Eeybrook Report W.e 28th October 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 28th October 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 121 Number Trout Taken: 49 Number Trout Released: 95 Total Catch: 144

Rod Average: 1.2

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


A very up and down week this week at Eyebrook, due to the strong north winds. The averages changed between 4.0 and 0.5 daily.

North winds always have an adverse effect on the Eyebrook. Blowing straight down the reservoir into the dam wall, leaving little shelter for boat anglers to get out of the wind.

Monday and Tuesday were both challenging days. Simon K battled in the wind on Tuesday and caught 4 fish on traditional wet flies. Wednesday was much improved with less wind anglers could drift the basin in relevant comfort. Clive Moore and Ian Jobe had another successful trip catching over 20 fish to the boat whilst drifting the basin with small fry pattern on a floating line. Brent Hart float tubed during the evening and caught 3 fish again on fry pattern.

Thursday was much warmer and the rod average for the day increased to 4.1 fish a rod! 17 anglers caught 71 fish for the best returns of the week. Mr Alan Wither caught 8 fish on an olive minkie or white and silver minkie. Mr Colin Hendry caught 6 on a black buzzer and a muddler fished on the point. Members Roy Swinfield and Dave Scholefield found the fish off the tower and chose to anchor. They fished with fry patterns on various lines from a Di3 to a floating line to net over a dozen fish.

Member Steve Lawrence was the only angler to have much success on Friday. He fished a Di5 and tube fly to catch 8 fish in the rough conditions. Saturday was almost impossible to fish with high winds and freezing rain. Most anglers had given up by lunch time. Steve Rainbow was last boat in and had returned 3 fish on a di5 and tubes.

Sunday saw Eyebrook Fur and Feather Match for 2018. Cold and windy conditions once again meant it was a real challenge for the best of anglers. Biggest fish was caught by Roy Swinfield at 2lb 2oz. First place went to Mr Hancox and Mr Price with 3 fish 5lb 5oz with Mr Lamyman and Mr Hill coming a close second with 3 fish 5lb 2oz.


Several pike anglers have been fishing this week. No monsters this week but fish were caught to over 20lbs with several high teen fish being caught as well.

2019 Season Permit: If you’re interested in the availability of a season permit at Eyebrook or our new All Water Membership allowing the flexibility to fish any of our waters contact the Eyebrook Lodge 01536770264 or email


Photographs on our Facebook page

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 16.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 16.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 12.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 12.45pm until 16.45 pm (Tickets on sale from 12.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 17.00 pm

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website