Eyebrook Report Week Ending 25th June

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 25.6.17

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:166      Number Trout Taken: 191   Number Trout Released: 181 Total Catch: 372   Weekly Rod Average; 2.24

Not the easiest of weeks for fly fishing. Water temperatures reached 22.5 degrees making the fish hard to find in the depths of the “Brook. The weather for the last week of June is looking much improved and I’m pleased to report seeing fish rising over the most areas of the reservoir.

The majority of boats this week fished the main basin, drifting from Dogwood and the Belle across the deep water or anchoring off the dam wall. Most opting to fish a high-density line to reach depths of 20 feet plus. Damsels, blobs and other lures worked or buzzers, size 10 fished static. Bank anglers found conditions particularly ‘challenging’. Most fishing the hawthorns, Belle and dam wall with limited success until late evening when occasionally the odd trout could be tempted.

Loy and McIlroy got the week to a good start, catching a dozen plus each fishing buzzers at depth in front of the damn wall. Warden Jobe Burnham fished on his day off, along with Eyebrook Member Clive Moore. The pair anchored in 40 feet of water and preceded to fish size 8 and 10 buzzers at various depths. Clive was quickly into fish on a Di 8 line fishing his buzzers at 25 feet. Jobe set his line to a similar depth and also started to catch. Jobe was joined by his partner Georgina in the evening, a rare occasion. Georgina isn’t particularly keen on fly fishing. She enjoyed her evening though, catching 4 fish in 2 and a half hours. Not bad for a beginner! (pictures on our Facebook page, flyfishstore)

Eyebrook held the Anglers World Holidays fly fish championships on Friday and Saturday. 30 anglers took to the water on Friday with great anticipation. Conditions were ‘challenging’. A strong west wind blew and the water temperature was well over 20 degrees. The first day was won by our very own Lee Henfrey, “top angling Lee”! (Lee is available for guiding please contact the lodge for further information) He fished the main basin with a H D line to reach the depths. Lee Caught 10 fish for a weigh, including bonuses of 20lb 12oz. Second place went to Belgium angler Gerrt Jansenns with 7 fish for 15lb 2oz and third Chris Guthrie with 6 fish for 12lb 15oz. Chris bucked the trend and fished size 14 dies drifting from the Belle and Hawthorns. The first day saw an overall average of 2.57.

The second day, the floating line competition saw a much-improved average of 5.65 and as won by top angler Bill McIlroy. Bill caught 17 fish for a weigh including bonuses of 33lb 4oz. Second place went to Craig Barr who fished dries and third Christian Jadouille. The best fish of the competition were two fish of 3lb 4oz caught by Bill McIlroy and Martin Griffiths. Unfortunately for Martin, Bills bag weighed more so therefore Bill received the ‘Wild card’ prize on Friday for the biggest fish. Martin however managed the best fish of the Saturday, a 2lb 13oz specimen. Well done to all competitors and thank you to John Horsey for ensuring the competition was so well organised. Full results can be found on our Facebook page flyfishstore.

Sunday saw a good number of bank anglers sat Eyebrook. Dave Chadwick caught 4 fish from the Belle on a pin fry pattern he tied himself. Steve Lawrence also caught 4 fish on blobs and damsels. Dave Etty Boat fish and caught 4 fish on a size 14 CDC.

The water temperature is now falling and fishing is improving by the day. The rain fall forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday will also help so we anticipate good fishing for Thursday and into the weekend. We are now allowing pike fly fishing once again as water temperatures have dropped.







We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird. Pike Fly Fishing guiding available with Jobe Burnham (when water temperature allows)

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: 08:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.00 pm

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


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