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Fishing in North Esk

Scotland is world famous and offers a wide range of loch, river and sea fishing

The North Esk rises high in the Grampian Mountains. The river runs southeast for a distance of 35 miles to its final destination, the North Sea at Montrose. From a point 2½ 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 North Esk requires rain to give good sport, especially in the summer months. Given appropriate weather conditions, it provides excellent sport.

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.

The river North Esk is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the northern hemisphere

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