Eyebrook Report W.E 1st October 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 1st October 2017

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      


Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods: 301    Number Trout Taken: 455 Number Trout Released:541 Total Catch:996

Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

A very busy week at Eyebrook with nearly every boat out every day. Returns slowed slightly as the week progressed with the Autumnal winds and cooler air temperatures returned. Boats have been catching from various areas of the reservoir. Dries worked extremely well for the start of the week but into the weekend fry and nymphs fished better. Bank anglers have had good success with a good number of quality fish showing into the margins. The Belle, Hawthorns and Island are producing most sport on fry patterns and small dries.

Monday and Tuesday both saw returns average over 5 fish a rod. Conditions were great for dries and most anglers fished on top, drifting the basin, The Island to Robos is always a good drift. Mr Bellamy and Mr Orpin enjoyed great sport fishing hoppers they’d soon caught more than a dozen fish whilst drifting the basin. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale fished various areas of the reservoir and caught fish on their favourite fly. The deadly yellow owl. Colin Hendry caught 14 fish on ginger hoppers, claret bits and then a ginked up big muddler into the evening.

The good conditions continued into Wednesday although air temperature was slightly cooler so less fish could be seen rising. They would however come to the dries blind. A couple of anglers reported fishing the shallows at the Northern end of the reservoir and caught some superb rainbows fry feeding and on snail patterns. Peter Nesbit caught 12 fish on hoppers and micro boobies including one brown trout of around 4 pounds. Andy Milner also had a successful day whilst practising for his friendly competition the next day. Between Andy and his boat partner they caught 16 fish including1 brown trout on foam daddies drifting into Robbos cabin.

Thursday saw 40 police officers take to the water practising for their competition on the Friday. Andy Milner held his friendly competition. 12 anglers caught 111 fish. Top angling gentlemen! Most boats drifted the basin fishing with daddies or CDCs. Warden Toff Crowther and boat partner Graham were top rods on the day. Catching 30 fish on nemo crunchers fished between a booby and a blob on a midge tip.

Friday was match day for the Police Pairs. 52 anglers from across the UK represented their forces. The day was won by Tim Strachen and Phil Sadler from Staffordhire. They bagged up and weighed in 8 fish for 15lb 14 oz including a rainbow of 2lb 14. Second place fell to Richard Hood and Chris Webster with 8 fish for 15lb 2 oz. Thank you to Steve Owen for running such a well organised match. Results and pictures can be found on our facebook page. Flyfishstore.

Windier and cooler conditions at the weekend made things slightly more challenging. Lures and nymphs worked bested fished in the top 3 feet. Roy Swinfield caught 7 on a fat black buzzer fished on a washing line. Sunday saw the Blue trout trophy fished which is a friendly competition fished between Eyebrook Member’s and The English Disabled Fly Fishers 10 anglers caught 21 fish and the day was won by Eyebrook. Mark Hunt had the best bag of the day. He found fish in the slack water just past the point of the chestnut tree in a few feet of water. He targeted moving fish with a small CDC and a coch-y-bondhu. Best fish of the week fell to in house guide Lee Henfrey, a superb 6lb 5oz rainbow which took a tube fished on a Di 3 in open water. (pictures on our facebook page)

NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 – please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge



Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.


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 6.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.00 until 6.45 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00 pm

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


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