We here at Rutland Gillies have been very busy bringing you the very best in fly floatant. For a 30ml bottle the price is £5 plus p&p. This bottle has a small brush so that when you take the fly out of the water just brush a little of the dust into the fly and it will float again with no hesitation. This dust works on nymphs, and all dry flies on the market today and it will not harm the fly in any way. To order your fly floatant please call me on 07973954552 or go to the ebay site and order through Pay Pal. Many thanks Ziggy. Rutland Gillies
Eyebrook Trout Fishery End of Season Report
Report w/e 29th November 2015
Trout Taken 11,624 Catch and Release10,601 Rod Returns 5,312 Fish per rod 4.18
Restricted winter bank fishing commenced at the end of the boat fishing season and winter tickets were available until Sunday 29th November 2015 that sadly heralds the close of the 2015 Eyebrook fishing season.
During the last month of fishing at Eyebrook for 2015 we had noticed good numbers of trout venturing very close into the margins foraging for corixa, hoglouse and shrimp, and although the weather has remained mild but wet only a small number of trout anglers have ventured out.
Season ticket holder Bill Whittle of Grantham has on several occasions now bank fished from the three trees to pollards jump and has caught and released some very well conditioned rainbows on a floating line set up and prince nymph a fly also known as the ‘brown forked tail’ originated by Doug Prince of Monterey CA in 1941
Despite blustery wind conditions Bob Margery of Market Harborough fished the bank from the stones and caught several decent rainbows on a black cruncher and cats whisker. Wally Ogley of Yaxley continued to catch steadily on his faithful gold ribbed hares ear nymph from pollards and the bell.
Twelve hardy anglers turned out to fish the last day of the 2015 season and the last day of fishing was met with a pretty awful strong westerly wind ending with torrential downpours thrown in just for good measure. Pete Line of Ropsley took four decent rainbows from dogwood bay in double quick time Pete took his fish on a combination of black tadpole and orange hopper. Ian Reeves of Carlton Park caught and released four rainbows and Dave Etty of Kettering also took four rainbows on a combination of floating fry and hares ear nymph. Keith Johnson of Kettering caught and released what he considered to be his best looking rainbow of the season a beautiful grown on 3lb 8oz specimen. Many thanks to all those who braved the elements and supported the fishery on the last day of the season 2015…
The 2015 Eyebrook Pike Trials progressed nicely, the best pike taken during this years trials was caught by Northampton pike angler Andy Baldock who landed a fine 26lb 10oz fish on a jerk bait Andy’s boat partner Steve Dolphin got in on the action with a well conditioned 17lb pike. The latest of the bigger pike to be caught at Eyebrook fell to the rod of Corby pike fisherman Alan Shiveral who landed a superb 25lb specimen on a home made jerk bait, Chris James also landed a 26lb pike as well as an 18 pounder. Luke Kelbrick made a welcome return to the fishery and caught a 16lb 12oz pike, the greater majority of the pike caught during the 2015 Eyebrook trials have been taken on big (18cm) jerk bait lures. Brothers Matt and Phil Thomas fished dead baits for pike from the bank and caught a well -conditioned rainbow trout estimated to weigh between 7-8lbs from weedcutter bay.
On sale now in Troutfisherman Magazine a feature about a man’s love for Eyebrook Trout Fishery. Long-time Eyebrook regular and avid Troutfisherman reader Wally Ogley meets up for a chat on the Eyebrook bank with Troutfisherman editor Russell Hill and Eyebrook’s Andy Miller. The article is featured in Troutfisherman issue 477 on sale November 11th 2015.
During what has to classed as yet another excellent fishing season at Eyebrook we would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported the fishery throughout 2015 and look forward to meeting you all again for the 2016 Eyebrook fishing season.
I would like also to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues at Tata Steel Corby works for their support throughout 2015 and a big thank you to the Eyebrook fishery wardens for all their efforts this season Jobe Burnham. Simon Ware and Keith Johnson.
General Boat Bookings are now being taken for the 2016 fishing season so to reserve boats or any other general fishery information call 01536 772930 alternatively boats can be booked online at www.eyebrook.com
And catch up with the Eyebrook fishery website at www.eyebrook.com absolutely full to the brim with fishing tips at ‘Millers Tails’ and for those of you who tweet, you can now follow us on @theEyebrook, if you’re on Facebook like our page at www.facebook.com/eyebrook