In Cumbria, the River Eden can be divided into three zones. The Upper Eden (from the river’s source at Mallerstang Common to Kirkby Stephen) is alive with brown trout and grayling. A little further along, the Middle Eden (Kirkby Stephen to Armathwaite)
The North and South Tyne converge to produce the River Tyne, and all three rivers offer some superb game fishing. Widely acknowledged as the best salmon fishing river in the UK, the River Tyne frequently yields monster salmon weighing in at up to 35 lbs. But this river has plenty of other treasures beside salmon; like, for example, the river’s excellent sea trout runs, or its brown trout fishing. All in all, this is a massively improved river system, with excellent visitor access virtually along its entire length.
The River Lune is another stretch of water famed for its salmon, but there’s a little known secret that it holds, too: it’s fabulous for some truly hefty brown trout, too. The secret lies in using the right flies which need to be discreet and unfussy.
Last but by no means least, the ravishing River Ribble is officially classed as a Lancashire river, but its upper reaches actually flow through the Yorkshire Dales. This river teems with salmon and sea trout, grayling, and wild brown trout. The Ribble fish will respond to most methods, but nymph or upstream dry fly draw the most.
These rivers are the angling jewels in the Northern crown, and will repay a visit with your rod and line very handsomely.
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