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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Big salmon being caught on River Eden

The Low House Estate Waters of the River Eden have been producing some salmon during the last week plus one 10-pounder caught the previous Sunday.

That fish was caught by Mike Noble, of Armathwaite, on a Cascade tube fly in Nichol Hole at 10lb.

Last Tuesday, Donald Clark also used a Cascade to good effect in Robson’s on the Armathwaite beat to land a 12 pounder.

On Thursday, Alan Lawrence from Yorkshire fished Beck End with a Flying C and caught a nine-pounder, the same day Jim McKay fished the fly in Bransty hooking and landing a 10-pounder on a Willie Gunn.

Downstream at Warwick Hall, Thursday also proved to be a good day with four salmon caught.

John Crowsdale landed a six-pounder on a spinner in the Garden Wall, Mick Burr had a fly caught 14 pounder in Jackies, Trevor Spence also had a 14 pounder on the fly in the Nunnery and Andy Brown landed a 16 pounder on the fly in Crow Wood.

On Saturday, Keith Ogden caught a 12 pounder on then fly in Jackies. Andy's 16 pounder takes the lead from Stuart Rose’s 15 pounder in this seasons competition to find the biggest fly caught salmon caught from the Eden catchment and reported to the Cumberland News. If Andy’s 16 pounder remains the heaviest caught between now and mid night on October 14 he could win a box of his superb salmon flies tied by Haggis worth £100.

Jonathon Barnes, Josh Anderson and David Flannery have been enjoying some sport with the pike at Longtown West Pond this week.

On Saturday they landed nine pike between them on a variety of deadbaits with Jonathon landing the best fish of the day, a splendid 16½ pounder on a trout deadbait at 1pm. On Wednesday afternoon it was David’s turn to get among the bigger fish; shortly after landing a fivepounder David’s float drifted small herring deadbait was taken by a 16lb 2oz West Pond pike.

Last Sunday Jeff Whittle hosted another in the series of Sunday float only matches at Whins Pond, and won it with 15lb 8oz.

Mally Miller had a big male bream and a selection of roach for 14lb 8oz, with the consistent Tony Whear was third with 14lb 3oz.

In Tuesday's King of Whins evening match Nick Oliver drew peg 19 on the dam wall and lost a large carp and then a bream on pole tackle, but still managed three good bream, a tench and several roach for a winning weight of 24lb.

Simon Willan at the other end of the lake had two bites, landing two bream for second place with 7lb 14oz using 6mm hard pellets in conjunction with a method feeder.

In third place was that man Whittle again, with 7lb 4oz of roach and small tench from peg 25, pushing Tim Gustard into fourth with a bag of 6lb 6oz of roach.

Ben Edmondson had a bream for 4lb 7oz and Mike Clusker had a tench of 3lb 15oz.

During May Cumbrian sea anglers will have the opportunity to fish two big open matches, the first is the Maryport and District Sea Anglers Club Spring Open on Sunday 22 May; a roving match fished between Workington Jetty and Maryport South Pier between 11.30am and 4.30pm.

The match is a Sea Angler Penn League qualifier and there are cash prizes for senior anglers with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd heaviest bags as well the captors of the 1st and 2nd heaviest fish with supporting table prizes donated by Grahams Gun and Tackle and the Cumbria Angling Centre.

Entry costing £12 for seniors and £2 for juniors can be made on the day at Glasson Rangers Rugby League Club from 9.30am, there is also a £1 heaviest fish and a £1 heaviest bag pool.

For further information contact David Underwood 01900 605765 or Jeff McAllister 01900 870624.

The second match is the North West Sea Angling League Silloth Open Championships taking place at Silloth on Sunday May 29 between 2pm and 6pm.

This match is also a Sea Angler Penn League Qualifier pegged over four zones and is a catch, measure and release competition with cash prizes for the first, second and third greatest catches as well as the longest fish, the greatest ladies catch, the first and second greatest junior catches and the greatest catch taken in each zone.

Entry can be made on the day from noon at the RAFA club Silloth and costs £15 for seniors and £5 for juniors. For more information contact Tom Whitehead 01900 814393 (07752 837172 ) or Mark Armstrong 01900 605093 (Mon to Sat: 9-5pm).

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