The Changing Face Of The Bervie

They say a river never stands still and that is certainly true.

The Bervie is a pretty good small salmon river – that's a small river with salmon, not a river with small salmon; in fact the Bervie is noted for producing some very large salmon indeed although to see it at summer levels you might find that hard to believe.

Short, steep spate streams like The Bervie are often subject to sudden huge rises in water levels that can bring about dramatic changes as well as coaxing fish in from the sea

The pictures below are at Corbie's Pot, a well known salmon “hole” downstream of the A90 at Mill Of Mondynes. In the first photo you can clearly see where the river used to flow round in a loop and where over the years eroded the red clay bank.

The river now takes a somewhat more direct route and has cut the corner as seen in the second photo.

The power of rivers, even small rivers like this, is astonishing.

Photos by Graham Strachan Jnr.





Restriction Order

The restriction order on the Esk District has been lifted but the Fisheries Board have put together voluntary recommendations (see link below).

Voluntary Recommendations


Maps of our fishings on the Bervie and Luther Waters can be downloaded here.

Bervie Map

Luther Map


The open seasons on our rivers are as follows

Luther Water Salmon and Sea Trout 16th February to 31st October inclusive.

Bervie Water Salmon and Sea Trout 25th February to 31st October inclusive.

Brown Trout 15th March to 6th October inclusive

Anglers respectfully are reminded that:

It is a criminal  offence to fish for Salmon and Sea Trout on Sundays

It is a criminal offence to fish for Salmon and Sea Trout without written permission

Brown Tour fishing rights belong to the riparian owners and / or lease holders. It is not a public right.

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