Esk Rivers Hub

Iconic fishing on the North and South Esks

Fisheries on the North and South Esks

Fish throughout the season

Spring, Summer and Autumn fishing on the North and South Esks provide great sport with the unique backdrop of the diverse Angus countryside.

What’s happening on the Esks

Check out the latest news from across the catchments.

Thinking of fishing the Esks for the first time?

Here’s what anglers have to say.

Craig Somerville, Angler

“Recently introduced to the Esks and now a lifetime regular angler, the Esks offer everything I need throughout the season. Not to mention the enthusiastic angling community.”

Colin Halliday, Angler

The North Esk; “ One of a best in Scotland;  with a genuine real chance of a fresh fish, every single day right from opening day to closing. The biggest attraction being that when the line tightens it could be anywhere between 3 and 30lb! “

David Robinson, Angler

“This gem of a river offers everything the salmon angler could wish for with clean, fast-flowing pools which are a joy to fish. The runs of salmon are prolific with significant numbers of large multi-sea-winter fish. My friends and I have had the good fortune to land numerous salmon in the 20lb+ region over the past few years and we have almost come to expect fish of this calibre each time we return to this river.”

Learn more about the Esk Rivers in Scotland

Catch & Release

"What does the angler wish for when he casts? On the surface the answer appears simple: to catch a fish. You want to deceive a wild creature, take it from its element, marvel over it and return it to the wild." Thus Luke Jennings in his wonderful book Blood Knots gets...

Sea Trout Fishing on the South Esk, Scotland

As the end of May approaches the rivers of the east coast of Scotland are at desperately low levels. For the dedicated salmon angler gloom is descending. ‘Oh for a decent spate’ is the oft heard lament. But there is a hardier breed of fisher out there for whom the...

Catchment management in Glen Clova

Esks Rivers & Fisheries Trust FMS Review Land Management of Glen Clova, River South Esk, Angus Located in the upper catchment of the River South Esk, Angus, Glen Clova is an important area for spawning Atlantic salmon. Much of the floor of Glen Clova is an old...

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Esk District Salmon Fishery Board, Haughs Bothy Office, Haughs of Kinnaird, Brechin DD9 6UA