Lower and Middle Eden

River Eden - England

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This is a page for reporting the catches of fish in Cumbria that are not on the Fish Cumbria site.

If you have caught a fish and would like to add it to the reports page with a photo please email: glyn@cumbriaflyfishing.co.uk

For weekly updates please go to the reports page here

A very big welcome to Cumbria Fly Fishing!

The sessions and experiences on the river Eden in Cumbria are with Glyn Freeman. They are designed to suit whatever your ability, aspirations and requirements may be, whether you are just beginning or have been fishing for a while. Improving your Spey casts and salmon fishing techniques or presenting a dry fly in beautiful surroundings for trout is a truly wonderful experience.

Days out on the river are done in a relaxed, safe and friendly manner, my aim is for you is to go away competent, happy, with new skills and something special. You will be put in real fishing situations in moving water, (not on the grass or a platform). I can supply free of charge photos of your day out. The most popular days are the one to one sessions or for two people. Included in the cost is a fishing permit for one person, (for one extra fishing add £50). Also included in the cost is the tuition, guiding and use of any quality tackle and equipment needed if you do not have any, it is on private water on the river Eden in the Northern Lake District and easily accessed.

The experience is run as a half day, a full day or a series of days. You will see and enjoy some stunning scenery (see gallery), please call or email to arrange an outing. You can also purchase a gift voucher for a special person.

There are also many residential courses for both salmon and brown trout available, fly casting and fishing for ladies, demonstrations, team building and corporate days, think of a date and let us tailor make one for you.

Tuition/experience prices.

Fishing permit included with guiding and instruction,

all equipment can be supplied if needed.

£95 - 3 hours - half day

£180 - 6 hours full day


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Fri 12th July

River Eden June 2019.

1st, a two foot and coloured lift of water from heavy rain.
3rd, levels dropping back to just above summer height, very strong south-west breeze.
5th, overnight rain raising levels with some colour. Five fresh salmon up to seventeen pounds caught at Kirkoswald.
6th, river dropping back.
7th, heavy rain, eight pound salmon from above Carlisle.
8th, river on the well needed rise, touching three foot overnight.
9th, Alan Sephton 15 pound salmon at Lazonby. River now two foot, dropping back and clearing, fish populating the middle river now in numbers.
10th, five fish from the middle river.
11th, seven fish from the middle river. Good hatches toward evening time, some good sea trout showing 3-4 pound.
12th, very windy with rain on the way, two salmon caught above Carlisle. Some big grayling now showing up on he lower river two pound plus.
13th, river beginning to rise, two fish caught above Carlisle.
14th, a couple of fish from the middle river, a two foot rise overnight with much colour and now dropping.
15th, a few more salmon from the middle river caught, more fish showing now.
16th, a couple of big fish lost on the lower river at tide time, a couple of sea trout caught 2-3 pound in the daytime. Water height 6" above summer height with slight colour, showers.
17th, strong south-westerly wind, river beginning to rise pm. Three fish upstream of Carlisle.
18th, river level just under one foot with some colour, south-west wind strength dropped. Eight fish up to twenty pounds caught above Carlisle.
19th, river fining down nicely, good activity in the morning then quiet in the afternoon, a couple of fish above Carlisle today.
20th, river in fine condition, strong south-westerly wind with showers, fish showing in most pools, two caught above Carlisle and a couple lost below, more sea trout making an appearance on the lower river now. Grayling fishing good, brown trout better towards the evening time with good BWO hatches.
21st, river conditions very good on the lower river, 8" and almost clear water at 16oC, very good brown trout fishing in the morning and evening. A few salmon coming in off the tides now, a couple lost below Carlisle and a couple landed above.
22nd, river levels dropping off to summer height and clearing, a couple of fish caught to ten pounds and a couple lost, water getting a bit thin now on the middle river, a few fish splashing around in the deeper pools. Conditions good for night fishing.
23rd, wind now south-easterly with some well needed heavy rain due in the evening, a few sea trout last night and today on the lower river, not much salmon activity today.
27th, Alan Sephton 15 pounds fresh fish above Carlisle.
30th, one or two salmon caught over the last few days, fish movement slow with the very low water conditions. Sea trout good at night on the lower river, brown trout and grayling good to sub-surface flies in the daytime, evening fishing very good.

River Eden report July 2019.

1st, stiff north-westerly wind on the go, river at summer low, water temperature 18oC. A fair number of sea trout in the lower river, the best of the fishing at night in the clear water. Brown trout fishing is sporadic in the daylight hours with the limited invertebrate activity but excellent the last hour or two of light.
2nd, the odd salmon seen moving through off the tide through the lower beats. There is still the occasional salmon caught in some of the deeper pools, but movement of fish has slowed somewhat with the low and warming water conditions.
10th, water level below summer height and at 17oC. The rain has passed by the area again. Salmon are now starting to hold up on the lower river beats below Carlisle and the grilse are starting to enter the river. There have been some salmon caught in the low water toward last light using small flies along with good numbers of sea trout in what are perfect conditions for night fishing now. The middle river is desperate for rainfall.
11th, Peter Robinson 15 pound salmon downstream of Carlisle.

Any reports or pictures of Eden fish or events, please let me know and I will put them on the pages!

Not all fish are reported unfortunately for whatever reason, so it does not give an accurate assessment of what stock there is in the river at any time.

Glyn Freeman - 01697351752 - 07808563788


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