controls approximately 9 miles of the Eden on various beats between
Bolton near Appleby and Armathwaite.
Rising high in the North Yorkshire Moors, the River Eden flows north
for over 60 miles, changing character from fast streams, riffles, stony
glides and deep pools, providing much variety.
Eden flows over some carboniferous limestone, making it very rich in
habitat and species biodiversity, as well as over sandstone and mudstone.
It flows through beautiful meadows and woodlands with a large variety
The record Eden trout weighed 8lbs and was 9 years old. This was caught
in 1911 on a stretch now run by the club with a Bustard moth pattern,
a fly that was, and still is by some, fished at night and is unique
to these waters (this stretch has also produced two specimens over 7lbs
and one of 5lbs). There has been at least five other captures over 6lbs
recorded from the Eden, a brown trout found dead at Crowdundle Beck
in 1923 weighed 9lbs. Leviathans of this size will still lurk in the
depths but only rarely come to the fly.
Trout and grayling predominate in the Association's water, although
the occasional salmon and sea trout is encountered. By far the majority
of fish are wild, native stock.
It is difficult to specify the expected,average size of fish likely
to be encountered during a day's fishing. This will vary depending on
the fishing technique and the stretches fished. However, trout of 1lb
to 1Żlbs are common, with fish upwards of this regularly caught throughout
Several fish of 3lbs to 4lbs have been taken over the past few years.
and visiting anglers can check the water levels for the River Eden prior
to their visit by calling the Environment Agencies 'Rivercall' on 09066197733
or go to
are also webcams On the River Eden at Warwick Hall and Kirkby Stephen: