Eyebrook 16th June 2020 Update

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Eyebrook 16th June 2020

We have reviewed our guidelines with regard to two people fishing together from a boat.

From Wednesday 17th June you will be able to fish with your chosen boat partner

In line with the Angling Trust Guidelines we recommend a face  covering when moving the boat under power, we also recommend you bring your own sanitiser to use as & when required during you visit

Hand Sanitiser is provided at the lodge for when you book in or out.

Call the Eyebrook lodge for further details 01536 770264

The following sign with instructions is located at the pontoon walkway please follow the fishery staff instruction’s to avoid delays & ensure we maintain social distancing guidelines on the pontoon

1. All Anglers  Wait Here
2. Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.
3. Boat Numbers will be allocated once your called forward.
 

4.

Prevent Queuing & Delays

Minimize your journey to & from the boat.

 

5.

Do Not Tackle up in the boat next to the pontoon, staff will instruct you to leave the pontoon as soon as possible.
 

6.

 

Two Anglers fishing together MUST BE READY when called to come onto the pontoon together.

 

7.

The angler in charge of the engine will enter the boat first while his partner passes him/her the tackle.
 

 

8.

Minimize Queues & Delays

If you require to leave the pontoon to pick up other tackle items it should ONLY BE ONE OF YOU, the other angler in charge of the engine remains in the boat.

   
  Returning to the pontoon
 

 

9.

Fishery staff will be controlling the number of anglers on the pontoon at any one time.

BE PREPARED TO WAIT for their instructions for you to come forward & secure the boat to the pontoon.

 

10.

On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as

quickly as possible.

 

11.

Boats & Life Jackets will be

Disinfected after every session.

 

12.

At all times comply with the instructions given by the fishery staff, this is to ensure we meet our current operating guidelines & social distancing rules.

Update 13 June 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton Covid-19 Update 13th June 2020

With the government easing lock down restrictions further we will from Monday 15th June be able to have our lodges / shops open again, although restricted access, details below:-

Shop Guidelines

  • To prevent queuing at the lodge we will continue to ask anglers to pre book & prepay for their bank & boat visits via debit /credit cards with permits & your receipt posted outside the lodge next to where you book in. Hand sanitiser provided.
  • Maximum 2 customers in the shop
  • Shop customers will be required to observe government social distancing guidelines
  • Everyone entering the shop will use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Shop access restricted if possible, to tackle purchases
  • Credit or Debit card payment for purchases preferred
  • Staff working the lodges / shop will be wearing face shield or masks when dealing with customers.
  • Gutting Room will remain closed

Boats
No changes currently to our guidelines relating to boats, we are due to review them again next week, any changes we will issue a further update.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their understanding during these difficult times.

Litter
I would ask you to ensure you remove all litter from the boats, empty drink cans, sandwich wrappers, plasters etc & place them in the bins provided.

The risk from COVID-19 is still there my staff shouldn’t be picking up your litter.

Draycote 01788 812018
Eyebrook 01536 770264
Thornton 01530 230807

Weekly report week ending 7th June

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 7th June 2020

 

Water clarity is excellent current water temperature is 19c+ degrees. Fish are feeding on lots of damsels, pin fry & snails. Trout anglers report catching pike to 20lb on damsel nymphs, buzzer & snakes, looks to be excellent for our Pike fly fishing which start on 16th June

Monday & the warmer weather bought with it challenging conditions. Anglers reported large number of damsels with some of the trout feeding hard on this annual bounty with the added pin fry starting to show around the margins. G Lewin caught 8 fishing a midge tip with damsels & pheasant tails, Mr Seabrook fished the afternoon session catching 7 trout with Mr Haddon also fishing the afternoon fishing a floating line with cdc shipman’s & dries to catch his 10 trout

Tuesday & another hot day, thank goodness for a cooler forecast from Wednesday onwards. Kev Jones bank fished the morning session eventually taking 3 trout from the chestnut tree, 25 yards off this area the shallow shelf drops off into deeper water, it was fishing the deeper water Kev found the fish. C Hawkins fished an indicator with static buzzer to catch his 8 trout.

