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Eyebrook Trout Fishery
Eyebrook Reservoir
Great Easton Road
Caldecott
Leicestershire
LE16 8RP

Tel: 01536 772930
Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
2017

 

 Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 23/04/2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
 
The Eyebrook continues to produce great sport with this week’s rod average a healthy 6.7 fish per rod, evenly split between boat and bank anglers. The shallows are certainly holding a lot of the fish at the moment. Cow shed, Norris Dyke and Chestnut tree being the hot spots. Drifts from the cow shed to the willows in a westerly is proving very productive. Bank anglers are still having their share of the sport, The Hawthorn Hedge, Sam’s Dyke and Cowshed all producing good fishing. The lodge corner is holding a good number of overwintered fish feeding on the fry, so the corner of the dam is certainly worth a try.
Bank holiday Monday was a quiet day with many anglers away with their families, however 19 anglers spent the day at Eyebrook and had a great day’s sport. The wind was a cold North west with the occasional period of flat calm, but the rod average was maintained at a respectable 5.89. Mervyn White fished various locations and caught in all apart from the damn wall, boating 8 fish and loosing as many as well. Roy Swinfield fished the bank, finding shelter in Wallys bay, Roy caught and released 14 fish caught all on a hares ear fished on a washing line. Luke Key fished the Belle and Stoke dry from a boat and caught 9 good silvered fish all on hares ears.
The wind was strong on Tuesday and it was bitter and cold but surprisingly it produced the highest rod average of the week, 8.9 ! S Marriott and G Dutton were first on the water. Drifting from the turn raft to the chestnut tree the pair caught and returned around 50 fish, admittedly they did loose count! Best fish went to just over 5 lbs. The method, size 12 black buzzers fished with a FAB on the point.
Wednesday saw the hardest conditions of the week, not the slightest bit of ripple could be found on the reservoir. Fish however could be seen topping everywhere! But without the ripple they were hard to catch,particularly from off the surface. Brian Skey sussed them out, taking 7 fish for 16 lb 3 oz Brian fished nymphs in the surface. James Carr and Ross Nichols had a very successful day. Catching very well on various methods fishing at the cowshed. The pair even managed to take a couple of fish on a CDC. Warden Jobe Burnham fished the lodge corner and caught two super brown trout on Fry Patterns. The best 4lb 8 oz (Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).
Temperatures warmed slightly for Thursday and Friday, resulting in impressive buzzers hatches. Dave Schofield fished mucky bay from the bank and caught using buzzers on a washing line using a cruncher booby to keep his flies high in the water. Dick Spicer fished from a boat and drifted from the cowshed to the willows, catching fish from start to finish on most drifts. Dick fished various methods but found size 14 crisp packet buzzers worked the best fished high in the water.  Father and Son, Garry and Allan Smith had a good morning session on Friday. Boat fishing, they fished buzzers from an anchored boat. (half day boats now start or finish at 2.30pm). N Everson bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and cast his CDC out. He soon had some interest and netted 7 good fish and had plenty of offers too.
It was an extremely busy weekend at the Eyebrook with nearly all the 26 boats out each day.Most boats fished Norris dyke and the cowshed and found fish feeding hard on the buzzers. K Harding and M Clarke fished with buzzers and Fabs, drifting the shallows the pair caught very well. Tony Lee bank fished the Leicester bank catching and releasing 16 fish. He found the fish were being picky and would only take a size 14 or 16 back buzzers or a small CDC which he fished as a single fly.
 
 Please book boats well in advance as we have limited availability for the next few weeks. Lodge telephone 01536 772 930 or 07738490 667
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  228Number Trout Taken:247Number Trout Released: 1281 Total Catch:  1528  Weekly Rod Average; 6.70
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 20.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.30
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 20.30
Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until 20.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.45pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 16/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

We continue to experience problems with our phone lines, the only landline number to be used to contact the lodge is 01536 772930 or try the fishery mobile 07738 490667  

