One of Scotland’s top salmon rivers, situated on the River North Esk, has just come on the market with an asking price of over £2.5 million.
Kinnaber Fishings, on the lower reaches of the river, is being sold along with a custom built riverside lodge at a price of £2.65 million.
A spokesman for selling agents, Savills in Brechin, said that up for sale was about one kilometre of double bank fishing on one of Scotland’s most productive stretches of fly water.
Roddy D’Anyers Willis of Savills in Brechin said that Kinnaber formed part of a massive portfolio of river salmon fishings and coastal netting stations owned by salmon fishing company Joseph Johnston and Sons.
He said that in 1990, when the assets of the company were sold, shareholders were given the opportunity to secure certain fishing assets for themselves.
“At the time a family member plumped for what he considered to be the best and most productive stretch of fishing on the river,“ said Roddy.
He can take credit for maximising the opportunities on Kinnaber through his scientific approach to river fishing restoration,” he added.
He said the durability of the restoration work done placed Kinnaber amongst the most sought after fishing destinations in Scotland.
He explained that the Kinnaber Fishings were the gateway to the North Esk and the whole beat consisted of 11 pools situated above the mean spring tide.
“The catch records for Kinnaber provide evidence of some impressive catches between three or four rods during the season, including some spectacular one day catches by individual rods. The variety of fishing is immense. ” he said.
The North Esk River forms the boundary between Angus and Kincardineshire.