Eyebrook Report W.E 22nd April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 22nd April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 265   Number Trout Taken: 358 Number Trout Released: 1913 Total Catch: 2271

Weekly Rod Average; 8.5

 

The excellent sport continues at Eyebrook. A very busy week with 265 anglers catching 2271 fish giving a weekly rod average of 8.5. Bookings are busy for the forthcoming week, we advise booking boats early to avoid disappointment!

Marvellous buzzers hatches have continued all week. Most anglers fishing size 10 or 12 black buzzers fished washing line on cloud covered days and straight lined or under a bung during bright days. The very warm and bright days from mid-week did put the fish down but only a few feet, a floating line is all you will require at the moment. A few anglers have caught fish on the dries particularly first and last thing emerger patterns such as a Yellow Owl CDC or Big reds starting to catch. With a more overcast week forecast we expect to see more fish feeding on the surface. Water clarity continuous to improve as is now back to its usual clarity.

The Cowshed and Chestnut tree fished extraordinarily well for both bank and boat anglers at the start of the week. Many anglers returning very big numbers of fish. Into the weekend bank anglers found fish off the netted bank and hawthorn hedge. Boats caught well from the Hawthorns to Sams dyke and chestnut tree and The Pens.

Monday saw the highest rod average I have ever seen. Over 20 fish a rod, most angers couldn’t help but catch fish. Richard Callis fished the cowshed and caught 14 fish on a buzzer bund set up. S Newby fished Diawl Bachs and buzzers on a straight-line method and caught 20 plus fish whilst fishing close to the bank at Norris Dyke.

Chris Hartley and Nigel Woolnough had an exceptional day on Tuesday. A slow start to the day with a challenging strong southerly wind but into the afternoon the wind dropped, and fish came on the feed. The pair caught on several methods but found a washing line with buzzers most effective. Wednesday was an exceptionally hot day, temperatures hit 26 degrees. M Oliver had his best day of the season so far. Bank fishing at the chestnut tree he fished static buzzers again on the washing to successfully net 30 plus fish.

Thursday the heat did start to take its toll during the middle of the day. Best results were early morning or into the evening once temperatures had dropped. Most boats anchored in Mucky Bay or the Pens. Most anglers fishing a straight line buzzer outfit or under the bung. Pete Hawkins went against the trend and fished a slow intermediate and a damsel pattern and caught a dozen fish from around the chestnut. Member Bill Stewart had a pleasant surprise when a 5lb 2oz brown trout took his small lure whilst he was bank fishing. Dick Spicer and Trev Ashby had their first visit of the season and took the disabled boat out. Eyebrook have two disabled boats which are available for anyone to hire. Giving the less steady angler easy access onto the water. The pair fished in the cowshed and caught over a dozen fish between them on buzzers under the bung.

The good sport continued into the weekend. Guy Nicholson and friends spent 4 days fishing at Fishery Management Reservoirs. They split their 4 day break between Draycote and Eyebrook. All anglers caught extremely well from the hawthorn hedge and chestnut tree to cowshed. Washing line buzzers worked best in calm days or straight lining if you wind picked up. (We offer 2, 3 and 4 packages which can be split across all four of our reservoirs, Eyebrook, Draycote, Thornton and Foremark. For full details visit our website, www.flyfishstore.co.uk. ) Brent Hart had a good evening session on his float tube. He launched from stoke Dry and fished the northern part of the reservoir close to the no fishing limit line. Buzzers, flash back nymphs accounted for his 12 fish.

 

Member Bill Law found over wintered fish feeding off the Island during his short session. Upon arrival he could see his moving in the surface and decided to fish a washing line using a foam daddy as his buoyant point fly. To Bills surprise a fish came up and took the foam daddy on only his second cast and turned out to be a super 4lb 8oz overwintered specimen. Bill changed his set up mid-morning once the sun had risen into the sky. He put a small weighted blood worm as his point fly and fished straight through. He finished after a few hours having caught 4 overwintered fish all around 4lbs a piece.

 

After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website

http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices/

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 5th May, Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

 

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.

However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction

If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.

To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.

We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 20.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:15 pm

Afternoon Boats: 14.15 pm until 20.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 pm until 20.30pm (Tickets on sale from 16.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.30pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 15th April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 15th April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 132 Number Trout Taken: 194 Number Trout Released: 847   Total Catch: 1041

Weekly Rod Average; 7.89

Eyebrook is on top form with a weekly average close to 8 fish a rod. The warmer weather has raised water temperature by 2 degrees and with water temperature now at 8.5. The reservoir has come a live! Massive buzzer hatches throughout the day has go the fish well on the feed. The fish remain close into the margins, most anglers fishing in no more than a few feet of water. Bank anglers are returning very good numbers of fish. Earlier in week the netted bank produced good sport once again as did the Island into Mucky bay. As the water temperature increased the fish moved north to shallow areas of the reservoir such as Watsons Cabin, Stoke Dry and the Cowsheds. The favoured method for bank anglers is washing line buzzers, casting across the wind, leaving the cast static and wait for that hair-trigger take. Most anglers using a Foam arsed blob (F.A.B) or cats whisker booby as their point fly.

Boat anglers are also finding plenty of the fish. Earlier in the week fish were caught in open water on sinking lines but like the bank anglers found the fish in the shallow water over the weekend. Lures have still been catching fish and an increased number of anglers reporting have caught on a small damsel patterns. Most anglers choosing to buzzer fish. Floating lines, under the bung, straight line or washing one all working so the choice is yours.

Good numbers of overwintered Rainbows are now starting to be caught on natural patterns. Most are coming to nymphs from around the chestnut tree to the cowshed.

The start of the week wasn’t particularly spectacular. Clarity was poor, and a cold north wind combined with rain resulted in somewhat reduced returns. The average for Monday to Thursday was between 3.5 and 6 fish a rod. Mr Wilson caught 9 fish on buzzers, fished on a washing line from the Willows. Fishery warden Jobe drifted the main basin with a fast sinking line and caught 8 fish, 3 of which were overwintered fish averaging close to 3lbs.

Wednesday saw a better average of 6 fish a rod. Thich fog lingered for much of the morning followed by steady rain. Members Clive Moore and Ian Jobe got off to a good start in Sam’s Dyke. Once they had navigated their way in the thick fog! Ian was straight into a fish on a small black snake. After a couple more, fish and several pulls the action dried up, unlike the weather. Clive and Ian decided to hope for the best and tackle the open water. They had a swift drift through the middle and were surprised to catch fish on a steady basis for the rest of the day. The hardy pair finished the day having netted more than 20 fish between them. Thursday was much the same, however Malcom Thompson bucked the trend catching 11 fish whilst tucked away at Watsons Cabin. Malcom caught his fish on a black buzzer and Cats Whisker.

Friday the 13th known as an unlucky day, but it certainly wasn’t for the anglers at Eyebrook. The Reservoir had turned on like a light bulb and many anglers were returning ‘cricket scores’! Lots of fish were caught along the willows to stoke dry on buzzers (size 10 or 12 – black, yellow or orange cheeks). The rod average sored over 10 fish per rod.

The good sport continued for Saturday. It was a beautiful day and lots of anglers ventured to the waters edge. Mr Coups returned over 20 fish on buzzers whilst boat fish at the willows. Kenny Wilson had his second super day on the trot whilst fishing washing line buzzers. Most boats chose to anchor along the willows and bank anglers fished cow shed or the chestnut tree.

Sunday saw the best average of the season to date. A very healthy 13.0 fish per rod. Slightly cooler conditions but still lots of buzzers hatching off. Boats drifted in the south easterly wind along the willows or anchored close to the bank. Pete Line and James Britten had a red-letter day. The pair boat fished drifting the northern end of the reservoir on floating lines. They fished a mix of flies all of which caught fish. Buzzer, crunchers, Diawl Bachs and they even managed a fish or two on a hopper! Eyebrook guide Lee Henfrey helped Gwyneth Mooney learn how to fish Eyebrook. Gwyneth enjoyed her day and caught a good number of fish on a variety of methods. If you would like to get to know the water better or would like help with your fishing technique, Eyebrook has a host of in house available for you to book. Visit our website http://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/guiding/ for full details.

