Contributed by Chris Dempsey (29.03.2007)
I thought I would update you on my return visit to the Eden. As usual I picked the only day of the week when it poured down, the temprature dropped below 5 degrees and there was snow lying on the Howgils.
We had a tough morning without seeing any fish. However, in the afternoon it warmed up slightly and topped raining. This resulted in a hatch of dark olives which began to move the fish. I changed from a goldhead to an olive klink hammer.
At first the fish were wary and were easily spooked. I changed fly again to a brown klinkhammer and within a couple of casts I was into a Brownie of 12 inches which was returned quickly to the water. I caught and returned two other fish - one again about 12 inches and a cracking Brownie of 17 inches (2.5lb). In my two visits to the Eden I have caught my second biggest Grayling and my biggest ever Brownie. Thank you!