River Eden, May 21st, 2016.

It’s been a fabulous week to be on the river. Consistent hatches of large darks that should have finished some time ago are getting the trout feeding hard, the low water is ideal for that. The salmon keep coming as they have done for many weeks now despite the lack of water and are of good stamp.

I was fishing with my very good friends Mike Cooney and Paul Lalwan the last two days who are very able casters and fishermen. Day one went well, there were trout rising everywhere and some big ones, but we were fishing for salmon.  Paul fished a black and yellow hair wing on a fast tip through the water on the Beaumont stretch.


Some nice casting going on with a few fish moving through the pool..


A big argument then ensued to who’s fly it was!


A very nice 14lb fish off the tide.


Quickly returned.

Pauls fish fight

One of our regular rods on the beat Gary MacDonald then came down to fish, swinging a monkey through the pool…..


A fish of fourteen pounds…


followed by a fish circa 17/18 pound plus, not a bad day!

Day two was a little more on the quiet side, only a few fish seen moving, was it going to happen again?


It was Mike’s turn for some action!


A very fresh ten pound fish on a black hair wing safely returned.

Mikes fish fight

Well done everyone and thank you all, fantastic result, great company, great fishing, great weather, great scenery, great……