Kirkby Stephen District AA


River Eden and Belah - England

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Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association controls some 9 miles of fly fishing on the River Eden with a further 4 miles on the River Belah and Scandal Beck.

River maps are on the Links page.

Kirkby Stephen & DAA control 13 miles of fishing on the Cumbrian Eden upper reaches. Upstream of Kirby Stephen the River Eden runs briskly with fast glides and deep pools with the occassional longer smooth runs. Downstream of Kirby Stephen the river takes its time and flows through beautiful countryside. There is plenty of double bank fly fishing for the wild brown trout which can reach up to 5lbs in weight. However the fish are wild and a very careful approach is necessary if you want to suceed.

Weekly Tickets are available for holiday breaks and are available from the Secretary Mr Colin Edney Tel 017683 42073, and are at a cost of £50.

Help Info.

1. Popular wet & dry flies see below.
2. Rods with floating 5 or 6 weight line
3. Rods 8 foot 6' to 9 foot 6' are the most suitable & will cover the water
4. Thigh waders will cover most of the waters although chest waders are accepted.
5. The trout are wild, no stocking since 2002, therefore a stealthy approach to the river is required

WET FLIES

EARLY SEASON
Waterhen bloa,
Partridge and Orange

MID SEASON
Partridge and Yellow,
Bustards

ALL SEASON
Snipe and Purple,
Greenwells,
Hares Ear,
Dark Watchett and
varieties of Black Spiders

DRY FLIES
EARLY SEASON
Rough Olives,
Hawthorn
Midges

MID SEASON
Pheasant Tail,
Blue Winged Olive
Ginger Quill
Grey Duster and Sherry Spinner
Black Gnats

ALL SEASON
Quill CDC plume tips

NYMPHS
Copper tungsten beaded Pheasant Tail,
Black and hare's ear goldhead,
Olive Nymph and Stonefly Imitations


 

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This is a 7 day permit for the right to fish for Trout during the Trout season. English Fishing season dates apply, also club rules. This permit starts from the date of purchase