The river is dropping but still at a good height, clearing slowly just at the highest tides at the right time of the year.
Some members remember the 2nd week in August when the biblical rains always fell on the Lammas market and the Guardbridge paper mill hooter fell silent for the holidays. The signal for the late Eden run of salmon & sea Trout. Given the conditions it is likely that salmon and sea trout will have run to the middle and upper beats in the next week or so.
Sorry to bring things back to earth but remember that river is designated CAT 3 mandatory catch & release for salmon and given the dearth of sea trout for the last few years it is also vitally important to observe the TDSFB recommendation return all sea trout to give them a chance to spawn return another year . Only by reporting effort and catches will we be able to challenge the CAT3 status and be able to take a salmon again. Please use the on line catch reporting form each time you fish or at the end of the season. Tight lines.
SEPA Kemback gauge Tuesday 13th August 2019
Finally, the EAA have secured another 5 year lease from Crown Estates Scotland for the Salmon, sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing rights on the river Eden extending from the old Ramornie road Bridge to the Pouch. A new overview map has been posted on the ‘Fishing Beats Map’ page and replaces the one issued with the membership permit. More detailed maps can also be found on the same page.
Following some much needed rain at the end of the month the Finnock and sea Trout have now moved up into the Nydie tidal pools and beyond into Kemback. Reports are coming in of healthy numbers of Brown Trout in the Pouch and in the wards above Cupar in addition to the first year run sea Trout entering the lower reaches It seems that Brown Trout are still plentiful, albeit at a size that the river can sustain.
Apart from one report of an 8lb salmon caught then lost at the net, resident sea Trout & salmon have been hard to tempt in the mid months heatwave. Thankfully with rain forecast for the first few weeks of August and temperatures beginning to come down things will improve soon.
Good news for the future. Although reports from the Pouch noted an absence of salmon parr in the pouch there are good numbers in the fast riffles below the Tattie hole. Haste ye Back.
Tight Lines: Please use the on line Catch report or e-mail to keep us up to date.
Thanks to the EAA stalwarts who worked through 200 yards of vegetation to complete the anglers path along the Nydie South Bank today. The Tattie Hole pool is now accessible by a path from Nydie Mill to the East end of the island.