 

After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website

http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices/

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 5th May, Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

 

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.

However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction

If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.

To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.

We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 20.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:15 pm

Afternoon Boats: 14.15 pm until 20.15 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.15pm until 20.15pm (Tickets on sale from 16.00pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.30pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 8th April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 8th April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 149   Number Trout Taken: 183   Number Trout Released: 698 Total Catch: 881

Weekly Rod Average; 5.9

We thought spring had sprung, we have blossom the Hawthorns are coming into leaf and a noticeable increase in fly life only to be halted by north winds with more rain! The week looked promising, Tuesday was noticeably warmer with a southerly wind and although the water level rose 2 feet at the weekend clarity remained good. From Wednesday levels dropped and clarity deteriorated, Clarity is currently at 3 feet and improving daily. The fish have still been pulling though, anglers have caught on a range of methods this week with buzzers becoming increasingly productive. Boat and bank still fishing very evenly with fish being tightly shoaled into the margins. For the first part of the week bank anglers continued to enjoy good sport off the netted bank from the three trees to Robbos cabin, particularly in a north or Easterly wind. The Cowshed to Stoke Dry fished very well over the weekend with the Cowshed, Black Cabin and Norris Dyke proving to be the most productive pegs for Saturdays Elite Performance Program bank heat. Boat anglers have found fish in various areas. Pollards jump and the Island both producing good sport. Sunday saw the boats fishing at the northern part of the Reservoir. The Chestnut Tree to the Cowshed fishing very well on both lure and nymph tactics.

Easter Monday fished well, Mr ross and Mr Leon boat fished returning 18 fish between them on a black and green tadpole whilst drifting into the hawthorns bank. Steve Rainbow got a quick evening session in and caught 3 fish on blobs bank fishing at the Belle. Tuesday was noticeable warmer which brought out the crowds! Lots of bank anglers fished the netted bank and all caught well on buzzers fished on various methods. Roy Swinfield fished washing line using a cruncher booby on the point to keep his buzzers in the top few inches, whereas Lindsay Bates fished a straight through method. Lindsay let his buzzers drift round on the steady ripple creating a natural presentation. Both methods worked equally well with both anglers catching into double figures.

The Reservoir didn’t look particularly inviting on Wednesday morning. The coloured water which had been holding off past the Island had dispersed leaving most of the reservoir with little more than 18 inches of visibility. Higham Ferrers had a club outing. 12 anglers fished to a 6 fish kill friendly competition. The reservoir fished surprisingly well, P Holland had bagged up by 13.00 with a bag of 6 fish for 12lb 4oz. Mr Holland found the fish at the Island, casting a black lure right to the bank on a slow sinking line.

Chris Hawkins enjoyed a very successful trip on Friday. After a slow morning Chris found the fish at Pollards jump. Fishing a straight-line buzzer method, he had three hours of none stop action, catching some super quality fish. Chris’s friends and colleagues Rodger Symons and Kevin Pearson also had a cracking day, they fished a cormorant tied with a holographic flash and cats whiskers drifting from the Willows into open water.

Saturday saw a first here at Eyebrook. The Elite Performance Programs First Reservoir bank heat. 14 world class anglers fished for points to become part of the AT TEFF teams for the 2019 World Championship in Tasmania and the European Championship in Montenegro. Anglers fished dedicated pegs, changing pegs every 55 minutes. The competition was catch and release only. Controllers were on hand to measure each fish before safely returning it. A big Thank you to all Controllers both on the Saturday and Sunday your help was very much appreciated. Pegs were set from Dogwood bay to the cowshed and every peg produced fish. Fishery staff were concerned with the clarity particularly at the Cowshed peg. Staff were pleasantly surprised to hear that this proved to be one of the most productive pegs with some anglers catching 7 or 8 fish during the 55-minute session. This proves that fish will still feed in coloured water and are most certainly catchable. Saturdays rod average was a healthy 5.76 (not including the EPP anglers) with many anglers recording double figure returns. Mr Chewter and Mr Ormiston caught very well on buzzers fished straight through anchored off Pollards Jump. (Straight-line or Straight through refers to anglers just fishing buzzers without a bung or buoyant point fly). Steve Ottridge found small buzzers worked best. Black buzzers on a size 12 or 14 accounted for his 8 fish.

