|A male (Eden) Large Brook Spinner|
|John's Jingler Tying|
|A nice Brown for Phil on the Nymph|
|Craig with another Brown|
|Underwater shot of a returned Brown|
|A future Angler|
|One of several keen Scouts|
|A £100 cheque from the Trust|
|First Ever Grayling|
In the main, the Borderlines days have consisted of a variety of school sessions on both river and Stillwater, however we also delivered a session to a very keen group of Scouts, with some good Rainbow Trout being caught by several of the youngsters attending. The river sessions also produced fish, with one attendee landing a good Grayling, before promptly returning it to the water to fight another day.
|Future Lady Anglers|
As the weekend arrived again it was back out on the river with people to do some casting and fishing sessions. Rain arrived again as we did so, but not in excess, and although the river rose a little, which may make the trout fishing slightly more difficult in places, (mainly on the lower river) until levels fall and clear again, it will certainly help to maintain good flows, which in turn should hopefully assist the continuation of the excellent salmon fishing experienced by many since the start of the season, and with warmer weather imminent, it will not be long before we are seeing more insects appearing on the river, water levels falling again, and the trout and Grayling fishing back on track.
In fact, although we have seen showers again today, we did have a relatively pleasant day yesterday, and whilst giving a casting lesson on the upper river, (with the salmon rod) there had been some prolific hatches of iron blue's and the spinners of these lively little upwings were absolutely everywhere, with the trout paying them plenty of attention too. We also saw the odd Mayfly in attendance, (Ephemera Danica) sometimes referred to as the Green Drake, a beautiful insect that we don't often see in abundance on the Eden, but they do hatch in large numbers on Lake Ullswater, which is not far off us on the outskirts of the Lake District. The odd yellow May Dunn passed us in the air too, whilst at the same time two very fresh salmon ran through the beat in front of us, so all the indicators are definitely positive on the river at the moment.
|Male (Eden) Iron Blue Spinner|