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

 

Tel: 01283 770264

Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
2017

 

NEW LODGE Telephone Number: 01283 770264
Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report – Week ending 15th October 2017
Tel: 01536 770264                                                                                        
We are expecting excellent sport during October as we head towards our closing date of October 31st as we currently have a stock level of 16,900 trout in the reservoir
Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                                
Number Rods:162 Number Trout Taken: 192     Number Trout Released:710 Total Catch:897
Weekly Rod Average: 5.5
NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 –please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge
Eyebrook has produced great sport this week, with an overall rod average of 5.5. Various methods working depending on conditions and time of day. Lots of fry feeders around during the morning at the tower to Dog wood bay. During the middle of the day when air temperatures are warmer there are more fish feeding on insects. Black buzzers and crunchers fished on a washing line are working very fished on the drift or at anchor. Dry flies are working when there’s cloud cover and a steady ripple. Black hoppers and emerger patterns working well. Most boats have fished over the deeper water this week, starting drifts from the Belle and Dogwood and drifting to the three trees or Harrison’s corner. Other anglers have found fish elsewhere, fry feeder below Robbos cabin and The Chesnut Tree or drifting the Island to the willows fishing dries and have found quality fish although not the easiest to catch. The bank is improving each day with fish feeding on the fry into the margins. The dam, Dogwood and the Belle being most productive.
Mondays average a healthy 5.7 fish a rod. Most anglers fishing the dam wall caught on fry patterns. Dave Shaer netted 8 for his morning session fishing a white lure on an intermediate line. Mr Wither fished a mix of dries and washing line and caught twenty plus fish whilst drifting the basin.
Tuesday and Wednesday were trickier with a strong south westerly wind but the average remained over 4 fish a rod for both days. Lures on an intermediate or floating working best in the wave. Members Clive Moore and Ian Jobe caught fish on every drifting during the afternoon. Drifting from the middle of the dam to the three trees. Mr Watson caught 18 fish on dries during the morning, fishing calmer water off the Leicester bank and a washing line with crunchers and a FAB on the point during the afternoon.
Thursday was an interesting day with anglers reporting fishing moving on the surface but coming short to the dries. T Grove caught 10 fish on a black hopper and daddy long legs. Ken Waters (picture on facebook flyfishstore) caught very well from the disabled boat. Fishing with a mix of lures he found plenty of feeding fish just below the surface in the middle of the basin.
Tunbridge wells Fly Fishers enjoyed there day on Friday. 3 boats caught 50 plus fish on a range of patterns all fished on or near to surface. Mr Pacey also caught well returning 8 rainbows which came to a weighted cats whisker. Ian Jobe bank fished for the morning. Starting at the Chestnut tree he could see the odd fish moving and targeted them with a single minkie fly on a floating line. He found the secret to be not to fish one spot for more than twenty minutes and not to wade as the fish were coming right into the bank. Ian finished the day having caught 11 fin perfect rainbows two of which were over 4lbs.
Saturday saw 9 members of the British Float Tube Association take to the water. Most didn’t venture to far from the lodge, fishing in dog wood bay and around the tower. The returns were super with every angler catching fish and many catching well into double figures. Most fish coming to washing line nymphs or size 14 dries. Eyebrook regulars John Punt and Andy Gallacher had one of the best days of their session. Boating 14 fish on foam daddies.
Sunday was a day of two halves. Perfect conditions during the morning with fish coming to dries but the sun rose and clouds departed during the afternoon making things ‘challenging’. Dry fly expert Ed Douglas enjoyed steady drifts across the main basing. Fishing dries he netted 7 fish during the morning and changed to a washing line set up for the afternoon and caught a further 9. Farther and son tea, Mark Seabrook and Scott had a successful trip. Returning a dozen fish between which came to a large daddies  tied with orange wings.
The great fishing looks to continue for the remaining three weeks of the season,  with good weather forecast and plenty of feeding fish in the reservoir. Closing Day Tuesday 31st October
website www.flyfishstore.co.uk or our facebook page flyfishstore.
Members renewal forms will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in joining Eyebrook as a member pleased be advised there is currently a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook Lodge or call us on 01536 770 264.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, with the float tubing association visiting us on the 14th October.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
;
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 6.15pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.15 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm
Afternoon Boats: 1.30until 6.15pm
Last 4 Hours from: 2.30 until 6.15 (Tickets on sale from 2.15)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 6.15pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Fur and Feather Sunday 29th October – Friendly Pairs Competition with prizes to be won.
Last day of the 2017 season will be Tuesday 31st October. A date for the start of the 2018 is yet to be confirmed. We are however now taking bookings for April 2018 onwards.

 

 

NEW LODGE Telephone Number: 01283 770264
Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report – Week ending 8th October 2017
Tel: 01536 770264                                                                                       
We are expecting excellent sport during October as we head towards our closing date of October 31st as we currently have a stock level of 16,900 trout in the reservoir
Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      
Number Rods:146    Number Trout Taken: 224 Number Trout Released: 448 Total Catch: 672
Weekly Rod Average: 4.6
NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 – please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge
Eyebrook produced great sport this week with an overall rod average of 4.6. Various methods working as the fish change their feeding habits from insect to fry feeding. Dries have worked during warmer days with most fish coming blind to daddies and hoppers. Nymphs fished on a washing line have caught well. Black buzzers or crunchers fished with either a FAB or floating fry on the point are working well. Most of the fry action is coming to lures fished in the top three feet. Minkies or zonkers on a floating or slow intermediate line are working well. Most boats are drifting the basin into the wooded bank. There are still a number of resident fish around the weed along the willows and stoke dry but are particularly difficult to tempt. A single floating fry or corixa pattern working best for these fish.
Bank anglers are having mixed success depending on wind speed and direction. Most choose to fish the Belle and hawthorns. Others have ventured to the island and chestnut and have more success. Fry and Corixa patterns working best. There are feeding fish between the water’s edge and weed beds in a few inches of water. It is advisable to make a steady approach to the bank and avoid wading to begin.
Monday fished extremely well in extremely challenging conditions. A strong westerly wind blew and most boats chose to take shelter on the Leicester bank, anchored or making short drifts. Mr Woods, Mr Munro and Mr Kay enjoyed the first of their three days fishing at Eyebrook. (we offer discounted rates for both single and two man boats on a three day ticket across all our waters. Visit our website for full details www.flyfishstore.com) The competent trio caught nearly 50 fish on white lures, pulled daddies and hoppers. Mr Grele bank fished between the hawthorns and Sam’s Dyke and caught 5 fish on a size 12 black buzzer fished on a washing line.
The middle of the week was interesting with changeable conditions. Mr Hunter caught a dozen fish on a ‘little devil’ or ‘Diawl Bach’ as it is more commonly known. Luke Key and boat partner Marcle Kwisinle caught 14 fish on a catswhisker fished on a floating line whilst drifting the main basin.
Friday produced a great rod average of 6.2. Eyebrook held a corporate event for Sygenta UK. 18 anglers enjoyed great hospitality with bacon rolls for breakfast, great fishing and fish and chips to finish. Tim Burn was absolutely un stoppable and caught 32 fish which easily took him and his boat partner Richard Ward to win the day. For information regarding corporate events please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook lodge on 01536 770 264.
Other notable catches during Friday were Mr Vicedo from France and friends catching and returning a boat full each on blobs and mini sparklers. Mr Burley and Campbell found lots of feeding fish off the dam wall and caught on a cats whisker. Member Mr Bilsden and Tibbet got stuck into fish off Robbos cabin, Fishing black and green lures and FAB’s.
The sport continued into the weekend with many anglers experiencing red letter days. Draycote Member Mr Edward Douglas stuck to dry flies and was rewarded with 14 quality rainbows for his efforts. Mr Alan Grant made the 100 yards trip and anchored just past the tower. He remained there for his 6 hour session and caught 18 fish on fry patterns fished in the top few feet.
For all enquires and bookings because use our new lodge number 01536 770 264. Visit our website www.flyfishstore.co.uk or our facebook page flyfishstore.
Members renewal forms will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in joining Eyebrook as a member pleased be advised there is currently a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook Lodge or call us on 01536 770 264.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, with the float tubing association visiting us on the 14th October.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
;
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 6.30 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.30 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm
Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 6.30pm
Last 4 Hours from: 2.30 until 6.30 (Tickets on sale from 2.15)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 6.30 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
Last day of the 2017 season will be Tuesday 31st October. A date for the start of the 2018 is yet to be confirmed. We are however now taking bookings for April 2018 onwards.
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 