Sunday was the boat heat of the EPP match. All boats fished around the Chestnut tree to the Cowshed and fished a mix of methods from floating line nymphs to slow sinking lines with lures. A high number of fish were recorded having been caught. The netted bank didn’t fish as well, and bank anglers had most success fishing at the Willows or Chestnut tree. Peter Wiston caught 9 fish at the Chestnut and Island on a hares ear and white lure. Bill Roberts had a good afternoon fishing just past Pollards jump and accounted for 11 fish on buzzers. J Beeson bank fished in Sams Dyke and caught 6 fish on black quail buzzers he also missed several and had several come off before making it into the net. Mr Organ and Mr Dewes had a day on their float tubes. (there is no launch flee for float tubes at Eyebrook) The pair caught fish on various fly’s including blobs, Snatchers and tadpoles.

The forecast for the week ahead looks to be improving, highs of 16 degrees for the weekend and the wind is due to change to a South Westerly.

After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website

http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices/

Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

 

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 20.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 20.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until 20.00pm (Tickets on sale from 15.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.15pm

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

All Guides & Instructors

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Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.

However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction

If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.

If you have any questions call Ifor 01530230807 or email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk.

Eyebrook Report W.e 1st April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 1st April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 121     Number Trout Taken: 360    Number Trout Released: 919 Total Catch: 1279

Weekly Rod Average; 10.57

Eyebrook is on top form with a week’s rod average of 10.57 even with unfavourable conditions at times. A cold north or north easterly wind for much of the week, a hard frost on Thursday and Torrential rain Friday into the weekend didn’t make for ideal fly fishing conditions. Water temperature remains unseasonably low with masses of cold rainwater entering the reservoir, the level rose 2 ft during Friday night making getting anglers into boats challenging with the pontoons inaccessible!

Boats and bank fishing equally well. The Hawthorns to Sams Dyke and Netted are still producing great sport for the bank anglers. Boats have been catching from most of the shallow areas of the reservoir. Sams Dyke, Pollards Jump and The Willows being the hot spots.

Lures such as black tadpoles, green and white fritz tadpole and blobs are accounting for most of the big returns of fish. Anglers fishing them on a variety of lines from floating to Sink 5 lines depending on their chosen speed of retrieve. Bank anglers have had most success on more natural patterns such as buzzers, hare’s ears or diawl bachs. There have been buzzer hatches mostly into early afternoon as the air temperature rises. We hope to see more buzzer activity into the next weeks as air temperatures are forecast to get to 15 degrees come next weekend.

Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield got the week off to a flyer catching well into double figures each. Mark was struggling at lunch time hadn’t netted a fish. Ian however had been steadily catching all morning on blobs. Mark who likes to fish more traditional methods had to make the hard decision to fish with a blob ! He was straight into fish and was pleased to see his rod bending plenty of times. After an hour of fast action Mark changed to Black buzzers and continued to catch at a good rate. The pair fished at Pollards Jump to the willows. Nigel Woolnough enjoyed a quick evening session. Fishing for no more than 2 hours and 45 minutes he fished Harrison’s corner and returned 11 nice rainbows that took a yellow lure or a black buzzer.

Mr Dimmick and Mr Guigan enjoyed their three day package. (We offer 2, 3, and 4 day packages for both single and two man boats, which can be split between any of our waters. For prices and details visit our website www.flyfishstore.co.uk ) the pair caught nearly 100 over the three days on black lures or orange blobs fished on slow sinking lines fishing from Robbos to the Willows. Roger Gibbons bank fished from several areas including The Chestnut Tree, Hawthorns and Willows and caught 8 fish on a Montana nymph.

