Eyebrook weekly report 11th August 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report; week ending 11th August 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

A very unsettled week with a variety of weather patterns including misty flat calms, sunny afternoons, torrential downpours, thunderstorms and gale force winds. The decreasing daylight hours are starting to give us cooler night-time hours, which, combined with the cooling effect of the winds and rain, has resulted in the water temperature dropping down to between 18°C and 19°C. This was reflected by an upturn in sport towards the latter part of the week, although adverse conditions affected the weekend sport.

Although the use of fast sinking DI7 and booby bashers lines, coupled with lures such as snakes, humongous and tube flies, have been successful this week, anglers are catching on floating lines and dries fished around the marginal weed beds, with the best time to fish these areas being first thing in the morning or in the evening. Also, both the staff and the trout have observed massive shoals of fry, lying all along the dam wall and in front of the lodge to Dogwoods Bay. These areas are now starting to produce fish to anglers using fry patterns.

There was a slow start to the week on Monday and although all the boats caught fish, they were few and far between. Tuesday was better with all water member Tony Day taking 6. In house guide Lee Henfrey was guiding a client who wanted to better understand the differing techniques employed when fishing with a range of sinking lines and between them, they accounted for 15 fish on a variety of lures.

On Wednesday, the brook hosted 16 members of the English Disabled Fly Fishers and nearly two thirds of the participants took limit bags, the best catch being 9 fish taken by Neil Hodson. Stuart Home had the best fish with a rainbow weighing in at 4 and a half pounds whilst Jim Watts had one of just over four. Some Eyebrook members were also out on Wednesday with Clive Moore taking 4 as did Bill Law whose best fish, a rainbow just over 4 pound fell to a small white snake. Ollie Mills also went out for the afternoon and boated 11 fish. The good sport continued into Thursday with staff members Kevin and Lee targeting the fry feeders off the dam and taking over 20 fish between them, Jude Tuffs was also out and enjoyed a fine morning accounting for 14 fish on boobies whilst Ian Jobe ventured out in his float tube and had 7 fish. Not all of the sport though was off the dam using lures as member Dave Shaer used a floating line in the vicinity of the weed-beds for his fish.

Friday saw heavy overnight rain and thunderstorm’s which by 9am finally gave way to a bright but blustery sunny morning although heavy rain returned in the afternoon. Mark Hunt fishing the Bell from a boat took 7 on diawl bachs on a 12-foot midge tip whilst Alex Roe and his partner used dries just off the valve tower to take 5. The high winds on Saturday stopped the boats going out and these conditions also led to the cancellation of an event planned by the British Float tube association. Although the lodge end of the dam and Dogswood Bay were protected from the worst of the winds, those hardy anglers who ventured out onto the banks were unfortunately frustrated by the gale force winds.

Sunday saw the winds abate and allow the boats back onto the water, but the high winds and heavy rain of the previous two days had a detrimental effect on the fishing. Lee Henfrey and Nigel Keeber had 12 fish to their boat. Malcolm Thompson fished the wed-beds from the bank and accounted for five using a dry damsel whilst Mr Alderson used a black and green humongous from the dam to the take his 3 fish

Looking ahead to next week, the cooler temperatures forecast should see the surface layers continue to cool which hopefully will see more fish returning to higher in the water column and the return of the much-famed surface sport at Eyebrook.

Pike Fishing

Pike fishing resumed this week with the water temperature cooling. Pike fishing is fly only, limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day. Visiting pike anglers should also check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 07834 581 423

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Tuition & guiding is available at Eyebrook with casting tuition from £30.00 & a 4 hour guided session from £80.00 details on our Tuition & Guiding website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk or call our tuition & guiding manager Tom Bird on 07834 581 423 or email tuition@flyfishstore.co.uk

Competitions

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 67, Number Trout Taken: 67,  Number Trout Released; 102

Total Catch: 169, Weekly Rod Average: 2.52

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 20.45pm, Boat All Day: 08:30am to 20.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30am until 14.30pm,  Afternoon Boats: 14:30pm until 20.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.45pm until 20.45pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by 21.00pm

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The Eyebrook Fishery team

Eyebrook weekly report 4th August

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report week ending 4th August 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The weather has been very unsettled this week ranging from blazing heat to torrential downpours. This has resulted in the water temperature going up and down like a yoyo, with morning water temperatures 18°C some mornings been followed by water temps of 23°C by late afternoon. Due to these fluctuations the method needed to tempt the fish have varied during the week.

Overall most of the fishing has been using sinking lines, with lures such as snakes and tube flies. However, on the cooler days anglers have found success with floating lines and dries fished around the margins and the weed beds. Even on the hotter days limited sport can be found to dries around the margins, although, the best time to fish these is first thing in the morning or in the evening.