 

 

 

NEW LODGE Telephone Number: 01283 770264
Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report – Week ending 1st October 2017
Tel: 01536 770264                                                                                        
Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                                
Number Rods: 301 Number Trout Taken: 455 Number Trout Released:541  Total Catch:996
Weekly Rod Average: 3.3
A very busy week at Eyebrook with nearly every boat out every day. Returns slowed slightly as the week progressed with the Autumnal winds and cooler air temperatures returned. Boats have been catching from various areas of the reservoir. Dries worked extremely well for the start of the week but into the weekend fry and nymphs fished better. Bank anglers have had good success with a good number of quality fish showing into the margins. The Belle, Hawthorns and Island are producing most sport on fry patterns and small dries.
Monday and Tuesday both saw returns average over 5 fish a rod. Conditions were great for dries and most anglers fished on top, drifting the basin, The Island to Robos is always a good drift. Mr Bellamy and Mr Orpin enjoyed great sport fishing hoppers they’d soon caught more than a dozen fish whilst drifting the basin. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale fished various areas of the reservoir and caught fish on their favourite fly. The deadly yellow owl. Colin Hendry caught 14 fish on ginger hoppers, claret bits and then a ginked up big muddler into the evening.
The good conditions continued into Wednesday although air temperature was slightly cooler so less fish could be seen rising. They would however come to the dries blind. A couple of anglers reported fishing the shallows at the Northern end of the reservoir and caught some superb rainbows fry feeding and on snail patterns. Peter Nesbit caught 12 fish on hoppers and micro boobies including one brown trout of around 4 pounds. Andy Milner also had a successful day whilst practising for his friendly competition the next day. Between Andy and his boat partner they caught 16 fish including1 brown trout on foam daddies drifting into Robbos cabin.
Thursday saw 40 police officers take to the water practising for their competition on the Friday. Andy Milner held his friendly competition. 12 anglers caught 111 fish. Top angling gentlemen! Most boats drifted the basin fishing with daddies or CDCs. Warden Toff Crowther and boat partner Graham were top rods on the day. Catching 30 fish on nemo crunchers fished between a booby and a blob on a midge tip.
Friday was match day for the Police Pairs. 52 anglers from across the UK represented their forces. The day was won by Tim Strachen and Phil Sadler from Staffordhire. They bagged up and weighed in 8 fish for 15lb 14 oz including a rainbow of 2lb 14. Second place fell to Richard Hood and Chris Webster with 8 fish for 15lb 2 oz. Thank you to Steve Owen for running such a well organised match. Results and pictures can be found on our facebook page. Flyfishstore.
Windier and cooler conditions at the weekend made things slightly more challenging. Lures and nymphs worked bested fished in the top 3 feet. Roy Swinfield caught 7 on a fat black buzzer fished on a washing line. Sunday saw the Blue trout trophy fished which is a friendly competition fished between Eyebrook Member’s and The English Disabled Fly Fishers 10 anglers caught 21 fish and the day was won by Eyebrook. Mark Hunt had the best bag of the day. He found fish in the slack water just past the point of the chestnut tree in a few feet of water. He targeted moving fish with a small CDC and a coch-y-bondhu. Best fish of the week fell to in house guide Lee Henfrey, a superb 6lb 5oz rainbow which took a tube fished on a Di 3 in open water. (pictures on our facebook page)
NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 –please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge
Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 6.45 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.45 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm
Afternoon Boats: 1.30until 7.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 3.00 until 6.45 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)
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

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk 

 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report – Week ending 24th September 2017
NEW LODGE Telephone Number: 01283 770264
Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                                                                   
 
Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                                
Number Rods:196Number Trout Taken: 199  Number Trout Released:600  Total Catch:799
Weekly Rod Average: 4.08
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
A week that kept getting better at Eyebrook and finished with a rod average of 7.2. Warmer air temperatures brought the fish back onto the surface with an abundance of natural fly life the dry fly sport has been incredible. Water temperature is now at 14 degrees, a much friendlier temperature for a trout, making them feed throughout the day. There are still a good number of fish on the fry and anglers have reported rainbows to 4lb plus and browns to 5lb 8oz coming to floating fry and suspender minkies. The majority of fish have been coming to daddies and large sedge patterns from across the main basin. Bank angling has been consistent with anglers fishing the Belle, Hawthorns and dam wall. Most fish are being caught on floating fry, dries or corixa patterns.
Jim Deacon got the week off to a good start. Bank fishing from the hawthorns he caught 8 fish on a traditional Sweeney Todd. Tom Wallace and boat partner had a cracking day. Fishing in Norris Dyke the deadly duo caught nearly 30 fish on black diawl Bachs and blobs. Don Mansel and R Buckingham also had a respectable day. Returning 11 fish including a 5lb brown trout which they caught around the weed out from The Chestnut tree on a fry pattern.
Tuesday was a slightly slower day with periods of flat calm making fishing challenging at times. Lots of fish were showing on the surface between the Chestnut tree and The willows. Members David Hay and Lindsay Bates boat fished drifting open water out from the chestnut tree. They caught 7 fish including two browns of around 4lbs each on fry patterns fished on a slow intermediate line. Brian Skey fished at anchor out from the willows and caught 8 fish during a morning session on size 14 Diawl Bachs fished on a washing line.
Wednesday and Thursday were colder making the fish reluctant to rise for dry flys. Clive Moore and Ian Jobe caught 16 fish to the boat on daddies and fry patterns from the Island and Robbos. D Quigley and friends enjoyed their three day trip to Eyebrook. Returning 206 fish between 8 of them over the three days. The majority of fish came to Paisley dry fly patterns and large sedge patterns. They found the fish between the Island and Robboscabain.
Friday and Saturday fished well with both days producing a rod average of over 4. Fish were coming to the dries and fry patterns from the across the main basin. Peter Nesbit caught and returned 11 fish on dries and crunchers fished on a washing line. Roger Charles bank fished at the Hawthorns and caught 5 lovely fish on a floating fry patterns.  Father and son team Tim and Paul Polito had a successful day boating over a dozen fish on CDC’s fished from a drifting boat. Mr J Hayes fished with daddies fished both dry and wet. Together with his boat partner they caught nearly 20 fished whilst drifting open water. Their best fish weighted just over 4lbs.
Sunday fished very well despitea Easterly wind. Lots of naturals could be seen on the water. Daddies, beetles, cinnamon sedge and a good mix of buzzers coming off. The majority of fish came to dries. Jim Smith and boat Partner Ed Douglas drifted the main basin and continuously caught throughout the day on size 16 dries. David Etty and Oliver Mills caught 10 fish on foam daddies and blobs. Mike Jenkins and Steve Wright drifted the main basin and caught 18 fish to the boat fishing a large sedge pattern, moving it through the surface.
The forecast for the week ahead looks good. Overcast days with a South east wind changing to a south westerly from Thursday onwards. Highs of 18 degrees. There should be plenty of daddies on the water after Mondays rain. Please book well in advance as we are extremely busy for the week ahead. .
 
Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
;
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 7.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm
Afternoon Boats: 1.30until 7.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 3.00 until 7.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.15pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 1st October - Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report – Week ending 10th September 2017
Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
 
Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                                
Number Rods:  192     Number Trout Taken: 248  Number Trout Released:333 Total Catch: 581
Weekly Rod Average: 3.03
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
We can certainly feel Autumn is upon us at Eyebrook. Cooler air temperatures and stronger winds this week made the fish reluctant the take off the surface. Nymphs, lures and fry patterns have worked best. Water temperature is currently at 16.5 and is steadily dropping each day. A good number of quality fish have been caught on fry patterns around Sam’s dyke and the top end of the reservoir.
This week has seen a steady rod average of between 1.83 and 6.5.Monday fished well with an average of 3.9. With warmer air temperatures and a steady breeze dries worked well. J Poote caught 7 fish for his evening session on orange dries whilst drifting the basin. Neil Benjamin and Ian Simmons enjoyed their first day of their three-day trip. They netted 18 fish between them on black buzzers. Warden Jobe Burnham had an evening targeting thefry feeders and was rewarded with an 8lb brown trout which he safely returned to the water ( Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore)
Tuesday saw the highest rod average of the week, a super 6.5 fish a rod and every angler caught a fish! M White caught 16 fish on a sunken daddy whilst fishingin front of the dam wall. Darren Lee caught 12 excellent fish from his float tube in the main basin. There is no launch for float tubes at Eyebrook.
The English Disabled fly fishers held the national Eliminator on Wednesday. 11 anglers fought it out for 7 places in the 2018 England team. The day was won by Stuart Hume. He bagged his 8 fish for a weight of 15lb 2oz and caught the biggest fish of the day at 2lb 10oz. For the full results and if you are interested in joining the English Disabled Fly fishers look on their website www.englishdisabledflyfishers.org.uk.
Higham ferrers fly fishers also enjoyed a friendly match on Wednesday. 14 anglers caught 41 fish. Best 6 fish on the day went to Pip Jeff’s with a bag weight of 13lbs 01oz.
Bank fishing has improved this week with fish feeding on fry around the weed beds. John Dracup caught a cracking 4lb 4 oz rainbow from the Belle. R Baker walked the Leicester bank and found fish feeding close in at the Island. He caught 6 fish on hoppers.
Conditions were challenging into the weekend. Strong winds, Heavy rain and thunderstorms played havoc with the fishes feeding habbits. J Jacobs fished the sheltered water and caught 8 fish on a bibio.  D Tranter Caught 6 fish from the main basin on a mixture of nymphs and lures. Brothers Lee and Graham Henfrey boat fished and caught 5 fish between them for a morning session. Graham only learned to fly fish a week ago and has already caught 10 fish this week from 3 outings. I think good angling runs in the family !
The forecast for Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th is for strong winds. Please contact the lodge prior to making a trip to the reservoir to avoid disappointment.
Visit our facebook page ‘flyfishstore’ for the latest news and reports from all four of our fisheries.
 
 
 
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
;
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 7.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.45 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.00until 7.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 3.45 until 7.45 (Tickets on sale from 3.15)
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
Sunday 1st October - Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 



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 Eyebrook Reservoir 

Weekly report – Week ending 3rd September 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  143      Number Trout Taken:116   Number Trout Released:278  Total Catch: 394
Weekly Rod Average: 2.9
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Another super week at Eyebrook and it is all top of the water sport. Conditions have played a big part in the returns this week. Several bright flat calm days put the fish off but during overcast and more favourable conditions the fish have been feeding furiously in the surface. There is a good mix of fish feeding on various food sources at the momentfry, nymphs and dry flies working well. Sunday was the most productive day of the week and resulted in a rod average of 6.3. “Eyebrook at its very best” were the words of one angler as he returned to lodge after a very successful morning session where he netted 22 fish !! The forecast for the week ahead is settled overcast weather perfect for long drifts across the main basin fishing dries !
Tom Bird and J Smith got away from Draycote and made a trip to Eyebrook. They targeted specimen fish feeding inand around the weed beds at the north end of the reservoir. Monday was one of the bright days, conditions couldn’t get much worse but the fish were still feeding. Tom and Jim fished with fry patterns and then changed to single dry flies to successfully net 14 fish to the boat. They made short drifts from cowshed to the tern raft.
Tuesday conditions were more favourable and an abundance of fish were rising right across the basin. Dave Schofield drifted the basin with a yellow owl and successfully boated 8 fine fish. Bill Whittle and Richard Watson caught 11 between them on muddlers pulled through the surface. Fishing this method can be great fun. The fish often following the fly, pushing water and creating a bow wave before taking it. This method works well with muddlers, boobys and suspender minkies. Make long casts and pull the fly through the surface imitating an injured fish. This method tends to work best whilst fishing a single fly.
Conditions were mixed into the weekend. Washing line and lures working best during bright spells and dries during the overcast periods. J Poote caught 8 fish on a white lure whilst fishing near to the dam wall. Michael Farrell fished with his son and opted to use a midge tip line as conditions were bright. They caught 9 fish on crunchers whilst drifting from the Hawthorn hedge to the dam wall.
We ended the week on a high with a rod average of 6.3. Most fish coming to the dries and nymphs on a washing line. Trevor Ashby and Fred Kettle found the washing line worked best. They caught nearly 30 fish between them from various areas of the main basin. Gary Gillespie and Lawrie Gillespie caught over 20 fish on dries and washing line from the middle of the basin. Eyebrook Member Mark Hunt was on the water once again and had an exceptional morning. He fished a mix of floating fry, CDC’s and Daddies to net 20 plus fish. He also commented on the amount of offers and follows he had.
Visit our facebook page ‘flyfishstore’ for the latest news and reports from all four of our fisheries.
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 8.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.00until 8.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.00 until 8.00 (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
Wednesday 6th October – English disabled National Eliminator
Sunday 1st October - Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 27th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  128      Number Trout Taken:164   Number Trout Released:368 Total Catch: 532
Weekly Rod Average: 4.16
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
 
Eyebrook has been on top form this week and doing what it does best, “world class top of the water sport”. That is until a rare occurrence happened and we had good weather during a bank holiday weekend! Water temperature has now risen to 20 degrees which has unfortunately put the fish off the surface. With cooler longer nights, however this should soon fall again to a more sensible temperature.
Monday to Friday fished exceptionally well for August. Boat anglers were drifting over the deeper water and caught well on dries such as Shipman’s buzzers, Hoppers in various colours and emerger patterns. Bank anglers also enjoyed good sport with more fish showing an interest in fry around the weed beds.
The week got off to a good start, Monday saw a rod average of 5.77. Andrew Thomas caught 6 fish including a super 5lb 2oz rainbow on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line. Mark Hunt also had a very prosperous evening session. Netting 10 fish, 5 of which were over 3lbs. Mark caught all his fish on CDC’s and ermeger patterns. (Pictures on our Facebook page flyfishstore )
Peter Baker enjoyed the great sport on Tuesday. The fish were coming to the dries thick and fast. Peter caught around 20 rainbows on a mix of dry fly patterns whilst drifting the main basin. He found the Yellow Owl CDC and black bits to be most successful. Member Carl Cower enjoyed his afternoon session catching 7 ‘lumps’ on fry patterns from around the weed beds.
Wednesdays average remained a steady 5.4 with masses of fish in the surface. Dries worked extremely well and conditions were perfect. K Haken and J Smith caught 15 fish between them on a mixture of Diawl Bachs and Hoppers. Warden Toff Crowther fished during a few spare hours he had. Catching and returning 9 fish he caught on CDCs and fry patterns.
The top-class sport continued into Thursday and Friday. Trever Ashby and Ken Walters had their best day of the season. Continuously catching fish on a mix of dries and nymphs whilst drifting in front of the dam wall. Andrew Rogers caught 12 fish on a hopper whilst drifting over deep water.
The weather change for the weekend. It was flat calm for much of Saturday and Sunday with not a cloud to be seen in the sky. Brian Skey did very well despite the conditions. He drifted from the Chestnut tree to the Willows and caught 5 fish on a Diawl bach fished on a washing line.
Top tips for fishing dries at Eyebrook- Fish from a drifting boat, you will cover more water and therefore more fish. The fish are very dispersed at this time of year. Make lots of short casts and cast to any rising fish. Fish with a single fly. You can often spook fish when water clarity is clear whilst fishing with to many flies. Or flies tied to close together. Fish with as thinner diameter tippet material as you can but be awarethere’re a lot of hard fighting fish at Eyebrook! Use ‘Mud’ on your tippet material particularly in bright or calm conditions. This will help disguise your leader.
 