Thornton Member Andy Lillie bank fished on Thursday and was met with a hard frost. Things started slowly but once Andy had found the fish at the Belle he soon had a bend in his rod. He finished the day having netted 13 fish with the majority taking a teguilla blob. (members from our other waters will receive a discount when visiting Eyebrook, for full details ask a member of staff) Members Dave Schofield, Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield chose to fish the more shelter netted bank in a North Westerly wind. All three anglers caught good numbers of fish on various nymphs fished as near to static as possible from a floating line.

Friday was a busy day with lot of anglers practising for Saturdays Scierra Pairs match. Jamie Scott had a great day. Boat fishing, he caught over 20 fish on green and white lures, damsels and black buzzers. It was just a shame about the weather as the heavens opened mid-afternoon! Micheal Farrell enjoyed his afternoon bank fishing off the Three Trees, he found a 3ft midge tip worked best with a team of crunchers.

The Scierra Pairs heat held on Saturday saw 14 pairs of anglers take to the water including all three of our in-house guides. With the reservoir rising about 2ft overnight due to heavy rain, conditions looked tricky however Jobe Burnham, Toff Crowther and Lee Henfrey all caught their limit before 11.30 on a mixture of lures on sinking lines. With Jobe and Toff being the eventual winners of the event with a bag of 12 fish for 23lb 1oz. Full results can be found on our Facebook page (flyfishstore). Now is the perfect time to book one of our in-house guides to look at improving your sinking line work to understand how to maximise catches on earlier season fish and hopefully fool one of our large resident brown trout while doing it. To book a guide please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/guiding/

Sunday was an all-round pretty miserable day, only a few bank anglers putting in an appearance. Mr Findlay had a good day fishing the Olde Road in Sam’s Dyke, caught 14 fish on a cats whisker. The rod average for Sunday 5.13.

The reservoir has coloured at the North end, from the Island to the Eye brook but clarity remains good around the main basin. We advise anglers to call the lodge on 01536 770 264 to check clarity as we expect more heavy rain today.

A notice to all bank anglers, The Leicester bank (Lodge to The Cowshed) will be closed on Saturday 7th April as Eyebrook is hosting an Elite Performance Program bank match. We currently require stewards for this match. This is a great opportunity for Eyebrook Regulars to watch some of the best anglers from across the UK. If you would like to put your name forward to be a steward, please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 01536 770 264.

 

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 19:45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19:30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:45 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 15:45pm until 19.45 pm (Tickets on sale from 15.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.00 pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Eyebrook Weekly Report W/E 25th March 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 25th March 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 95    Number Trout Taken: 116    Number Trout Released: 378 Total Catch: 494

Weekly Rod Average; 5.2

 

What a difference a week makes. Eyebrooks rod average has consistently increased every day this week, finishing on a high of 9.16 fish per rod and there no reason why it won’t continue to rise with another stocking today (Monday 26th) and water temperature rising daily.

Bank anglers have seen the best of the sport with the fish feeding in shallow water around the margins. Boat anglers aren’t missing out and see best results whilst anchored no more than 50 yards from the bank. Water clarity was poor at the start of the week, most anglers fished black and green or green and white lures and found fish around the Hawthorns to Sams Dyke. As the week progressed, water temperature rose, clarity improved dramatically, and good hatches of buzzers could be seen, particularly into early afternoon when air temperatures just managed to get into double figures. Maybe spring is finally upon us?

On Wednesday we saw the first signs of improvement, a westerly wind and brighter conditions. Chris Heyburn was over the moon with his first fish of the day, a brown trout of nearly 5lbs took his green and white lure in Dogwood bay. (we ask anglers to return all brown trout) Chris also tempted several rainbows on the same fly. Shortly after hearing of Mr Heyburn’s catch, Rob Mungovan from the wild trout trust caught a brownie of similar size from the dam wall. His fish took a Leprechaun a deadly pattern that personally I haven’t heard of, must have been from before my time!