Eyebrook continues to produce some great sport with massive buzzers hatches in the shallower areas of the reservoir. Black and olive epoxy buzzers have both been doing the damage fished on the washing line, with an FAB to keep them up. Plenty of fish now showing on the surface, especially on warmer days resulting in dry flies starting to become more effective.  The bank continues to fish very well with fish still feeding in the margins. The Island, Wallys bay and Cowshed proving most productive this week. Boats areas are much the same as the week previous. Cowshed to Stoke dry being a popular drift in a westerly wind.
Richard Watson and Bill Whittle got the week off to a good start, fishing from a boat between the chestnut tree and Norris Dyke with their own secret buzzer patterns. The pair caught well returning a dozen fish between them. Mark Hunt made the most of his evening and fished the bank netting seven super rainbows in less than three hours from around the Island.
Mr Tait and Mr Nicholson boat fished with Dial Bach’s fished high in the water, fishing the shallows at the north of the reservoir the pairs caught well, netting twenty plus fish each.
Trevor Ashby had his best day at Eyebrook in recent years, even in the unfavourable strong winds. He paired up with Dick Spicer had a good day out mid-week. Taking shelter in Norris Dyke, both anglers caught plenty of fish on various nymphs fished high in the water. Clive Moore also had a very successful trip, catching and returning twenty plus fish mainly to nymphs and a hairs ear CDC. Casting to fish all day Clive was thrilled with his day. Bill Clark had the best fish of the week. An over wintered rainbow of around four and half pounds took Bills cats whisker as he fished at RobbosCabin.
Dave Chadwick spotted fish feeding on the huge shoals of roach fry around the boats. Dave sprang into action and fished a minkie on a floating line and was rewarded with a hard fighting three pound brown trout and four very silvered rainbows.
Season ticket holder Pete Line and J Brittan boat fished on Saturday and were met with cold conditions. A steady westerly and bright conditions during the afternoon the pair had to change their tactics throughout the day. They started with a washing line, crunchers and hare’s ears. As the sun rose higher in the sky and cloud cover reduced the fish went down in the water level. Pete changed to fishing buzzers straight from a flouting line and continued to catch extremely well. The pair boated forty plus hard fighting fish.
Darren Blackshaw took the wardens advice and set up a washing line outfit. Instead of a FAB or booby on the point, he used a floating fry pattern which later proved a wise move after all four of his fish took it. Darren fished in Sam’s’ Dyke and Wally’s bay.
A reminder that the Scierra Pairs will be held on Saturday 29th April, there is still time to enter for this competition. Please call the lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584642242. There’s great prizes to be won!
The Trout masters 2016 badge winners fish off is to be held at Eyebrook on Saturday 29th April. If you entered the trout masters at Eyebrook during the 2016 season and wish to fish the Eyebrook heat please get in contact with the fishing lodge. The final will be held at Draycote on Monday 9th October.

Float tubers welcome.

We are allowing rudders, double or single hooks only if using tube flies.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other three waters Draycote, Foremark and Thornton with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  185  Number Trout Taken:313Number Trout Released: 914
Total Catch:  1227        Weekly Rod Average; 6.6
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 8.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.15
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.15
Last 4 Hours from: 16.15 until 20.15 (Tickets on sale from 3.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

 

 Eyebrook Reservoir 
Weekly report ending 09/04/2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

We are still experiencing problems with our phone lines, if you struggle to get through on 01536 772930 please try the Fishery Mobile 07738 490667

Weather wise it’s been a changeable week but the fishing has been great with an overall Rod average of 7.73. Both boat and bank anglers have been catching well on predominantly nymphs fished high in the water. With the wind in the north west to start the week and south west to finish, the Leicester bank saw the majority of bank anglers. On warmer evenings, there has been an increasingly productive evening rise, giving anglers some great top of the sport! The Hawthorns to Sams dyke has fished particularly well as has the Cow Shed with fish feeding very close in the margins. The boats remain spread out with fish being caught all over the reservoir. Three trees to Robbos Cabin has been fishing well, as has Norris dyke and stoke dry. With the fish now being more spread out a few boats have chosen to drift the top shallows and have been rewarded with some excellent over wintered fish.
Monday saw John Dracup start his seasons fishing at Eyebrook. On arrival things looked daunting with the sun out and not a ripple on the water. John headed to one of his favourite spots in the middle of the damn wall and caught four good fish on his own black fritz lure. Mike Oliver fished from the bank and had a cracking day. Returning twenty plus fish including a lovely resident brown trout. He caught all his fish on buzzers, sizes 12 or 14 fished on a floating line.
The wind remained in the North west for Tuesday. Guy and Simon Nicholson fish in a boat aroundSams dyke where the temperature was a little warmer than other parts of the reservoir. The pair enjoyed great buzzer fishing and fished the ‘washing line’ technique, using a foam arsed blob or FAB as they are often referred too, to keep their buzzers high in the water.
Higham ferrers fly fishers enjoyed a mid-week outing, and some friending competition. Seven out of nine anglers caught their limit bags with Richard Webb and Kevin Hughes going on to return a further eight fish each.
Dave Scholefield took his grandson Calum for his first fishing trip. Calum netted 4 rainbows, with some help from granddad the best weighing 3lb 5oz.Draycote regular, Jude Tuffs had to come and see for herself how well the Eyebrook was fishing and enjoyed a good day on the bank netting 7 rainbows.
The weekend was extremely warm and bright, but this didn’t deter anglers or the fishing. Fish could still be seen taking emerging buzzers on the surface. Jamie Scott had his second visit in as many weeks to Eyebrook and made the most of the top of the water sport. Fishing a mix of CDC’s and Purple spiders had caught and returned 17 good fish.
The RAF Greylags enjoyed a day’s fishing on Eyebrook at the weekend. All 18 anglers caught fish with a few anglers losing count of how manyfish they had returned. Most of the boats fished the Woodside bank, drifting or anchoring around 70 yards from the bank. Most fished a floating line, others chose a midge tip and fished a team of dial bachs, red holographic or a redhead seemed to work best.
Fishery warden Jobe Burnham went to the ‘dark side’ and had his first trip on the rudder along with England international Lee Henfrey. The morning was a success despite a complete lack of wind, the tube pulling duo netted some super fish with browns to 3lb and had follows to the boat from fish of over 5 lbs.
Eyebrook will be holding the Scierra Pairs competition on Saturday 29th April. There are currently 6 pairs, and room for more. Please contact the fishing lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584143482. Every angler gets a goody bag with a rrp of over £40!
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars. 
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  232      Number Trout Taken:402     Number Trout Released: 1275
Total Catch:  1677        Weekly Rod Average:     7.2