On Monday Roy Swinfield & Lindsey Bates fished small wet fly patterns near the surface 4 fish. After the very wet day Tuesday, the surface temperatures cooled slightly, and the fishing improved slightly on Wednesday. Season ticket holders Clive Moore & Ian Jobe landed 5 fish on suspender minkie patterns fished over the open in the Main Basin on a floater. With more cooler temperatures, we hit the magical 18°C surface temperature. Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures was regular Oliver Mills, Ollie used foam Damsels in Sam’s Dyke to land 14 fish. Ollie commented that he found the fish just on the edge of the drop off from the weed around 30 yards from the bank and the majority of the fish came in a 2 hour window. Mark Hunt managed 3 fish on dries from Sam’s Dyke on Friday including some cracking silver fish, on small CDC patterns. Returning one more on Saturday all water season ticket holder Mark Hunt used a RIO Midge Tip with Diawl Bachs to land 4 fish. Once again into the quality fish with Mark’s biggest fish tipping the scales at 4lb 12oz. Another all water season ticket having a memorable day landing big fish was Andre Russell who landed a 8lb 6oz brown taken on a snake pattern fished on a sinking line near the tower. Awful conditions Sunday with rain and all day and gusty winds resulted in only a couple of fish getting caught by float tuber Neil Shilton who fished around the value tower on sinking lines.

Looking ahead to next week, with cooler temperatures forecast with the arrival of more rain. The surface layers should continue to cooler which should result in the fish returning to higher in the water column and the return of the much famed surface sport at Eyebrook.

Pike Fishing

Pike fishing resumed this week with the water temperature cooling, with season ticket holder Derek McDonald landing jacks and a mid- double. Pike fishing is fly only, limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day. Visiting pike anglers should also check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website                ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

 

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog, the latest being about fishing the washing line, please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/.

Competitions

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 69 Number Trout Taken: 22  Number Trout Released; 60

Total Catch:   82  Weekly Rod Average: 1.3

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 21:00 , Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm,  Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 21.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.00pm until 21.00pm (Tickets on sale from 16.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by 21.30pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

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The Eyebrook Fishery team

Eyebrook weekly fishing report 28th July

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report week ending 28th July 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The fishing at the Eyebrook this week has been difficult as the full force of summer finally reared its head. As the temperatures soared in the early part of the week to record levels, so did the water temperature, which rose steadily from 19 degrees on Monday to 23 degrees on Friday morning. Thursday saw the mini heatwave peak with air temperatures rising way above 30 degrees. Combining with the heat were thunderstorms, especially on Tuesday evening and Friday morning. The rain on Friday though was a welcome relief for the anglers who enjoyed more comfortable conditions whilst the heavier rain over the weekend resulted in the water temperatures dropping to 20 degrees.

Not surprisingly given the conditions, the trout remained difficult to catch for those anglers who braved the conditions especially in the middle and end of the week. On Monday with the water cooled to 19 degrees by the previous weekend rain, the “brook” fished reasonably well with a daily rod average of just under 4. Ollie Mills took nine fish on dries fishing in and around the weed beds near the Bell, whilst Mr Rees, fishing near the casting platforms had seven. Season ticket holders Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield also took 6 fish during their morning session

As the temperatures climbed from Tuesday to Thursday, so the fishing became harder. The nine anglers fishing on Tuesday only landed five fish whilst Wednesday was slightly better, with Ian Jobe, using a deep lure in the main basin, catching a nice 4lb brownie amongst a catch of eight that he shared with boat partner Clive Moore. Thursday was very quiet as nobody fished due to the very hot conditions but Friday saw anglers again on the water. It was a case, though, of watching out for the thunderstorms, with two electrical storms passing through. All of the boats did catch fish although it was very hard. Saturday and Sunday saw heavy and persistent rain which put off some anglers, although Mr McLeod braved the conditions on Saturday and took four fish in his morning session, fishing small boobies on a fast sinking line. Neil Shilton fished the float tube on Sunday morning and took a brace whilst Bob Margery found moving fish on the bank near the chestnut.

The most successful tactic remains deep fished lures such as tubes, snakes or blobs, fished in conjunction with a fast sinking line such as a DI7 or Airflo booby basher, counted down for anything up to 40-50 seconds before retrieving. This retrieve should also include a period when the fly is hung, to tempt fish that have followed the fly up from the deep. Another successful method has been to utilise a floating line or midge tip to target fish lying in and around the marginal weed beds in areas such as Sam’s Dyke, Hawthorn or the Bell. Successful flies have included buzzers, diawl, bachs and crunchers, fished either on a washing line, straight lined or under a bung. Dries such as CDC’s, big reds, daddies or hoppers have also worked well when conditions were favorable. Finally, naturals such as buzzers, diawl, bachs and crunchers fished deep on a long leader with either a floating or intermediate line in the main basin has caught fish.