Coming into the weekend the cooling weather has certainly caught out a few anglers at Eyebrook, with 2 heavy bouts of hail, some blustering wind then some bright sunshine. The conditions certainly gave our new residents a chance to swim away unhindered, even under the watchful eye of a hungry looking Osprey

Sunday has brought us a very mild and pleasant sort of day out on Eyebrook, a very different day from Saturday where a few anglers braved the wind and the rain. Saturday started off a bit wild and eased up as the day went on. Eyebrook regular, Dave Etty managed to whittle out 8 from the bank in very difficult conditions.

The cooler weather looks to be bringing the fish back in to the banks and the catch returns are steadily increasing again.

With most fly-fishing venues now opening, Anglers are now spoilt for choice again. Eyebrook now has boat availability during the week and can be easily booked a few days in advance now rather than the 10-day waiting period we had before due to the sheer volume of anglers calls we were handling.

Progress with our store at Eyebrook is coming along and will be up and running on the 15th Jun 2020. If you have any tackle requirements before visiting, please arrange for click and collect through our online store. Follow the link below.

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop Is now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.45pm – 9.45pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

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Update Lodges & Shop open from 15th June

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Preparing for the opening of the lodges 15th June  

The government guidelines allow us to have the tackle shops & lodges open at Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton from June 15th as long as we can manage social distancing. 

To give you advance notice on how we will operate from the 15th June onwards ensuring social distance and to ensure as we move forward our operating procedures for this next period run as smoothly as they did for the first, I have outlined below our next steps.

From June 15th Lodges Open

1. Access to the tackle shops will be limited to 2 people at any one time

2. Shops will only be open for tackle sales

3. Hand Sanitiser will be available from a dispenser by the door, you will be required to use it on entry to the lodge/shop

4. Door handles, counters, demo tackle, tills, phones etc will be regularly disinfected

5. To prevent any queuing outside the lodge as were restricting shop customer numbers to 2 at any one time:

  • Fishing permits & boats will be pre booked & pre-paid
  • Your receipt will as it is currently be posted in an envelope on the lodge window
  • Lodges open from 7.30am Do Not congregate outside the lodge door before 7.30am staff when they are ready will call you forward
  • Social distancing guidelines will be observed
  1. Boat usage will remain the same, with restricted availability of boats,
  • Single person occupancy unless your fishing with a person from the same household or two members fishing together
  • Once you have picked up your envelope off the window with your receipt & permit the staff on the pontoon will control numbers ensuring social distancing on the pontoon, they will call you forward when they will allocate you your boat number

 

  • Boat availability currently at
  • Draycote 18 boats,
  • Eyebrook 16 boats
  • Thornton 11 boats
  • We are operating Full Day, Part Day & Last 4hr boats
  • Boats & life jackets are disinfected after every session
  1. Gutting Room remains closedAlthough we have hand sanitiser at the lodge and on the pontoon, we recommend you bring your own as well and use it during the day as required

Draycote 01788812018   Eyebrook 01536 770264   Thornton 01530 230807

Eyebrook update 31st May 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

 

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/ updated 1st June 2020

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 31 May 2020

We would remind all our anglers day & season permit you are required to call in at the lodge for staff to book you in before commencing to fish.

Rod average 2.9

Water Clarity excellent

Hatches: Sedge, huge amount of damsels & pin fry

As we roll into the week after a windy weekend, the weather has started to settle. Monday looked promising starting off a little overcast with a gentle breeze and near perfect conditions. However, as the morning progressed, the clouds disappeared, the sun got brighter and the temperatures went up. This was a common theme that continued for the rest of the week.

As expected, with the weather conditions remaining hot and bright, it has pushed the fish further from the bank in to open water which is making fishing from the bank difficult. Anglers from the bank have managed a few early in the morning, but then it gets really tough and reduces the likelihood a take until things cool down in the evening. The result of this has been a swift uptake on the Last 4 Hour tickets.

The boat anglers have found it difficult at times to locate the fish. This has been due to the bright sunshine and the wind dropping off and changing direction 180 degrees and blowing on to the Leicester bank and making it difficult to fish the areas that have been most productive over the previous 10 days or so.

