Eyebrook Week Ending 21st April 2019

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 21st April 2019

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

Eyebrook continues to provide good sport with the rod average for the last week 5.8 with Stoke Dry area producing consistently well for boat anglers along with the Chestnut & Mucky Bay. The water clarity is “gin clear” therefore any form of ripple will certainly help. On the calmer brighter days as the day progresses boat anglers need to seek out the drop off areas around the chestnut, mucky bay & bell coming off the midge tip & floaters and reach for your sink 3 sinkers. Slow retrieve or static is best.

For the bank anglers its certainly paid to be mobile, Stoke Dry best first thing & last thing with the Bell, Hawthorns & netted bank all areas worth trying. Eyebrook member Dave Chadwick bank fished on Saturday catching a cracking 4lb rainbow

Tuesday all water member Tony Day fished the washing line with buzzers to temp his catch of 26 rainbows, L Bates boat fished for a morning session catching 10 trout to 4lb with Mark Hunt fishing the late evening session with dries catching 7 trout down the bottom of stoke dry.

Wednesday & the rod average at the end of the day was 10+ with anglers getting into double figures catching on buzzers, diawls, cruncher, blob, fab & dries with Bill Clarke boating fish of 3lb+ & 4lb+ the washing line worked best.

Thursday & our good sport continued, all water member Alex Urquhart caught 18 trout including a tench, Draycote members P Elliott & Lee Patten visited Eyebrook catching well into double figures as did all water member Nev Welsh

Friday Neil Shilton took to his float tube & enjoyed an excellent day catching 28 trout to 4lb5oz, Eyebrook member Steve Lawrence bank fished catching 8 trout for his 4 hour morning session.

Saturday & Sunday the brighter hotter & calmer days greeted the anglers, despite the conditions the Eyebrook continued to produce good sport with emergers, buzzers, fabs & diawls still the patterns of choice with a small weighted damsel on the point working well in the bright conditions. Again Stoke Dry produced the majority of fish with the drop off in front of the chestnut, mucky bay & bell fishing well during the brighter warmer part of the day.


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: 266       Number Trout Taken: 249         Number Trout Released: 1284

Total Catch: 1533     Weekly Rod Average: 5.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 8.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 8.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.30pm, Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.45pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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