Eyebrook Report W.e 22nd October

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 22nd October 2017

Tel: 01536 770264                                                                                       

We are expecting excellent sport during October as we head towards our closing date of October 31st as we currently have a stock level of 16,500 trout in the reservoir

Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods: 93    Number Trout Taken: 106   Number Trout Released: 201 Total Catch: 307

Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

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



Conditions made things hard this week. strong winds over the weekend resulted in no boats on the water. Earlier in the week fished well on fry patterns and washing line nymphs. Water temperature remains at 13.0 degrees.

During the week boats were concentrating in Dogwood bay, dam wall and The Island. Most anglers fishing fry patterns or nymphs high in the water. Bank anglers have been catching fish. The Stones and Dogwood bay proving to be worth a look as is the Island and Chestnut tree. First thing in the morning seems to be the best time to target the fry feeders in the margins.

Mervyn White had a red-letter day on Tuesday with boat partner Mr D Pink. They caught twenty plus fish on a trusty cat’s whisker fished high in the water in front of the dam wall. Members Stuart Bilsdon and John Woodings found feeding fish off the tower. They targeted them with a black and green lure fished on a floating line.

Wednesday saw the annual English Disabled Fly Fishers Fur and Feather match. Fished to fishery rules, 12 anglers caught 33 fish. John Thompson was victorious on the day catching 6 fish and taking his 3 fish limit for 6lb 10oz. John also caught the best fish of the day, a 3lb 6 oz silvered rainbow. Pictures and full results on the English disabled fly fishers facebook page. Please give them a ‘Like’.

Thursday fished well producing an average of 4.57. Ed Douglas spent the day with in house guide Lee Henfrey learning the best methods to fish with sinking lines. Ed certainly got the hang of it and caught throughout the day on Di3 and 5 lines with snakes and large fry patterns. Mr Armstrong also had a successful trip, catching over a dozen fish on a similar tactic. Snakes on a fast glass line worked best for him fished off the Island.

Returns were over 5 fish a rod for Friday. Lots of anglers reporting good numbers of feeding fish and vicious takes on fry patterns. Member Bob Margery caught over 20 fish whilst drifting the basin. He fished a hot head dial bach and a cat’s whisker. David and Reece Priestly had a cracking day on daddies. Drifitng the basin they caught over 25 fish and had many offers.

Returns weren’t so healthy over the weekend with no boats out only a hand full of bank anglers braved the strong winds. Most anglers fished Dogwood bay to the Hawthorns.

For the latest news visit our website www.flyfishstore.co.uk or our Facebook page flyfishstore.

Members renewal forms will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in joining Eyebrook as a member pleased be advised there is currently a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook Lodge or call us on 01536 770 264.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, with the float tubing association visiting us on the 14th October.

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 6.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 6.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 2.00 until 6.00 (Tickets on sale from 1.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 6.00 pm

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



Fur and Feather Sunday 29th October – Friendly Pairs Competition with prizes to be won.

Last day of the 2017 season will be Tuesday 31st October. A date for the start of the 2018 is yet to be confirmed. We are however now taking bookings for April 2018 onwards.


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