Penrith Angling Association controls approximately 7.5 miles of mainly double bank fishing on the River Eamont.
The Eamont, a main tributary of the Eden, is fed from Ullswater Lake. It flows approximately 12 miles, before joining the River Eden at "Waters meet", combining on route with the River Lowther.
This is a medium sized river with a more precipitous flow than the Eden. It has very clear water, with a mainly gravel bottom except in the deeper pools which collect silt.
The upper Eamont is predominantly a trout fishery, whilst the lower sections also hold some grayling. The trout average ¾lb but fish weighing between 4lb and 5lb are caught most seasons. The largest Brown trout landed in 2017 was 8lb 8oz which equalled the previous record for this water.
PAA member (Geoff Johnston) returns a beautiful Eamont trout
Comments from French member Nico Chièze after the capture of his 4lb 5oz Eamont Brown Trout
'Just this quick email to let you know I've break my record last friday evening (28 june) with a lovely brown trout of 4.5lb on sedge fly.
Unfortunately the only day I don't take the camera is the one I do it.
two other members were close to me when it's happen so you might hear about it.
Of course the fish was released after been weighed by my net.
It's seem to be a good season for big fish as I have caught already 4 fish + or - 3lb and my friend Julien 3.
Hope you have a good season too and THANKS again to run our exceptional association.'
A lively fish is brought to the net on the River Eamont
River Eamont Maps:
Map 5 - Whinfell Park, River Eamont
* Grayling fishing is also allowed on this stretch for PAA members and their guests during the trout closed season
Map 7 - Pokey Dub, River Eamont
Map 8 - Upper Eamont and Dacre Beck, Dalemain
There is also a webcam on the River at Eamont Bridge