Water temperature as of 7.30am Tuesday 30th July has dropped back to 20c & is likely to continue to fall with the current forecast

Pike Fishing

With the water temperature rising to 23 degrees this week, the Pike fishing was curtailed but will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 31st October. Pike fishing is fly only, limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day. Visiting pike anglers should also check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website                ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

 

 

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 34 Number Trout Taken: 15 Number Trout Released; 37

 

Total Catch:52     Weekly Rod Average: 1.5

 

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 21.15pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.15pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm,  Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 21.15pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.15pm until 21.15pm (Tickets on sale from 17.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by 21.30pm

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The Eyebrook Fishery team

Eyebrook fishing report 21st July

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report week ending 21st July 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The mild summer conditions have continued this week with warm days with light winds. We have had some warm muggy periods, when the cloud has built up during the afternoon and early evening but no thunderstorms. Although we had a few showers early on in the week, only Friday and Saturday were the really wet days. The water temperatures has remained above 20 degrees nearly all week, dropping slightly to 19 degrees on Sunday following the heavy rain of the preceding two days. It is therefore not surprising that we are finding that a lot of the fish in the main basin have gone deep, although we are still seeing moving fish over all parts of the fishery, especially in the mornings and evenings. The local insect life continues to hatch off in large numbers with sedges, damsels and caenis to the fore whilst the large shoals of fry are beginning to put on weight and are now starting to resemble actual fish. The trout are continuing to make the most of nature’s larder, preoccupation being a problem at times.

As highlighted in last week’s report, the most successful tactic remains deep fished lures such as tubes, snakes or blobs. These should be fished in conjunction with a fast sinking line such as a DI7 or Airflo booby basher, counted down for anything up to 40-50 seconds before retrieving. This retrieve should also include a period when the fly is hung, to tempt fish that have followed the fly up from the deep. Another successful method has been to utilise a floating line or midge tip to target fish lying in and around the marginal weed beds in areas such as Sam’s Dyke, Hawthorn or the Bell. Successful flies have included buzzers, diawl, bachs and crunchers, fished either on a washing line, straight lined or under a bung. Dries such as CDC’s, big reds, daddies or hoppers have also worked well when conditions were favorable. Finally, naturals such as buzzers, diawl, bachs and crunchers fished deep on a long leader with either a floating or intermediate line in the main basin has caught fish. Mark Hunt had a successful visit on a small suspender minkie fished tight along the weed beds catching 9 for his visit

On Monday morning, staff member Jason Pusey fished for a few hours before his afternoon shift and was rewarded with a fine 8 pound + brownie, taken on a sinking line and a large fly. Ollie Mills returned and repeated his successful tactics of the previous week (deep fished lures) landing 10 fish. Matt Lane used deep buzzers to account for 3 fish whilst out for an evening’s tubing whilst Mr Harvey accounted for four fry feeders in Mucky Bay. On Tuesday Bill Stewart and boat partner Roger Carlton accounted for four fish, with Ian Simmonds taking three fish.

Wednesday saw in- house guide Lee Henfry take over 30 fish using snakes. A video of Lee fishing that day and describing the successful method to maximise the effectiveness of snakes can be found on our Facebook page. Also, on Wednesday, Clive Moore fished from a boat to deceive a nice brace of fish as did Mr. Rumbahs. On Thursday morning, Malcolm Thompson fished from the bank near the Hawthorns. Presenting small dries in and around the weed beds, he landed six fish and moved at least another dozen which came for but didn’t take the fly. Bob Margery fished from a boat during his evening session and landed five nice fish.

The forecast was for rain on Friday all day which was accurate with periods of rain from 08.30 onwards. Mark Hunt fished floating fry and big red patterns to land nine fish whilst Ian Jobe fished from a float tube and landed four fish. A couple of anglers tried for the pike and both landed double figure fish, the best being a nicely conditioned fish of about seventeen pounds, taken by staff member Martin Blakeston.

Saturday was another wet day, but the reservoir fished reasonably well with the daily rod average approaching four. Lee Henfrey and his boat partner Neil landed 17 fish using deep fished snakes whilst season ticket holder Dave Chadwick used floating line tactics with Diawl Bachs to land five fish. He returned on Sunday morning and in a short bank session with Jerry Barnes, they landed nine fish between them. Matt Lane also managed to find fish in his morning tubing session.

Sunday Lee Henfrey & Andy Miller ran a boat fishing course, with clients been shown and proving successful catching fish during this warm spell.

 

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog, the latest being about fishing the washing line, please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/.

