The Eden Valley is one of Cumbria’s hidden gems and a fishing paradise. Cumbria has more fishing waters than any other county in England, with the River Eden at its heart. It is considered one of the best salmon rivers in the north of England and holds the record for the largest fly caught salmon in the country. The wild trout provide a real challenge, especially on some of the remote parts of the river, and the abundance of grayling means that you can enjoy fishing the Eden all year round! Coarse anglers can find Chub and Dace on the rivers and Pike, Perch and Roach on the still waters.
The River Eden and its tributaries flow through towns and villages, meadows and woodland, remote farmland and unspoilt countryside, offering a variety of fishing with something for everyone. There’s also plenty of still water fishing on the lakes and tarns, some on the fell tops for the adventurous!
The whole area is protected as a Special Area of Conservation under the EC Habitats Directive and this is reflected in the quality of the fishing.
Fishing at Warwick Hall is divided into two beats: Top Beat and Park Beat. Fishing tenants take a beat for the day, then alternate if they are fishing more than one day at a time. Both beats are about a mile long, and share the quality fishing equally. Nick Marriner, the landlord, has changed the configuration of the beats in the past in order to keep a balance between the two. If the river changes structure, as it does every year when the winter floods come down, we'll change them again.
Come with a team of old friends, wives, dogs, and even children, and let us organize a really successful river fishing holiday for everyone. Introducing a grandchild or a godson to the wonderful sport of river fishing is something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Delicious meals, picnics on the river and plenty to do for those who don’t fish, mean a holiday that everyone will remember for years to come.
Feel free to call and discuss the possibilities - bearing in mind that this is one of England’s quality beats. Needless to say, you’ll need to book early if you want to pin down the dates you want.