Fishing Report

Late in the season it is, but there are reports that some Salmon have entered the system above the Pouch with the last pickle rains and there are sea trout and good sized finnock being caught. Without rain fish are coming in and out with the big spring tides, which peak on 25/26th of the month.

Tight Lines

Catch Returns

Marine Scotland have for the time being designated the river Eden as catch & release for SALMON. All salmon caught must be returned to the water as carefully as possible to give them the best chance of making it to spawn. It is a criminal offence for any EAA ticket holder to kill one. Only if the club can, drastically improve catch and fishing effort returns can we argue for lifting the ban and demonstrate that it is once again sustainable to take salmon.

This year, can ALL members encourage their fishing buddies to do the right thing for the river and ensure that catch returns are made to the secretary by text, by returning their paper return supplied with the permit, e-mail or by using the on line return on the contacts page of the web site. It is vitally important that we do so.

If any one has ideas on how to improve the returns please contact the secretary, or any committee member.

Last Chance Monsoon Saloon

Finally, in the last few weeks of the fishing season and a long dry summer the rains have come to sweeten and lift the water. This should allow fish in the estuary to run up river. Make the most of it. Return and report all salmon caught and conserve as many sea trout you can to spawn. The Brown Trout season is now closed.

'Storm Ali' clear up

Many thanks to all those who helped out at back to back Sun work parties to remove the worst of storm Ali trees from the river between Nydie Mill to above Dairsie bridge. More volunteers are needed as there is still a lot of timber in the river. Even a few hours will help. Future work parties will be posted here on the web site now it is up and running again,

Pollution of the river

Sadly, right at the end of the season, the river has suffered yet another serious pollution incident. Salmon, sea trout and Brown trout have been killed downstream from the Cupar water treatment plant. Thankfully a member had acted quickly, phoned SEPA and the committee in time to identify the source and gather the evidence essential for prosecution. If any member sees anything detrimental to the river, please contact the secretary or any member of committee right away.

There are however reports of fresh sea trout entering the Dairsie castle beat. Tickets are available from the usual outlets with the best of the fishing below Dairsie bridge.