We hope this weather will soon pass and water tempeatures will lower. We will be stocking a further 550 fish this week bringing the season stocking to over 20,000!!
For thelastest reports and news please contact the lodge on 07738 490 667.
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.
Pike Fly fishing has been suspended during this hot spell.
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
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Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 8.15pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.15 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.15until 8.15 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.15 until 8.15 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930  ***  FULLY BOOKED ***

ÂEyebrook Reservoir 

Weekly report ending 20th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  87      Number Trout Taken: 56   Number Trout Released: 148 Total Catch: 204
 Weekly Rod Average; 2.34
More settled conditions have only improved the fishing at Eyebrook. Bank anglers have enjoyed great sport with a mass off fish feeding on the abundance of corixa and fry in the margins. Dogwood bay and the Belle are fishing particularly well with most anglers choosing not to wade. Boats are enjoying long drifts across the basin and catching well to emerger and dry fly patterns.
The week started slow with changing conditions but settled by mid week. Ian Jobe boat fished, drifting from Mucky bay towards the willows and caught 7 fish on a mini snake. Dave Shaer fished from an anchored boat in front of the dam wall and also caught 7 fish on an intermediate and a white fritz lure.
Stuart Bildsen boat fished on Thursday in reasonably wet conditions. He drifted the mian basin and found feeding fish from the middle of the basin to Robbos. He fished a pair of foam daddies and caught 10 fish.
Warden Jobe Burnham fished twice this week during his days off. Firstly, on Tuesday he boat fished at the Chestnut tree and Mucky bay. Making short drifts over the weed he fished a pair of size 14 yellow Owl CDC’s and took a fish or two on most drifts. As the sun became more prevalent around mid-day less fish could be seen rising so after a couple of drifts of not connecting to a fish, Jobe changed tactics to a slow intermediate and a fry pattern he had tied the evening before. Making longer drifts and covering the slightly deeper water Jobe connected with several fish including a beautiful brown of around 4 lbs and a rainbow of close to 5lbs. After a successful day Jobe was keen to fish again and fished on Saturday. A strong cold west wind prevailed making presentation difficult. Jobe fished a orange daddy and a natural daddy 8 feet apart and caught fish drifting from the Hawthorn hedge into open water. The fish weren’t committing very well and several fish bow waved behind the fly and didn’t connect. Jobe finished the day having netted 10 good rainbows including one fine overwintered specimen of 4lb 6oz.
Conditions were ‘spot on’ on Sunday and lots of fish were showing. Bank angler Bob Margery bank fished. Catching 9 fish before 11 o’clock bob was pleased with his morning. He caught his fish on a red headed diawl bach fished on a washing line with a white booby on the point. The boats did equally well and fish were reported to have been caught from various areas of the reservoir. Rupert Gibson enjoyed some great dry fly action. Fishing with daddies and hoppers he boated 10 fish whilst drifting around the Island. Danny Lovegrove caught his 6 fish during an afternoon session on a floating fry and red Diawl Bachs whilst drifting from the middle of the basin to Robbos. Sunday’s rod average, a respectable 4 fish per rod.
Water Temperature is 17 degrees, 1100 rainbow trout stocked this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 with another 6,000 to be stock over the next 8 weeks!
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 8.30pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.30 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.15until 8.30 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.30 until 8.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.45pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930  ***  FULLY BOOKED ***

 


Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 13th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  135      Number Trout Taken: 46   Number Trout Released: 95 Total Catch:  141
 Weekly Rod Average; 1.04
Not the easiest of weeks this week at Eyebrook. Mainly due to the changeable weather conditions. Things did improve into the weekend however with Sunday seeing a rod average of 3.9. The best sport is certainly to be had whilst fishing dries or in the top few inches of water. Boats have been drifting the main basin and have caught in most areas of the reservoir. Bank anglers have struggled with the northerly winds but caught over the weekend from the dam wall and Hawthorn hedge. Damsels, Blobs and fry patterns are working fished on a floating line. Diawl bachs and corixa patterns working well around the margins fished on a washing line. Dries are the most productive way of fishing at the moment. Cdc’s,, shipman’s, hoppers and daddies are all working.
Stuart Bilsden and John Woodings boat fished on Monday. Taking 11 fish to the boat on daddies, Cdc’s and hoppers the pair found feeding fish 100 yards off Robbos cabin and drifted the area for most of the day. Conditions were terrible for Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong north winds and heavy rain did not do the fishing any good. A few hardy anglers braved it. Neil Benjamin and Ian Simmons boat fished and caught 6 fish on a black CDC taking shelter from the wind off the point of the island.
Friday and into the weekend fished considerably better. More fish were feeding on the surface and anglers reported more confident takes. Dr T Holmes and Mr D Dearman boat fished. Starting their drifts from the Island and drifting towards Pollards jump the pair caught 10 fish on natural foam daddies. Father and Son team Mr D and P Angell boat fished and caught 9 super rainbows. They found the fish went on the feed after 5.00 and were taking off the surface. They fished a crippled midge and a Yellow owl CDC drifting around the Island.
Sunday saw the best rod average of the week, a much more like it 3.9 with serval anglers catching 10 plus fish. Damsel worked and the usual dries, CDC and hoppers. Mr Jacobs caught 10 fish for an afternoon session fishing a Yellow Owl or a claret Hopper. Greame Bell had a cracking day netting fish continuously throughout the day. He fished up with 18 to the boat caught on Owls and a minkie fry pattern from all over the main basin. Mr Bettinson and grandson caught 6 fish for their morning session from the dam wall. Hopefully with more settled conditions the rod average will remain high. It won’t be much longer before we start to see daddies appear on the water. Which will certainly get the fish into a feeding frenzy. Orange foam daddies always seem to work best here at Eyebrook.
Please note the beginner’s tuition day on the 2nd September is now fully booked.
Please remember due to the wild population of brown trout we ask that ALL brown trout are to be returned to the water.
Water Temperature is 17 degrees, we shall be stocking a further 1100 rainbow trout this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 stocked with further stockings during August, September & October taking our overall stockings to 25,500
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 8.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.45 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 8.45 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.45 until 8.45 (Tickets on sale from 4.15)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930  ***  FULLY BOOKED ***
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 
 


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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 6th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  120      Number Trout Taken: 72   Number Trout Released: 120 Total Catch: 192
 Weekly Rod Average; 1.6
Eyebrook remains consistently inconsistent! Various methods working on any day as the conditions have been changeable. The fish however remain in the top 6 feet and when conditions allow will go on the feed on the surface. Dries have been working, keep them small and a single fly so not to spook fish. Washing line has caught fish, Diawl bachs with a foam daddy on the point working well. Lures have also caught, cats whisker or damsels retrieved at speed also catching.
The bank fish has slowed slightly this week, cooler evenings have made the fish reluctant to rise with less fly life on the water. Boats are still catching from various areas of the reservoir. Long drifts across the main basin being most productive.
Mick Cartlidge and Phil Harding got the week off to a good start. Fishing a fast glass line and damsels during the bright morning and switching to dries during the afternoon they got it right on the day. Boating 30 plus fish to 3 and a half pounds. The pair fished Mucky bay during the morning and drifted the main basin with orange shipman’s, Yellow owls and Kate Mclarens during the afternoon.
The EnglishDisabled fly fishers held the annual Presidents cup match on Wednesday. 19 anglers fished the friendly competition on floating lines only. Top rod on the day was H Pritchett taking his 4 fish and catch and releasing a further 3 put him on top spot. Best fish of the day went to Trevor Ashby a lovely silvered fish of 2lb 8oz. ‘H’ and Trev shared a boat for the day and drifted the basin, starting long drifts from near the tower and finishing out from Robbos Cabin. They caught on various methods but Trev reported small black nymphs working best fished on a washing line. The fish that were spooned later in the day had a small number of black buzzers and corixa in them.
Thursday the wind blew! Only a hand full of hardy anglers tackled the 20 plus miles an hour winds from the North West. Nick Lamyman was one of those brave souls. He boat fished with regular boat partner Bill Hill. After a struggle, they finally got their anchor to hold in front of the dam wall and fished the best they could considering the conditions. Nick caught a fish second cast and the pair were hopeful for a successful trip! A couple of hours passed without any offers or fish to the boat so Nick changed tactics and fished deep on Di7 line and a large white lure. It wasn’t long before Nicks rod went right round and a good fish had taken his fly mid water. After a long fight Nick netted a super brown trout which was estimated to weight over 7lbs. The pair resided to the lodge pleased with their mornings achievements.
Friday fished the most consistently between anglers of the week. A respectable average of 2.95 fish a rod. Oliver Mills caught 5 fish on various lures on a floating line. Member Stuart Bilsden and Tony Tibbett caught 9 fish between them on Yellow Owl Cdc’s from across the main basin. Mark Hunt also had a good afternoon session, Netting 8 fish whilst fishing a Midge tip, with a cats whisker on the point and two crunchers drifting the basin.
With the Eyebrook water temperature below 18c degrees we have a further stocking of River Gwash Trout this week.
Please remember as we have a wild population of breeding brown trout in the Eyebrook all brown trout are to be returned to the water.
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.00 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 9.00 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.00 until 9.00 (Tickets on sale from 4.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird & Eyebrook Head Ranger Jobe Burnham – limited places available. Book online www.flyfishtuition.co.uk  
Further details contact the lodge – 01536 772 930
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 
 
 


