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Yorkshire Esk Salmon

Discussion in 'North East Fresh Water Fishing' started by lochbois, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    Does anyone try for a springer salmon on the Esk or is it just not worth trying.
    The Esk has had a stocking from Kielder in the past .
    I wonder if these fish will be comeing back as spring fish.
  2. bucko

    bucko New Member

    Near enough a total waste of time I reckon.
    Sea trout aside- its primarily a back end river.
  3. woldedge

    woldedge New Member

    People do try for the Springer or which there will be a few entering the river, the river conditions never seem to suit the Esk for spring run salmon. Summer and Autumn suit the Esk.
    As for the re-stocking, it has gone on for many years of which has and is being proven to be a success. The only problem with taking the salmon stocks for stripping in the Autumn, they in theory are only bringing back Autumn run fish.
  4. trout and salmon

    trout and salmon a silver salmon would be nice

    hi open day on the esk for salmon sea trout is 6th april you might pick one up but very rare
  5. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    The rivers will be in flood again i suppose.
    With the price of petrol to get on the banks we might as well say we are doing our bit for conservation and hope we get a few decent days when the seasons in full swing.
    Its a funny game this fishing lark.
    Good job i dont need fish for my survivel.
    Tastes better though when you eventually land one for the pot.

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