Eyebrook week ending 31st

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 31st March 2019

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


Great weeks fishing with buzzer, diawl bach, cruncher & hare`s ears being the most productive pattern with boat and bank anglers doing well


Monday and the weather was windier than forecast, that didn’t stop B Vinall and A Birkett fishing the first part of their package deal at Eyebrook enjoying a great day using muskins, buzzer and damsel to boat 43 trout, another package angler C Heyburn & J Chandler splitting their visits between Eyebrook and Draycote caught 14 trout to their boat


Tuesday and improving conditions saw all water members Ken Key caught 6 with Steve Robinson catching 8 off the bank on buzzers, Eyebrook member M Thompson recorded 16 for his visit with day rod A Labrum fishing the bank off the island for his 10 fish with Tibbert & Peacock sharing a boat and recording 19 trout with Jason on a day off from his Eyebrook fishery ranger duties catching well into double figures down past the chestnut.


Wednesday with light winds and warmer conditions resulted in a rod average of 7.7 Eyebrook member B Stewart bank fished to catch his 10 trout, R Charles fished crunchers off the bank to record 19 trout , R Swinfield fished down from mucky bay off the bank for his 17 trout. On the boats M Farrel & C Marrs caught 41 trout, all water member D Slessor recorded 16.


Thursday it was noticeable that the Pens, chestnut and cowshed was the area to be, see map on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore with buzzers, crunchers and diwal bach being the patterns of choice. Anglers R Swinfield, R Thompsom, L Wardle, Tinkler, Miller, Hollougby, Pittam & Wither all recorded double figure catches


Friday & Saturday the Brook fished incredibly well with anglers starting to find fish down Stoke Dry and off the willows. Again the chestnut was a favoured area for bank rods with the majority of boats fishing north of the island. Dogwood, platforms and the hawthorns also produced with the RAF Greylags enjoying good catches on the Saturday. All water members John Woofinden caught 22 for his visit with P Walker bank fishing with buzzers to record his 11 trout, M Rowson & D Clarke caught 60 to their boat on buzzers catching from various areas of the reservoir. Ollie Mills fished a morning session recording 12 trout with Eyebrook member D Shaer catching 17 from the hawthorns. M Farrell returned for another visit this time off the bank fishing the chestnut with buzzers catching 31 trout including two brown over 4lb, both returned


Sunday with it been mothering Sunday a quiet day, with the wind swinging north easterly, despite the cooler weather anglers continued to catch with Harrisons corner out of the wind producing well with a notable catch of 45 trout to Stan Suddick.



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: 200       Number Trout Taken: 264         Number Trout Released: 1396

Total Catch: 1660       Weekly Rod Average: 8.3

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.30pm

Morning Boat 8.30am – 2.00pm   Afternoon Boat 2.00pm – 7.30pm

Last 4 hour 3.30pm – 7.30pm

All anglers offsite by 7.45pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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