30th September Weekly Fishing Report

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 30th September 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Please contact the fishery on the above telephone numbers or via the works email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk and not via the staff’s personnel mobiles.

Thank you for your cooperation                                                                                                                 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 361   Number Trout Taken: 429     Number Trout Released: 1159 Total Catch: 1588

Rod Average: 4.3

A very busy week & a great weeks fishing at the Eyebrook with the majority of the trout caught in the upper 2ft with floating lines, midge tips & intermediates being the only lines you require.

Monday we had a number of anglers out practicing for the Police Pairs competition organised by Steve Owen, on match day fishing to a 4 fish kill limit they averaged 3.9 the eventual winning pair were Rodger Symonds & Chris Howkins with Graham Homer & Roy Taylor second.

Wednesday was another busy day with a rod average 5.5 with anglers catching on small daddies, diawl bach, cdc. Mr Firth & A Whale down on our fishing packages caught 28 on cdc. We started to see the autumnal change with the first few fish consistently hitting the fry around the valve tower and small buoys.

Friday Firth & Whale continued to catch on the cdc patterns boating 17, with several anglers out on the water practicing for the AMFC competition the following day, most reported good catches with fish taken on a variety of patterns from fabs to dries although they all agreed, you didn’t need to fish anything faster than an intermediate.

Saturday morning & the wind was back in the south west a gentle 9 mph breeze, conditions looked good for the 36 AMFC competitors fishing to a 4 fish kill + 4 fish catch & release. The average for the competition was 7.8 with the winning team Fish Hawkes closely followed by Invicta A. Member Bob Margery caught 12 during his mornings visit on a cats whisker & diawl

Sunday and a cold northerly wind did slow the catches although member S Lawrence caught 12 for his mornings visit with James Brittan catching 11 on a variet of patterns, diawl, blobs & boobies. Derby Angling Club returned a rod average of 4.2 for their visit

With the water temperature dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. Further reports of pike of over 20lbs been caught over the weekend with a 29lb4oz pike pictured on our Facebook page Flyfishstore along with a photo of Rick Varley 31lb pike caught the week before. Fly fishing is the only permitted method allowed at Eyebrook. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and is shared by Rick Varley & Jobe Burnham who caught his earlier this year on the fly. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.

The forecast for the week looks to much more settle and the wind will return to the west. For updates contact the Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264


Dates for your Diaries

Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264

Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fish kill to the boat. 1st Prize Christmas Hamper, 2nd prize Wine, 3rd Prize Chocolates, Largest Fish Bottle Spirits.

Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264

Closing Date For The Eyebrook 31st October 2018

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 18.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.45pm until 18.45pm (Tickets on sale from 14.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.00 pm

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