We continue to get mixed reports this week. Some anglers are doing relatively well fishing buzzers from the boat almost static, but then we get reports that the fish have been taking foam daddies and small nymphs. Damsel nymph patterns seem to be doing pretty well at this time due to the massive hatches at Eyebrook. There seems to be an abundance of natural food for the fish. We have seen quite a few Mayfly coming off the lake as well as massive late evening hatches of olive buzzers to coincide with the Damsels hatches.

As the fishing for the trout becomes tougher, we have had increased reports of the resident pike having a go at buzzers and damsel patterns resulting in quite a few anglers being surprised by pike ranging from a few pounds up to 20lbs+. this is probably due to the pike feeding heavily after spawning. Our fly fishing for the pike starts from June 16th

The team at Eyebrook were overjoyed this week at the arrival of 7 little cygnets. Mama swan had set up nest at the casting platform by the jetty during the lockdown. We would be grateful if our visitors would be respectful of this nesting site and give the swan and her young a bit of space while making your way to the boats.

The staff at the lodge have worked tirelessly to ensure that the lodge and boats are sanitised and kept safe. PLEASE help us by following the simple guidelines that have been put in place. Do not enter any of the buildings unless it is to use the toilet facilities, or to book out with catch returns at the end of your days fishing.

The staff would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this period.

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop

Stuart & Sue lease of the shop at Eyebrook has come to an end, they will continue to operate their fly tying business online

We will be running the tackle shop & during the next few weeks will be stocking the shop ready for when the government allows us to open the building, it will be similar to Draycote with RIO & VISION demo lines for you to take out & try, with SAGE, GREYS, VISION, SHAKESPEARE, RIO, FULLING MILL, WYCHWOOD, AIRFLO, LEEDA, FARIO, SNOWBEE just some of the brands we will stock, until then we do offer a click & collet for all your fly fishing needs

Following government guidelines the shop will be open from June 15th, guidelines relating to the shop will be posted prior to the 15th

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8:30am – 9:45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3:00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3:00pm – 9:45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5:45pm – 9:45pm (Tickets issued from 5.00pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

 

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Local Angling Club is Eyebrook Fly Fishers, they have a Facebook page Eyebrook Fly Fishers

Eyebrook Fishing Report 24th May 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 24 May 2020

We would remind all our anglers day & season permit you are required to call at the lodge for staff to book you in before commencing to fish.

This week has seen some exceptional sport from both the bank and the boats with anglers reporting some of the best fishing they have had in a long while. Weekly Rod average 6.2

Most of the fish have held up well in the areas between the Hawthorne’s and the Island with good numbers showing along Mucky bank. Fish have also been found from the Chestnut tree across to Stoke dry where Kev Hart reported fish gorging on damsel fly nymphs and providing excellent sport while out on the float tube at the beginning of the week.

In the early stages of the week, numbers of anglers were consistently catching on a variety of small dries and yellow bodied daddies. There were also a lot of fish falling to small buzzers, Hares ear and Diawl Bach patterns. The common theme was smaller flies were being taken more frequently, size 12’s and 14’s.

As the week progressed, the temperatures started to rocket and the bright sun and lack of cloud cover had pushed the fish down and out from the bank during the day which made the bank fishing a little more difficult. As the weekend arrived, it was followed by strong winds which made the fishing a little more challenging. Despite the challenging conditions Mr & Mrs Killen managed a good number of fish on the Saturday and Sunday while on a 2 day package, they had such a great visit that they’ve already booked up for a future visit.

The staff at the lodge have worked tirelessly to ensure that the lodge and boats are sanitised and kept safe. PLEASE help us by following the simple guidelines that have been put in place. Do not enter any of the buildings unless it is to use the toilet facilities, or to book out with catch returns at the end of your days fishing.

The staff would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this period.

