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 on: September 06, 2020, 09:18:16 AM 
Started by andre - Last post by davec
Well done lads great fishery sorry couldn't make it still in lockdown

 on: September 05, 2020, 05:40:35 PM 
Started by andre - Last post by andre
Quick report on the meet up today:

Nine tubers fished the Eyebrook & all caught, better than the boats who seemed to choose the correct drifts but didn't pick up the fish.

The main sport was on the top of the water right from the off with the exception of Gary H who picked up his first three fish or so on Diawl Bachs on a DI3. The rest of us started on floaters and/or midge tips. Buzzers, Cormorants, Blobs and Damsel Nymphs in various colours and fished as a team seemed to be the best option for the day. Conditions were not too challenging, a very good breeze with alternating bright clear sky and overcast. Water temperature was 15 degrees. Most of us fished the dam and main basin area, one or two ventured slightly further afield.

I left the water around 4.00pm and at this point the following fish had been landed:

Andre.        9
Steve F       9
Gary H        9
Ric             8 (still fishing when I left)
Steve A.     5
Carl.          4
Terry.         4
Mike.         2

Terry reported that this was his first fly fishing trip for 12 months & so he was well pleased with his effort for the day. I question though if his joy could not have been a little more controlled as throwing yourself in the lake seems a little excessive for a celebration !

Gary H discovered that if you unload your tube whilst it is on the waters edge the wind will push it out into the basin and wading out up to your armpits to retrieve did look a little strange to say the least !

So good to be back out with friends & being able to report / take the p**s.


 on: August 27, 2020, 08:48:29 AM 
Started by andre - Last post by andre
Ifor has requested tickets be purchased in advance to help speed up the booking and people handling situation in the lodge. Should you be unable to attend after purchase a full refund or a roll over of your ticket will be organised for you.

Eyebrook is fishing very well at the moment, lots of fish moving.


 on: August 18, 2020, 03:36:09 PM 
Started by wombat - Last post by buzzerman
Chemical twins

 on: August 17, 2020, 04:24:17 PM 
Started by wombat - Last post by andre
I have agreed with Ifor that we can have a meet on the Eyebrook on Saturday September 5th.

I need anyone interested to indicate that they intend to fish this one as I need to liaise closely with the fishery to manage the numbers.

Please let me know your intentions, thanks.


 on: August 12, 2020, 09:13:57 PM 
Started by wombat - Last post by kevin1
I will contact Dave Williams as he is going to Wimbleball 2nd or 3rd week in September. He has spare tube and fins. I won’t make this one as I am away for a couple of weeks then.

 on: August 11, 2020, 02:11:39 PM 
Started by wombat - Last post by buzzerman
Kev Primmer do you have any suggestions for Willie

 on: August 10, 2020, 10:33:38 PM 
Started by wombat - Last post by wombat
before i sign up again can anyone tell me if there are any members that live near me in somerset that fish wimbleball in the tube that could show me the basics as i still have not had the opportunity to try it yet as wimbleball are operating a buddy system and nobody i know is interested in trying the tube or is there any upcoming events that would be suitable for a novice

 on: August 06, 2020, 02:15:14 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by buzzerman
Hi Dave good to hear from you 9 tubers out and everyone caught with several double figure bags mostly on sink tips midge tips and DI3 Tony B graced us with his presence from Geordie land and he was soon catching regularly on a DI 3 sink tip on a orange eyed damsel and cormorants I had mine in a similar set up on a midge tip. Bob C mate Malcolm has great delight out fishing Bob on a DI3 and orange eyed damsel booby. The Preston pair were picking the odd fish up on various flies and Dave C had an excellent 7lb + rainbow that did not want to come to the net. Andre after a slow start started catching regularly on a floater with gold heads. Rik stayed around the margins picking up Fish at regular intervals. John D had a difficult day but seemed to be enjoying himself and was good to see the speeding pensioner again (he had just finished a speed awareness course for jetting around the Welsh country side).
Hope to see another good turn out at the Bower on the 22/8 for the WOTR

 on: August 06, 2020, 01:59:57 PM 
Started by buzzerman - Last post by buzzerman
The popular handbags match, ostensibly between Lancashire and Yorkshire but now including participants from all corners of the UK and abroad has been rescheduled! We're hoping to have our usual post match raffle and auction for a designated charity although what form this will take is still under consideration. Open to Bank, Tube and Boat anglers alike, tickets will be the usual Ladybower tariffs plus £10 per person entrance to cover breakfast bacon cobs and a donation to the charity.

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