Wednesday, 3 February 2021

2021 (What will it Bring)

Eden Tributary (Caldew)
Well here we are again in Lockdown (3) 2021, with only a few fishing options available to us, and even then, only if you live local that is! Well even though I am quite local to the river Eden, and it's tributaries, there have been few opportunities to open my account.

Sadly, the Grayling fishing was a wash out once again, with many of our local rivers constantly running bank high and coloured, "sounds familiar doesn't it"! 

Main River Eden (1)

The 2021 salmon season on the Eden is now underway, (January 14th) but once again, conditions, coupled with the current Covid19 situation, which sees  restrictions on travelling, (rightly so) and many waters closing their fishing's on a temporary basis until restrictions are eased, continues to prevent any serious fishing from going ahead. However as you can see from the photographs, we have not been missing anything. So unfortunately, given current conditions my January blog will be short and maybe not so sweet.

Main River Eden (2)

That said, there is some hope on the horizon with the roll out of the vaccine well under way, and hopefully this will see us at least getting back to some sort of normality as soon as is sensible to do so. So watch this space!

On a brighter note, the Eden did fish very well during the periods we were allowed to fish in 2020, with plenty of good trout being caught and a very good average size of salmon being recorded throughout the system, (many in double figures) and I am pleased to say that there are already a few sessions lined up for this year in anticipation of better times ahead. However it is only fair to let you all know that given the recent affect on bookings, due to the current Covid19 situation, I have been forced (after 4 years of not doing so) to slightly increase my prices for the 2021 season in an attempt to offset the cost of beats etc. 

Sawbills still fishing!

Current prices can be viewed on the website hereHowever, those of you who paid in advance, or bought Border Game Angling vouchers for 2020 will be accommodated in 2021 at the price you originally paid.

Finally, it seems that the Sawbills on our river have a total disregard for the rules as they continue to fish, regardless of the high waters, whilst all we can do for now is sit tight and hope all goes according to plan and we too get to fish restriction free. Here's hoping we will know a little more by the end of this month. "Fingers Crossed".