Marine Scotland have announced that for the 2018 season the Eden will be classed as a category 3 river. This means that you cannot take a fish for the table. You can still fish for salmon but they have to be released. Our association successfully fought to have the Eden made category 2 and we must do so again. I would urge every member to write or email Marine Scotland at the address below, lodging your objection to them reclassifying the Eden.
Keith Main/Tom Hogg
Salmon and Recreational Fisheries Team
Area 1B North
Marine Scotland have no sound scientific evidence to base this decision on. To my knowledge they have never visited the river.
Please make sure your objections are made before 13th of October.