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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending week ending 30th July 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 114       Number Trout Taken: 75     Number Trout Released: 118 Total Catch: 193   Weekly Rod Average; 1.69
Eyebrook continues to fish well for the time of year. Lots of fish showing in the surface and in to the margins. Bank anglers have enjoyed good sport into the evenings, with lots of fish feeding on corixa and fry close into the margins a hairs ear CDC or nymphs fished on a washing line have worked well. Boats have been spread out for most of the week with catches being reported from all around the reservoir. Long drifts across the basin accounting for most fish on small dries.
Changeable conditions for the week previous meant the fish were very much on and off. Change in barometric pressure always has aninfluenceon the fishing. It is believed the change from low to high or high to low unsettles the fishes feeding patterns making them uncomfortable and lethargic.
Jason James paid another visit to Eyebrook at the start of the week. Fishing his ‘Dukes deadly’ a pattern he ties himself from orange seals fur, Jason caught 8 fish for his morning session. Jason fishes a single dry fly on 5lb tippet material. With clarity, still ‘gin clear’ many anglers are reporting lots of offers to the dries with many fish coming short and turning away at the last second.
Eyebrook regular Ken Waters boat fished Sams Dyke with a single Yellow Owl CDC, Ken caught 4 fish and had plenty of offers to keep him entertained. Ken is in a wheel chair and takes advantage of our wheely boats. Eyebrook has great facilities for the disabled angler, wheely boats are available for £17 a day or £10 for a part day. (pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).
Thursday saw a healthy rod average of 3.27. Conditions were more settled, with cloud cover and a good breeze the fish were feeding just under the surface. John Eaton and Bill Presgrave boat fished near to the dam wall and had great success on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line to keep it in the top few inches. The pair boated 10 fish between them. Head ranger Jobe Burnham got a float on his day off and boat fished with member Richard Watson. The pair drifted the basin fishing dries. Jobe stuck with the trusted Yellow Owl and Richard fished a firey brown shipman’s type pattern. Jobe had 39 offers to the dries but only hooked 9. Richard had a better hook up rate, hooking 5 and netting 3 for a dozen offers.
Mick Bennett took a day off work to celebrate his birthday and chose to spend it at Eyebrook. He boat fished, catching 8 fish during his short 4 hour session. Mick fished damsel patterns on a floating line. Casting to fish and retrieving at speed as soon as his flies touched the water he was rewarded with ferocious takes.
Member Bill Law fished the bank on Saturday morning. He chose to fish his favourite spot the Hawthorn hedge. Bill fished with two size 14 CDC’s, fished almost static. Bill caught 5 lovely conditioned rainbows and had many more offers too.
The weather forecast looks similar for the week ahead so fishing should remain consistent. Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
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
;
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.15 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am until 9.15 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00 pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00am until 9.15 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 4.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.30pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird & Eyebrook Head Ranger Jobe Burnham – limited places available. Book online www.flyfishtuition.co.uk  
Further details contact the lodge – 01536 772 930
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 
 


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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                          
 
Weekly Stats: 16-7-17
Number Rods: 110       Number Trout Taken:81     Number Trout Released:140 Total Catch:221
Weekly Rod Average; 2.01

A ‘Challenging’ start to the week. Bright conditions with little or no wind at times, and water temperatures of 22.5 degrees made it hard for even the most experienced of anglers. Conditions did improve into the latter half of the week and weekend. Water temperature has now fallen to a much more preferred 19 degrees and fish are in and around the surface. Nymphs fished in the top 4 feet working best at the moment, along the lodge bank. Dogwood, The Belle and Hawthorns are holding a lot of fish. There are a few fish up in the shallows around The Cow Shed which seems to produce the better fish at the moment. When conditions are right dries are catching fish. The favourite yellow Owl CDC accounting for a lot of fish this week.

The bank is fishing exceptionally well for the time of year. Lots of fish in the margins around the weed beds. Weed growth is at its lowest for the time of year I have seen it for many years. Therefore 99% of the bank is fishable. Weed cutting will commence if or when weed becomes an issue. Black buzzer, Diawl Bachs and Damsels are all working well from the bank.
Geoff Smith of Blaston managed 3 fish for an evening session on Monday, in very challenging conditions. Geoff caught his fish on small dries whilst bank fishing at the Belle. The fish are feeding best either in the morning or evenings whilst temperatures are at the lowest.
The rod average remained around 1 for Tuesday and Wednesday with sinking lines catching the few fish anglers managed to tempt. The weather changed from Wednesday onwards. Much cooler air temperature, cloud cover and a brisk breeze much improved returns. By Friday the water temperature had dropped to 19 degrees and the fish had returned to the surface layers. David Sowell enjoyed a quick morning session. Bank fishing from the Hawthorn Hedge, David caught 6 fish on a CDC and pheasant tail nymph. Karl Cowzer boat fish and netted 7 quality fish to the notorious Yellow Owl.

Saturdays returns were the best of the week. A healthy 3.2 fish a rod with boat and bank anglers evenly matched. Jerry Barnes manged 4 fish from the Belle and missed a few offers on Dial Bachs and a CDC.
Andre Russel went a float in his float tube along with two members from the Float tube association. Float tubes offer the angler a unique way of fishing. Fishing low to the surface it allows anglers to see fish moving and with little or no noise you can manoeuvre yourself close to fish even into the margins without spooking them. All three anglers caught well. Mr Frakes caught 7, Mr Dunnett caught 4 and Andre finished with 3. All fish caught were in the top 5 feet on dries and nymphs

No launch fee for tubers at Eyebrook with a full days tubing available from £17.50 or the last 4 hours for £10.00

Tony Gile boat fished with his Son Paul on Sunday. The pair had 14 fish to the boat on a MOP fly, small damsel and a Candy Sput Fab. They fished over deep water around the tower and dam.
Temperatures are going to rise again this week so fishing will be best in the mornings or evenings. Call the lodge for the most up-to-date reports or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & head Eyebrook Fishery ranger Jobe Burnham, Jobe also offers guided pike fly fishing ( When temperatures allow ).
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

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00
Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 9.45
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm  (Tickets on sale from 5.15)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 


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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending
Tel: 01536 772930         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
Weekly Stats:
 
Number Rods:  179      Number Trout Taken:110     Number Trout Released:234  Total Catch: 344   Weekly Rod Average;1.92

A very mixed week at Eyebrook, which started extremely well. Monday saw a rod average of 4.3, with lots of fish feeding in the surface and being caught on dries whilst drifting the main basin. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last though, Wednesday saw the return of warm weather, increasing the surface water temperature to over 20 degrees. Surface temperature at 7.30 am on Monday 10th was touching 22 degrees.

We are looking forward to the cooler weather forecast for the week ahead, mixed with a stronger breeze should cool the water somewhat.

Best Methods currently are fast sinking lines fishing in the main basin in 30 feet plus of water. Size 10 black buzzers will catch fish as will damsels, snakes and tubes. The secret is to wait for your line to sink and then wait another 30 seconds before retrieving to reach depths of 30 feet.
Bank fishing is extremely challenging at the moment. Most anglers fishing first or last thing with limited success.

Speak to Lee or Jobe who are having some success using a fast sinking line.

Monday saw the best returns of the week, most anglers fished dries and fish were caught all over the reservoir, Mr Fox had a very good day fishing a size 14 CDC whilst drifting various areas of the reservoir. He caught most of his fish before 2 pm as the sun did show slightly. Mr Duxbury also had a very enjoyable day, netting 15 fish again on a CDC. Bill Law bank fished and caught 3 fish during his morning session from the Hawthorn hedge.
Tuesday the rod average dipped slightly, but was a respectable 3.8. Again, lots of fish showing and dries worked well. Karl Cowzer caught over a dozen fish to size 16 traditional dries whilst drifting the main basin. Roger Gibbons had an extremely good day. Roger was straight into fish on his first drift, fishing an orange hopper and a CDC casting to fish. Roger had caught 6 fish by 11am including a fish of 4lb when he resigned to the lodge for a coffee break. He finished the day with 13 fish to the boat. Bob Margery ventured to the north end of the reservoir and fished the cow shed to stoke dry old road. He caught 11 fish of which 5 he weighed in for a good weight of 12lb 6oz. Bob fished a washing line with dial bachs.
Wednesday saw the first day of challenging conditions, very bright, flat calm and extremely hot spelt disaster for dry fly anglers. The water temperature soon rose and the fish quickly dissented. Mr Holmes fished the buzzer and bung. A deadly method for flat calm conditions. He was rewarded with 9 fish from the dam wall.

