Eyebrook report W.e 7th October 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 7th October 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:213    Number Trout Taken: 252 Number Trout Released: 548 Total Catch: 800

Rod Average: 3.8

Last day of fishing for the 2018 season will be Wednesday 31st October

Another productive week for Eyebrook. Boats anglers are enjoying the best of the sport, drifting the basin the fish remain spread across open water. The majority of fish now coming to fry patterns, ,minkies, zonkers or snakes doing particularly well fished from a floating or intermediate line. Several anglers have mentioned catching fish from around the weed beds at the north of the Reservoir. Corixa or floating fry patterns are the best way to target these resident fish. There have been several notable catches of big fry feeding browns. The best being a 7lb 12oz brown caught by warden Toff Crowther. (all brown trout are to be retuned).

Bank anglers are finding more fish in the margins now. Chris Bates fished at the Cowshed and caught 4 fish feeding around the weed beds. The netted bank has also been producing good sport particularly on over cast day with a south or south Easterly wind.

Pike fly fishing has been particularly excellent this season with the record being broken several times. This week we haven’t heard of any monsters but plenty of fish to 20lbs being caught. Please remember pike fishing is strictly fly only!

Brent Hart had the first big brown of the week, weighing 7lb. Brent caught the specimen from his float tube whilst fishing near the tower. (there is no launch free for tubes at Eyebrook) There were also a lot of fish coming to dry flies earlier in the week. Ed Douglas had 25 fish on dries from across the basin and D Skedd caught 12 fish to a Red Klinkhammer.

There have been several good quality rainbows caught this week, many getting close to the 4lb mark. Mr Birkett and Mr Ninal caught very well once again with 30 fish to the boat. Their fish came to Black buzzers on a size 14 or hares ears on a size 12. Mr Coley and Mr Taft fished with slim lines and fry patterns to nett a dozen fish from infront of the dam wall. Gareth Debenham caught 2 browns in four casts whilst anchored near to the towers. The biggest was around the 5lb mark. Gareth’s fish both took a minkie fished on an intermediate line.

Wednesday fished well with 207 fish being caught by 33 anglers for an average of 6.3. Pete Reeve had a good session and fished traditional wet flies such as silver Invicta’s and an Alexandras. Father and son team Clive and Jamie Moore boat fished with floating lines, blobs and minkies and had an excellent day catching 30 fish between them from across the basin.

Colder nights and a wet day Saturday did slow things down somewhat. Most fish coming to fry patterns around 2 feet below the surface. The wind had changed to a south for Friday allowing Keith Johnson to bank fish from the netted bank. Keith caught 5 fish close in the margins.

Sunday saw the average back to 3.9 fish a rod with warmer conditions there were noticeably more fish feeding on the surface. Clarets hoppers or daddies worked for several anglers, as did floating fry or popper minkies for others. Clive Wilkins caught 16 fish on Daddies. Mick Hill and boat partner A Nowak caught over twenty fish between them on Boobie, dries and Diawl bachs whilst drifting into the three trees.

The forecast for the week is for much warmers days with temperatures set to return to 20 degrees.


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 fih kill to the boat. 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


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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 until18.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13,.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 18.45 pm

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