Contact Wallets Rural Property Services, Ring 3, New Market Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1HY

Tel: 01556 503889    Email: wrps@wallets-rps.co.uk

Or River Keeper Glyn Freeman

Tel: 07808 563 788 / 01697351752   Email: glyn@cumbriaflyfishing.co.uk


Wallets Rural Property Services manage the fishings on the River Eden and are responsible for handling the full booking process from initial client contact, to collecting payment of the rents for individual daily rods,  issuing the fishing permits and management of syndicate rods.

The Fishings

The fishing’s are located at Grinsdale and Beaumont just downstream of Carlisle.  They consist of approximately two miles of varied fishing and named pools on the left bank opposite the Cargo’s fishing.  There are two beats, an upper (Grinsdale) and a lower (Beaumont), which are rotated on odd number and even numbered days.

Harrison Rotation – Upper beat fished (on odd days) and lower beat fished (on even days).

Arter Rotation – Upper beat fished (on even days) and lower beat fished (on odd days).

There are four rods per beat which are let on the basis that you buy a named day of the week for the whole salmon season, which runs from January 15th to October 14th.   Price per named day of the week for an annual rod 2017 is £400.

These lower Eden beats have the cream of the early Spring fishing which is improving year on year. The fishery is situated just two miles from the Solway estuary. The river here is influenced by the tide on anything over 8m, a tide book is recommended for planning optimum fishing times and for personal safety.  There is a good variety of water on the fishery. There are pools with good flow on both beats which are well suited to fly fishing, while the other slower and deeper sections are more effectively spun and bait fished.  Beside fly fishing, spinning and (bait fishing after June 16th) is also permitted.  All salmon caught before June 16th have to be returned (no natural bait fishing until then), after that there is a voluntary five fish limit for the season, although catch and release is very much encouraged now.  From September 10th all hen fish are required to be returned unharmed to the river.

Summer fishing can be exceptional in low water with runs of very large fish early in June entering the river, along with improving sea trout numbers.  The grilse run usually starts around mid July followed by the Autumn run in August and September.  Given the right water conditions, the fishing can be excellent.  The brown and sea trout fishing in the summer months June, July and August given low water conditions, can be outstanding during late evening and into darkness.   The brown trout and grayling fishing is very good.  The beats are well maintained, there is good access and the majority of wading is easy.



Glyn Freeman is a full time, fully qualified fly casting instructor, guide, river keeper and active member of A.A.P.G.A.I (Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors).

Working also with youth and part of the Borderlines team.  Qualifications include the AAPGAI Masters in Salmon and Trout disciplines and Advanced Fly Dressing. Full liability and indemnity insurance, CRB (criminal records bureau) checked, child protection, L20 assessing, FFF Masters, licensed coach, first aid and a few more.  Glyn has fished in Cumbria and the Borders for over twenty five years. Based on the River Eden where he is a keeper on the lower river and appointed fly casting instructor and guide for John Norris of Penrith.

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