Eyebrook Fishing Update 27th Sept 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 27th September 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

A cold chill in the air and fog greeted the staff this morning on the lake. Practically no breeze and a weather report stating that we were in for bright sunshine. Hardly the best start to the week after such strong winds over the weekend. Despite this, the water clarity is still crystal clear, and fish can still be seen moving out in the open water. Our Anglers were reporting that they were seeing fish moving everywhere but were proving hard to tempt. S. Bilsdon managed 6 to the boat while his boat partner J. Woodings managed 3, making them top boat on the day. B. Clark tried everything he had in the box until he finally tempted his personal best fish of 2020, a Rainbow of 4Lbs 2 oz on an Apps Bloodworm.


Tuesday showed us that Autumn has truly arrived with a chilled calm and misty morning with a stunning sunrise. The fish were out to play in the morning, and for a change our bank anglers were doing very well. S Normington managed 5 fishing black buzzers and Diawl Bachs on a short leader from the dam wall. J Greasley managed 5 from the bank by the Hawthorne’s on CdC patterns. Martin Blakeston reported seeing a lot of fish moving in the surface close in along the netted bank towards Robbo’s cabin. Ken Waters joined us for what is his last day out this season out in the Silver Bird Wheelie Boat and took 5 fish on Diawl Bachs. Enjoy your winter break and we will see you in the spring Ken. Dougie Skedd popped in for a day out all the way from Edinburgh and had a great day bringing 10 fish to the boat using various patterns like red klinkhammers, gold ribbed Diawl Bachs or dapped daddies. Eyebrook Season ticket holder Malcom Thompson had 10 on Daddies as well.


Wednesday brought a cool damp morning with a very gentle breeze. Our water temperature was sitting at 16 Degrees which should signal some promising action from our little piscatorial residents. The morning seemed to fish slightly better than the afternoon, but fish could be found mostly by moving around. Top rod of the day was All water ticket holder N. Perkins bringing over a dozen fish to the boat. Eyebrook season ticket holder Bob Margery also had just over a dozen. All water ticket holders and regular boat pair Ian Jobe and Clive Moore had 20 to the boat between them. All in All, a really good day for the anglers out in the boats, but not much coming from the banks.


Thursday was a bit of a strange day with wind gusting in different directions and then totally dropping off, then finally settled as a North Westerly wind. The Paisley Pattern Fly-Fishers had a great day of sport with a rod average of 11.3 between 9 anglers. Top rod from the group was Graham Ferguson with 26 to the boat. The fishing for fun group managed 48 between 9 of them for a rod average of 5.3. Eyebrook Season ticket holder Roy Swinfield had a good morning session, bringing over a dozen to the boat. The fish were being taken on a multitude of different methods and flies.


Friday was a rough morning with a strong North Westerly wind blowing straight down in to the face of the lodge. The weather reports had shown that the wind speed was sitting below 25mph but any boats venturing out were advised to shelter at the head end of the wind between Sam’s Dyke and the Point of the Island. So, 5 boats from the Paisley Patterns FF and 3 boats from the Black Bull FF ventured out in to conditions that would test the metal of most seasoned anglers. Despite the weather, the 8 boats brought back a rod average of 4.7. absolutely outstanding in those conditions.


Saturday Saw the 3rd day of the Paisley patterns 3 day visit. Still with strong northerly winds, the guys persevered against the elements taking 61 fish between the 9 of them leading to 198 fish between 9 anglers over 3 days giving a rod average of 22. Fantastic results. Even through the strong winds and far from ideal conditions, our anglers were getting in to good numbers of fish with at least half a dozen anglers just missing out on getting in to double figures.


Sunday continued with rough weather, but this didn’t deter a lot of the anglers that arrived. Mike Hill and Steve Ratcliffe managed 16 fish to the boat, mostly on Di3 with blobs, Adam Turner and Dave Adams managed 8 each on blobs and daddies. Thornton Fly fishers opted out from getting out on the water as the club came to the general consensus that fishing in those conditions were far from having a pleasurable day out with friends and have rescheduled for the 4th October 20.


Next week sees September drawing to a close and the end of the season creeps ever closer. Now is the time to pair up with a buddy and get booked in for the Fur ‘n Feather match on Sunday the 25th Oct 20. Details below.


Given the success of daddies for the past few months, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/


Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.


Rod average for the week: 4.56


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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Eyebrook Fur & Feather Sunday 25th October

Pairs competition, Fish with your partner, Fished to Fishery Rules (No Rudders)

6 Fish Permit – 12 fish to the boat

1st Prize Christmas Hamper Each

2nd Prize 4 Bottles Wine

3rd Prize Box of Chocolates Each

Largest Fish Bottle Spirits.

Fished 9.00am – 4.00pm


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From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.


Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open            – 7.30am        – 7.00pm

Full Day Boat                        – 8.30am        – 7. 00pm

Morning Boat                        – 8.30am        – 2.00 pm

Afternoon Boat                     – 2.00 pm       – 7. 00pm

Last 4 Hr                                – 3.00 pm       – 7. 00pm

All Anglers Off Site              – 7.15pm

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