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).
a point 2½ miles (4 km) north of Edzell until it meets the
sea, the North Esk forms the boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Returns :- February March
These are the lates rods availabe due to cancellations (updated 16-03-18)
See below for dates
Mr Craig Ingles with a 12lb Springer
caught on a Red Shrimp Fly from
the Luther Pool on 23rd Feb.
To date 9 fish have been caught since
the season opened, 5 Salmon & 4 Sea Trout
2 of the Sea Trout have been approx 4lb in weight.
1st Springer of the year caught on opening day by Mr G Currie on a gold/silver toby
the fish is approx 14lb
Mr Trzebiatowski had a fresh run Sea Trout the following day, a 4lb fish caught on a
Flying C and a 9lb salmon also on a Flying C
Mr Trzebiatowski with his 9lb Salmon
April 2nd 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
April 3rd 3 rods on Luther/Bridges
May 19th 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
May 21st 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
May 22nd 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
June 26th 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
June 27th 2 rods on Luther/Bridges
Oct 26th 1 rod on Luther/Bridges
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farm by Laurencekirk
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prices for the 2018 season are as follows
note prices are per rod)
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February :- £60
March :- £65
/ May :- £75
/ July :- £65
sessions June / July :- £35
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