Penrith Angling Association controls approximately 7.5 miles of
mainly double bank fishing on the River Eamont.
The Eamont, a main
tributary of the Eden, is fed from Ullswater Lake. It flows approximately 12 miles, before joining the River Eden
at "Waters meet", combining on route with the River Lowther.
An Eamont fish is drawn to the
This is a medium sized river with a more precipitous flow than the Eden. It has very clear
water, with a mainly gravel bottom except in the deeper pools which collect silt.
upper Eamont is predominantly a trout fishery, whilst the lower sections also hold some grayling. The trout average
¾lb but many larger fish are caught, 4lb 2oz in 2002 and 4lb 8oz in 2003 and 4lb 5oz in 2007 being the
largest in recent years, with several fish over 2lb caught annually. The record for the Eamont is
Comments from French member Nico Chièze after the capture
of his 4lb 5oz Eamont Brown Trout
'Just this quick email to let you know I've break my record last
friday evening (28 june) with a lovely brown trout of 4.5lb on sedge fly.
Unfortunately the only day I don't take the camera is the one I do it.
2 other members where close to me when it's happen so you might hear about
Of course the fish was released after been weighted by my net.
It's seem to be a good season for big fish as I have caught already 4 fish + or - 3lb
and my friend Julien 3.
Hope you have a good season too and THANKS again to run our exceptional
PAA member Geoff Johnston with an Eamont fish
taken in late March
Members and visiting anglers
can check the water levels for the River Eamont prior to their visit by going to
the Latest river level
information for the River Eamont: Pooley Bridge gauge and Eamont Bridge gauge
There is also a
webcam On the River Eamont at Eamont
Please Check: Penrith Anglers Safety notes for members and visitors