Weekly report week ending 8th July

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 8th July 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 109   Number Trout Taken: 57   Number Trout Released: 61 Total Catch: 118

Rod Average: 1.1

Currently we are experiencing problems with the Eyebrook broadband, we are unable at this time to access our email or any websites.

Bookings & fishing updates contact the lodge 01536 770264

This will be a shortened fishing report as its been put together at one of our other fishery lodges

Eyebrook did not offer the best fishing conditions for the two heats of the John Horsey Anglers World competition

The first day was fished to competition rules but they could use any fly line. Its not surprising therefore that anglers reached for their fastest sinking lines with the heat winner Craig Barr fishing a DI8 & booby patterns 30ft down to catch his winning 6 fish catch. Overall the 21 competitors caught 28 trout for a rod av 1.3

Day 2 of the Anglers World heat was floating line only, not ideal in the current heatwave, however from experience a floating line only heat always produces a better rod average as it takes away the option of continually changing lines & doubt of should I be on a floater, hover, intermediate or one of the many variants of sinking lines. 21 rods took to the water with Tony Curtis winning the heat with 5 trout, using the mandatory floating line with a leader 25ft deep with nymph & buzzers, excellent fishing in challenging conditions the rod average 1.5 was a slight improvement on the day before.

On Sunday mid Northants Fly Fishing club visited Eyebrook with 22 rods fishing their club competition to fishery rules, again the fastest sinking lines ruled the day with Snakes been the most successful pattern. Special mention must go to Frazer Duffy jnr who caught 10 fish on the day, again excellent angling in those difficult conditions.

Clarity of the Eyebrook remains excellent with little weed growth which bodes well for the bank fishing later on in the year once normal water temperatures resume.

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Fly fishing for pike is currently suspended due to the high water temperatures.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am


‘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 22.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 22.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 22.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18.00pm until 22.00pm (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 22.00pm

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