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The North Esk


The North Esk is formed in the southern Grampians by the meeting of the Water of Mark and the Water of Lee in Angus. It flows east and south east through Glen Esk, before flowing through the southern end of the Howe o the Mearns through rich farmland to enter the North Sea 4 miles (6 km) north of Montrose. Its chief tributaries are the Water of Tarf, Luther Water, West Water and Craick Water and its total length is 29 miles (47 km).

From a point 2 miles (4 km) north of Edzell until it meets the sea, the North Esk forms the boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire.
Salmon are likely to be up past the Loups of the Burn, a series of falls about fifteen miles below Loch Lee, and into the upper beats by April. The lower river flows through a series of long holding pools, giving excellent fishing on the lower beats. . The North Esk is very much a spate river, requiring rain to give good sport especially in the summer months. The later months of September and October are usually the most prolific months as long as there is sufficient water to let the fish run the river. This is the time when bigger fish start to run the system, fish between 20lbs and 30lbs are not uncommon.
Sea trout also run the river from late may to august and may also be caught following a summer spate, perhaps on a small silver stoat tube fly fished on a single handed rod of about ten feet.

National Adult Salmon Sampling Project

The Esk District Salmon Fishery Board and Marine Scotland Science in Montrose are engaged in a project with certain beats to sample salmon caught by anglers on the North and South Esks. 

As part of the sampling, a small number of fish will be anaesthetised to allow more detailed sampling.  Fish that have been anaesthetised must not be eaten due to the toxic nature of the anaesthetic, and these fish will be marked using floy tags (see attached photo), a small strip of plastic injected into the back of the salmon near the dorsal fin.

 Please note any floy-tagged fish are NOT to be consumed if they have to be killed. 

tag

 

For Information

Season 2024

David would like to welcome all his guests and wish them tight lines for the coming season.

Guests are advised that the policy on Pert for the 2024 season is to observe catch and release of Salmon and Sea trout for the full season. Fish must be handled as little as possible and preferably kept in the water at all times, quick photo if required and the fish allowed to recover before release.

Fishing on Pert

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Tackle
 We can now offer a selection of  high quality fishing tackle for sale. For a listing of whats available click on the link below.
Tackle sales

Weather and Tides

As the North Esk is a basically a spate river and the height of the water determines whether the fish will be running it follows that the weather will play an important part in how good the fishing will be.
Local weather information can be obtained here.

The beat is only about 5 miles from the sea therefore the state of the tides can give an indication of when a run of fish may be expected to enter the beat.
Local tide info can be obtained here.
Go to the entry for Montrose for the most accurate times

 

 


Latest News & Catches

2022 Returns

2023 Returns
2024 Returns

W/E  18/05/24


Too much sun and not enough water made for a poor week. There are plenty of fish in the river but are very hard to tempt. Only 1 Salmon and a Sea trout caught this week Mr G McLarence from Belfast had a 9lb fish from Bridges and Mr G Wyllie from Kirriemuir took a 3-1/2lb Sea trout from the Boat pool on a Silver Stoat. Rain is needed to freshen up the river which is now very low and the forecast is not so good with only light rain forecast for the week ahead.


W/E  11/05/24

The Grilse have made an appearance. 4 Grilse caught this week and 3 Salmon. Mr G McKinlay from Montrose had 2 Grilse to 7lbs from the Boat pool and Mr H Welbourne from Manchester had 2 Grilse both 7lbs and also from the Boat pool, the first Grilse last year didnt appear until the middle of June. Biggest fish of the week was 20lbs caught in the Luther pool by Mr F Calzetta from Stirling. Mr C Chamberlane from Darwen Lancs had an 8lb fish from the Weir pool and a 10lb fish from Upper Weir. The river is quite low at the moment but there are fish holding in the deeper pools.


     
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Contacts  
All enquiries and bookings should be made through the following :-

PERT FISHINGS Ltd

Pert farm by Laurencekirk
Kincardineshire
AB30 1QP
Tel :- 01674 840894
Mobile :- 07775690080

All bookings to be confirmed in writing


Prices
The prices for the 2024 season are as follows

(Please note prices are per rod)

February :-  70-GBP
March :- 
 80-GBP
April / May :- 85-GBP
June / July :-  80-GBP
August :-   90-GBP
September :-   120-GBP
October :-   125-GBP

(Pert Fishings Ltd reserve the right to retain 1 rod for personal use)
















 


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