The trout fishing season started on 15 March and the roving angler scheme for the Eden Valley - Go Wild in Eden - is back for 2009 with a new online facility for web-happy anglers. Go Wild provides exclusive access to over 25 beats of wild brown trout and grayling fishing in beautiful surroundings.
As well as providing some very challenging fishing, Go Wild enables anglers to enjoy some of Cumbria’s most unspoiled scenery. As the beats are on private land, accessible only with permission from the landowner or through the Go Wild scheme, you can enjoy these hidden gems of the Cumbrian countryside away from the crowds.
Managed by the Eden Rivers Trust, Go Wild in Eden is now in its fifth year and has proved very popular with local and visiting anglers, as well as landowners, who kindly allow Go Wild anglers access to their land. The number of beats has more than doubled in five years!
John Stock, a local angler who regularly fishes the Go Wild beats, said: “This is a golden opportunity to fish for wild brown trout in beautiful surroundings for as little as £2:50 a day. “
For those with access to the internet, visit www.go-wild.org.uk to see the fishing available, down load beat maps and purchase tokens. Otherwise you can obtain these from Eden Rivers Trust on 01768 866788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beat maps and tokens are also available from John Norris of Penrith and Appleby and Carlisle Tourist Information Centres.
Tokens are available in books of 4 (£10) or 10 (£25) and beats vary in cost; from one to four tokens per beat.
The brown trout season runs from 15th March to 30th September and you can fish for grayling from the 16th June to the 14th March.