Weekly report – Week ending 3rd September 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Number Rods: 143 Number Trout Taken:116 Number Trout Released:278 Total Catch: 394
Weekly Rod Average: 2.9
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.
Another super week at Eyebrook and it is all top of the water sport. Conditions have played a big part in the returns this week. Several bright flat calm days put the fish off but during overcast and more favourable conditions the fish have been feeding furiously in the surface. There is a good mix of fish feeding on various food sources at the moment fry, nymphs and dry flies working well. Sunday was the most productive day of the week and resulted in a rod average of 6.3. “Eyebrook at its very best” were the words of one angler as he returned to lodge after a very successful morning session where he netted 22 fish !! The forecast for the week ahead is settled overcast weather perfect for long drifts across the main basin fishing dries!
Tom Bird and Jim Smith got away from Draycote and made a trip to Eyebrook. They targeted specimen fish feeding in and around the weed beds at the north end of the reservoir. Monday was one of the bright days, conditions couldn’t get much worse but the fish were still feeding. Tom and Jim fished with fry patterns and then changed to single dry flies to successfully net 14 fish to the boat. They made short drifts from cowshed to the tern raft.
Tuesday conditions were more favourable and an abundance of fish were rising right across the basin. Dave Schofield drifted the basin with a yellow owl and successfully boated 8 fine fish. Bill Whittle and Richard Watson caught 11 between them on muddlers pulled through the surface. Fishing this method can be great fun. The fish often following the fly, pushing water and creating a bow wave before taking it. This method works well with muddlers, boobys and suspender minkies. Make long casts and pull the fly through the surface imitating an injured fish. This method tends to work best whilst fishing a single fly.
Conditions were mixed into the weekend. Washing line and lures working best during bright spells and dries during the overcast periods. J Poote caught 8 fish on a white lure whilst fishing near to the dam wall. Michael Farrell fished with his son and opted to use a midge tip line as conditions were bright. They caught 9 fish on crunchers whilst drifting from the Hawthorn hedge to the dam wall.
We ended the week on a high with a rod average of 6.3. Most fish coming to the dries and nymphs on a washing line. Trevor Ashby and Fred Kettle found the washing line worked best. They caught nearly 30 fish between them from various areas of the main basin. Gary Gillespie and Lawrie Gillespie caught over 20 fish on dries and washing line from the middle of the basin. Eyebrook Member Mark Hunt was on the water once again and had an exceptional morning. He fished a mix of floating fry, CDC’s and Daddies to net 20 plus fish. He also commented on the amount of offers and follows he had.
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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 remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.
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 8.00 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 8.00 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.00 until 8.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 6th September – English disabled National Eliminator
Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk