(Last Updated: Tuesday 18 October)
The last 3 weeks of the season rain finally arrived and lots of it giving some big lifts in the river. Nico Gubbins and anglers at Eden lacy reported seeing fish jumping the falls everyday.
Low house reported 30 salmon with two 20lbers landed and 2 sea trout with as many if not more fish lost off. Phillip the ghillie is already in preparation for next year.
Eden lacy report 8 salmon and a lot more lost off and brown trout fishing has been excellent with some anglers getting 15-20 fish in a day weighing up to 4lb.
More rain next season please
Last few days of the 2022 season and it looks to be good conditions to cast a fly
October Daily Report
1st river peaked at 4’9ft running chocolate
2nd river been around 3ft all day running steady and starting to slowly clear heard of salmon seen moving up stream
3rd river at 2’6ft been overcast,river a nice tea colour no reports of any fish caught.
4th river at 2’4ft rain most of the day today will give a lift running clear. 1 fish from Warwick hall today
5th water at 4,4ft as I write this but will easily climb another foot (and the rest)
6th river peaked at 5’9ft dropping back quickly and started to clear a few fish caught in the upper Eden and tributary’s
7th the showers that we’re forecast turned to heavy rain over night and through the day river climbed could easily get to 6ft
8th river peaked at 6’8ft over night falling surprisingly still a foot visibility
9th river at 3’2ft overcast and windy running slightly tinted 10lb cock fish for myself on a Pom special fly from low house. A few fish seen running including 1 or 2 that look relatively fresh
10th after over night rain river lifted to 3’6ft still clear
11th river at 3ft and over cast a fish have been seen running
12th river at 2’10 a over cast day with a few showers due . Fishing down the meadow pool on Eden Lacy, I caught my 9th and 10th fish. As I released the first fish back a 10lber, Andrew the game keeper arrived so we had a dram to toast the fish. Back in the river and 7 casts later - bang - fish on - and into my 10th fish.
13th river at 2,9 cold morning with mist hanging around til 9:30am river clear. 2 fish 7,10lb hens for my self from the meadow pool at Eden lacy on a cascade
14th last day of the season I imagine anglers will be on most beats up and down the Eden getting the last few casts in. Weather was changeable all day.heard of several fish caught. Andrew Jackson had a 6lb cock fish from the wall pool on a cascade at Eden lacy
Last few days of the season and it looks to be good conditions to cast a fly
22nd Heavy rain for most of the day gave the river a 6 inch rise
23rd River at Great Corby 1.11 ft water slightly tinted
24th River at 1’10ft clear skies and sunshine river going clear
25th River at 1’9ft and clear, overcast, two fish caught on Low house one from Andrew Jackson at 12lb and one for myself at 10lb. Successful fly a cascade
26th Drop of rain overnight. River 1’11ft.
27th River at 1’10ft. A few fish have been reported on the lower Eden
28th Rain due later today, hopefully enough to give the river a much needed lift and some fish to report next week.
29th River at Great Corby rising 2.7ft. Visited the river this morning (7.45am) running a chocolate colour, visibility about 5" at a push. Hopefully by this evening it will have settled to cast a spinner. 1 fish from Warwick Hall at 9lb also a 2lb sea trout for myself at Lazonby
30th last day of the trout season and it’s been a wash out river currently at 2’2ft with visibility of a foot but that’s going to soon change
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Fish jumping the Eden Lacy Falls, photograph taken by Jon who was fishing the beat.
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Terence McDonnell is a farmer who started fishing for trout as a young boy. The late Victor Gubbins, Eden Lacy beat, introduced him to salmon fishing a few years ago along with Andrew Jackson, and since then he has been passionate about it. Working on the land near the Eden, Terence is never far away from the river.