Eyebrook Report W.e 20.8.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 20th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 87     Number Trout Taken: 56    Number Trout Released: 148 Total Catch: 204

Weekly Rod Average; 2.34

More settled conditions have only improved the fishing at Eyebrook. Bank anglers have enjoyed great sport with a mass off fish feeding on the abundance of corixa and fry in the margins. Dogwood bay and the Belle are fishing particularly well with most anglers choosing not to wade. Boats are enjoying long drifts across the basin and catching well to emerger and dry fly patterns.

The week started slow with changing conditions but settled by mid week. Ian Jobe boat fished, drifting from Mucky bay towards the willows and caught 7 fish on a mini snake. Dave Shaer fished from an anchored boat in front of the dam wall and also caught 7 fish on an intermediate and a white fritz lure.

Stuart Bildsen boat fished on Thursday in reasonably wet conditions. He drifted the mian basin and found feeding fish from the middle of the basin to Robbos. He fished a pair of foam daddies and caught 10 fish.

Warden Jobe Burnham fished twice this week during his days off. Firstly, on Tuesday he boat fished at the Chestnut tree and Mucky bay. Making short drifts over the weed he fished a pair of size 14 yellow Owl CDC’s and took a fish or two on most drifts. As the sun became more prevalent around mid-day less fish could be seen rising so after a couple of drifts of not connecting to a fish, Jobe changed tactics to a slow intermediate and a fry pattern he had tied the evening before. Making longer drifts and covering the slightly deeper water Jobe connected with several fish including a beautiful brown of around 4 lbs and a rainbow of close to 5lbs. After a successful day Jobe was keen to fish again and fished on Saturday. A strong cold west wind prevailed making presentation difficult. Jobe fished a orange daddy and a natural daddy 8 feet apart and caught fish drifting from the Hawthorn hedge into open water. The fish weren’t committing very well and several fish bow waved behind the fly and didn’t connect. Jobe finished the day having netted 10 good rainbows including one fine overwintered specimen of 4lb 6oz.

Conditions were ‘spot on’ on Sunday and lots of fish were showing. Bank angler Bob Margery bank fished. Catching 9 fish before 11 o’clock bob was pleased with his morning. He caught his fish on a red headed diawl bach fished on a washing line with a white booby on the point. The boats did equally well and fish were reported to have been caught from various areas of the reservoir. Rupert Gibson enjoyed some great dry fly action. Fishing with daddies and hoppers he boated 10 fish whilst drifting around the Island. Danny Lovegrove caught his 6 fish during an afternoon session on a floating fry and red Diawl Bachs whilst drifting from the middle of the basin to Robbos. Sundays rod average, a respectable 4 fish per rod.

Water Temperature is 17 degrees, 1100 rainbow trout stocked this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 with another 6,000 to be stock over the next 8 weeks!

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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 8.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.15 until 8.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 4.30 until 8.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.45 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 *** FULLY BOOKED ***


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