Competitions

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 74 Number Trout Taken: 17   Number Trout Released; 114

Total Catch:  131   Weekly Rod Average: 1.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 21.30pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm,     Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 21.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.30pm until 21.30pm (Tickets on sale from 17.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by 21.45pm

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The Eyebrook Fishery team

 

Eyebrook weekly report 14th July 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report week ending 14thh July 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Special offer- This week’s special offer is a selection of snakes. They can be a controversial pattern, with opinion’s divided. For some, their go to pattern, other’s, a last resort if the trout aren’t quite pulling but for some, they are the work of the devil and should not be used at any costs. However, they can be devastatingly effective., especially at this time of the year as the water is warming up. At all our fisheries, the fish are responding well to snakes fished on sinking lines, so our in-house guide, sunk line expert and snake fly lover, Lee Henfrey, has put together a selection of his 5 best snake patterns. Normally £15 for a set of 10 flies, we are offering a 10% discount, so you can get them for £13.50 including delivery. Check out www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers to take advantage of this great deal.

Weather Forecasts: Were often asked which weather forecast we use, from our experience unfortunately we no longer find the BBC regional one to be accurate enough, with too many days lost to inaccurate local forecast. We recommend for Eyebrook you use XC Weather available as an App on your phone or download to your computer, put in the fisheries postcode LE16 8RP

Another week of varied summer conditions with warm sunny days and light winds interspersed with overcast conditions and showers, some of which were quite heavy. The local insect life continues to hatch off in large numbers with sedges, damsels and caenis to the fore. The fish are continuing to make the most of nature’s larder, becoming preoccupied with the abundance of natural food items. Anglers are still reporting lots of fish all over the fishery, from the dam, Robbo’s, Hawthorns, Sam’s Dyke, Mucky Bay and down Stoke Dry. We have recorded water temperatures in excess of 20 degrees all this week, so it is not surprising that we are finding that a lot of the fish in the main basin have now gone deep. The most successful tactic to target these fish has been to use a fast sinking line and large lure patterns, although buzzers fished on a long leader has also worked. Fish are being caught in and around the marginal weed beds, especially in Sam’s dyke, and down towards Dogswood Bay. Static dries (especially damsels and Hoppers) fished in and adjacent to the weed beds being the preferred tactic although buzzers fished under a bung adjacent to the weed bed has also worked.

Season ticket holders Roy Swinfield and Lyndsey Bates landed four during their Monday morning visit whilst Ollie Mills used a fast sinking line and a black snake, to good effect, recording the best bag of fish this week. He landed 10 fish, one of which was a lovely marked brownie that weighed in at just over seven pounds. Staff member Toff Crowther also ventured out before his afternoon shift and used a DI8 to good effect netting 4 rainbows. Toff joined Ollie on Tuesday and they used the same tactics to record 13 fish between them, with the best fish landed being Toffs nine-pound four-ounce brownie. Both of these big brownies were returned safely, and photos can be found on our Facebook page

Wednesday saw a few more anglers catching fish with Clive Moore netting three and Mr Russel and his boat partner Mr Munroe taking 5 to their boat. Ollie Mills returned again and took 6 rainbows during his morning session. Deep fished snakes again being his successful tactic. He continued where he left off on Thursday morning, this time landing a further six rainbows, again on snakes fished deep on a DI7. Ian Jobe fished from his float tube and took six fish. Malcolm Thompson targeted the fish feeding in the marginal weed beds and landed three as did staff member Tom Bird who took four fish on CDC’s during a short afternoon session.

Friday was quite a hard day although Mark Hunt fished Amber Hoppers and dry Damsels in the weed beds in and around Sam’s Dyke and netted six fish which proved to be the best catch of the day. Ollie Mills returned for the fifth consecutive day and once again used his favoured deep lure tactics in the main basin to account for four fish. Both the successful “Fulling Mill” dry Damsels and Snake’s are available to purchase at our online shop:- https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/fly-selections/

Saturday was another hard day although Mr Mailie and Mr Harris used deep fish buzzers in the main basin to take eight fish. Similar tactics accounted for four fish on Sunday morning for Mr Lane who fished this method from his float tube, whilst regular float tuber, Neil Shilton, accounted for another four.

Pike Fishing

The pike fishing continues in a similar trend to that of previous weeks with only the jacks willing to take and the odd larger fish following but then pulling away. Pike fishing will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 31st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog, the latest being about fishing the washing line, please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

Competitions

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 100 Number Trout Taken: 22   Number Trout Released; 96

Total Catch:  118   Weekly Rod Average: 1.18

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 21.45pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 21.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.45pm until 21.45pm (Tickets on sale from 17.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:00pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

Eyebrook 7th July Fishing report

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Weekly report week ending 7thh July 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Special offer- Please check out www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers to take advantage of a great deal on our In house guides top patterns when fishing on the washing line.

