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South Esk 2023

3473 Views 30 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  hairyscotsman
Not that there's a rush as I am not alone in usually waiting until around May before fishing the river, it is my local water and a river I have got to know quite well in places. I usually fish below Brechin on the Montrose water or Kinnaird middle and lower beats, I have fished at Cortachy, Finavon Castle and on the old Careston syndicate beat in the past, catching a few Salmon and Sea Trout, of course the only really big fish I've hooked let go after about 5 minutes, but had some decent trout and grilse and will hopefully be giving it some later on.
One beat I do fish more than others is the Kinnaird water, I like the fact you get 24 hours to fish, so I arrive at 6.00 am as per the rules, usually fish till around lunchtime, depending on the tide and the fishing, then go home for lunch. I then return in the evening to have a go at the Sea trout, you can fish all night as long as Donald knows what you are up to and finish at 6.00 in the morning, I am usually in bed around midnight as it's a long old day, no stamina these days lol.

My wife shot this rather grainy vid on her phone
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Now that's a proper springer 馃憤 absolute beauty 馃榿 well done to it captor 馃帲
Sadly I'm due back in hospital to have my prostate this coming week removed so sadly I shall miss this early run.
Hope everything goes well for you Burnie 馃憤
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Cracking fish. Hopefully the first o many that the river produces.

Hopefully you will recover quickly Burnie. (y)
Finally off the Mark.
Love these later nights.
Quick 9 holes of golf after work, where the wife whupped me.
So off to the southie for an hours consolation.
3 casts in and bang.
Always good to get a fish in March
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Thats a bonny fish... well done! 馃憤
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Finally off the Mark.
Love these later nights.
Quick 9 holes of golf after work, where the wife whupped me.
So off to the southie for an ho
rs consolation.
3 casts in and bang.
Always good to get a fish in March
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Cracking wee fish sir well done 馃憤馃帲 well played letting the wife beat you at the golf 馃檮 so you could get a sneaky hours fishing 馃槈馃憤
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Nice one, that鈥檚 a Cracking looking fish 馃憤馃帲
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