Carlisle Angling Association have always had an underlying philosophy regarding the affordability of salmon angling on waters under their control, and as such still offer extremely cheap salmon fishing on a seasonal basis.
The associations water is quite varied in its types of fishing, it has fast flowing streams or glides, and slow calm sections, down to the tidal section, which contains good-sized slob trout. There is varied access through out the river from places on the parks where you can practically park adjacent to the fishing, to other areas where some walking is required.
During the past 25 years the Eden has produced prolific summer and autumn runs and in the mid 90's the river was the top salmon river in England. Today the river still has spring, summer and autumn runs with the majority of fish coming in the autumn. They do get a run of spring fish, admittedly not as good as the great runs of the past that the Eden was once famed for but the hardy souls that brave the cold northern springs can be rewarded with one of these early beauties.
Apart from good numbers of Salmon the association water also gets a good run of Sea trout each year although like most of the west coast rivers this is not as consistent as it once was and numbers do vary from year to year. Sea trout can be caught through the day but it is at night when this type of fishing is most productive and the nocturnal fly fishers are the ones who have most success.
The river also supports a healthy population of Brown Trout and Grayling - they do not stock so the majority of these fish will be wild native stock with one pound fish quite common and larger fish regularly caught each season.
Please note that care should be taken when parking that vehicles do not obstruct access to, farm gates, tracks, fields, or drives.