Eyebrook Report w.e 19th August 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 19th August 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 153    Number Trout Taken: 133 Number Trout Released: 520  Total Catch: 653

Rod Average: 4.3

The good sport continues at Eyebrook. Cool, overcast days with a south westerly have made perfect conditions for dry fly fishing. Water temperature is still slowly dropping and is now down to 19 degrees again. The fish remain spread across the basin, with nothing showing any further north than the island. Long drifts from Dogwood bay or The Hawthorns proving most successful. Natural Daddies or Hoppers are taking the majority of fish . Other anglers are fishing with blobs or washing line nymphs. Bank anglers are catching fish at the Hawthorn hedge, dam wall and Dogwood bay. The fishing has generally been consistent throughout the day, with the exception of the odd cold evening. This has put the fish off the top on a couple of occasions.

Super conditions on Monday saw the rod average go over the 7 fish a rod mark. Most fish came to the dries, Draycote member Ed Douglas netted over twenty fish. (members can fish all reservoirs on a reduced permit rate). Mr Moffitt took seventeen fish whilst fishing a washing line with size 14 buzzers drifting the main basin. Mr P Smith bank fished into the evening and caught 5 nice fish fishing just on the edge of the weed beds.

Tuesday saw a cooler wind with a hint of north in it. Most boats drifted into he dam wall fishing dries. Lots of fish were still showing particularly into Harrison’s corner. Father and Son duo Mark and Scott Seabrook caught 15 fish between them whilst boat fishing.

Wednesdays average 4.9. A stronger wind meant most boats opted for shorter drifts from the Hawthorns or Belle. Thornton Member Norman Perkins enjoyed his visited to Eyebrook. Catching 15 fish for the day on Big reds or claret hoppers. Steve Lawrence had an evening boat and found fish straight away in dogwood bay. He caught 9 fish on blobs pulled through the surface.

Wet weather on Thursday didn’t deter the fish at all. Mr Hazlet caught 7 fish on wickhams, teal blue and silver and a daddy whilst boat fishing in the basin. Mr cooper drifted into Harrisons corner and caught fourteen fish for an afternoon session. He fished a single fly after being ‘smashed up’ having several double hooks ups. The fly of choice was a foam arsed blob fished on a floating line.

Top boat out on Friday were members Stuart Bilsdon and Tony Tibbett. They drifted the basin into Harrisons corner and caught over twenty fish to the boat pulling various flies through the surface. Bill Law bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught 5 fish on a suspended hares ears pattern he ties himself. Bill also mentioned having a lot of offers and lost fish.

The weekend fished equally with the majority of fish coming to the dries. Simon Hunt caught 13 fish on a small booby, diawl bachs or a holo pheasant tail nymph. Mr J Parnham caught 14 fish hoppers from a drifting boat. Tim Polito caught 9 fish on nymphs fished high in the water. Mr Machin had an interesting trip, catching 6 perch, 1 pike and 2 trout on buzzers and a caddis fly.

With settled weather and a stocking every week the good sport looks set to continue, it’ll soon be time for the daddies !

For bookings call the lodge – 01536 770 264





Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/


Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.


Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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

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 20.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 16.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.45 pm

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