With the arrival of Sunday 15th January the Salmon season on the river Eden was once again upon us, and I did venture out on opening day, albeit just to blow the cobwebs away. Although the water conditions were good (at last) the East wind certainly didn't help our cause and subsequently we did not see any fish or Kelts in attendance (early days yet). I haven't heard of any reports (as yet) of fish being caught in the first few days of the season, but it's just a matter of time before one of the usual die hards makes an exciting encounter.
The East wind continued into Monday, but the sun did get out and temperatures weren't bad at all for January (especially in the sheltered areas) as I spent the day with a friend higher up the river fishing for Grayling, which I might add are still playing hard to get.
So unfortunately there's not much to report in these early stages I'm afraid, but speaking from experience it won't be long before things begin to happen on the Eden. "Watch This Space".