Weather Forecasts: Were often asked which weather forecast we use, from our experience unfortunately we no longer find the BBC regional one to be accurate enough, with too many days lost to inaccurate local forecast. We recommend for Eyebrook you use XC Weather available as an App on your phone or download to your computer, put in the fisheries postcode LE16 8RP

We enjoyed varied summer conditions for most of the week, with warm sunny days and light winds interspersed with overcast conditions and on occasions some periods of rain. These conditions were certainly to the liking of the local insect life which was at times hatching off in prodigious numbers. Although it was pleasant fishing conditions, the abundance of natural food resulted in periods of preoccupation by the fish which caused a lot of frustration for the anglers who were reporting lots of fish all over the fishery, from the dam, Robbo, Hawthorns, Sams Dyke, Mucky Bay and down Stoke Dry They were however difficult to tempt with a natural imitation, but they were feeding hard on the abundance of damsels, pin fry and sedges as was evident from the fish that were spooned.

Monday was probably the best day of the week with the rod average topping 4, Simon K taking 11, Ollie Mills had 5 on dries whilst season ticket holders Lyndsey Bates and Roy Swinfield landed 16 to their boat. Tuesday saw better conditions, but the massive damsel hatch resulted in a lot of preoccupation. Peter Allen landed 8 on crunchers whilst Ollie Mills had 8 in an afternoon session using Hoppers

Wednesday saw bright conditions with a light breeze which kept swirling around. This combination caused difficulties in presentation and the anglers were finding fish hard to come by, only odd fish being caught. Thursday was a bit better with Bill Whittle and Tim Groves both taking 5 fish whilst Malcom Thompson also had 5 but his were from the bank. Best fish though was a nice 4-pound brownie which was returned by Neil Shilton.

Friday was bright and sunny all day with a very light westerly breeze and unfortunately several anglers were beaten by the conditions and were unable to tempt fish. Ian Jobe though landed 5 from his float tube. Saturday remained overcast all day with a few light showers in the afternoon and the fishing improved on the previous day. Malcolm Thompson again fished from the Bank near the hawthorns and was rewarded with three fish whilst Mr Haddon had 5 and Mr Gardner had 4 fishing dry damsels from their boat in Mucky Bay.

Sunday saw a visit by 24 members of the Mid Northants Fly fishers, fishing for the Eric Goodman Trophy. Top rod was Mark Frost who 4 fish bag weight was 7 pounds 11 ounces with a best fish of just under 4pounds. Barry Jones landed seven, but the four fish weighed in was insufficient to get into the top three. Best fish of the day though was a rainbow estimated at approximately 8lb+ taken and safely returned by Barry Jones. Photos of this fish and the winners can be seen on our Facebook page. Neil Shilton again took to his float tube to land 5 fish.

Pike Fishing

The pike fishing continues in a similar trend to that of previous weeks with the jacks more than willing to take resulting in a lot of fish in the 5 to 8-pound range. The big girls still seem unwilling to take the fly although some will follow and then pull away.. Pike fishing will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm. Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 146, Number Trout Taken: 77   Number Trout Released; 126

Total Catch: 203     Weekly Rod Average: 1.4

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

Eyebrook Report W/E 30th June 2019

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Eyebrook weekly report week ending 30th June 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

 

Special offer- Please check out www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers to take advantage of a great deal on our In house guides top patterns when fishing on the washing line.

 

Weather Forecast: Were often asked which weather forecast we use, from our experience unfortunately we no longer find the BBC regional one to be accurate enough too many days lost to inaccurate local forecast. We recommend for Eyebrook you use XC Weather available as an App on your phone or download to your computer, put in the fisheries postcode LE16 8RP

 

A much warmer week with it starting to look like summer, in fact Saturday saw the hottest day of the year with the mercury hitting 31°C. This rise in air temperature with more sun has seen the water temperature rise slightly with temperatures ranging from 17-20°C. However, this has not stopped the fish feeding on the abundant pin fry and Damsels, the main areas this week have been in Sam’s Dyke, Dogwood, Harrisons Corner, Stoke Dry and the casting platforms. With the best methods seeming to be washing line with pin fry type patterns, dries or moving flies past moving fish.

 

A tricky day Monday with very little caught due to the heat until the evening, when Charles Kilner landed 7 fish fishing from the Casting Platforms using cruncher patterns. Great fishing in such a short 4 hour session, as the water temperature warms more with the sun these evening sessions can often produce better results than the during the day. Tuesday saw lots of fish moving in Sam’s Dyke but proving difficult to catch on a very wet day with Rain all morning. Martin Rowson & Dave Clark managed 7 to the boat using a washing line with a small FAB and Diawl Bach’s on the droppers. While others struggled to get the fish to take in Sam’s Dyke the boat of Phil Thomas & Cheryl Bulman enjoyed great sport in the afternoon landing 22 fish. The pair found the fish willing to eat a Sparkler Booby and dry daddies when cast and pulled at moving fish.

