Eyebrook report week ending 28th May

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 28th May 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 186 Number Trout Taken: 229    Number Trout Released: 450 Total Catch: 679

Weekly Rod Average; 3.65

Our weekly stockings continue, to date we have stocked 14,425 trout

It has been a very mixed week at Eyebrook. Every method has worked in every location at some point throughout the week, although the deeper water in front

The hot bright conditions put the fish down at times, but as soon as the cloud cover returned the fish were back on top. Most anglers are still fishing buzzers at various depths. Brighter days buzzers fished between 15 and 20 feet down was the successful method, on the more over cast days a washing line with a damsel booby on the point. Size 10 buzzers when fished at depth, a red and black or black buzzer size 10 or 12 doing well. Smaller nymphs are working best closer to the surface size 14 or 16s. At times dries have been working, with the mass of natural hatches, small dries work best. Size 14 or 16 shipman’s, crippled midge, yellow Owl or a claret hopper all taking their share of the fish. The dam wall has fished extremely well all week, with many anglers having red letter days anchored over the deep water, many catching well into double figures. The Belle, Hawthorns and Mucky bay have fished well when conditions have been favourable particularly for the bank anglers.

On more over cast days and into the evenings a few anglers have chosen to drift the open water between the chestnut tree and willows and have been rewarded with some great fish. Well grown on fish of 3 to 31/2 lbs are being caught regularly. Best Brown trout of the week was caught by Kevin Hobson whilst fishing the East Yorkshire fly dressers friendly match on Saturday. The super fish of around 8lbs took a damsel fished on a sunk line off the tower and put up one hell of a fight before being safely returned to the water.

The week started well with Monday and Tuesday were bright at times with a south westerly wind but the water temperature remained at around 14.5c. Richard Watson and Bill Whittle boat fish caught a dozen fish between them from mucky bay and The Pens, fishing crunchers high in the water. MR Hobson fished the Island from the bank and caught 4 fish on a CDC averaging nearly 3lb. Parker and White fished mucky bay and the Island from a drifting boat and caught a dozen fish a piece on a blue flash damsel, red holographic Dial Bachs and Crunchers fished on a floating line.

Wednesday temperatures soared, and extremely bright with little and at times no ripple on the water, pushing the fish down in the water level. Tim Grove had an exceptionally good day despite the conditions boating 15 nice fish, fishing buzzers on a midge tip. As did Mr Kelly and Mr Mclean boating over 20 fish throughout the day. A Joyce and D Bolton fished the Deepwater water in front of the dam and tower using Di5s or Di7 lines with blobs, boobies and damsel. The pair continuously caught throughout the day.

Saturday was extremely busy with nearly every boat out and 14 float tubers on the water. Scottish anglers Mr Borthwick, Mr Mclean, Mr Malcolm, Mr Mackie, and Mr Kelly got it right from the start. Fishing buzzers at 15 – 20 feet on floating or midge tip lines they couldn’t help but continuously catch fish returning over 100 fish to the 3 boats.

The British float tube association held their annual Eyebrook match, 14 float tubers took to the water. The competition average was 4.72 and was won by Tony Parker killing his first 4 fish for a weight of 8lb 12. Carl Ward caught a brown trout of 4lb which was safely returned.

East Yorkshire Fly dressers guild held a friendly match on Saturday. 6 pairs of angler’s boat fished and had a commendable day. Tom O’Donnell won with his bag of 8 fish for 16lb 3 oz closely followed by his father Pete with 8 fish for 15lb 11oz. Tom also returned a pike weighing well into double figures. The pair fished with sinking lines in the deep water using damsels and a steady retrieve. Pete was presented with the Peter Cook Memorial Cup for second place. The trophy is awarded to the runner up as Peter ‘always came second’ Well done to all anglers and thank you from the Eyebrook team for being so well organised.

Conditions were not the best on Sunday, overcast with the occasional sunny spell and a north westerly ripple which unfortunately went to being flat calm at times. J Gamble bank fished at the Belle and caught 5 fish on a damsel. Tim and Tina Kirk fished the Belle and Dogwood bay catching 3 quality fish on a bibio hopper. D Graham and P Bowler caught 14 fish, fishing with pale epoxy buzzers at around 15 feet in the main basin.

Pike fly fishing is permitted at Eyebrook as of the 16th of June. Please see our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk for further information and rules. You can fly fish for pike on a C/R trout permit. For guiding please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 01536 772 930.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, single or double hooks only

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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 9.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)

All anglers booked out & off site by: 10.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment


Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk