Weekly report ending 18th June 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
A bright and breezy start to the week and Monday saw the boats drifting between Dogwood Bay and Three Trees across the front of the dam. Despite the sunny spells the fish were showing well and the boats soon spread out along the reservoir.Being a westerly wind the lodge bank to the Island fished well with many of the fish caught on dries and emergers.
Bob Fitzpatrick and crew had a great day, 4 anglers between them boating over 100 fish. Bob, who is the inventor of the Yellow Owl CDC, said it was one of the best days he has had. They caught in numerous places including Sams Dyke, Mucky Bay and Dogwood Bay. Most of their fish fell to the deadly Yellow Owl. Horace Wood also did well catching 5 hard fighting fish by midday on Buzzers while drifting across the front of the dam. Steve Benby had 10 fish including a nice brown of 4lbs which he returned, they were all caught on dries. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale started their 5 day trip off well with 5 lovely rainbows all on CDC’s.
Bright conditions continued but not so breezy as the week progressed and catch returns remained good. On Tuesday Roger Charles had 5 fish off the bank including a Brown of approx. 6lbs which he returned. Karl Cowzer, who always fishes on the surface where possible, had 23 fish all on dries.. splendid fishing!!
The start of the Pike fly fishing season on Friday saw several predator hunters visit the Eyebrook, they were not disappointed. Plenty of fish were caught right throughout with the biggest of the day going to Jobe Burnham, a beauty of 22lbs. He caught a dozen fish in total. Guy Eldridge also had a great day catching around 20 fish with the largest in the high teens.
Towards the end of the week the hot weather had its effect on the fishing and the water temperature had risen to 19 degrees C. Meaning the bank fishing was very hard indeed. The boats were able to catch in the deeper water but Mark Hunt went against the odds and had 7 fish in Mucky Bay on CDC’s, crunchers and damsels.. there’s always one who has to spoil it for everyone else!!
PLEASE NOTE due to the heat : PIKE FISHING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
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
Number Rods:134Number Trout Taken: 94Number Trout Released: 443Total Catch: 537 Weekly Rod Average: 4
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 21:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21:30
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 15:00
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 21:45
Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until dusk (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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