A beautiful River Eden brown trout

Rain at last!

The long overdue rains arrived in August. River levels fluctuated during the second half of the month and we had some great fishing! The water temperature was slow to drop, but the fresh water and tinge of colour certainly woke the fish up. They still had their moments when they refused to ‘play ball’ but, […]

A Dry July!

July, like June before it, turned out to be one of the driest and warmest on record – which was definitely not what we fisherman would have wished for! The rivers were very low and water temperatures were high, so we had to choose our areas carefully. Areas where the water was cooler and more […]

Fish on the midge during 'Flaming June'

Flaming June

Flaming June has certainly lived up to it’s name, some areas have experienced the warmest and driest June on record! The month actually started off with a couple of wet days: the Eden and it’s main tributary, the Eamont, both rose slightly. The touch of fresh water perked things up during the first week of […]

A beautiful May brown trout

Fly fishing in sunny May

May was a very dry, and sunny, month in Eden. Strong westerly winds blasted through the area at the start of the month. Olive Uprights and Iron Blue Duns were still hatching in decent numbers at the start of the month and some good sport was had on dry imitations. This 3lbs 8ozs beauty was […]

A 3lb 1oz Eden Brown Trout

April in Eden

Eden saw a wet start to April and our rivers were out for most of the first week. They were dropping back and fishable by the 7th. The water temperature was still pretty low; it was down at 6°C but that didn’t stop the Large Dark Olives from hatching in force. A few fish were […]

The Large Dark Olive

The Beast from the East

The ‘Beast from the East’ has certainly taken it’s toll in the first two weeks of the new trout season. Apparently this weather system with it’s ominous nickname was driven in by winds from Siberia, bringing bitterly cold weather and snow to much of the country. Most of the snow at lower levels had disappeared […]

An Eden Grayling in November

In like a lamb and out like a lion!

November started dry and relatively mild. Most outings during the first ten days saw hatches of midge, trickles of Large Dark Olive and short periods of rising fish. It was nice to have the opportunity to do some spider fishing, instead of what tends to be the customary winter task of plumbing the depths with […]

My first grayling of October

October grayling in Eden

Well, here we go again! ‘Another unsettled month in Eden’. Chasing October grayling wasn’t a complete washout, but it was another very wet month. Our rivers were high, and often unfishable for most of it. Now they – the weathermen – are forecasting the coldest winter for years, with temperatures predicted to plummet over the […]

My best trout of the 2017 season

September – a great end to the 2017 trout season

It seems to have become a common theme over the past few months: ‘Another unsettled month in Eden’. September started off dry and cold, but it didn’t last. Another spell of wet weather blew in from the west on the 4th and the river began to rise on the 5th. Luckily, the first few days […]

An Eden Brown Trout is returned

August in Eden

July’s unsettled weather and fluctuating water levels continued into August. The rivers seemed to spend most of the month either rising or falling and carrying a touch of colour. Alan is into a fish on a falling Eden That was the case for Alan’s visit: the river had been up the night before, but it […]