Large Dark Olive

We’re off!! A new season in Eden

It’s been an interesting beginning to the new season. The weather has been all over the place and constantly changing since day one (15th March). I normally start to think about and look forward to the new season as soon as the new year starts. The excitement and anticipation never wanes for me and in […]

Grayling time in Eden

Our trout season closed on September 30th and the following day saw the start of what I class as our ‘grayling season’. The time of year – 1st October to 14th March – when we concentrate solely on ‘the lady of the stream’. Mike draws a fish towards the net A quiet start to Autumn […]

The end of another trout season in Eden

Well, that’s another season over in Eden. It’s frightening – and disappointing – how quickly the years pass for me now. It doesn’t seem long since we were starting the season – with some trepidation – in March; wondering what we would be left with after severe winter floods had swept through the system in […]

August fishing on Eden

The final month of Summer

Summer is now officially over – for what it was worth. The autumnal weather of July continued into August, but the fishing in Eden continued to be very good at times. Cloudy, overcast days and lower water temperatures helped improve our fishing during what has been traditionally known as a tough month for us fishermen. […]

An ‘autumnal’ July

The weather seems to be all over the place at the moment. We had a brief hot spell during the third week of July – when we had the hottest day of the year – but apart from that, it was a wet and unseasonably cool month in Eden. The weather was more akin to […]

David with a fish in early June

June in Eden

It’s really great to see youngsters coming into our sport: Sam and Ben joined me for their first go at fly fishing on the final day of May. Both boys picked up the casting really well and both managed to get a decent line out at their first attempt and had the chance of fish […]

May in Eden

May catch up – better late than never…

I must apologise for the lateness of this ‘May’ update. It was a busy month and if I wasn’t guiding or teaching, I was fishing myself and I’m afraid that I just couldn’t force myself to sit at the computer when there was fishing to be done! I always find it difficult to keep my […]

A Grannom feeder in Eden

A positive April in Eden

We’ve had a pretty typical April in Eden: it was a month of mixed weather, we’ve had the lot, ranging from sunshine to rain, to hail and snow and bitterly cold winds. Daytime hatches increased:¬†Large Dark Olives hatched most days; March Browns continued to hatch until around the middle of the month; Iron Blue Duns […]

An early season trout to the nymph

The start of another Trout season in Eden

An opening day trout on the nymph Our trout season in Eden kicked off on the 15th March and we had a relatively good start. Opening day dawned bright and sunny, and if I was honest, it was not what I’d have wished for, as our spring Olives don’t like sunshine and so it proved; […]

The Lazy Baetis

The Lazy Baetis

It’s only two weeks until the 2016 trout season kicks-off in Eden and I can’t wait! As mentioned in previous updates: we’ve had the worst winter floods for years and there has been many changes on our rivers. If I’m honest, most of the changes – if you ignore bank damage etc. – that I’ve […]