 

Wednesday regular season ticket holder Clive Moore landed 10 fish starting in Dogwood using a washing line catching straight away, then as the day moved on catching in Mucky Bay & Sam’s Dyke. All water Season Ticket Holder Steve Jordan fished with Graham Henfrey with the pair enjoying great sport landing 10 fish between them. They found the key to their success was to fish a floating line with a FAB on the point and buzzer although most of the fish came to FAB with Stoke Dry being the hotspot. Phil Wood & Cheryl Bulman enjoyed great sport landing 28 fish to the boat using the same tactics as the day before just this time Cheryl used a Cat instead of the Sparkler.

 

The sun make the fishing tricky Thursday with the best catches coming in the afternoon around Stoke Dry from the boat fishing a washing line. However, some anglers did have limited success during the day using Damsel patterns. Friday saw in house Guide, Lee Henfrey take Wal Budzyski & his son out on a boat for a 4 hour Guide, under Lee’s watchful eye they where both soon into fish on sinking lines and snakes. For bookings with Lee or any off our Guide’s please contact Guiding & Tuition Manger Tom Bird on 01788 812018. Also fishing on Friday all water season ticket Ged O’Donoghue landed 11 fish on a naturel coloured blob and old fashioned nymphs that are rarely used. It was a persuader that took most of Ged’s fish landing them in Mucky Bay.

 

Saturday saw the warmest day of the year and as expected in such bright hot conditions the fishing was challenging. Although despite the conditions Eyebrook season ticket holder Bill Law landed 5 cracking fish in a short morning session. Bill found lots of fish moving in Mucky Bay and fished a washing line with a dry blue Damsel imitation on the point and then small pin fry nymphs on the droppers. Bill commented that he should have landed for than 5 as the trout kept coming up and trying to down the adult damsel pattern with lots of other pulls a take on the nymphs. More challenging conditions Sunday with sun and a strong gusty wind, as the saying goes “bright and breezy never easy”. Although, season ticket holders Steve Laurence & Dave Chadwick landed 11 fish between them using a washing with a candy FAB on the top dropper, Diawl Bach and then a tequila booby on the point. The pair found the best area to be just on the casting platforms with the fish just taking the flies above the weed. Out on the boats all water season ticket holder Mark Hunt landed 12 fish on a half day. Using a small dry blue damsel in Sam’s Dyke with the best of the sport being from 12-3 before the switched back onto the nymphs.

Pike Fishing

The second week of the pike fishing has seen a similar trend to that of the week before. The jacks though have been more than willing to take with lots of fish being caught in the 5 to 8-pound range. With the big girls will not keen on committing to eat the fly still with just follows. Pike fishing will continue ( water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/. This weeks blog is all about how to get the most out of washing lining, with a special offer on our guides top flies also on the online shop.

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Fishing Buddy Required

Novice fisherman requires a boat buddy for midweek fishing trips to Eyebrook two to three times a month between the hours 10am and 6pm.

Contact John on 07811138274.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 122 Number Trout Taken: 43   Number Trout Released; 188

Total Catch: 231     Weekly Rod Average: 1.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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Eyebrook 24th June 2019

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Eyebrook weekly report week ending 23rd June 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Weather Forecast: Were often asked which weather forecast we use, from our experience unfortunately we no longer find the BBC regional one to be accurate enough too many days lost to inaccurate local forecast.

We recommend for Eyebrook you use XC Weather available as an App on your phone or download to your computer, put in the fisheries postcode LE16 8RP

Fishing Report: Unsurprisingly, we haven’t had as much rain as fell last week and with the scour valves open, our water levels were back to normal by Thursday. Also, with the crops well established in the fields, there was no residual water clarity issues and there is now reasonable visibility at the bottom of Stoke dry. The cooler water that flowed into the reservoir last week and the cooler than average day time temperatures has resulted in the water temperature remaining within the ideal range for reservoir trout fishing of 12c – 18c.

This week, the staff have started to manage the bankside vegetation so as to minimise its affects on bankside access and casting. Also, this week, the staff did a complete survey of the marginal weed growth to see how it is impacting upon the bank fishing. The greater majority of bank is accessible, albeit with occasional weedy areas but the main areas where excessive weed growth will affect bank fishing are currently Dogswood Bay, the bank between Sam Dyke and the point on the island and Mucky Bay to the Chestnut. During the survey, the staff observed lots of fish moving along the edges of the weed beds, probably waiting to move into the weed beds during the evening to mop up the emerging insect life. These fish should respond well to floating line tactics. A further stocking took place this week with the total stocked now in excess of 15,000, a video of these fish can be seen on our Facebook page.

