Weekly Eyebrook report week ending

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 7th April 2019

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

Typical early April weather, colder, frost some mornings, windy at times, wintery showers, the windier conditions & the weatherman’s talk of wintery showers (the wind we had wintery showers we didn’t) kept the rod numbers down which was a shame as the fish decided not to take any notice of the weather forecast & went on the feed resulting in a rod average some days exceeding 10 fish per person!

Boat & bank anglers caught with the boats enjoying the best of the sport with fish being taken from a various areas around the reservoir, in particular off the netted bank, robbos & the willows.

Monday Shaun Marriott caught 10 off the bank as did S Skowlkowski, from the boats J Taylor caught 14. Tuesday and another cold windy day but that didn’t spoil the fishing with all water members K Kee & Steve Robinson catching 23 between them off the bank in front of the chestnut on buzzers & blobs, from the boats C Shreeve & Dixie Baxter shared a boat catching 23 & 21 trout on diawls & fabs, Bas Burnham fished buzzers for his 14 trout. Sport continued into Wednesday with R Swinfield fishing off the bank in front of the chestnut using hares ears & buzzers for his catch of 29 trout, Ian Jobe & C Moore shared their regular Wednesday boat & caught 29 fish between them with All Water member Ed Douglass getting well into double figures for his first Eyebrook visit of the season

Thursday & the reservoir had come alive with S Owens police match averaging 16.75 fish per person, all water member Ged Odonoghue & boat partner S Coe used intermediate lines with buzzer, blobs & fabs to record their catch of 35 trout

Friday & the bank anglers found the fish eager to take crunchers, buzzers & diawls with S Normington catching 15 off the bank with Roger Charles catching 12 off the bank for his visit. Belgian anglers Geert Janssens & Christian Jadoulle practicing for the Scierra pairs were finding plenty of fish coming to the net.

Saturday we held a heat of the Scierra pairs with 9 pairs taking to the water with 8 of the pairs catching their 12 fish boat limit by 2pm congratulations to Adrian Humphries & Will Kerr for winning the Eyebrook heat. Eyebrook member M Farrel decided to take to the boat having with his partner C Mans fishing buzzer & blobs to record their catch of 31 trout. Neil Shilton & Shaun Higgins took to their float tubes with Neil catching 18 trout & Shaun catching 9. Baz Burnham returned for his second trip of the week and wasn’t disappointed as he caught 11 trout for this visit

Sunday excellent days fishing with the All Abilities Group enjoying an excellent days fishing with everyone in the group catching with many getting well into double figures with the willows & Stoke dry the areas that fished well for them. Vince Aronica opted to fish the bank heading for the end of the dam wall in front of Harrisons, a slow morning picked up into the afternoon with Vince recording 11 trout

Areas that fished were, Harrisons Corner, netted bank, Robbos, willows, platform, chestnut with Stoke Dry starting to produce. Floating, Intermediate or midge tip lines with buzzer, cruncher, hares ear, damsel, fab & blob they all required to be fished very slow or static with the indicator well worth a go.


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!!

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

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: 163       Number Trout Taken: 273         Number Trout Released: 1452

Total Catch: 1725     Weekly Rod Average: 10.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 7.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 7.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.45pm until 7.45pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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