Rules

  1. Eyebrook is a private estate & nature reserve,  please drive slowly. On arriving at the fishery go directly to the fishing lodge reception area and sign yourselves in.
  2. Fly fishing is the only permitted method
  3. All anglers must be in possession of a valid fishing permit & environment rod licence
  4. Lifejackets to be worn at all times when on the boat pontoons & in boats.
  5. Bank fishing commences from 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am, closing times displayed at the lodge
  6. Ensure all trout returned are allowed adequate time to recover
  7. Any bleeding, badly hooked or trout unlikely to recover must be despatched and given to a member of staff
  8. Boat Anglers – NO TROLLING
  9. No boats allowed out on the water if average wind speed exceeds 25mph
  10. 3 people maximum allowed out in boats with only 2 permitted to be fishing at any one time
  11. Boat anglers to keep 50 metres from any bank angler
  12. Boat anglers when travelling should keep 50 metres from any bank
  13. The yellow marker buoys surrounding the main pontoon denotes a no fishing zone, this area is for boat access and egress only
  14. At the northern end of the fishery at Bloods Dyke, a line of buoys marks the limit for fishing boats and bank angling to avoid disturbance to wildfowl and nesting terns.
  15. Predator fly fishing permitted from 16th June,
  16. Predator anglers must have the correct unhooking equipment-a large landing net (minimum 42 inch or larger) and large unhooking mat (minimum 42 inches or larger preferably with a 2 inch thick bottom and sides)All predators caught must be carefully unhooked (long nosed forceps and hook cutters a must have) whether in the enclosure of a landing net in the water or on an unhooking mat.
  17. Never weigh or lift a fish by the gills, always use a net or weigh sling.
  18. When moving the fish to and from the water use a landing net or zipped unhooking mat at all times; never carry the fish unsupported even for short distances.
  19. When photographing fish, support the fish over a large unhooking mat, kneel and never stand up with the fish.
  20. When returning fish after capture, please support the fish in the water giving it plenty of time to recover before releasing
  21. Minimum of 20lb leader with a wire trace must be used at all times.
  22. Minimum 9wt rod and a reel capable of holding 100yds of backing.