Pike fly fishing at Eyebrook Trout Fishery
Picture – Fishery Warden and Pike fly fishing Guide Jobe Burnham with a 22lb pike caught on the first day of Pike fishing 2017
The gentle art of fly fishing combined with the largest still water predator in the United Kingdom sounds like a strange mix too many but it’s an awesome sport! There’s nothing like watching a fish that looks like a submarine take a fly at the side of the boat and then watch as it accelerates away and your reel screams.
The Eyebrook Pike record is currently 28lb caught on the fly by Andy Miller from the Chestnut tree 10 years ago. Last season the record was almost broken with two fish of 27lb caught by warden Jobe Burnham and a 27lb 7oz fish caught by local angler Jason Morris. Can someone beat the 28lb record this season? or maybe break the 30lb mark? I am sure there are fish of 30lb in the reservoir. I have personally seen fish that almost scare me they are that big!
Eyebrook Reservoir is a 400-acre trout fishery on the Leicestershire and Rutland border. It is a big expanse of water and can seam daunting especially on your first visit but has a good head of pike so your fly is never far away from what could be the fish of a life time. The fishery staff are always helpful and will try their best to point you in the right direction but a guide is recommended on your first visit. Guiding is available throughout the Pike season, (16th June – 29th October) with fishery warden Jobe Burnham. Please call the lodge if you would like to book or would like any further information. 01536 772 930 or 07738490667
Please be aware pike fly fishing may be suspended during prolonged periods of hot weather.
If you are planning a visit to Eyebrook please book boats and check our rules at regulations at http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/2017/06/15/eyebrook-update-15th-june/