Fishing remained challenging into the weekend with a rod average around 1 fish per rod most days. Mid Northants fly fishers held their Eric Godman trophy competition on Sunday. All competitors knew from the start it wasn’t going to be easy. Most fished deep in front of the dam wall. The best bag of 2 fish went to Frazer Duffy Jnr. His best two fish weighed in at 5lb 9oz. Best fish of the day was a 3lb 5oz rainbow caught by Seumas Halliday which took a snake fished of a sinking line. Overall rod average was 1.5.

Pike fishing has been suspended until the water temperatures drop. It unlikely this will be for a few weeks now. Please call the lodge on 01536 772 930 for the latest news or visit our facebok page flyfishstore.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

We would like to introduce two new members of staff to the Eyebrook team, Graham Henfrey & Toff Crowther who will be working alongside Lee Henfrey, Jobe Burnham & Simon Ware.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & head fishery ranger Jobe Burnham

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

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 10.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00
Last 4 Hours from: 6.00 until  (Tickets on sale from 5.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by:  10.15 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

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 Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 2nd July 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                          
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   124     Number Trout Taken:  98   Number Trout Released: 337 Total Catch:  435
Weekly Rod Average; 3.57
A much-improved week at Eyebrook. Lots of fish showing and feeding in the surface. Boat anglers are enjoying long drifts across the main basin, catching on dries such as a yellow owl CDC or hoppers. Nymphs fish high in the water are also doing very well. Red holographic diawl bachs and black buzzers catching their share of fish. Fished on a washing line with a foam daddy or booby on the point.
The bank is fishing much better again especially into the evenings. Fish are feeding in just a few feet of water in Sam’s Dyke and around the Island. There are lots of small dark sedge into the evenings, G&R sedge, CDC’s or shipman’s buzzers working well.
Jason James enjoyed his day on Tuesday, boat fishing at Stoke Dry and Old Road. Jason saw fish rising but struggled to suss out what they were taking. After a couple of hours of changing and trying different dries he finally started to connect to fish. Jason fish a single dry he ties himself. “Dukes Deadly “a sparsely tied orange seal fur dry, tied on a size 14. Jason finished mid-afternoon having caught 6 great conditioned rainbows. Ian Godfrey visiting Eyebrook from Ireland had a good start to his three days fishing, catching 8 fish on various tactics from Mucky bay and the Island.
Dave Adams and Lou brooks fished on Wednesday. Conditions were not great, a strong north wind put quite a chop on the water. The pair took shelter in Sams Dyke anchoring in 4 feet on water. They fished red holographic Dial bachs on a washing line with a FAB on the point. The pair finished the day with 20 fish between them including a 4lb 8 brown trout. Member Clive Moore also caught a brown trout of Wednesday which was estimated to weigh around 5lb. All brown trout are to be returned to the water.
Thursday fished exceptionally well with all 28 anglers catching fish. The rod average was a respectable 7.04, pretty good for the last week of June! Most anglers drifted, fishing dries. Orange hoppers worked well for Ron Gent and Martin Rowson, the pair caught all over the reservoir. Martin had the best fish of the day, 4lb plus brown. Bob Smith bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught fish all morning on a small CDC. Mr Bircumshaw caught a dozen fish on a washing line technique, fishing buzzers static with a FAB on the point.
Lee Henfrey guided Simon Walton for his first mornings fly fishing with Simon landing 3 trout on a cruncher.
Jobe Burnham was also busy guiding clients at Eyebrook with Andy Lilliy & Chris Goodwin taking advantage of Jobe knowledge of fly fishing for the pike with both enjoying a successful morning.
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Sean Cutting enjoyed a day a float at Eyebrook. Making short drifts out of mucky bay he caught serval fish on dries. Mike Duxbury made the most of our afternoon boats and caught 5 fish on a sedge pattern casting to rising fish into the evening. The good sport continued into the weekend. Lots of boats drifting the open water fishing dries and nymphs. Water temperature is now settled at 17 degrees resulting in plenty of fish in or near the surface. The bank fished well over the weekend and there is still little or no weed to mention. Dave Chadwick bank fished the Belle and was rewarded with 8 fished for his morning. All Dave’s fish came to a size 12 CDC. Pete Line boat fished, drifting the willows he found the better fish. Fishing hoppers Pete tempted 7 great rainbows out, the best close to 3lbs.
We will continue to stock fortnightly throughout July and August and return to weekly stockings for the remainder of the season. We have stocked 17,025 fish to date and will stock a further 8300 before the end of the season. The season rod average is currently 5.55
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & fishery head warden Jobe Burnham.
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 10.00 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 6.00pm until 10.00pm  (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 25.6.17
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:166        Number Trout Taken: 191    Number Trout Released: 181 Total Catch: 372    Weekly Rod Average; 2.24

Not the easiest of weeks for fly fishing. Water temperatures reached 22.5 degrees making the fish hard to find in the depths of the “Brook. The weather for the last week of June is looking much improved and I’m pleased to report seeing fish rising over the most areas of the reservoir.
The majority of boats this week fished the main basin, drifting from Dogwood and the Belle across the deep water or anchoring off the dam wall. Most opting to fish a high-density line to reach depths of 20 feet plus. Damsels, blobs and other lures worked or buzzers, size 10 fished static. Bank anglers found conditions particularly ‘challenging’. Most fishing the hawthorns, Belle and dam wall with limited success until late evening when occasionally the odd trout could be tempted.

Loy and McIlroy got the week to a good start, catching a dozen plus each fishing buzzers at depth in front of the damn wall. Warden Jobe Burnham fished on his day off, along with Eyebrook Member Clive Moore. The pair anchored in 40 feet of water and preceded to fish size 8 and 10 buzzers at various depths. Clive was quickly into fish on a Di 8 line fishing his buzzers at 25 feet. Jobe set his line to a similar depth and also started to catch.

Jobe was joined by his partner Georgina in the evening, a rare occasion. Georgina isn’t particularly keen on fly fishing. She enjoyed her evening though, catching 4 fish in 2 and a half hours. Not bad for a beginner! (pictures on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Eyebrook held the Anglers World Holidays fly fish championships on Friday and Saturday. 30 anglers took to the water on Friday with great anticipation. Conditions were ‘challenging’. A strong west wind blew and the water temperature was well over 20 degrees. The first day was won by our very own Lee Henfrey, “top angling Lee”! (Lee is available for guiding please contact the lodge for further information) He fished the main basin with a H D line to reach the depths. Lee Caught 10 fish for a weigh, including bonuses of 20lb 12oz. Second place went to Belgium angler GerrtJansenns with 7 fish for 15lb 2oz and third Chris Guthrie with 6 fish for 12lb 15oz. Chris bucked the trend and fished size 14 dies drifting from the Belle and Hawthorns. The first day saw an overall average of 2.57.

The second day, the floating line competition saw a much-improved average of 5.65 and as won by top angler Bill McIlroy. Bill caught 17 fish for a weigh including bonuses of 33lb 4oz. Second place went to Craig Barr who fished dries and third Christian Jadouille. The best fish of the competition were two fish of 3lb 4oz caught by Bill McIlroy and Martin Griffiths. Unfortunately for Martin, Bills bag weighed more so therefore Bill received the ‘Wild card’ prize on Friday for the biggest fish. Martin however managed the best fish of the Saturday, a 2lb 13oz specimen. Well done to all competitors and thank you to John Horsey for ensuring the competition was so well organised.  Full results can be found on our Facebook page flyfishstore.
Sunday saw a good number of bank anglers sat Eyebrook. Dave Chadwick caught 4 fish from the Belle on a pin fry pattern he tied himself. Steve Lawrence also caught 4 fish on blobs and damsels. Dave Etty Boat fish and caught 4 fish on a size 14 CDC.
The water temperature is now falling and fishing is improving by the day. The rain fall forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday will also help so we anticipate good fishing for Thursday and into the weekend. We are now allowing pike fly fishing once again as water temperatures have dropped.
 
