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(Last updated: Sunday 6th May)
River Eden April 2018.
It has been a strange month weather-wise so far, it has been a quite cool and wet period. The hatches of dark olive have been sporadic all throughout April, lasting just minutes each time. The grannom have
started the last few days in decent numbers and the smaller trout are coming up for them but not the bigger specimens just yet. The trout fishing has not been easy, it would seem that we are around three weeks
behind where we should be.
The salmon fishing was going quite well in the first half of the month with some really large fish showing up, since the 18th it has gone quiet.
May has begun with the water dropping off to summer low, with the rising air temperatures the brown trout are now coming to the surface for large dark and grannom. There has been a small run of grilse size fish come in and a few have been caught on the fly especially in the evening with this very bright weather at present.
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High and fluctuating water levels making fishing conditions poor so far. A twenty pound salmon for Raymond Chesworth 13th February off Warwick Hall. Three more fish caught the last week of the month to end
A few fish in between water level rises being caught above Carlisle during March, it has just been so unsettled and cold so far.
April was more productive with quite a few fish caught, especially the fist half, it has been a cold month, the salmon fishing slowed toward the second half of April. Hatches and trout fishing very slow to get going this season!
Biggest fish so far, Alan Lawrence 28 pounds, Low House.
We still await the main spring run to come in, they are late. Trout fishing now good.
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Rob Jolly - 16 pound March the first of the
2016 season for him.
Raymond Bell from Wensleydale with his first ever spring salmon from Warwick Hall on the 11 May 2015.