Eyebrook fishing report 4th October

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.


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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 4th October 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 bright and crisp morning with a gentle breeze started off this week. Quite a contrast from the weekend. Our anglers were eager to get out on the water and get a pull on their line. By 11 O’clock Steve Dutton had returned to the shop to buy more flies due to his flies taking a right hammering from the fish and Steve brining about a dozen to the boat in quick time. Most of our anglers on the day were reporting good catches in to double figures, mostly falling to daddies, Diawl Bachs and the occasional blob. M Toesland and S Gemmell had a cracking afternoon session with a cool dozen to the boat. The fishing was so prolific that we ended up with a rod average of 7.4 for the day.


Tuesday started off wet and overcast. Presenting ideal conditions and carrying on from the bumper day before, folks were optimistic heading out on to the water. The conditions changed and the sun came out and the wind dropped off which made drifting difficult. Despite this, some anglers caught well on washing line method with boobies and buzzers. Others caught well on daddies fished static. The Yellow owl is still catching well. Nick Dunn was the only angler on the day to land double figures of fish with Peter Sharples and Dave Summers not far behind him. Andy Miller was joined by Steve Hill for a 4 hour guided session and thoroughly enjoyed a bit of sport as well as Andy’s terrible jokes. It was good to see Steve leaving at the end of the day with a big smile on his face and enjoying the banter with the staff.

Wednesday saw us playing host to the Police for a practice day for their pairs match. 26 Anglers ventured out on to the water to locate the fish and hone their tactics for the competition the next day. Steve Owen done an outstanding job of organising his large group and ensured social distancing was adhered to at all times. The police were catching good numbers of fish from all over the lake. Top rod on the day was Clive Moore. Clive was expertly guided on to the fish by his long-term boat partner Ian (The Ghillie) Jobe once again. Great work Ian.


Thursday saw us with the full fleet out on the water. Obviously a lot of anglers wanting their fix before the hard winds due for the weekend. The Police Pairs match saw 16 pairs of anglers battle it out on the day S. Owen and C. Tate winning on the day. The Eyebrook staff would like to thank S. Owen and the Police for being organised and remaining professional during their time at Eyebrook. A few of out regular Anglers were also out on the water enjoying some fantastic sport as well. Eyebrook season ticket holder Simon K was once again in to high numbers of fish on his small Ginger quills and Greenwell’s glory. But the superstar on the day was All water ticket holder Neil Shilton, He managed to wrestle up a 10lbs 5oz Brown Trout from the depths while out on his float tube. The staff were lucky enough to weigh the fish and get some photo’s of Neil and his prize catch.

Friday saw some very high winds hit Eyebrook. All boats that had booked for that day decided that they’d rather reschedule for later in the month rather than risk having a rough day out on the water. Only 1 man stood out from the crowd and braved the elements from the bank. Eyebrook season ticket holder Dave Etty fought against the swirling winds and all odds to land 2 fish from the bank on small corixa patterns. Absolutely Phenomenal.

Saturday saw us still presented with strong winds and with only a couple of boats venturing out. Even with the unfavourable conditions Iain Johnston manged to tempt 5 fish to the boat on tequila blobs and cats whisker patterns on an intermediate line.

Sunday arrived and finally the weather had started to calm down a bit. The water clarity has been reduced due to the heavy winds and rain from the previous days. Eyebrook Season ticket holder S. Lawrence managed to whittle out 3 from the bank on a 4 hour session. Neil Shilton had another good session on the float tube to pick up 7. Thornton Fly Fishers finally managed to get out as a group after having to re-schedule from the previous week. Although the weather had settled, the fish were still being elusive. Most of the action from the day was from anglers fishing snake patterns. Could this be a sign that the fish are now steadily switching on to the fry? Hopefully, this coming week will add more weight to that theory.

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: 4.63

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.

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Lodge & Bank Open            – 7.30am – 6.45pm

Full Day Boat                        – 8.30am – 6.45pm

Morning Boat                        – 8.30am – 1.30pm

Afternoon Boat                     – 1.30pm – 6.45pm

Last 4 Hr                                – 2.45pm – 6.45pm

All Anglers Off Site            – 7.00pm

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