Eyebrook Fishing report 2nd August 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 2nd August 2020

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This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

Adverse weather conditions on Monday and Tuesday saw a number of anglers rearrange their fishing to take advantage of improving conditions later on in the week. Monday was very blustery and wet with several heavy showers coming through. Those that ventured afloat were in by lunchtime with nothing to show. The bank anglers were more successful, with everybody catching, especially in the evening. Small CDCs and Damsel’s were the successful patterns with Mark Hunt taking 4 in a couple of hours. Tuesday was still difficult although Lyndsey Bates used small CDCs for his 4 fish during a morning boat session, whilst Bill Law had three from the bank.

Wednesday, and the weather is starting to get hot and bright. With this, the fishing became a little bit more challenging. Mr McLeod was top rod on the day taking 6 fish on an Orange blob. Next in line was our dry fly specialist Mark hunt with 5 to the boat on the evening. Anglers were reporting fish moving all over the reservoir but finding it hard to get the fish to connect.

Thursday on his day off from his Draycote duties, Lee Henfrey hit the water again and in spectacular fashion, got well in to double figures fishing dry blue damsels. Not bad for a morning session. As for most of our anglers on the day, the reports came in that the fish were still taking dries. Mostly daddies and occasionally yellow owls as well. Quite surprising due to the bright sunshine and warm temperatures.

Friday arrived, and along with it, the hottest day of the year so far. Our water temperatures have hit 20 degrees, and so we have had to suspend the pike fishing to protect the fish. Despite the arduous conditions Bikram Thapa from the Queens Gurkha Logistics Regiment managed to land 2 fish from the bank. but other than that, the weather had supressed the fishing during the day, but the fish came back on later in the afternoon so that the guys that were out on the float tubes could catch a few fish towards the end of the day.

Bob Margery managed to whittle out 11 fish to the bank on Saturday morning. Phenomenal, considering the heat of the day before. S Dutton and M Signey had a good day out on the water on their float tubes by taking fish on foam daddies.

Sunday saw Ray Ward and Carl Mooney join Lee Henfrey and Andy Miller for a tuition session, despite the hot conditions under the guides tuition Ray & Carl managed to tempt 19 fish between the 2 boats by fishing foam daddies and dries across the main basin out in open water. An absolutely fantastic result considering the bright sunny day. Photo www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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Yet again, Mark hunt went out for an afternoon session and managed to tempt 5 fish to the boat by fishing Red and Bibio Sedgehogs.

This week we will be updating our Fulling Mill daddy collection which will be available at the Eyebrook lodge

Even with the hot sunny weather this week, Eyebrook has still produced good sport for this time of year particularly on dry flies. Now that we are into August, be prepared to start searching for the fish through the layers of the water as they find the cooler water in the reservoir. With the harvest getting going around the banks of the reservoir any breeze onto the water from were their working will bring with it a large number of insect for the fish to feed on as Jim Wright & Mark Hunt used to their advantage during the week

Rod average for the week: 2.18

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details


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Eyebrook Heat  12th October 2020


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