There are still lots of damsels emerging as well as buzzers during the day and sedge hatches in the evening. We have also begun to notice an increase in the Daphnia levels and there is still pin fry in abundance. With the fish hitting these Pin Fry, our guides top pattern to land these challenging fish is the Fulling Mill’s Barron. This fly is best fished on co-polymer like a dry and as the fish hit and stun the pin fry this little f-wing style dry with its pearl body will look like an injured fry waiting to get eaten. This pattern is in stock at Draycote so call the lodge on 01788 812018.

With the water warming and the fish rising in the water the washing line is fast becoming the top method of the moment. To coincide with this Guiding & Tuition Manger Tom Bird has written a blog post to help your catch rate when fishing the washing line which can be found at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk.  To go along with this blog we have also put together the Fishery Management (UK) ltd guides top flies for all venues for the washing line that can be found on the online shop https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers/”

As the levels dropped and the temperatures stabilised, the fishing got better as the week progressed with rod averages increasing from just below 2 to 6.5 on Sunday. On Monday, Mr Whittle took 8 during a morning boat session whilst Ollie Mills took 9 and Mr Johnson 10, during their afternoon/ evening bank sessions. Ashley Gillies and his boat partner also enjoyed their evening boat session and posted a report with photos on our Facebook page.

The fishing on both Tuesday and Wednesday was frustrating with lots of fish moving but proving to be finicky. However nearly all the anglers caught fish, although only member Bob Margery recorded a double figure catch.

Thursday saw an upturn in fortunes with some good catches recorded. Neil Shilton took to the water in his tube and recorded 15 fish, whilst Mr Frampton landed “loads”. Dave Heseltine and his boat partner, Mark Evans, used pearly green buzzers to land 22. On Friday, all water member Jamie Scott enjoyed a “lovely day” using a boat to work the edges of the weed beds in the vicinity of the Bell. He used black crunchers on a washing line to deceive 16 fish, whilst Eyebrook member Michael Farrell used Hoppers for his 11. Other successful patterns used on Thursday included Shipmans, Buzzers and blobs.

The weekend saw the best fishing of the week with lots of fish falling to Daddies, Diawl Bachs and FABs. Mark Hunt had 15 during his morning session, whilst members Dave Chadburn and Jerry Barnes took nearly 20 fish between them fishing the far end of the dam wall. Ged O’Donaghue and Steve Orton also landed 20 fishing the main basin with Ged returning on Sunday to catch another 18. Claudio C and his partner fished the same area to bring over 30 fish to their boat.

Pike Fishing

This was the first full week that the reservoir was open for pike fishing, but the resident big ladies have been difficult to tempt although we have had several reports of them following flies. This week we did see one twenty and some doubles taken but we were unable to better Adam Cooper’s 28 Lb fish taken on opening day. The jacks though have been more than willing to take with lots of fish being caught in the 5 to 8-pound range. Pike fishing will continue ( water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/. The latest blog concerns CDC floatant. 

Competition 2019

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 161       Number Trout Taken: 115     Number Trout Released; 359

Total Catch: 474     Weekly Rod Average: 2.95

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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Weekly fishing report week ending 16th June

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 16th June 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Well we needed the rain, but not all of it in one week!

Luckily with the crops well established in the fields & leaf on the trees the deluge of water flowing into the reservoir didn’t cause any major issues to the clarity, unless you were down the bottom of stoke dry. The cooler water flowing in gave us the added bonus of our water temperature dropping at one point to 12c which is superb for trout fishing and 5 degrees below were we would expect, for reservoir trout fishing 12c – 18c is the temperature range we like to see.

Still lots of damsels, pin fry, buzzer during the day with the sedge hatches increasing every evening.

Monday members B Whittle & R Watson caught 9 trout for their mornings session with Mr Lamb fishing the afternoon / evening & catching 16 on damsels & diawl bachs

Tuesday it never stopped raining with no rods fishing

Wednesday and another wet day with some of the rods finding the conditions challenging, that wasn’t the case for members Ian Jobe & Clive Moore who caught over 30 trout between them.

Thursday the East region police fished a competition with us averaging 3 fish with fish to 4lb8oz caught, day rods J Gaskell & C Gaskell caught 18 for their visit

Friday with the improving weather anglers reported seeing lots of fish moving Arthur Olding & Mark Hunt shared a boat with damsels & dries accounting for their 26 trout during a mornings visit. Cruncher, Fab & damsels took 11 trout for M Collerson, M Hay caught 13 on Fabs & cormorants with Ollie Mills fishing a damsel to take his 15 trout during an afternoon – evening session. Kevin Hart on a day off from Draycote visited Eyebrook catching 18 on crunchers, diawls fishing a RIO midge tip in front of the dam.

Saturday & All Water member Ian Jobe returned for his second visit of the week this time in his float tube catching 14 for his morning session. Invicta Fly Fishers visited Eyebrook with 22 members returning 140 trout for a club outing rod average of 6.4

Member Malcolm Thompson bank fished using a favourite nymph for the Eyebrook, the “Frazer Nymph” catching 18 trout, Keith Johnson also bank fished recording 8 for his late afternoon session.

