River Eden July 2017.
We have had the company of the resident otter all month in the Quarry and Chickens, I would think that it has had a better month than the rods!
A six footer to start the month off, as it was fining down nicely it was followed by a three foot rise on the 5th with much colour, so for the first week it has been out for the greater part.
7th, 6″ clear with a peat tint, perfect water with a small tide, seeing the odd fish.
8th, some really big grayling appearing on the beats two pound plus, see attached.
13th, River level 2″ and clear, today saw a lot of sea trout in the Quarry and a few salmon, one or two grilse now entering the river.
14th, Peter Robinson had a night to remember in Carr Head having got hold of a few decent sea trout and probably a couple of grilse also. River level now at summer low and clear.
15th, Kevin Edwards grilse of four pounds on Ally Shrimp in the Willow Bed. Removed ten feet of the log that sticks up underwater below the big log in the Willow Bed.
16th, a grilse for Cyril.
21st, some good fish movements off the tide today, strong south-easterly wind, slight rise of water. Peter Robinson one grilse and two lost on the fly in the Quarry, a two and a half pound brown trout and four small sea trout, not a bad evening! water temperature 17oC.
22nd, south-west wind and heavy rain for most of the day, river beginning to rise during the pm.
23rd, five foot rise overnight and now dropping.
24th, one foot six inches with some colour.
27th, two foot with colour, water temperature 15oC, a few salmon showing.
28th, one foot six with heavy colour, very quiet.
Here is another useful link to the river levels up and down the Eden – https://www.riverlevels.uk/eden-carlisle-sheepmount#.WXzmTojyvcs
Please do report your day on the river whatever you are fishing for, it is always good to let the other rods know what is going on. If you cannot fish your day and have no guest in mind, please let me know and I will pass it on to the other rods.
Dramatic weather for July, the water has never really settled to give good fishing conditions for very long, we are not alone, the rest of the Eden has the same story to tell!