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Welcome to the Go Wild roving voucher angling scheme


Go Wild is The Eden Rivers Trust’s innovative roving voucher angling scheme. We have 28 challenging fishing beats spread throughout Cumbria’s beautiful Eden valley. The beats are all on private land, accessible only via the Go Wild scheme and are all real hidden gems.


Go Wild has been designed to provide a sustainable income for farmers and landowners, focussing particularly on stretches of river where habitat improvement work has been carried out.


Additionally, the catch returns help us improve our understanding of the catchment’s wild trout stocks, which allows us to manage them more effectively.


**Catch and release is in operation on all beats at all times** 


Most of our beats are ideal trout habitat – so the banks are overgrown and there are plenty of trees, fallen branches and other obstacles. This is difficult fishing! 


An Upper Eden native...

Interested in trout?

Eden Rivers Trust held a two day workshop at the Tufton Arms in Appleby in March 2010 - Trout Stream Management in the Real World. Details of the workshop, including all the speakers' presentations can be found here.


Beat 18: Smardale Viaduct on an early spring morning.

Many thanks to John Stock for the photos!