Thursday, 31 December 2020

The End of a Strange Year!

Well, unfortunately the final two months of 2020 didn't give us the opportunity to lighten the mood and improve on the rest of this years many Covid restrictions, as we were literally faced with another one in the form of limited access to the river, but this time due to the usual high water conditions we seem to have become accustomed to at the end of the salmon season, making the Grayling fishing almost impossible.

One to Remember

However, unlike the current Covid situation, the river Eden is once again returning to some kind of normality, especially the upper reaches, and given the general forecast for the Cumbria area over the next couple of weeks, (unless things change again that is) the new year might yet see an opportunity to indulge in a bit of Grayling fishing before the salmon season is upon us once again. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime I have included a couple of pictures of previous catches to give us all some encouragement as to what we
Another nice little fish 
might encounter when we do manage to get out, which now looks like it could be sooner rather than later, although 
a few days ago you would have been forgiven for thinking that this was never a possibility, as all areas of the main river were around 4 metres above summer level and coloured.

Anyway I look forward to seeing some of you again in 2021, if you are allowed to travel that is, as Cumbria has now been designated Tier 4, with many other areas of the UK also now in the higher Tiers! So let's hope that the vaccine allows us to turn a corner for the year ahead  ultimately allowing us all to get back to doing the things we enjoy. 

All the very best for the New Year and stay safe!