Sunday & we welcomed back the All Abilities Fly Fishing group with 16 members catching 76 trout for a group average 4.8

Brendan Thomas caught 7 trout but commented on the evening rise “Crazy Last Hour – Brilliant Fathers Day”

The dry fly worked for R Middleton who caught 14 trout for his visit with All Water member Ed Douglass & Jim Smith also fishing dries to take their fish as did Mark Hunt fishing from the bank during the evening rise to catch his 10 fish.

On the 16th June we allowed fly anglers to target the Pike with Adam Cooper recording the largest pike taken on the day at 28Lb photo on our facebook page

Pike Fishing

Sunday, the 16th of June & the reservoir reopen for pike fishing, which will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018.

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/. The latest blog concerns CDC floatant. 

Competition 2019

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 150       Number Trout Taken: 140     Number Trout Released; 598

Total Catch: 738     Weekly Rod Average: 4.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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Eyebrook weekly report 16th June 2019

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending 16th June 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Well we needed the rain, but not all of it in one week!

Luckily with the crops well established in the fields & leaf on the trees the deluge of water flowing into the reservoir didn’t cause any major issues to the clarity, unless you were down the bottom of stoke dry. The cooler water flowing in gave us the added bonus of our water temperature dropping at one point to 12c which is superb for trout fishing and 5 degrees below were we would expect, for reservoir trout fishing 12c – 18c is the temperature range we like to see.

Still lots of damsels, pin fry, buzzer during the day with the sedge hatches increasing every evening.

Monday members B Whittle & R Watson caught 9 trout for their mornings session with Mr Lamb fishing the afternoon / evening & catching 16 on damsels & diawl bachs

Tuesday it never stopped raining with no rods fishing

Wednesday and another wet day with some of the rods finding the conditions challenging, that wasn’t the case for members Ian Jobe & Clive Moore who caught over 30 trout between them.

Thursday the East region police fished a competition with us averaging 3 fish with fish to 4lb8oz caught, day rods J Gaskell & C Gaskell caught 18 for their visit

Friday with the improving weather anglers reported seeing lots of fish moving Arthur Olding & Mark Hunt shared a boat with damsels & dries accounting for their 26 trout during a mornings visit. Cruncher, Fab & damsels took 11 trout for M Collerson, M Hay caught 13 on Fabs & cormorants with Ollie Mills fishing a damsel to takr his 15 trout during an afternoon – evening session. Kevin Hart on a day off from Draycote visited Eyebrook catching 18 on crunchers, diawls fishing a RIO midge tip in front of the dam.

Saturday & All Water member Ian Jobe returned for his second visit of the week this time in his float tube catching 14 for his morning session. Invicta Fly Fishers visited Eyebrook with 22 members returning 140 trout for a club outing rod average of 6.4

Member Malcolm Thompson bank fished using a favourite nymph for the Eyebrook, the “Frazer Nymph” catching 18 trout, Keith Johnson also bank fished recording 8 for his late afternoon session.

Sunday & we welcomed back the All Abilities Fly Fishing group with 16 members catching 76 trout for a group average 4.8

Brendan Thomas caught 7 trout but commented on the evening rise “Crazy Last Hour – Brilliant Fathers Day”

The dry fly worked for R Middleton who caught 14 trout for his visit with All Water member Ed Douglass & Jim Smith also fishing dries to take their fish as did Mark Hunt fishing from the bank during the evening rise to catch his 10 fish.

On the 16th June we allowed fly anglers to target the Pike with Adam Cooper recording the largest pike taken on the day at 28Lb photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Pike Fishing

Sunday, the 16th of June & the reservoir reopen for pike fishing, which will continue (water temperatures permitting) until we close the fishery on the 3st October. Pike fishing is fly only, is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day and it is recommended that visiting pike anglers check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018..

Access

The “Alec Lane” ‘gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the rangers as it will change regularly.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Guiding & Tuition.

Our guiding and Tuition website ( http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk) provides details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a number of tuition days at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. This site will also provide details of this year’s boat handling courses as well as two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly,

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018. For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/. The latest blog concerns CDC floatant.

 

Competition 2019

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 150       Number Trout Taken: 140     Number Trout Released; 598

Total Catch: 738     Weekly Rod Average: 4.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 22.00pm, Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 15.00pm, Afternoon Boats: 15:00pm until 22:00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18:00pm until 22:400m (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 22:15pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records and for sire security reasons. We would respectfully request that all anglers please ensure that they sign in on arrival & out on departure on the catch return sheet located by the main lodge entrance door.

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

Follow Us on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore   website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk