Eyebrook Report w.e 2.7.17

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 2nd July 2017

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Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   124     Number Trout Taken: 98   Number Trout Released: 337 Total Catch: 435

Weekly Rod Average; 3.57

A much-improved week at Eyebrook. Lots of fish showing and feeding in the surface. Boat anglers are enjoying long drifts across the main basin, catching on dries such as a yellow owl CDC or hoppers. Nymphs fish high in the water are also doing very well. Red holographic diawl bachs and black buzzers catching their share of fish. Fished on a washing line with a foam daddy or booby on the point.

The bank is fishing much better again especially into the evenings. Fish are feeding in just a few feet of water in Sam’s Dyke and around the Island. There are lots of small dark sedge into the evenings, G&R sedge, CDC’s or shipman’s buzzers working well.

Jason James enjoyed his day on Tuesday, boat fishing at Stoke Dry and Old Road. Jason saw fish rising but struggled to suss out what they were taking. After a couple of hours of changing and trying different dries he finally started to connect to fish. Jason fish a single dry he ties himself. “Dukes Deadly “a sparsely tied orange seal fur dry, tied on a size 14. Jason finished mid-afternoon having caught 6 great conditioned rainbows. Ian Godfrey visiting Eyebrook from Ireland had a good start to his three days fishing, catching 8 fish on various tactics from Mucky bay and the Island.

Dave Adams and Lou brooks fished on Wednesday. Conditions were not great, a strong north wind put quite a chop on the water. The pair took shelter in Sams Dyke anchoring in 4 feet on water. They fished red holographic Dial bachs on a washing line with a FAB on the point. The pair finished the day with 20 fish between them including a 4lb 8 brown trout. Member Clive Moore also caught a brown trout of Wednesday which was estimated to weigh around 5lb. All brown trout are to be returned to the water.

Thursday fished exceptionally well with all 28 anglers catching fish. The rod average was a respectable 7.04, pretty good for the last week of June! Most anglers drifted, fishing dries. Orange hoppers worked well for Ron Gent and Martin Rowson, the pair caught all over the reservoir. Martin had the best fish of the day, 4lb plus brown. Bob Smith bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught fish all morning on a small CDC. Mr Bircumshaw caught a dozen fish on a washing line technique, fishing buzzers static with a FAB on the point.

Lee Henfrey guided Simon Walton for his first mornings fly fishing with Simon landing 3 trout on a cruncher.

Jobe Burnham was also busy guiding clients at Eyebrook with Andy Lilliy & Chris Goodwin taking advantage of Jobe knowledge of fly fishing for the pike with both enjoying a successful morning.

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Sean Cutting enjoyed a day a float at Eyebrook. Making short drifts out of mucky bay he caught serval fish on dries. Mike Duxbury made the most of our afternoon boats and caught 5 fish on a sedge pattern casting to rising fish into the evening. The good sport continued into the weekend. Lots of boats drifting the open water fishing dries and nymphs. Water temperature is now settled at 17 degrees resulting in plenty of fish in or near the surface. The bank fished well over the weekend and there is still little or no weed to mention. Dave Chadwick bank fished the Belle and was rewarded with 8 fished for his morning. All Dave’s fish came to a size 12 CDC. Pete Line boat fished, drifting the willows he found the better fish. Fishing hoppers Pete tempted 7 great rainbows out, the best close to 3lbs.

We will continue to stock fortnightly throughout July and August and return to weekly stockings for the remainder of the season. We have stocked 17,025 fish to date and will stock a further 8300 before the end of the season. The season rod average is currently 5.55


We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & fishery head warden Jobe Burnham.

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 10.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm

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

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