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 8.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.00
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.00
Last 4 Hours from: 16.00 until 20.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.15pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk 6 pairs already booked to fish at this popular midlands venue, currently enjoying one of its most successful openings

Saturday 29th April – Troutmasters Fish Off contact the lodge to confirm your attendance
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 02/04/2017
Tel: 01536 772930
 
Eyebrook has continued to fish very well from both the boat and bank.The wind changed direction from north east to a warmer south west on Tuesday allowing bank anglers to fish the Leicester bank. Conditions are looking good for the week ahead with warm westerly winds forecast and overcast for much of the week.
As is common for early seasonthe banks are fishing extremely well, with fish gorging on corixa and buzzers close to the margins. Season ticket holder Bill Stewart and Roger Carlton fished from the Belle to the Old Road catching fish all day in which ever spot they moved too. Bill commended on how close the fish were in the margin, meaning there certainly wasn’t any need to wade. Both anglers returned twenty plus fish. Mr P Hurren and Mr I Peaston made their first trip of the season and were delighted with their day’s sport. Boat fishing a team of buzzers, diawlbachs and other nymphs they netted thirty fish a piece, resulting in a hard-fought tie between the two anglers at the end of the day. Draycote warden Tom Bird had a change of scenery and spent his day off work at the Eyebrook constantly catching fish on a washing line set up, consisting of black buzzers and a foam arsed blob on the point. Ian Jobe got away from the crowds and fished the chestnut tree. Catching around thirty fish on dial bachs and buzzers.
James Vasey and Geoff Curry made the trip south once again and made the most of our three-day special permit (details on our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk). They boat fished at Pollards jump on their first day catching around thirty fish between them including three lovely overwintered specimens. The best went to 5lb 7oz and was safely returned to fight another day. The wind was stronger on Thursday and Friday meaning the wood bank was a little rough so Geoff and James took shelter in Norris Dyke and caught very well on a team of very small black buzzers.
David Davis enjoyed a Sunday afloat the Eyebrook with his son Dan. Dan was top rod of the day catching thirteen fish beating his father’s poor effort of only managing ten! Well done Daniel!
Best bank areas this week have been The Hawthorn hedge, Badger Point, dam wall and the Island. Small buzzers fished either washing line or under a bung, have been the most successful methods. As for the boats it’s been a lot more spread out. The Point, Pollards, Sams Dyke and The cow Shed are all holding a lot of fish at the moment.  Fishing close to the margins anchored has been working the best
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   192      Number Trout Taken:  422     Number Trout Released: 1987
Total Catch:   2409        Weekly Rod Average: 12.55
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 19.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 19.30
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 19.30
Last 4 Hours from: 15.30 until 19.30 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrap
airs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 26/03/17
Tel: 01536 772930
“What a way to start” opening day 2017 saw 89 anglers enjoy great sport at Eyebrook, catching a staggering1102 fish giving a rod average of 12.34!
Bob Margery was first in the queue waiting at the gate, after signing in he headed straight round to pollards jump where he was into fish all day on various fly patterns. Rob Hobson was fishing at Robbos cabin and took 4 quality rainbows for 12lb 8oz. Rob Inglis and Ian Reeves fished the willows for most of the day and both caught well into double figures on size 14 epoxy buzzers fished on a floating line. Steve Lawrence had his best start to a season for some years, fishing between Pollards and the Seat. Reports say he had a fish or a pull nearly every cast ! His best fish of the day was a superb brown trout of around 4lb 8oz which was safely returned. We ask all anglers to return all brown trout to maintain the wild stocks we have here at Eyebrook.
The boats fished equally well as the bank, John Eaton, Bill Presgrave, Arthur Sykes and Stuart Jackson anchored 50 yards out from robbos and caught frequently on their famous skinny buzzers.
The wind stayed the same north easterly over the weekend but temperatures rose, resulting in a tremendous buzzer hatch, anglers reported catching fish full of buzzers. Nick Board and Steve Orton thought they’d be optimistic and try the dries and consequently caught on a CDC shuttlecock and the ‘F’ fly. Jacob Gill aged 8 fished with his father Paul and caught four super rainbows. (See our Facebook page flyfishstore for pictures). Mal Green took the best rainbow of the opening few days, a great silvered over wintered fish with a pristine tail to match weighing in at 4lb 11oz. Eyebrook warden and England international, Lee Henfrey made the most of his morning off and went for a fish down stoke dry fishing a team of buzzers lee enjoyed good sport. Lee will be working at Eyebrook and Draycote and will be available for guiding.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars. 
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   148   Number Trout Taken:  440   Number Trout Released: 1611
Total Catch:   2051              Weekly Rod Average: 13.8
 
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 18.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 18.45
Last 4 Hours from: 14.45 until 18.45(Tickets on sale from 2.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John Horsey Anglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:41