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Five average 58 Salmon .
The catches record up to 2013 will incorporate Downie Park Beat. From 2014 season, any catches refer to Cortachy only.
The beat is approximately 2 miles in total of double-bank fishing with 2 huts.
3 rods are available each day
Prices from £30 to £50 per rod per day.
If booking one day fishing then rods can fish from 9am until 9pm that night.
If booking more than one day then they can fish through the night but their let ends at 23.59 on the last day of fishing.
The Cortachy Castle beat extends over 2 miles of double-bank water for 3 rods.
The beat comprises Riverwalk, Castle and Meetings beat and comprises 24 named pools including the well renowned Sawmill Dam and the Meetings. Water fishes best in mid to lower water conditions and there is a mix of well defined pools and streamy flows.
Parties should realise that unless they take all of the water then other rods may fish at the same time.
Fishing is by fly only.
Please note that the Pylons, Castle Stream and Willows pools are only available after August.
In keeping with the Esk District Salmon Fishery Board recommendations, please note the following:
Please note that for the period 16th February - 15 June ALL salmon, sea trout, and grilse are to be returned.
If absolutely necessary, then the practice of killing the second fish and fourth fish etc, should be adopted between the 16 June to 30 June for salmon, and throughout the season for seatrout.
This decision has been made by the Esk District Salmon Fishery Board in an effort to conserve spring salmon stock. During this period, if a badly hooked or bleeding fish cannot be returned, it will remain the property of the estate, and must be handed in to the Estate Office.
SEA TROUT -Total Catch and Release encouraged throughout the season
Barbless single or double hooks only for the entire season. Treble hooks are not permitted. All seatrout over 2lbs are to be returned
All returns should be made to CKD Galbraith, Lynedoch House, Barossa Place, Perth PH1 5EP firstname.lastname@example.org or the Airlie Estate Office, Cortachy, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LY email@example.com
Access to the fishing's is directly off public roads and internal estate tracks. There are 2 comfortable huts located at the Meetings and at Lower Ben Hoose.
There is comfortable self catering accommodation available on the estate, Wellbank Cottage which is closest to the river sleeps 8 while Middlehill Cottage only a few miles away sleeps 4. For more details on the accommodation please visit
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|Banks & Paths||71%||★★★|
|Value for money||63%||★★|
|Overall (based on 4 reviews)||71%||★★★|
There could be more information and sign post where you can fish and river bank clearance. Otherwise. Great fishingAngler 2817 - 13 Aug 17
I cannot express how disappointed I was with our visit. I was aware that water levels were low prior to going but was shocked at just how low. I spoke with the ghillie via telephone on the Monday, two days prior to our visit and he stated it was worth fishing. On arrival it was apparent that there was no point in even setting our rods up, never mind casting a line. As well of the cost of the permits, two of my party had taken days off work and that, coupled with travel costs from Fife made for a very disappointing visit. If we knew the condition the river was in we wouldn't have bothered making the effort. To say I am a bit annoyed is an understatement. We travelled there in good faith and feel thoroughly let down, not to mention the fact I am about £140 lighter in the pocket. I was going to contact the estate to ask if they'd consider offering us another day but don't know if this would be a worthwhile exercise.Angler 2350 - 7 May 17
A lovely stretch of water. Another 6in. Would have been ideal but perfectly fishableAngler 995 - 7 Aug 16
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