Weekly report ending 27th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Number Rods: 128 Number Trout Taken: 164 Number Trout Released: 368 Total Catch: 532
Weekly Rod Average: 4.16
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Eyebrook has been on top form this week and doing what it does best, “world class top of the water sport”. That is until a rare occurrence happened and we had good weather during a bank holiday weekend! Water temperature has now risen to 20 degrees which has unfortunately put the fish off the surface. With cooler longer nights, however this should soon fall again to a more sensible temperature.
Monday to Friday fished exceptionally well for August. Boat anglers were drifting over the deeper water and caught well on dries such as Shipman’s buzzers, Hoppers in various colours and emerger patterns. Bank anglers also enjoyed good sport with more fish showing an interest in fry around the weed beds.
The week got off to a good start, Monday saw a rod average of 5.77. Andrew Thomas caught 6 fish including a super 5lb 2oz rainbow on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line. Mark Hunt also had a very prosperous evening session. Netting 10 fish, 5 of which were over 3lbs. Mark caught all his fish on CDC’s and ermeger patterns. (Pictures on our Facebook page flyfishstore )
Peter Baker enjoyed the great sport on Tuesday. The fish were coming to the dries thick and fast. Peter caught around 20 rainbows on a mix of dry fly patterns whilst drifting the main basin. He found the Yellow Owl CDC and black bits to be most successful. Member Carl Cower enjoyed his afternoon session catching 7 ‘lumps’ on fry patterns from around the weed beds.
Wednesdays average remained a steady 5.4 with masses of fish in the surface. Dries worked extremely well and conditions were perfect. K Haken and J Smith caught 15 fish between them on a mixture of Diawl Bachs and Hoppers. Warden Toff Crowther fished during a few spare hours he had. Catching and returning 9 fish he caught on CDCs and fry patterns.
The top-class sport continued into Thursday and Friday. Trever Ashby and Ken Walters had their best day of the season. Continuously catching fish on a mix of dries and nymphs whilst drifting in front of the dam wall. Andrew Rogers caught 12 fish on a hopper whilst drifting over deep water.
The weather change for the weekend. It was flat calm for much of Saturday and Sunday with not a cloud to be seen in the sky. Brian Skey did very well despite the conditions. He drifted from the Chestnut tree to the Willows and caught 5 fish on a Diawl bach fished on a washing line.
Top tips for fishing dries at Eyebrook- Fish from a drifting boat, you will cover more water and therefore more fish. The fish are very dispersed at this time of year. Make lots of short casts and cast to any rising fish. Fish with a single fly. You can often spook fish when water clarity is clear whilst fishing with to many flies. Or flies tied to close together. Fish with as thinner diameter tippet material as you can but be aware there’re a lot of hard fighting fish at Eyebrook! Use ‘Mud’ on your tippet material particularly in bright or calm conditions. This will help disguise your leader.
We hope this weather will soon pass and water temperatures will lower. We will be stocking a further 550 fish this week bringing the season stocking to over 20,000!!
For th elastest reports and news please contact the lodge on 07738 490 667.
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Pike Fly fishing has been suspended during this hot spell.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 8.15 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.15 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.15 until 8.15 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.15 until 8.15 (Tickets on sale from 3.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***
Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – EDFF vs Eyebrook – All Welcome
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk