Cumbria was created in 1974 from territory of the historic counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire North of the Sands and a small part of Yorkshire, but the human history of the area is ancient.
Cumbria has historically been fairly isolated. Until the coming of the railway, much of the region would have been difficult to reach and even today there are routes which make most motorists a little nervous. In the harsher winter months, some of the central valleys are occasionally cut off from the outside world.
The beautiful Eden Valley
Cumbria and Eden valley offer the fisherman and lady some beautiful scenery and some great salmon and wild trout fishing varity. Often over looked by the Lake district and the Southern Scottish rivers, there are some fishing gems to be found in this often quiet landscape.
Fishpal are constantly working with private owners, river trusts and associations to bring fishing under an easy to use and find system.
The River Lune near Tebay
The main rivers in Cumbria are the Eden, Lune, Dewent, Kent, Eamont, Cocker, and the river Leven.
There are other rivers in this areas as well, all of which form a perfect backdrop for some exciting and wild fishing.
The river Eden at Eden Lacy