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird. Pike Fly Fishing guiding available with Jobe Burnham (when water temperature allows)
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

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.45pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00 pm until 9.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

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 Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 18th June 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
 
A bright and breezy start to the week and Monday saw the boats drifting between Dogwood Bay and Three Trees across the front of the dam. Despite the sunny spells the fish were showing well and the boats soon spread out along the reservoir.Being a westerly wind the lodge bank to the Island fished well with many of the fish caught on dries and emergers.
Bob Fitzpatrick and crew had a great day, 4 anglers between them boating over 100 fish. Bob, who is the inventor of the Yellow Owl CDC, said it was one of the best days he has had. They caught in numerous places including Sams Dyke, Mucky Bay and Dogwood Bay. Most of their fish fell to the deadly Yellow Owl. Horace Wood also did well catching 5 hard fighting fish by midday on Buzzers while drifting across the front of the dam. Steve Benby had 10 fish including a nice brown of 4lbs which he returned, they were all caught on dries. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale started their 5 day trip off well with 5 lovely rainbows all on CDC’s.
Bright conditions continued but not so breezy as the week progressed and catch returns remained good. On Tuesday Roger Charles had 5 fish off the bank including a Brown of approx. 6lbs which he returned. Karl Cowzer, who always fishes on the surface where possible, had 23 fish all on dries.. splendid fishing!!
The start of the Pike fly fishing season on Friday saw several predator hunters visit the Eyebrook, they were not disappointed. Plenty of fish were caught right throughout with the biggest of the day going to Jobe Burnham, a beauty of 22lbs. He caught a dozen fish in total. Guy Eldridge also had a great day catching around 20 fish with the largest in the high teens.
Towards the end of the week the hot weather had its effect on the fishing and the water temperature had risen to 19 degrees C. Meaning the bank fishing was very hard indeed. The boats were able to catch in the deeper water but Mark Hunt went against the odds and had 7 fish in Mucky Bay on CDC’s, crunchers and damsels.. there’s always one who has to spoil it for everyone else!!
 
 
PLEASE NOTE due to the heat : PIKE FISHING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
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:134Number Trout Taken: 94Number Trout Released: 443Total Catch: 537 Weekly Rod Average: 4

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 21:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21:30
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 15:00
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 21:45
Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until dusk (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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 28th May 2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 186  Number Trout Taken: 229    Number Trout Released: 450 Total Catch: 679
Weekly Rod Average; 3.65
Our weekly stockings continue, to date we have stocked 14,425 trout
It has been a very mixed week at Eyebrook. Every method has worked in every location at some point throughout the week, although the deeper water in front  
The hot bright conditions put the fish down at times, but as soon as the cloud cover returned the fish were back on top. Most anglers are still fishing buzzers at various depths. Brighter days buzzers fished between 15 and 20 feet down was the successful method, on the more over cast days a washing line with a damsel booby on the point. Size 10 buzzers when fished at depth, a red and black or black buzzer size 10 or 12 doing well. Smaller nymphs are working best closer to the surface size 14 or 16s. At times dries have been working, with the mass of natural hatches, small dries work best. Size 14 or 16 shipman’s, crippled midge, yellow Owl or a claret hopper all taking their share of the fish. The dam wall has fished extremely well all week, with many anglers having red letter days anchored over the deep water, many catching well into double figures. The Belle, Hawthorns and Mucky bay have fished well when conditions have been favourable particularly for the bank anglers.
On more over cast days and into the evenings a few anglers have chosen to drift the open water between the chestnut tree and willows and have been rewarded with some great fish. Well grown on fish of 3 to 31/2 lbs are being caught regularly. Best Brown trout of the week was caught by Kevin Hobson whilst fishing the East Yorkshire fly dressers friendly match on Saturday. The super fish of around 8lbs took a damsel fished on a sunk line off the tower and put up one hell of a fight before being safely returned to the water.
The week started well with Monday and Tuesday were bright at times with a south westerly wind but the water temperature remained at around 14.5c. Richard Watson and Bill Whittle boat fish caught a dozen fish between them from mucky bay and The Pens, fishing crunchers high in the water. MR Hobson fished the Island from the bank and caught 4 fish on a CDC averaging nearly 3lb. Parker and White fished mucky bay and the Island from a drifting boat and caught a dozen fish a piece on a blue flash damsel, red holographic Dial Bachs and Crunchers fished on a floating line.
Wednesday temperatures soared, and extremely bright with little and at times no ripple on the water, pushing the fish down in the water level. Tim Grove had an exceptionally good day despite the conditions boating 15 nice fish, fishing buzzers on a midge tip. As did Mr Kelly and Mr Mclean boating over 20 fish throughout the day. A Joyce and D Bolton fished the Deepwater water in front of the dam and tower using Di5s or Di7 lines with blobs, boobies and damsel. The pair continuously caught throughout the day.
Saturday was extremely busy with nearly every boat out and 14 float tubers on the water. Scottish anglers Mr Borthwick, Mr Mclean, Mr Malcolm, Mr Mackie, and Mr Kelly got it right from the start. Fishing buzzers at 15 – 20 feet on floating or midge tip lines they couldn’t help but continuously catch fish returning over 100 fish to the 3 boats.
The British float tube association held their annual Eyebrook match, 14 float tubers took to the water. The competition average was 4.72 and was won by Tony Parker killing his first 4 fish for a weight of 8lb 12. Carl Ward caught a brown trout of 4lb which was safely returned.
East Yorkshire Fly dressers guild held a friendly match on Saturday. 6 pairs of angler’s boat fished and had a commendable day. Tom O’Donnell won with his bag of 8 fish for 16lb 3 oz closely followed by his father Pete with 8 fish for 15lb 11oz. Tom also returned a pike weighing well into double figures. The pair fished with sinking lines in the deep water using damsels and a steady retrieve. Pete was presented with the Peter Cook Memorial Cup for second place. The trophy is awarded to the runner up as Peter ‘always came second’ Well done to all anglers and thank you from the Eyebrook team for being so well organised.
Conditions were not the best on Sunday, overcast with the occasional sunny spell and a north westerly ripple which unfortunately went to being flat calm at times. J Gamble bank fished at the Belle and caught 5 fish on a damsel. Tim and Tina Kirk fished the Belle and Dogwood bay catching 3 quality fish on a bibio hopper. D Graham and P Bowler caught 14 fish, fishing with pale epoxy buzzers at around 15 feet in the main basin.
Pike fly fishing is permitted at Eyebrook as of the 16th of June. Please see our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk for further information and rules. You can fly fish for pike on a C/R trout permit. For guiding please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 01536 772 930.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, single or double hooks only
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
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.45pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm  until 9.45pm  (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)
All anglers booked out & off site by: 10.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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


