Eyebrook Report W.e 6/8/2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 6th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 120     Number Trout Taken: 72   Number Trout Released: 120 Total Catch: 192

Weekly Rod Average; 1.6

Eyebrook remains consistently inconsistent! Various methods working on any day as the conditions have been changeable. The fish however remain in the top 6 feet and when conditions allow will go on the feed on the surface. Dries have been working, keep them small and a single fly so not to spook fish. Washing line has caught fish, Dial bachs with a foam daddy on the point working well. Lures have also caught, cats whisker or damsels retrieved at speed also catching.

The bank fish has slowed slightly this week, cooler evenings have made the fish reluctant to rise with less fly life on the water. Boats are still catching from various areas of the reservoir. Long drifts across the main basin being most productive.

Mick Cartlidge and Phil Harding got the week off to a good start. Fishing a fast glass line and damsels during the bright morning and switching to dries during the afternoon they got it right on the day. Boating 30 plus fish to 3 and a half pounds. The pair fished Mucky bay during the morning and drifted the main basin with orange shipman’s, Yellow owls and Kate Mclarens during the afternoon.

The English Disabled fly fishers held the annual Presidents cup match on Wednesday. 19 anglers fished the friendly competition on floating lines only. Top rod on the day was H Pritchett taking his 4 fish and catch and releasing a further 3 put him on top spot. Best fish of the day went to Trevor Ashby a lovely silvered fish of 2lb 8oz. ‘H’ and Trev shared a boat for the day and drifted the basin, starting long drifts from near the tower and finishing out from Robbos Cabin. They caught on various methods but Trev reported small black nymphs working best fished on a washing line. The fish that were spooned later in the day had a small number of black buzzers and corixa in them.

Thursday the wind blew! Only a hand full of hardy anglers tackled the 20 plus miles an hour winds from the North West. Nick Lamyman was one of those brave souls. He boat fished with regular boat partner Bill Hill. After a struggle, they finally got their anchor to hold in front of the dam wall and fished the best they could considering the conditions. Nick caught a fish second cast and the pair were hopeful for a successful trip! A couple of hours passed without any offers or fish to the boat so Nick changed tactics and fished deep on Di7 line and a large white lure. It wasn’t long before Nicks rod went right round and a good fish had taken his fly mid water. After a long fight Nick netted a super brown trout which was estimated to weight over 7lbs. The pair resided to the lodge pleased with their mornings achievements.

Friday fished the most consistently between anglers of the week. A respectable average of 2.95 fish a rod. Oliver Mills caught 5 fish on various lures on a floating line. Member Stuart Bilsden and Tony Tibbett caught 9 fish between them on Yellow Owl Cdc’s from across the main basin. Mark Hunt also had a good afternoon session, netting 8 fish whilst fishing a Midge tip, with a cats whisker on the point and two crunchers drifting the basin.


Please remember due to the wild population of brown trout we ask that ALL brown trout are to be returned to the water.

Water Temperature is 17.5 degrees, we shall be stocking a further 550 rainbow trout this week, bringing the season total to over 18,500!

Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.






We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

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 9.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 9.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.00 until 9.00 (Tickets on sale from 4.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15 pm

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



Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930


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