Eyebrook week ending 17th March

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 17th March 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264


A week when the fishing was dominated by the weather, rain with strong to gale force winds.

For most of the week we were restricted to bank fishing only but with the wind from a westerly direction it allowed bank anglers to fish Dogwood, Bell, Hawthorn & platforms.

Monday, Tom Bird & Lee Henfrey two of our guides fished Eyebrook on their day off & caught well into double figures as did Rodger Kerrison a Draycote member & M Jenkins & S Wright on a two day package.

Friday was the next day when conditions allowed bank anglers any success with Eyebrook member M Farrell catching 10 trout & All Water Members N Shilton returning 9 & Mark Hunt returning 4 for his 2 hour visit

Saturday fishing was again restricted to the bank with G Bateman recording 8 trout, member Bob Margery 9 trout with W Bedder & T Bedder recording 14 between them.

Most anglers opted to fish DI3 or fast sinking lines with blobs, cats whisker, damsel & booby patterns, a few rods did persevere with buzzers, cruncher & diawl with a few fish taken on those patterns.

Overall the anglers who did venture out on the bank enjoyed reasonable sport despite the weather with our weekly rod average 3.8

With a better forecast for the coming week and a further Gwash Trout farm stocking is due this week were looking forward to a good weeks fishing.

Limited bank restrictions in place for the first two weeks of the season, a map will be displayed at the lodge & details can also be found on our Facebook page Flyfishstore.


The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Eyebrook has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking in & out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck!!

Date for your Diary

RIO & SAGE day at Draycote on Sunday 14th April FREE opportunity to try a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing with one of our guides. We have Simon Gawesworth of RIO & Jim Fearn of SAGE who are available to advice & demonstrate casting for Trout, Salmon & Salt water

This day is free, booking essential call the Draycote lodge 01788812018

Guiding & Tuition.

For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be 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/

This site will also provide details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a variety of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. Dates this year for our bank courses are;

Saturday 30th March

Sunday 14th April

Sunday 12th May

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 14ty September

Sunday 13th October

We will also be running two boat handling courses on;

Saturday 21at July

Saturday 10th August

We will also be running two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly, These will be held on;

Sunday 23rd June

Saturday 5th October

Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018

Competition 2019

Scierra Pairs; 6th April

John Horsey Anglers World Eyebrook Heat Dates; Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June (Floating Line)  The 2019 Final being held at Draycote; Booking via http://anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk/

Eyebrook AT-TEFF Loch Style Qualifier; Sunday 19th May Booking via the Angling Trust Website

Eyebrook Trout Masters Fish off; To be advised


For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 57       Number Trout Taken: 25         Number Trout Released: 191

Total Catch: 216       Weekly Rod Average: 3.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 18.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.15pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 13:00pm

Afternoon Boats: 13:00pm until 18.15pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.15pm until 18.15pm (Tickets on sale from 14.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 18:30PM

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons, we would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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