Eyebrook weekly report 5th August

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 29th July 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 99   Total Catch: 373

Rod Average: 3.8

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

Much better returns this week after a break in the weather over the weekend. The fish returned to the surface and most anglers had good success on dry flies or nymphs in the surface.


Returns have steadied up over the weekend with the return of hot bright weather, the forecast for the end of the week and weekend are for cooler weather so the good sport will hopefully return.


Members Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield started the week well. Fishing in dog wood bay they anchored to achieve the best presentation of their flies. They fished size 14 red holo diawl Bach’s with a small FAB on the point that sunk just sub surface. They caught well on both the FAB and diawl Bach’s and retuned 16 fish to the boat for a morning session. Mr Turner and Mr cousins had a very successful afternoon session. Conditions were perfect for dry fly. Cloud cover with a steady south westerly the pair drifted the basin to achieve 8 fish each.

Bank angling has been varied with most fish holding over the deep water. Mr Child’s caught 7 fish for an evening from the dam wall on black deer hair hoppers.

Conditions were brighter from Wednesday onwards but surprisingly the fish remained in the surface. Garry Own fished for most of the afternoon. Starting on a midge tip with blobs and diawl Bach’s he caught fish steadily for the first few hours and was surprised to  see so many fish moving on the surface he felt he was fishing under than majority of fish. He changed tactics to a dry fly approach and was very happy to net a dozen fish from the basin. Lindsay Bates was back on the water and caught the best fish of the week. A 4lb 10 oz rainbow that took a dry fly in the middle of the reservoir.

Conditions were back to ‘challenging’ for Friday into the weekend. Sawing temperatures put the fish back down and little was activity was seen on the surface.

For all the latest news call the lodge on 01536 770 264 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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 21.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.00pm until 21.00pm (Tickets on sale from 16.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.15pm

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