Thornton, Draycote & Eyebrook Fishery News
Hope you are all well, some of you will have received your vaccination.
We are understandably receiving an increasing number of calls asking when we’re going to open at Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook.
Thornton should have opened on the 1st February which we postponed. 1st March Draycote & the 5th March Eyebrook are the dates we published for their opening.
Will we open on those dates?
The government has set out a timeline that the whole country is currently working towards during this lockdown, which is based on vaccinations, hospital admissions, new case numbers & sadly deaths.
Government Lockdown Timeline
Monday 15th February Government reviews the current lockdown
Monday 22nd February Government informs parliament of any changes & in their words “roadmap out of lockdown”
By Tuesday 23rd – 24th February, it should be becoming clearer what guidelines or restrictions we will all be working under.
Our current plans
Staff continues to prepare the fisheries, Thornton, Draycote & Eyebrook for an early March opening.
We have confirmed with our fish suppliers that preseason stocking will start as planned during late February, we have also confirmed with our petrol engine supplier that they will be fitted as planned to the Draycote & Eyebrook boats.
By February 23rd – 24th, we should be in a position to confirm with our customers of the opening dates & any guidelines/restrictions we will be working under.
It is likely the phone lines will be busy as anglers call for confirmation, we have updated the fisheries website www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk www.flyfishthornton.co.uk which will be updated with the latest news, you can also join our fisheries email group and receive the latest news & reports by adding you details to the “join our fly fishing community” box located on the fisheries website home page.
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The good news There are no price increases for 2021 we have introduced due to demand a new 2 fish kill + catch & release permit @ £21.50.
Extra fish will be stocked into Eyebrook & Thornton with the 2lb average sized trout for Draycote maintained. On each of the fisheries website, we have added a “Stocking Policy Page” which helps to explain our stocking policy decisions based largely around the warmer summer water temperatures were seeing and catch & release.