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop

Stuart & Sue lease of the shop at Eyebrook has come to an end, they will continue to operate their fly tying business online

We will be running the tackle shop & during the next few weeks will be stocking the shop ready for when the government allows us to open the building, it will be similar to Draycote with RIO & VISION demo lines for you to take out & try, with SAGE, GREYS, VISION, SHAKESPEARE, RIO, FULLING MILL, WYCHWOOD, AIRFLO, LEEDA, FARIO, SNOWBEE just some of the brands we will stock, until then we do offer a click & collet for all your fly fishing needs

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8:30am – 9:30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3:00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3:00pm – 9:30pm

Last 4 Hr – 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Tickets issued from 5.15pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 0.00pm

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Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/

 

Local Angling Club is Eyebrook Fly Fishers, they have a Facebook page Eyebrook Fly Fishers

 

Eyebrook 18th May 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 17th May 2020

Eyebrook reopened for fly fishing on Friday 15th May, currently we are following the recommended guidelines to ensure social distancing & with limited anglers to allow our staff ample time during the day to clean as disinfect the boats, life jackets, pontoon & building as required, we are therefore limited to 20 bank anglers & 14 single person boats.

I would like to thank all the anglers for their understanding as the phone has been extremely busy with some anglers struggling to get through, it should get easier as today we ordered a separate dedicated phone line for the credit card machine which will speed up your pre payment process. I would also like to thank everyone for following the guidelines & ensuring the fishery worked smoothly for your visit.

As the evening fishery ranger is busy with additional duties, disinfecting of boats, life jackets & extra cleaning, they are not currently able to take any boat bookings after 6.00pm

Therefore, currently we are only able to take bookings between 7.30am & 6.00pm

Having been involved with managing Stillwaters for the past 38 years I wasn’t sure what to expect having had the fishery closed during the prime spring months.

With over 5500 trout in the reservoir when we closed on March 23rd & having seen the fish feeding along the shallows while we were onsite carrying out our maintenance during the lockdown I was expecting to see some good sport, I wasn’t expecting to see the exceptional fishing we enjoyed during the first 3 days with boat and bank anglers catching over 1500 trout for a 13.98 rod average.

As epected, the trout are in excellent condition & extremely fit!

As many anglers are practising catch & release can you ensure you squash the barb or use barbless patterns

Most of the fish were taken on buzzer, nymphs & dries with the areas you would expect at this time of year mucky bay, chestnut, Sam’s dyke, hawthorns & platforms being the areas to fish, with Buzzer hatches, damsels, olives & mayfly were on the trout diet

Floating line or midge tip with, buzzer, damsel, diawls, big red, cdc, hoppers, crippled midge have been the most productive patterns

There is currently little weed about allowing bank anglers to fish all available areas.

The water is gin clear with the water temperature 14 degrees

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop

Stuart & Sue lease of the shop at Eyebrook has come to an end, they will continue to operate their fly tying business online

I will during the next few weeks be stocking the shop ready for when the government allows us to open the building, it will be similar to Draycote with RIO & VISION demo lines for you to take out & try, until then we do offer a click & collet for all your fly fishing needs

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 3.15pm – 9.15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.30pm

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Local Angling Club is Eyebrook Fly Fishers, they have a Facebook page Eyebrook Fly Fishers

 

 

Eyebrook

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Eyebrook will reopen on Friday 15th May

Every angler, member or day rod will be required to pre book your visit. We will be working to reduced boat numbers with bank angler numbers also limited, details below.

You can only book by calling the Eyebrook Lodge 01536 770264

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Eyebrook will reopen for fly fishing on Friday 15th May 2020.

To ensure we comply with social distancing & government guidelines I have produced new operating guidelines for everyone to follow which are highlighted below.

I would ask during these difficult times & to ensure we keep within the COVID-19 guidelines which could change at any time, you comply with any daily instructions issued by fishery staff & our landlord’s representatives Tata Steel.

Staff working the pontoon will be wearing Face Shield, face mask & disposable gloves with all touching points on the pontoon regularly disinfected.

All boats & lifejackets will be disinfected after every session.

Staff in the lodge will be wearing Face Shield and have access to hand sanitiser.

All customers will have access to hand sanitiser at the lodge & the pontoon

All touching points at the lodge, doors, handles, desk, phone, till, PDQ machine etc will be disinfected at least once every hour & more often if required.

