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 […]

A River Eden Brown trout taken in January

A new year in Eden

Happy New Year everyone. Welcome to 2016: a new year to look forward to, with fresh hope and our 2016 Brown Trout season only eight weeks away! After the grim, flood ridden, end to 2015 we can only hope for better this year – it seems to have been a more positive start so far. […]

Rain, rain, go away....A november grayling

Rain, rain, go away….

The weather changed towards the end of October and it’s hardly stopped raining since. We seem to have had one weather front after another blasting in from the Atlantic – the latest trend from our weathermen is to give them names – we’ve had Hurricane Kate, Storm Abigail, Storm Barney, Storm Clodagh . And then […]

It’s Grayling time….

The beginning of October heralded the start of grayling time in Eden. The Trout season is over and it was time to concentrate on ‘The lady of the stream’ properly. John with his first Grayling on the fly John and Henry were my first clients of October and with the weather more akin to the […]

Brian's day on Ullswater

September – The end of another trout season

September 2015 was very much like September 2014. The last month of the trout season was dominated by fine weather and low rivers – but the fishing was good. David with a nice Eden Brown Trout David and Sam were in Eden at the beginning of the month and the river performed well for them, […]

August in Eden

August Update

August’s weather turned out to be very much like July’s – dry in the first half of the month and more unsettled in the second. Nigel and Lisa were my first clients of the month; they were visiting from Australia and decided to have their first go at fly fishing. As usual with these sessions: […]