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Seller may net £2.65m for leading salmon beat

A half-mile long salmon beat, reputed to be one of the most productive in Scotland, and fishing lodge have gone on the market for offers over £2.65 million.

The Kinnaber Fishings on the River North Esk, on the Angus and Kincardineshire border, boasts about 15 acres of land along the banks and a custom-built fishing lodge.

It is being marketed by Savills as having historically enjoyed one of the strongest runs of spring salmon of any river in Scotland. The estate agent said upgrades "now place Kinnaber amongst the most sought after fishing destinations in Scotland."

The North Esk is monitored by the Government to ensure fish numbers remain stable and Kinnaber was once part of a massive property portfolio owned by salmon fishing company Joseph Johnston & Sons Ltd.

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 with an intimate knowledge of the River North Esk plumped for what he considered to be the best and most productive stretch of fishing on the river.

Roddy d'Anyers Willis of Savills says: "It's not the biggest of beats, but it punches well above its weight."

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