Opening weekend report

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 11th March 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 83     Number Trout Taken:182   Number Trout Released: 231 Total Catch: 413

Weekly Rod Average; 4.7

Opening day dawned on the 10th March to a very wet morning from the torrential rain received during the night. The far end of the reservoir the reservoir was already carrying some colour from the swollen Eye Brook flowing into the reservoir, there was that much water with the reservoirs level rose 10inch during the day!

Bank anglers fishing from Pollards Jump down past Robbo cabin reported a good number of overwintered brown to 4lb. As the Eyebrook has a wild population of breeding all browns must be returned.

A good number of bank anglers fished the Hawthorns down to mucky bay with the hawthorns producing in the morning & mucky bay fishing well in the afternoon.

Opening day & as you would expect lures such as cat’s whisker, dancer, orange lures & blobs caught the majority although a few anglers who fished buzzer patterns were rewarded with Roy Swinfield fishing small buzzer patterns off pollards jump catching 10 trout.

Eyebrook Fishery ranger & guide Toff Crowther fished for a couple of hours before his shift & caught 10 trout from the hawthorns with Toff commenting how close to the margins the fish were.

On our second day of the season 11th March the bottom end of the reservoir was coloured from the day before although the area in front of the lodge, down past the hawthorns to Sam`s dyke and across to pollards jump remained reasonably clear & fishable with Mike Jenkins & Steve Wright fishing on a two day package catching over 40 fish for the day. Member D Chadwick caught 7 from the bank with Keith Harding & Mike Clarke catching 10 trout to the boat including pike to double figures.

Photographs on our Facebook page

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding is available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps


‘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 5.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 5.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 1.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.00pm until 5.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 1.30pm until 5.30pm (Tickets on sale from 1.15pm)

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


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