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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Sun 26th May

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, Brian Warrington 14 pounds on the fly, below Carlisle.
The brown trout fishing really starting to pick up with the slightly warmer air temperatures, big grannom hatches, brook dun 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!
27th, Brian Warrington 15 pound lower river.
28th, slight rise in water levels.
29th, good water with a few fish about!

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, a few salmon showing in the pools.
5th, a bitter north wind is suppressing invertebrate activity, a bit of rain and warmer air temperatures now needed to get the fishing conditions improved. Three salmon today in the Carlisle area on the fly, Matt Forsyth had one of them. Summer level, water temperature 13oC, air 6oC.
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. A few salmon starting to move through the Lazonby area prior to a rise of water.
Water temperature 13.5oC.
9th, river slowly on the rise with some loose weed floating down. Three salmon from Kirkoswald area 7, 10 and 12 pound with fish moving.
10th, water temperature now dropped to 9.5oC, weed clearing. Activity on the slow side today with the trout but good hatches of fly life in the afternoon. One fish above Carlisle 12 pound. Wind still easterly.
11th, wind north-west, sunny and river clear. Brian Warrington 12 pounds, fly below Carlisle, three fish above Carlisle, biggest 12 pound.
There are certainly salmon coming in off every tide this last few weeks, fish moving now above the Lazonby area.
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. No reports of many salmon caught the last couple of days.
17th, Alan Sephton 17 pounds above Carlisle.
18th, salmon 8 pounds above Carlisle.
19th, Martin Hall 11 pounds above Carlisle. Salmon 10 and 15 pounds above Carlisle.
26th, unsettled weather with rain not having any impact on water levels. Salmon in numbers holding up in certain pools and fresh fish still entering the river. Need a mild flood now to freshen things up and get rid of the loose weed. Numbers of sea trout improving.

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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