lads 

    We have a few rod’s availability next week contact  

    sarah@cairntonestate.co.uk

    01224 872702

    I hope the river doesn’t drop off over the weekend so that next week my fisher will get some good sport. 

    Tight lines 

    Terry

    Bank Report 23rd of June 2019
  • Availability Update - 22nd June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:


    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:


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    Comments

    This coming week we have the following availability. Give Sarah a call or drop her an email to get booked in.
    Mon 24th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 2 rods
    Tue 25th June - Cairnton 1 rods & Middle Blackhall 2 rods
    Wed 26th June - Cairnton 4 rods & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Thur 27th June - Cairnton 1 rods & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Fri 28th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Sat 29th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Cairnton rods - £98.40 inc vat
    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 1st July - 1st to 3rd July 1 rod only - £98.40 per rod
    w/c 15th July - 15th to 18th only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 22nd July - 26th & 27th 1 rod only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 29th July - £72.00 per rod
    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 1st July - 4th to 6th Only
    w/c 8th July
    w/c 15th July
    w/c 22nd July
    w/c 29th July
    w/c 5th August
    w/c 12th August
    w/c 19th August
    w/c 26th August
    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 - 22nd June 2019
  • Bank Report 16th of June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    1’9
    49f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    6

    3
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    37

    15

    Comments

    This was a productive week with 6 salmon & 3 sea trout & the same again lost. 

    On Monday I met some good friends David Waters & Graham Nichols, alongside Charlie Alford on the Cairnton bank. 

    On Monday Charlie caught a fresh sea trout from the Middle Ferroch using a floating with a 5ips tip.

    I also caught a 3lb Sea trout fishing into darkness using a floating line with a dressed Lady Caroline single in the Middle Ferroch. 

    On Tuesday Grahame caught a cracking 9lb  salmon on a dirty cascade from the Middle Ferroch. 

    On Wednesday Charlie hooked a fish in the long pool but unfortunately the fished wrapped it self around the rock and broke him. 

    David caught a 2lb sea trout from the tail of the Malt steep using a sunray on an intermediate tip. 

    Thursday morning, the water temperature dropped down to 48f. We fished with heavier sink tips. Grahame got off the mark with a beautiful 14lb salmon from Lower Ferroch, using a 7ips tip & and a half inch aluminium monkey. 

    I was in the action too with a 12lb salmon from the garden run, fishing a 18ips tip with a Willie Gunn. 

    Late afternoon I sent David up to fish Middle Ferroch with a 10ips tip &  8cm samurai Ally shrimp. I noticed the water was starting to rise. It didn’t take David long before I received a phone call asking for help. On arriving from the bottom of the beat I noticed the fish had lots of power. About 10min later I netted a beautiful fish that weighed 19lb.

    On Saturday David started in Middle Ferroch.  He hooked a 9lb salmon in Lower Ferroch. He made this way down the Grey Mare where he caught his second fish around the 12lb mark. Using a 7ft 10ips tip with a sunray. 

    The water is dropping off nicely so next week is also looking promising. 

    Tight lines 

    Terry

    Bank Report 16th of June 2019
  • Availability Update - 15th June 2019
    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

    Next week we are full at Cairnton & Middle Blackhall however the following week we have the following availability. Give Sarah a call or drop her an email to get booked in.
    Mon 24th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Tue 25th June - Cairnton 1 rods & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Wed 26th June - Cairnton 4 rods & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Thur 27th June - Cairnton 1 rods & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Fri 28th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 3 rods
    Sat 29th June - Cairnton 1 rod & Middle Blackhall 3 rods

    Cairnton rods - £98.40 inc vat
    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 1st July - 1st to 3rd July 1 rod only - £98.40 per rod
    w/c 15th July - 15th to 18th only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 22nd July - 26th & 27th 1 rod only - £72.00 per rod
    w/c 29th July - £72.00 per rod
    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 1st July - 4th to 6th Only
    w/c 8th July
    w/c 15th July
    w/c 22nd July
    w/c 29th July
    w/c 5th August
    w/c 12th August
    w/c 19th August
    w/c 26th August
    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 - 15th June 2019
  • Bank Report 9th of June 2019
    Conditions Fish Caught in the Past Week Fish Caught this Season so far
    River Height:
    Water Temp:
    Wind:
    2’1
    55f
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    5

    1
    Salmon:
    Grilse:
    Sea Trout:
    31

    12

    Comments

    This was a productive week with 5 salmon & 1 sea trout. 

    On Monday I met George kuczera, David & Stuart on the Cairnton bank. 

    Stuart Norris caught a fresh 15lb salmon in the lower Ferroch using a hover with a willie Gunn. In the evening George caught a 14lb salmon in the Middle Ferroch using a floating line with a fast sink tip.  

    On Wednesday Middle Blackhall wasn’t let so  I gave George and his team the opportunity to fish the other side as the water suited the other side. 

    Stuart jumped at the opportunity after lunch. It didn’t take Stuart long before he was in the action in Malt steep with a 14lb salmon caught on a Junction shrimp.  George fished the Malt steep and in the evening he was awarded with a salmon around the 14lb mark. 

    On Thursday I met Mr R  Barnes & his friend at Cairnton, this was the teams 1st trip to Deeside.  Andrew was rewarded with a beautiful salmon from Lower Ferroch using a float line with fast sink tip and a monkey. He also caught a 2lb sea trout on the same method on Saturday afternoon. 

    The river is dropping so I hope this settled water brings in fish from the beats below. 

    Tight lines Terry

    Bank Report 9th of June 2019
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