New Operating Procedure While Visiting Eyebrook Trout Fishery

  1. Pre-Booking: Phones calls only accepted for bookings 01536 770264. All Bank & Boat anglers, including season permit holders will be required to call the lodge & pre book their visit.                  We will only accept member & day permits who have called & pre-booked
  2. Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking. No angler access to the fishing lodge
  3. Pre-payment will be made once your booking for the Boat or Bank is confirmed with the fishery staff. Payment accepted via BACS, PayPal details below or via credit / debit card.
  4. Confirmation of your Boat Booking along with your receipt, allocated boat number & confirmation of the booked bank anglers will be posted on the outside of lodge window for you to pick up
  5. LOYALTY CARDS: You will need to keep hold of any receipts issued by the Eyebrook lodge from May 15th 2020 to claim your boat & permit loyalty stamp at a later date to be announced, when normality returns to the fisheries & we once again start issuing permits across the lodge desk
  6. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines you will travel to the fishery by yourself unless you are travelling with a family member & you live at the same address.
  7. You will be required to meet social distancing rules.

The Booking in & out sheet will be placed outside the lodge door, hand sanitiser will be provided. Anglers will be able to call the lodge to book out.

Lodge & Tackle shop: will remain closed, we will operate a click & collect for pre-paid tackle items which will be available for you to pick up outside the lodge door, you can also visit our online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

 

  1. Boats: New operating procedure to ensure we comply with COVID-19 guidelines
  • Maximum 1 person per boat.
  • Husband & Wife / partner, parent & child who live at the same house may share a boat.
  • Boats & lifejackets will be fully disinfected after every session.
  • Eyebrook Boat availability is reduced to 14 boats to allow staff adequate time to disinfect & rotate boat usage.
  • By reducing the available boats, it allows us to use every other boat on the pontoon, limits the number of people on the pontoons & it will ensure we meet social distancing requirements while you get in and out of the boats.
  • Fishery Ranger staff will control the number of anglers on the pontoon.
  • To speed up the angler usage of the pontoon, DO NOT sit in your boat tied to the pontoon to tackle up or take your tackle down. Once in your boat we expect you to leave the pontoon area as soon as possible. On your return have your tackle ready to vacate the boat and pontoon as soon as possible.
  • We are lowering our wind speed limit for boat usage down to 20mph
  1. Bank Anglers are to ensure they observe social distancing and while fishing keep a minimum of   15 meters apart. Maximum of 20 Bank anglers
  2. Lifejackets worn by bank anglers will be disinfected after every session
  3. Float Tubing will be allowed but limit to 5 float tubers per day. They will be required to keep a minimum of 15meters apart while they prepare to launch. You must pre book your visit
  4. The Kitchen area, conference room & indoor seating area within the lodge will remain closed.
  5. Toilets will only be accessed from the front of the building, follow the signs, to ensure we control this area, we will only have the disabled toilet open.

Pre-Payment Options

BACS Payment details

Nat West Bank     Business Account: Fishery Management (UK)Ltd

Your Booking Reference: Your Name & Date of your booking

Sort Code 60 15 48   Account No 71544380

 

PayPal Payments to:

Fishery Management (UK) Ltd   email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Your Booking Reference: Your Name & Date of your booking

 

 

 

Fisheries Update 30th March 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton Coronavirus Update 30th March 2020

It’s a week since the trout fisheries closed in line with the government directive, and I will be the first to admit it’s been a bit of a stressful time as we quickly had to prepare the fisheries for the closure.

Anglers were lucky that social media is flooded with fly tying, fishing video & blogs to help us while away the enforced home time.

We will be posting items on our website & social media, if you have any photos or video of your fishing trips to any of our fisheries, if you can share them it would be great, if you can forward them to shop@flyfishstore.co.uk we can add them to our library and post them during the next few weeks

Members, once I know the duration of the lockdown, I will be looking at some form of compensation for the period were closed.

Vouchers purchased will be valid to be used when we reopen later this year & will be valid to be used during 2021 for those who can’t use them this year

Tom Bird is currently preparing one of his excellent blogs with Martin Blakeston putting together a piece on the history of the Blackston buzzer

When up at the fisheries its noticeable that the buzzer hatches are improving with increasing numbers of martins travelling through each day. Spring is here

Thank you for your well wishes, everyone keep safe

Ifor

 

Eyebrook Update 23rd March

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Eyebrook is closed for fishing from 23 march

Hopefully it will be a short shutdown

Follow our website and social media sites for updates