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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 13th September 2020
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Following on from a very productive weekend, Monday continued to provide great sport for those venturing out in the boats. Bank angling is still proving difficult at the moment but will gradually improve as the water temperatures start to drop due to the cooler weather and the longer nights as well as the weed starting to drop off. Simon K once again has continued a great streak of fishing trips by once again getting in to double figures fishing small ginger quills. Ian Jobe was taking a break from being in a boat with Clive Moore and ventured out in his float tube to take 10 fish while paddling around the main basin.
Tuesday rolled in and the fish certainly came out to play. Anglers were experiencing action all over most of the reservoir. The trout were mainly coming to small buzzers or Diawl Bachs fished washing line method. Others were having just as much action on dries such as big reds, and CDC’s. Some anglers were taking fish on Blobs, Cormorants and Damsel nymphs. A. Metcalf and D. Metcalf were top boat pair on the day using a selection of Appetizers, GRHE and Diawl Bachs. All water ticket holder P. Walker had an excellent day bringing over a dozen fish to the boat on Buzzers and diawl bachs.
Wednesday continued on from where Tuesday left off Season ticket holders Clive Moore and Ian Jobe each put over a dozen fish in to the boat. Obviously capitalising on the information that Ian had gathered while out float tubing on Monday. Simon K once again having a phenomenal day on the water fishing small buzzers taking well over a dozen fish. If this carries on, we will have to get him on the staff roster. Former Scotland International John Ross popped in for a day on the water while on a break and put over a dozen fish in the boat on black buzzers with orange cheeks on a floating line. Dougie Skedd had similar action fishing a fast glass line, claret cruncher and red holo diawl bachs. The sport produced on Wednesday gave us a rod average of 6.8 for the day. Just a small indication of how well the lake has been fishing lately.
Thursday saw The Bull Fly Fishers join us for a small club gathering. A very sociable event where the members gathered under the big tree for lunch in a socially distanced group to enjoy their picnic and have a laugh. Charlie was the overall winner of the club meeting with his bag of 4. Congratulations Charlie. As the weekend approaches and the competitors for the weekend heat of the Scierra pairs hit the water to practice. We could see that a lot of folks were being a bit more secretive of their catch returns, so as not to give away how well they were doing on the approach to the main event. However, most of the anglers out on the water managed at least half a dozen fish to the boat on a multitude of different patterns, but mostly fished on a floating line or midge tip on a washing line.
Friday seen Eyebrook with almost the whole fleet out on the water. Mostly pairs practicing for the Scierra Pairs. The reports coming back are that it has become a bit more challenging. This may be due to the fish seeing so many flies or just responding to boat pressure. Obviously, this could make the Scierra pairs heat more challenging on Saturday.
Saturday kicked off with very nearly perfect conditions and the forecast said there would be more cloud cover towards lunch time. 20 Boats were competing in the Scierra pairs for 3 places in the final. For me, quite an exciting day as it was my first time hosting a large prestigious competition. 40 Anglers went out and some found fish quite quickly but the fishing was far from simple. First boat back was Rosemary Gunn and Kez Saxton at 13:13. Over the next hour or so, four more boats came to the Jetty. Unfortunately for Rosemary and Kez they were pushed back to 5th place despite their time bonus, the boats that came in after them had managed heavier bag weights.
Congratulations to Paul Runec and James Stevenson who were first with a total weight 30lbs 2/16 ozs.
All Water ticket holders R. Daymon and J. Kirk put in a good performance to land them in 6th position. With each competitor fishing to a 6 fish limit, a rod average of 4 across the competition shows how well Eyebrook fished on the day.
Sunday and the fishing was a little bit more challenging but some anglers managed good numbers. Colwick FF joined us for a small gathering, Rosemary Gunn was top rod with 4 fish for 7lb12oz. Day rods C. White and P. Holm had a good day out bringing 13 fish to the boat fishing boobies and hoppers. Bill Bryson once again joined us and had 9 fish to the boat, 8 of them on his special Canadian wet fly that we still need to see.
Eyebrook is fishing really well at the moment and will only improve as we get closer to the cooler months. The fish will start switching on to the fry in the up and coming weeks, so it might be a good idea to stock up on popper minkies, cats whisker and humongous patterns. All of these patterns are available in the tackle shop
Weekly rod average 3.7
Given the success of daddies for the past few months, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/
Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.
Rod average for the week: 3.7
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