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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 7/5/2017
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
It’s been a cold and windy week at Eyebrook. North winds prevailed making it cold to be on the water. Returns remained respectable with a weekly average of 3.69 fish per rod with a wide variety of flies and methods working. Most fish still being taken on nymphs, black buzzers or red holographic dial bachs taking fish on sizes 12 or 14 fished within a few inches of the surface. There are still fish showing on the surface particularly on warmer days and out of the wind. Hawthorn fly and pollen beetles are both being blown on to the water so various small black dry flies also taking a few fish. The bank continues to fish well, with no weed growth as of yet and fish feeding close to the margins, stoke dry road and the willows have produced the best sport. Boats have found fish in the more shelter areas of the reservoir, the Willows to the turn raft being most successful, most anglers choosing to anchor to avoid being blown on a fast drift into rougher water.
Dave Etty bank fished at stoke dry road on Monday, he caught well on nymphs, mainly sizes 14 fished high in the water. PeterSkillen boat fished, taking 6 fish and returned 3 he fished bloods dyke from a anchored boat. His fish all took size 12 and 14 buzzers.
The Island fished well earlier in the week but has since coloured up due to the rough water. Mr I Shobbrook fished the Island and caught thirteen fish of which he returned twelve on dials bachs fished on a washing line.
On Wednesday Eyebrook help the East Midlands regional qualifier with 28 anglers competing from 5 police forces. The wind blew hard from the north making it a rough journey to the willows and stoke dry where most had found the fish during practise. First place went to Chad Crithchley. He killed his first four fish for a weight of 8lb 7oz and caught and released his required 8 fish after that and had the job wrapped up by 2.45. Second place went to his boat partner and event organiser Julian Laybourn from Derbyshire Police who had caught his 12 fish before 4.00. Chad and Julian had tried fishing closer the turn rafts than they had during practise. Water clarity had improved greatly overnight and the fish were feeding, the pair found the fish within 75 yards of the bank and had been making short drifts covering the water. Julian caught his first few fish on blobs before changing to black buzzers. Well done to all competitors.
‘Fishing for fun’ enjoyed a good couple of days’ boat fishing and hospitably at the Eyebrook. 14 anglers caught 121 fish over the days giving the club a healthy return of 4.3 fish per rod over the two days. Most boats chose to find shelter at the willows to bloods dyke. Fishing from anchor most fishing buzzers either straight through or on a washing line.
J smith and K Haken boat fished and caught a dozen fish on a size 14 black hoppers. The fish mistaking it for a hawthorn fly. There have also been large numbers of pollen beetles on the water around the willows and pollards jump, blown on the wind from the Oil seed rape fields to the North East of the reservoir. Plenty of fish can be seen on the edge of the ripple, gorging on these butwith such large numbers, the pollen beetle being small and hard to imitate catching these fish is far from easy. Fishery warden Jobe took to the challenge and spent his afternoon off trying to tempt one of the freely rise trout to take his fly. He fished with many small dries, going as small as a black spider on a 16, but found the fish were so pre-occupied on the ‘beetle soup’ even a perfectly covered fish wouldn’t be fouled. Jobe did however manage 5 fish, 2 to a small foam beetle, including one brown trout of close to 3lb. A first for Jobe, after 4 years at the fishery he hadn’t yet caught a brown trout on the dry fly. The other 3 fish fell to a size 16 hawthorn imitation.
It was a busy weekend at the ‘Brook’ Saturday saw Dave Carter hold his annual event at Eyebrook. A friendlycompetition with the aim of raising money for charity. 24 anglers took to the water to the water of which 9 caught their limit bag of 6 fish. The competition was won byRuss Martin and Darren Pickering with 12 fish for 25lb 4oz. Archie Maquire won the Junior competition with a lovely 2lb 90z Rainbow, well done Archie, ‘Top angling’!! Thank you too Stuart at Eyebrook Tackle Shop for his kind donation of prizes along with boat vouchers provided by us. The event raised £200 well done all!
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King Fisher fly fishers held their annual boat match at Eyebrook on Sunday. Conditions weren’t bad, winds had dropped off slightly from the days previous and were looking good! 13 boats set sail and headed straight for the northern end of the reservoir, I think mainly due to fishery warden David Davis’s advice. ‘It’s fishing its head off up there”. Most anglers caught, mainly on buzzers with a few on dries and emerger patterns such as an olive quill CDC and black hoppers. The day was won by Chris Channing and Dave Depear for their bag of 9 fish for 16lb 110 oz. Best fish of the day was a 2lb 9oz rainbow which was caught by event organiser Dave Allen.
All abilities friendly fly fisher’s outings, a group with the aim of getting disabled and less bodied anglers onto the water made the most of our two disabled boats. 6 anglers had a pleasurable and relaxed day at Eyebrook and all caught fish. Mark had 10 fish on small black dries and a mini damsel and Trevor Ashby had 6 on his own black buzzers. If you are interested in joining or helping with English disabled or all abilities friendly fly fishers please speak to Mark Goodge – 07801 835043.
 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: 260    Number Trout Taken:343     Number Trout Released: 617
Total Catch: 960   Weekly Rod Average; 3.69
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.45pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.45 until 9.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.00pm until 9.00pm (Tickets on sale from 4.30pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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 30/4/17
Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Visit the New Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 232       Number Trout Taken: 516    Number Trout Released:618 Total Catch: 1134
Weekly Rod Average; 4.89
‘Challenging’ conditions this week at Eyebrook. Strong northerly winds, hail storms, snow and heavy rain didn’t help matters! With sharp frosts at night mid-week the water temperature has fallen to 12.4c resulting in more moderate buzzer hatches and less fly life on the water. The rod average this week remained at a healthy 4.88 fish per rod however. Wind permitting the Chestnut tree, Cowshed through to the turn rafts have proved the best areas for the boats, drifting or anchored nymphs fished high in the water are still taking the majority of fish. Crunchers, Diawl bachs, and buzzers, preferably tied with a small amount of red seem to be doing better, fished with a booby or FAB on the point. Bank anglers haven’t been able to be too fussy where they fish due to the unfavourable winds. Most have fished the Island into Sams Dyke or Stoke dry where most have found fish. Similar tactics, floating lines with nymphs or emerger patterns.
The week started well, Monday saw highs of 14c with a steady north westerly wind, fish could be seen feeding up wind. Mr Knapp enjoyed a good days fishing to celebrate his birthday, boating 18 good fish on black buzzers and a booby fished on the point. Mr Couldrick and Mr Mitchel enjoyed the last day of their 3 day visit. Netting over twenty fish they drifted the cowshed to chestnut tree and caught well on nymphs. Mr J Bale went against the standard practice of ‘Matching the hatch’ and fished a dry daddy. The method seamed mad but it worked! Fishing from the bank he netted 7 very nice fish and had many other offers.
Winter returned on Tuesday. Strong north winds brought almost blizzard like conditions. Gerry Horner fished with his son Richard. Gerry caught 5 fish on buzzers and Richard had just the one. They found when the wind did drop slightly the fish would come up in the water to feed on buzzers.  Wednesday was much the same with only a hand full of boat anglers braving the conditions.
Conditions were much improved on Thursday and the rod average reflected this, averaging just under four fish a rod. Gerry and Richard Horner were a float again, making the most of their weeks’ holiday. Between them they boated 8 fish including two very nice silvered rainbows of 3lb 2 and 3lb 6. Regular Roy Swinfield was on the bank once again, fishing crunchers and hog lice patterns he got stuck in and netted over twenty fish from around the Island.  Horace Wood had a morning boat fishing, anchoring at Norris Dyke he fished a team on buzzers and caught steadily throughout the morning. He commented on just how well the fish fight.
Friday was an extremely busy day at the Brook. Bill Stewart was first on the bank, bright and early. He fished a washing line consisting of a black buzzer, cruncher and a FAB on the point. He caught 10 fish on a mixture of all three flies. Graham Clark fished the bank using a similar washing line technique. Graham added a gold ribbed hares ear to his cast and caught over twenty fish once again on all three of his chosen flies. Peter Nesbit had his second outing of the week, fishing straight lined buzzers he caught 12 good fish from a boat at the Cowshed. David Moddy had a good day, fishing small black dry flies he boated 5 extremely nice fish. Mr Rowson and Mr Cowan drifted all day and covered the water, finding fish feeding just under the surface on buzzers the pair caught constantly on drifts between the chestnut and the turn raft.
Saturday saw The Scierra pairs return to the Eyebrook, 7 pairs battled it out for a place in the final to be held at LlynBrenig. First back to the pontoon were Phil Longstaff and Gary Owen at 11.45, returning with 16 fish for a weight of 27lb 13oz they looked to be in a strong position. They were quickly followed by Belgium pair Geert Jansseens and Christian Jadouille the pair weighed in 16 fish for 34 lb 1oz which gave them a clear lead. Geert and Christian had worked out during practise that nymphs were picking up the better fish so they opted to fish a floating line and crunchers. The Belgium’s went on to win the heat in style. Riccardo Saccone and Martin took second place leaving the first boat back in taking third. Dixie and Rich took the best fish weighing 3lb 10 oz and won a trip down to the Golden Grove Fishery.
Eyebrook also held its heat of the Trout Masters qualifier on Saturday which was won by Mark Hunt. He caught his 4 fish within three hours for a total weight of 8lb 4 oz. Mark fished the Island with nymphs on a floating line.
Conditions changed again on Sunday making the fish hard to find. With 30 mph gusts anchors struggled to hold in the rougher water and most boats opted to fish the more sheltered wood side bank. 30 anglers fished the friendly competition ‘Bennetts Bash’which was won by Nick Findlay and Grant McMurry. Regulars Dave Chadwick, Bob Margery and Steve Lawrence bank fished together at Stoke dry road. All three of which caught plenty of fish, mainly falling to blobs and a good old cats’ whisker on the point.
The forecast is looking much improved for the week ahead, overcast with winds up to 15mph, we hope to see more fish feeding on the surface.
 Various boat competitions & club events are booked at the Brook during the next few weeks call the Lodge for latest updates, telephone 01536 772 930 or fishery mobile 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 waters, Draycote, Foremark & 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
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 20.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 14.30
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 20.45
Last 4 Hours from: 16.45 until 20.45 (Tickets on sale from 16.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.00 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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 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 Monday, 16 October 2017 18:16