Just three miles from the sea, and over two miles in length, Canterland Fishings on the North Esk sees runs of fresh fish off nearly every tide throughout the season. The beat marches with Gallery Fishings upstream, and Morphie Fishings Downstream.
Intersected by the main rail link viaduct and the Marykirk Bridge on the A937, the beat is recognised by its architecture, and a variety of different pools which range from slow to swift, narrow to wide, and shallow to very deep. Amongst the 15 named pools of Canterland, well known pools like the Gauge, Logie, Bridge and Island offer anglers no shortage of likely opportunities, and define Canterland as one of the most exciting beats to fish on the North Esk.
Fishing is mostly from the true left (North) bank, however there is also double-bank fishing on the Island and Long Bank pools, and additionally at 1pm every 24hrs there is an on/off rotation with Gallery Fishings (the upstream beat), to fish the Dam Pool.
The Gauge pool at the bottom of the beat offers double bank fishing from the ‘Den of Morphie’ burn downstream to the march with Morphie Fishings.
The beat and fishing is divided by the two private access roads. The upper and middle of the beat is accessible along the river by foot and vehicle from the lodge and well appointed hut. The lower section of the beat includes the Logie and Gauge pools. It is a short drive (less than 1 mile) downstream from the lodge along a single track road to the access road and parking on the river bank.
There is a range of easy and tricky pools to wade. Some on-the-bank fishing pools offer access and great fishing to most abilities and ages.
Why you need to fish here
Canterland is one of the most productive beats on the North Esk offering a delightful balance of fly and spinning water dependant on water height.