Weekly report – Week ending 10th September 2017
Tel: 01536 770264
Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
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 the fry 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 fishing in 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
‘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 7.45 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.45 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 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: 8.00 pm
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