Eyebrook Report W/e 16/7/17

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 16/7/17

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                       


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 110       Number Trout Taken:81     Number Trout Released:140 Total Catch:221

Weekly Rod Average; 2.01

A ‘Challenging’ start to the week. Bright conditions with little or no wind at times, and water temperatures of 22.5 degrees made it hard for even the most experienced of anglers. Conditions did improve into the latter half of the week and weekend. Water temperature has now fallen to a much more preferred 19 degrees and fish are in and around the surface. Nymphs fished in the top 4 feet working best at the moment, along the lodge bank. Dogwood, The Belle and Hawthorns are holding a lot of fish. There are a few fish up in the shallows around The Cow Shed which seems to produce the better fish at the moment. When conditions are right dries are catching fish. The favourite yellow Owl CDC accounting for a lot of fish this week.

The bank is fishing exceptionally well for the time of year. Lots of fish in the margins around the weed beds. Weed growth is at its lowest for the time of year I have seen it for many years. Therefore 99% of the bank is fishable. Weed cutting will commence if or when weed becomes an issue. Black buzzer, Diawl Bachs and Damsels are all working well from the bank.

Geoff Smith of Blaston managed 3 fish for an evening session on Monday, in very challenging conditions. Geoff caught his fish on small dries whilst bank fishing at the Belle. The fish are feeding best either in the morning or evenings whilst temperatures are at the lowest.

The rod average remained around 1 for Tuesday and Wednesday with sinking lines catching the few fish anglers managed to tempt. The weather changed from Wednesday onwards. Much cooler air temperature, cloud cover and a brisk breeze much improved returns. By Friday the water temperature had dropped to 19 degrees and the fish had returned to the surface layers. David Sowell enjoyed a quick morning session. Bank fishing from the Hawthorn Hedge, David caught 6 fish on a CDC and pheasant tail nymph. Karl Cowzer boat fished and netted 7 quality rainbows to the notorious Yellow Owl.

Saturdays returns were the best of the week. A healthy 3.2 fish a rod with boat and bank anglers evenly matched. Jerry Barnes manged 4 fish from the Belle and missed a few offers on Dial Bachs and a CDC.

Andre Russel went a float in his float tube along with two members from the Float tube association. Float tubes offer the angler a unique way of fishing. Fishing low to the surface it allows anglers to see fish moving and with little or no noise you can manoeuvre yourself close to fish even into the margins without spooking them. All three anglers caught well. Mr Frakes caught 7, Mr Dunnett caught 4 and Andre finished with 3. All fish caught were in the top 5 feet on dries and nymphs

No launch fee for tubers at Eyebrook with a full days tubing available from £17.50 or the last 4 hours for £10.00

Tony Gile boat fished with his Son Paul on Sunday. The pair had 14 fish to the boat on a MOP fly, small damsel and a Candy Sput Fab. They fished over deep water around the tower and dam.

Temperatures are going to rise again this week so fishing will be best in the mornings or evenings. Call the lodge for the most up-to-date reports or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & head Eyebrook Fishery ranger Jobe Burnham, Jobe also offers guided pike fly fishing ( When temperatures allow ).

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 9.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.45

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 9.45

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

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

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


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