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Eden grayling

Published on January 14th, 2013 by

Sometimes I am astonished by the Eden.  This fish was caught last Friday, among a catch of five fish in 12 casts on the Appleby waters.  I just hit the ‘purple patch’ of the day as I arrived, on waters that had not been fished since the last flood. Double nymph on a leader-only rig


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Winter grayling

Published on January 8th, 2013 by

After such a long period of rain and even with the ground still completely saturated, the river Eden is at last in good condition: high but clear, and the grayling fishing is simply staggering! Appleby Angling member Tom Speak and I have managed to get out a reasonable amount lately on sections of river from


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Autumn 2012

Published on September 10th, 2012 by

I have just returned from the magnificent San in SE Poland and have that re-affirmation that this river is Europe’s premier trout and grayling river, at least on such a large scale. We enjoyed hatches of blue winged olives and pale wateries and the fishing with the CDC plume tip was incredible.  Many anglers have been


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Longest day

Published on June 23rd, 2012 by

Throughout much of Europe, the weather has been unusual, to say the least!  Here on Eden it is currently more like April, with torrential, persistent rain.  Fishing has been limited to windows in the weather when the river drops away sufficiently.  Hatches are now consequently poor.  I have had to postpone several guiding/coaching days, so


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