Contributed by Ben Murray (27.05.09)
The last time I fished the Eden was in 2000 as a junior member, my biggest trout coming in just shy of 2lb. I started this season aiming to catch a fish exceeding this weight.....and so far I have been fortunate enough to catch several fish heavier than this. The best being a trout measuring 23-24 inch taken on the ploughlands stretch, photo attached.
On all the stretches I have fished the stocks seem very good to me, having also lost several jumping fish already due to barbless hooks. In particular, I was pleased I recently made the effort to fish the Belah and the Pendragon stretches, landing several fish in excess of 18 inch on both.
All fish returned, barbless hooks used.
All the best