Eyebrook weekly report 16th June 2019

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 16th June 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Well we needed the rain, but not all of it in one week!

Luckily with the crops well established in the fields & leaf on the trees the deluge of water flowing into the reservoir didn’t cause any major issues to the clarity, unless you were down the bottom of stoke dry. The cooler water flowing in gave us the added bonus of our water temperature dropping at one point to 12c which is superb for trout fishing and 5 degrees below were we would expect, for reservoir trout fishing 12c – 18c is the temperature range we like to see.

Still lots of damsels, pin fry, buzzer during the day with the sedge hatches increasing every evening.

Monday members B Whittle & R Watson caught 9 trout for their mornings session with Mr Lamb fishing the afternoon / evening & catching 16 on damsels & diawl bachs

Tuesday it never stopped raining with no rods fishing

Wednesday and another wet day with some of the rods finding the conditions challenging, that wasn’t the case for members Ian Jobe & Clive Moore who caught over 30 trout between them.

Thursday the East region police fished a competition with us averaging 3 fish with fish to 4lb8oz caught, day rods J Gaskell & C Gaskell caught 18 for their visit

Friday with the improving weather anglers reported seeing lots of fish moving Arthur Olding & Mark Hunt shared a boat with damsels & dries accounting for their 26 trout during a mornings visit. Cruncher, Fab & damsels took 11 trout for M Collerson, M Hay caught 13 on Fabs & cormorants with Ollie Mills fishing a damsel to takr his 15 trout during an afternoon – evening session. Kevin Hart on a day off from Draycote visited Eyebrook catching 18 on crunchers, diawls fishing a RIO midge tip in front of the dam.

Saturday & All Water member Ian Jobe returned for his second visit of the week this time in his float tube catching 14 for his morning session. Invicta Fly Fishers visited Eyebrook with 22 members returning 140 trout for a club outing rod average of 6.4

Member Malcolm Thompson bank fished using a favourite nymph for the Eyebrook, the “Frazer Nymph” catching 18 trout, Keith Johnson also bank fished recording 8 for his late afternoon session.

Sunday & we welcomed back the All Abilities Fly Fishing group with 16 members catching 76 trout for a group average 4.8

Brendan Thomas caught 7 trout but commented on the evening rise “Crazy Last Hour – Brilliant Fathers Day”

The dry fly worked for R Middleton who caught 14 trout for his visit with All Water member Ed Douglass & Jim Smith also fishing dries to take their fish as did Mark Hunt fishing from the bank during the evening rise to catch his 10 fish.

On the 16th June we allowed fly anglers to target the Pike with Adam Cooper recording the largest pike taken on the day at 28Lb photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Pike Fishing

Sunday, the 16th of June & the reservoir reopen for pike fishing, which will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018..


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

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. 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/. The latest blog concerns CDC floatant.


Competition 2019

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 permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 150       Number Trout Taken: 140     Number Trout Released; 598

Total Catch: 738     Weekly Rod Average: 4.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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