Grinsdale Beaumont

River Lower Eden - England

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1.8 miles single left bank
opposite Cargo below Carlisle.

The Grinsdale Beaumont beat is run by Wallets Rural Property Services and consist of approximately 1.8 miles of varied fishing with 9 named pools on the left bank opposite the Cargo fishing's.
There are two beats which are rotated on odds and evens days, there are four rods per beat which are let on the basis that you buy a named day for the whole season.

Season: January 15th to October 14th

Price: per rod day throughout the 2018 Season - £400

These lower Eden beats have the cream of the early spring fishing and are from two to three miles from the Solway
estuary, the river is here influenced by the tide on anything over eight meters and a tide book is recommended.

There are two beats upper and lower which are rotated on odd and even days, there are four rods per beat which are let on
the basis that you buy a named day for the whole salmon season.

All fish caught before June 16th have to be returned (EA byelaw) after that there is a two fish limit.

The summer fishing can be very productive in low water with runs of very large fish early in June entering the river
along with sea trout.

The grilse run starts around late July followed by the autumn run in August and September which can be
exceptional. From September 10th all hen fish are required to be returned unharmed to the river.
The brown trout and grayling fishing is excellent along with very good sea trout fishing in the summer.

The beats are well maintained, there is good access and the majority of wading is easy.


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River Eden report January 2019.

For the first time in many years, the water levels at the start of the salmon fishing season are on the low side and very fishable, there have not been too many big floods this winter thankfully. The water is very clear and at 4oC, we have not seen many kelts apart from a few remains from otters, or fresh fish yet on the lower beats although there are signs of kelts upstream beginning to show in some of the pools. It is usual to see new fish start coming in during the month of February, with numbers rising rapidly throughout March as the water warms a little to around 8oC.
A small rise of water on the 26th, for the rest of the week it is very cold with temperatures in the minus so levels will drop.

River Eden report February 2019.

1st, Perfect water conditions, water level at one foot and 4oC. Very cold with heavy frost and ice.
4th - A rise of three feet from heavy rain, air temperature on the rise.
From the 7th to the 10th big rises of water levels due to heavy rain from storm Eric with levels touching ten feet.
15th, back to a good fishing height now at 1' 6", stable weather and water conditions for the coming week.
Did hear of two fish caught 10 and 14lbs from above Carlisle on the 24th, so maybe they are starting to come in now, it has been a slow start this season!
The last week of February sunny and warm with good conditions!

River Eden report March 2019.

For the month of March due to the high water levels all the fish reported below have been caught on beats upstream of Grinsdale and Beaumont, as soon as we get low water conditions that should change.

3rd, 7lb fly caught fish from Warwick Hall, river on the rise after rainfall from the previous day, storm Freya on the way. Water temperature 7.5oC.
5th, Big water in the field!
23rd, river coming into form now at last with the dry settled period, 1'10" and dropping. Hatches of L.D.O and March brown starting to develop.
24th, two fish 15lb and 9lb above Carlisle.
25th, two fish 9lb and 18lb for Phil Holland on the middle river.
27th, 10lb fly caught fish for Phil Holland above Carlisle.
28th, 9lb fish above Carlisle.
29th, two fish 12 and 13lb above Carlisle. Water now 10" above summer level. River now at 10" above summer level.

River Eden report April 2019.

A dry and cool (with snow) start to the month, with a persistent easterly wind keeping activity on the slow side. There have been a few salmon caught of late as far up as the middle river with a couple of fish in the high teens. Water levels are steadily dropping to around 6" above summer height and very clear. Water temperature 8oC.
10th, the grannom hatches are slow to get going as are the olives, when the wind direction and air temperature change we will see a big difference. 12 and 15lb above Carlisle today.
13th, reports of two fish 12 pounds above Carlisle.
15th, Still that strong bitter east wind suppressing activity. Water temperature 10oC.
17th, two fish upstream of Carlisle 9 and 12lbs.
18th, Alan Sephton 15 pounds above Carlisle.
20th, the brown trout fishing really starting to pick up with the slightly warmer air temperatures, big grannom hatches and good surface activity. Water temperature 12.5oC
26th, Matt Forsyth 10 pound fish lower Eden. A few sea trout starting to arrive, fish up to two pounds on the lower river taking both nymphs and dries. water temperature 13.5, water level is at summer height. Still the wind from the east and the fish just keep going past!

River Eden report May 2019.

1st, river running clear at just above summer level, good hatches of brook dun, iron blue, olive upright and caddis today, wind coming in from the west at last bringing overcast, damp conditions.
3rd, the trout fishing is very good at present with good hatches.
5th, a bitter north wind is suppressing activity, a bit of rain and warmer air temperatures now needed to get things moving.
6th, 7th and 8th, despite a cool south-easterly and showers, there has been some fantastic hatches. Surface activity is impressive with some very good trout coming to dries. Water temperature 13.5oC.
9th, river slowly on the rise with some loose weed floating down.
10th, water temperature now dropped to 9.5oC, 6" above summer height, weed clearing. Activity on the slow side today with the trout but good hatches of fly life in the afternoon.
11th, warm weather, wind north-west, water clear.
12th, water temperature 11oC, good surface activity, the odd salmon showing, water level dropping to summer height.
14th, very bright and hot weather suppressing activity, fishing weighted nymphs is getting results with some good trout and sea trout up to two pounds.
15th, desperate for rain to get some fresh water going through to bring some salmon up from the estuary.

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