Eyebrook fishing report 24th March

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 24th March 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264 lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

With an ever improving forecast we have enjoyed some good fishing at the Eyebrook this week with the bank sport improving towards the weekend

It was generally sinking lines working best in the morning with slow sinkers better in the afternoon, by the weekend a few rods were recording good catches to a floater.

Monday and the fish were a good cast off the bank, I Reeves & A Miller caught 6 apiece from the bank

fishing along Dogwood down to the casting platforms, Mr Christian caught 6 from a boat fishing his flies static

Tuesday and again the boats enjoyed the better sport with All Water member Ged Odonoghue & Steve Coe catching 17 between them on blobs, Fabs & cats whiskers, Bill Coppin returned a 5lb brown taken off the bank

Thursday and signs of improving, Mr Cox & Frith boated 18 fish taken on traditional wets & buzzers, Mr Guigan & Dimmick fishing a three day package caught 8 trout including an 8lb brown returned, photo on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

By Friday the daily rod average was 5+ Mr Guigan & Dimmick boated 11 trout, Ian Jobe bank fished & caught 14 trout, member Keith Johnson caught 10 including 2 fish over 3lb finding his fish off Robbos`s with S Richards & C Richards taking to a boat for their 21 trout.

With our bank restrictions now lifted bank anglers can venture down Stoke Dry & down past the cowshed, early reports indicate a good number of fish along these areas with a number of overwintered fish reported.

Saturday N Shilton & K Dewey float tubed with both catching good numbers, All Water Member A Lilley caught 10 on an orange blob off the platforms with Eyebrook member M Farrell recording 16 fish for his bank visit using blobs & buzzers. D Etty took advantage of the lifted bank restrictions catching 8 fish on buzzers & diawls down past the pens. Nick Dunn guided his client into good numbers of fish using a floating line with crunchers. Jobe Burnham returned a 8lb brown with Paul Martindale returning another brown estimated at 7lb. S Ayres fished from a boat taking his 6 fish & returning 20+ with S Newby & W Newby fishing from Sams Dyke towards the platforms catching 23 fish between them. Dave Chadwick caught 6 on a cats whisker & reported our summer visitor the Osprey had returned

Sunday proved to be a more challenging day than the day before with the fish generally 30yd+ off the bank. Jamie Sharman & Tony Lee fished the bank from the Hawthorns towards Sams Dyke were they caught 16 between them. From the boats the most successful pair were Brent Vinall & Andy Birkett fishing with Fabs, cormorants & humungus to catch 12

The bank fishing restrictions are now lifted with anglers able to fish all areas of the bank down to the buoys in front of the tern rafts.


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 Limited Space available

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;


Full details can be found on our tuition page www.flyfishtuition.co.uk 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: 175       Number Trout Taken: 162         Number Trout Released: 509

Total Catch: 671       Weekly Rod Average: 3.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 18.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 13:30pm

Afternoon Boats: 13:30pm until 18.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.30pm until 18.30pm (Tickets on sale from 14.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 18:45PM

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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