It certainly seemed to be the longest day of the year today with all the high winds and squally showers we have had. We are still seeing a few salmon coming off the tides and running up through the necks of pools. More interestingly a lot of sea trout and brown trout sighted at times and then hardly anything shows for hours, it must have to be something to do with the weather conditions fluctuating wildly has they have been. Friends who have been out fishing for sea trout in the dark have had some fabulous sport this last few nights, the fish are averaging around the two and a half pounds mark with others in the six to eight pound bracket. It seems to be shaping up very nicely this summer for the Eden, the forecast is set dry for next week so the sea trout fishing should improve on a daily basis as long as the evenings stay on the warm side. As for the salmon fishing, go sea trout or brown trout fishing at the moment with the low water! Water temperature 13.5 oC.
The brown trout fishing is still a little sporadic throughout the daytime, but when the fish are on there is some great sport to be had on both nymphs and on the surface.
I was out with good friends Jamie from Cumbria and Evan from Utah on the weekend. The first day on the middle river at lazonby, the low water has exposed a lot of the river-bed that you would not normally see.
Thank you both for a really nice weekend and your very good company and I hope that you like our wild trout here Evan as you much as you do in the States!