FAQ

Do I require my own equipment?  All fishing kit (rods, nets, flies) can be provided by East Lodge. However if you have your own kit please bring it along.

What Fish are in the river?  The river is stocked with brown Trout. However there is also a resident  population of wild brown trout, along with a good number of grayling. At the right time of year one would expect to see salmon and various coarse fish. We do not stock rainbow trout.

What clothing do I require?  East Lodge is made up of water meadows so banks can be soft. Wellies are recommended but not provided by East Lodge. Sadly we are at the mercy of the English climate so be prepared for all eventualities!

Can one wade the river?  There is no wading at East Lodge due to deep waters in various places.

Are dogs allowed ? Provided your fellow anglers don't object we welcome dogs on the beat 

Are there any fishing rules? We want all our guests to enjoy their day as much as possible so we do not have a rule book. However, we believe that everyone enjoys the experience far more if traditional etiquette is observed - e.g. upstream fishing, moving consistently and not "hogging" a particular stretch etc

Do I need to tip? Tipping should be a reward for good service. If you feel you have had a good day and have been well looked after by our staff, a tip would be appreciated. However, it is entirely up to you.

Which flies do I need ?  The million dollar question! The short answer is that we have a wide selection and our experienced ghillies can help you identify the hatches. The longer answer is to spend a lifetime studying the subject. A good selection would include :