Eyebrook Report W/E 14th April 2019

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 14th April 2019

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

While easterly winds and hard overnight frosts made for cold conditions or the anglers. The fishing has been on fire with amazing catches coming on a variety of methods. However, it has been the buzzers and nymphs that have really been producing the results. Overall a total of 212 rods visited the fishery landing an impressive 1823 for a whopping rod average of 8.5.

Monday kicked off in fine form with a 12 fish rod average with some fantastic catches. Pete Eville landed 31 fish from Stoke Dry fishing Diawl Bach’s static on a washing line on a floater. Season ticket holder Lindsey Bates and Roy Swinfield enjoyed a good day from the boat landing 41 fish in total on small nymphs drifting into mucky bay. All water season ticket holder Ed Douglas enjoyed an amazing days sport landing a cricket score for the day. Ed fished over at the Willows in the morning with buzzers on a washing line. Before moving over to the Island and Mucky Bay later in the day, using crunchers to great effect. From the bank J Brown landed 10 fish from Stoke Dry on buzzers fished on a washing line.

After the amazing rod average of 12 Monday, expectations for more good fishing continue Tuesday. This proved to be the case with a 14.2 rod average. Tim Grove fished buzzer from an anchored boat in Stoke Dry to land 15 fish. Mr G Chewter & Mr W Ormiston landed 50 fish between them all on nymphs from the top end around Stoke Dry and the Willows. On the bank Roy Swinfield fished at Stoke Dry on small buzzers to land 17 fish. Mr G & R Horner landed 38 fish all on small buzzers around Stoke Dry. Nick Dunn & Julian Weddle enjoyed a great day landing 65 fish between them fishing a washing line with nymphs and buzzers at Stoke Dry.

Once again buzzers and nymphs were the order of the day, to land great catches. Tim Grove landed 50 fish all on small black buzzers sized 12 & 14 fished on a floating line around the shallows at Stoke Dry. All water season Phil Mee landed 19 fish all on buzzers and nymphs on a floater in the shallows and into Mucky Bay. Ian Jobe & Clive Moore enjoyed a good on the nymphs fishing round the Chestnut Tree, Mucky Bay and Stoke Dry landing 28 fish. Also, out of the water Wednesday was Higham Ferrers fishing club who enjoyed a great club outing landing 119 fish between the 10 of them for a 11.9 rod average. Winning the day was Pip Jeffs who landed 28 fish on a mix of Buzzers, Diawl Bach’s and blobs on a floating line.

Out the water in house guide Lee Henfrey took all water season ticket holder John O’Hara with John landing over 15 fish all on buzzers fished under the bung at Stoke Dry and then later in the day at the Willows. Roy Swinfield and Lindsey Bates fished from a boat around Stoke Dry landing over 40 fish between them all on small buzzers and nymphs. All water season ticket holder Tony Day enjoyed a good 5 hour session from the boats landing 28 fish. Tony used size 14 buzzers on a floating line in Mucky Bay with a small FAB on the point to just hold the flies from snagging the bottom. While all these great catches went on the best catch of the day went to our very own fishery bailiff Toff Crowther. Toff is well know for targeting big fish and after landing a 7lb brown he then went and finally broke the magic 10lb mark with a fantastic brown of 10lb 4oz, he first double figure fish from a reservoir. To see pictures of both of Toffs fantastic browns please visit www.facebook.com/flyfishstore.

Season ticket hold M Farrell used buzzers to great effect landing 32 fish all on buzzers on Friday from Stoke Dry, The Willows and Mucky Bay. All water season ticket holder Paul Walker landed 29 fish on a mixture of Buzzers & Diawl Bach’s while out in a boat from the top end around the Turn rafts and then Stoke Dry and the Cow Shed. Neil Shilton enjoyed a good days sport while in a float tube taking 10 fish majority of which came to washing line tactics.

Over the weekend the hard frosts and cold East winds slightly slowed the fishing. Luke & Darren Dodd still found fish willing to take buzzers up at Stoke Dry landing 22 between them all on small size 12 buzzers. The England Youth Team enjoyed some good sport while on a training weekend over both days. They used a variety of methods from pulling lures to buzzers. Although it was fishing washing line buzzers on midge tip that produced the best results, with Stock Dry, The Willows and Mucky Bay all producing good sport. Over the weekend they landed 169 fish. Foremark Fly Fishers also fished in a club match on Sunday landing 59 fish in total for a rod average of 7.5 with their best catches coming to buzzers and nymphs once again fishing at Stoke Dry.

Areas that fished were, Sam’s Dyke, Willows, platform, Chestnut and Stoke Dry with Floating lines producing the best along with midge tip lines teamed 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.

With the weather warming up next week we should start to see more prolific fly hatches with more surface activity, as the weeks progress especially now the fish are up in the shallow water.


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: 212       Number Trout Taken: 328         Number Trout Released: 1495

Total Catch: 1823     Weekly Rod Average: 8.5

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 8.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 8.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 8.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until 8.00pm (Tickets on sale from 3.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.15pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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