Thursday, 8 May 2014


Good trout surface activity with the abundance of grannom coming off the water especially when the east wind eases off. A little colour has gone into the lower Eden from the river Irthing due to some heavy showers the first couple of days of the month. Big tides this first week of the month and then dropping off. On the 5th the wind has swung westerly and the lower river has cleared of any colour. A few swifts have arrived and the water temperature is 11oC and at summer level. The smolts have begun to drop down the river in numbers, the goosanders seem to be enjoying themselves on the smorgasbord on offer. The brown trout fishing has been very good the last few days both dry and wet, plenty of hatches of brook dun, medium olive and spurwing, very good results with invertebrate kick samples.

Slight rise of levels on the 8th from heavy showers should encourage a few more fish in from the estuary, more showers forecast the next few days.


Had a great day out with Kevin, never fly fished before and made a great job of the casting.


Got into several fish with a few just over the pound mark.


If only every day was as good!