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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 28th June 2020
Monday welcomed us with a gentle breeze and some good cloud cover in the morning. Even with the near perfect conditions’ things were still tough for our bank anglers. Season ticket holder Mr T Dickson managed to take 3 from the bank on foam daddies. Local regular angler Steve Sibley had a really good day with 6 from the bank. Most of the action was from the boats. Season ticket holders and regular boat partners R Watson and B Whittle had a great morning session with 9 and 7 respectively to the boat on Muskins patterns fishing the washing-line method.
Tuesday rolled in with bright hot sunshine and little wind. The conditions were going to be challenging for the day ahead, and possibly for the next few days as the weather reports were showing that the temperatures were due to keep rising this week. Top rod of the day was S Normington, managing to tempt 11 fish to the bank using Buzzers and Diawl Bachs or dries. Roger Kerrison and Mick Griffin were top boat of the day managing into double figures to the boat. The evening hatches of small sedge are huge and the fish seem to be preoccupied in the evening feeding just sub surface with the occasional trout breaking the surface. We now have a good selection of dry sedge patterns in stock at the lodge.
Wednesday and we are into the hottest day of the year so far. Bright sunshine and little wind presented our anglers with very challenging conditions. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton was best rod out on the water today. He managed to net 7 fish throughout the day from his float tube fishing Damsel nymphs around the Island area. Stephen Bolton and Bill Hammond managed to bring 5 to the boat, managing to snare their fish on foam daddies just off the willows. All water ticket holder Phil Mee managed to tempt 1 fish to the boat but reported shoals of trout at the far end of the dam at Harrison’s corner.
Thursday and the temperatures starting to soar again. Blazing sunshine with little wind and temperatures hitting nearly 30 degrees made difficult conditions for our anglers on this day. Mr D Parker did exceptionally well by landing 9 fish using a Dunkeld sparkler and a hothead damsel fished very slowly on a Di3 sinking line out in the main basin area. Unfortunately, the Washing line method that has done so well for the past few weeks was of no real use today as the fish were sitting quite a bit deeper in the cooler water. At this time Pike fishing has been suspended to protect the fish as the water temperatures were hitting 22 degrees. For those Eyebrook anglers who may not usually fish with a sinking line we will soon have a range of demonstration Sinking lines for you to take out & try. Ask at the lodge for details
Friday rolled in just as hot as Thursday had been. Due to the heat and sunshine the brave few ventured out on to the water. All Water member Mr A Russell had a bumper day out on his float tube and was well into double figures and reported back that he had returned a 5lbs+ brown. Given the hot bright conditions, everyone who ventured out in boats managed to catch fish.
Saturday arrived with more favourable conditions, with a bit of rain seemed to bring the place to life. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton had an outstanding day on the float tube and managed to get well in to double figure of fish landed. D Metcalfe and A Metcalfe both got in to double figures from the boat fishing soldier palmers, red & black Diawl Bachs and GRHE patterns. Local Season Ticket holder Dave Etty once again had a good catch from the bank fishing damsels and daddies. The day ended on a rod average of 10. Showing that the fish have really come out to play today.
Sunday welcomed back Mark Goodge and the All Abilities Fly Fishers who had an outstanding day with a rod average of 16.09 between the 11 anglers. Well done to all those involved. This has given us a boost in confidence that the Covid 19 Guidelines we have put in place to protect our anglers has been widely received and given people the confidence to come out and feel that they are protected during their visit. Eyebrook regulars and season ticket holders Steve Lawrence and Dave Chadwick had a great morning fishing from the bank with both of them getting well into double figures. A great feat considering the fishing from the bank has been very difficult due to the bright sunshine and warm temperatures. All water ticket holder and regular visitor Mark Hunt managed to get in to double figures from the boat on a short morning outing fishing Bibio hoppers and daddy patterns. M Thomas and T Wallace had a cracking 4 hours out in the afternoon to put double figures of fish in the boat. Apparently, there are fish moving out in the open water and quite partial to a Silver Invicta or a lightly dressed Hare’s Ear.
The water temperatures have now dropped back down to 17.5 Degrees due to the rain and cooler weather. The positive side of that is that it has woken the fish up and they are feeding really well which has brought up an outstanding Rod Average of 12.29 for the week. So now is the time to get booked in for a day out.
Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, we continue to increase our range of tackle & have a selection of RIO demonstration lines for you to take out & try. New stock of Fulling Mill sedge patterns from Size 10 – Size 16
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Competition Are Back
New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water
Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details
Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net
Eyebrook Heat 12th October 2020
Scierra Pairs 12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/
Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.
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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 10.00pm
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 10.00pm
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm
Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 Hr – 6.00pm – 10.00pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)
All Anglers Off Site – 10.15pm
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