Friday, 21 September 2012


Another small rise in levels which soon dropped off on the 17th, the heavy showers persists with a strengthening north westerly. There are a few fish moving through the various beats, but not the numbers that should be for the time of year. There have been some very large fish taken over this week with two twenties both on the fly above Carlisle. There have been many others caught on spinner up and down the river; due to the coloured water anglers fortunate to be in the right place at the right time have had some good sport. The trout fishing is quiet with odd moments of good activity in the more sheltered pools, the very unsettled conditions continue.

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The water is clearing rapidly during the day on the 18th, the middle river is looking superb upstream of Carlisle, below that there is still colour and a little too much water at present for steady fishing.

Big tides this week, the lower river is taking a couple of hours to return to good fishing levels after each high tide. There are some good fish movements up and down the river the clarity is improving on the lower and almost clear enough for the fly.

The middle is just perfect on the 19th and with a few fish settling in pools now. Persistent rain throughout the day on the 20th, now that the river is in perfect order with some good fish movements, the Eden will rise once again tomorrow.

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It happens most years on the Eden, we get the very wet weather on the equinox period and it is this flood that brings the main of the autumn run into the river.

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Today on the 21st the lower river is unfishable and running at four feet above summer level with heavy colour below Carlisle due to the Irthing and Caldew tributaries. Above that the Eden is looking very good and by tomorrow we shall see what this brings.