Eyebrook Weekly / Updated report 21st August

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery Update for week to 21st August 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The week ending on Sunday 18th was, like the previous week, very unsettled which was probably responsible for the disappointing overall weekly catch return of 1.2, with daily catch returns fluctuating from a poor 0.8 to two days when it topped 3.5. This week though the weather has been kind to us with more settled conditions which have been to the fishes liking. The cooler weather during the day and the slight autumnal feel to the evenings has seen our water temperature fall and remain constant so far this week at 17 degrees.

The cooler water has seen many of the resident fish return to the top few feet of the reservoir where they have been tempted by dries imitating the insect life which is continuing to hatch in good numbers. We are also seeing an increasing number of daddies around the lodge. The large shoals of fry are still lying along the dam wall, from in front of the lodge to Dogswood Bay and in and around the weedbeds in Sam’s Dyke.

UPTURN IN THE SPORT. Monday saw a very pleasing upturn in sport with Paul Walker taking thirteen fish on Diawl Bachs and Crunchers. Ollie mills fished daddies on Tuesday to net 11 whilst the Gills, sharing a boat, for the day, landed 10 on Diawl Bachs. However, all water member Norman Perkins fished deep with a white lure and netted nine. Wednesday saw the sport improve further with a daily rod average over 5.0. Season ticket holders Clive Moore and Ian Jobe both recorded double figure returns using Minkie’s fished sub surface. Ollie Mills had another double figure catch, whilst Mark Hunt had an enjoyable evening fishing daddies and landed six. Clarity is good.

With a settled forecast for the bank holiday weekend, a water temperature of around 17 to 18 degrees and a large number of resident fish in the reservoir, the outlook for the bank holiday weekend is good. The large amount of naturals and abundant fry shoals should provide opportunities for anglers fishing either the dry fly, teams of naturals fished straight lined or on a washing line, or fry imitating lure patterns.

Guiding & Tuition.

Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird on 07834 581 423 or email tuition@flyfishstore.co.uk Casting tuition from £30.00 with guided fishing from £80.00 all tackle provided, we use SAGE, RIO, REDINGTON & VISION Fly rods, fly lines & reels.

Pike Fishing

With the water temperature cooling, although pike fishing has continued to be available, only a few pike anglers have ventured onto the water. Although no big fish have been taken, we are starting to see signs of an increase in pike activity with several smaller fish being taken. With the cooling weather as we come to the end of the summer months and the decreasing water temperature, prospects should start to improve. Pike fishing is fly only, limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day. Visiting pike anglers should also 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


For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

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

Stats( so far this week):

Number Rods: 40, Number Trout Taken: 29,  Number Trout Released; 102

Total Catch: 131, Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 20.30pm, Boat All Day: 08:30am to 20.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30am until 14.30pm,  Afternoon Boats: 14:30pm until 20.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.30pm until 20.30pm (Tickets on sale from 16.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by 20.45pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team