Fly fishing on the River Eamont
Fly fishing the River Eamont can prove an excellent experience for the visiting angler, with both private and day ticket stretches available. This river is well known for it's beauty and exceptional fly fishing opportunities. The river holds good stocks of Brown Trout throughout and Grayling are present in it's lower reaches. It has a reputation for producing some excellent trout each season. I have had fish to 3lb 8ozs (approx 1.5 kilos) and fish to 4lbs 8oz (2 kilos) have been recorded on occasions.
The Eamont flows out of Ullswater at Pooley Bridge and travels in a north easterly direction for approximately 12 miles. It passes the town of Penrith and combines with the River Lowther before joining the River Eden at 'Waters meet'.
The Eamont is a medium sized freestone river, with a variety of differing flows, from fast runs to more sedate pools.
It is a very clear river and it is rich in fly life. The River Eamont can produce good hatches throughout the season, with some good rises on occasions. Even when there is a lack of rising fish, it's many riffles and runs allow the angler to employ a variety of techniques.
I can arrange access to many parts of the River Eamont, the season runs from 15th March to 30th September
See the PHOTO GALLERY for more images of where we fish and a few catches
Important note :
Don't forget your fishing licence - Any angler aged 12 years or over will need an Environment Agency rod licence. Daily, weekly or seasonal licences are available at post offices or online at : Environment Agency website