River levels remained steady on both rivers between 0.3ft and 0.4ft, until later on Saturday 27th, when the North Esk rose to 0.7ft and the South Esk to 1.0 ft, on the Logie and Brechin markers respectively. A report from the Kirriemuir Angling Club recorded numerous fish moving upstream in lower Glen Clova with the rise in water last Saturday.
Temperatures of up to 62 F were reported from the lower rivers.
Wednesday 24th – Kinnaber – 1 Salmon – 7lb on a cascade.
Thursday 25th – Pert – 1 Salmon – 7lb on a black and yellow fly by Mr J Stewart.
Saturday 27th – Kirriemuir Angling Club water in lower Glen Clova 5lb and 7lb pristine Salmon – 1 with sea lice on a monkey fly by Mr S Murray.
There were also numerous reports of fish being hooked and lost.
For the week ahead, the water level rise on Saturday past, followed by a further rise on Sunday put the rivers up further to 0.9ft on the North Esk and 1.3ft on the South Esk. This should have let fish move in to the rivers and also into the upper reaches of both main rivers.
There is snow forecast on the upper catchment hills on at least 4 days and a small amount of rain lower down the catchments. Warm day time temperatures should keep the snow melt steady and fishing conditions should remain reasonably good throughout the district.