Things kept improving for Thursday and Friday with more anglers venturing to the reservoir. Bank anglers caught particularly well. Darren Spooner caught 5 from the Hawthorns whilst fishing with a black and Silver lure including a 5lb brown. Member Mr Thompson had a good start to his season, tempting 8 fish from the Hawthorns area.

Saturday was the first day we saw a reasonable hatch of buzzers. Most anglers reported catching fish at various depths but the majority taking size 10 or 12 buzzers at 2 to 3 feet. Mr Wells fished at the Chestnut Tree and caught continuously throughout the day. Eyebrook warden Lee Henfrey fished his own ‘Eyebrook bloodworm’ under the bung at 2 feet and caught several fish. Best fishing is certainly early afternoon at the moment. Rod average for Saturday was 6.

Sunday was warmest day of the week. A steady north westerly meant ideal buzzers conditions. Member Bill Law bank fished at Badger point. He caught 16 fish for a morning session on a stick/ caddis variant and mini lures all of which he ties himself. There have been several overwintered rainbows also putting in an appearance. Toff Crowther caught a 3 lb rainbow on a white humungous, on his fish cast in Mucky bay. “the fish went like a steam train”. Colwick Fly Fishers had a group trip to Eyebrook. All Members caught extremely well on various methods. Blobs, cat’s whiskers and buzzers doing the business. A special mention to John Parnham who had a red-letter day. John fished with an intermediate line and a snake and caught two incredible brown trout. One at 7lbs and another around 10lbs! Pictures on our Facebook page. Flyfishstore. Sundays rod average was a very respectable 9.16.

After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks  forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Sunday 8th April. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices/

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 19:30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19:30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 15:30pm until 19.30 pm (Tickets on sale from 15.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.45pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Scierra Pairs heat at the Eyebrook 31st March, to book www.scierrapairs.co.uk

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

Opening weekend report

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 11th March 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 83     Number Trout Taken:182   Number Trout Released: 231 Total Catch: 413

Weekly Rod Average; 4.7

Opening day dawned on the 10th March to a very wet morning from the torrential rain received during the night. The far end of the reservoir the reservoir was already carrying some colour from the swollen Eye Brook flowing into the reservoir, there was that much water with the reservoirs level rose 10inch during the day!

Bank anglers fishing from Pollards Jump down past Robbo cabin reported a good number of overwintered brown to 4lb. As the Eyebrook has a wild population of breeding all browns must be returned.

A good number of bank anglers fished the Hawthorns down to mucky bay with the hawthorns producing in the morning & mucky bay fishing well in the afternoon.

Opening day & as you would expect lures such as cat’s whisker, dancer, orange lures & blobs caught the majority although a few anglers who fished buzzer patterns were rewarded with Roy Swinfield fishing small buzzer patterns off pollards jump catching 10 trout.

Eyebrook Fishery ranger & guide Toff Crowther fished for a couple of hours before his shift & caught 10 trout from the hawthorns with Toff commenting how close to the margins the fish were.

On our second day of the season 11th March the bottom end of the reservoir was coloured from the day before although the area in front of the lodge, down past the hawthorns to Sam`s dyke and across to pollards jump remained reasonably clear & fishable with Mike Jenkins & Steve Wright fishing on a two day package catching over 40 fish for the day. Member D Chadwick caught 7 from the bank with Keith Harding & Mike Clarke catching 10 trout to the boat including pike to double figures.

Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding is available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

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 5.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 5.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 1.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.00pm until 5.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 1.30pm until 5.30pm (Tickets on sale from 1.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 6.00pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Scierra Pairs heat at the Eyebrook 31st March, to book www.scierrapairs.co.uk

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

EYEBROOK OPENS THIS WEEK 10th March

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Tel 01536 770264

The bad weather is behind us & we have a good forecast for this week which will allow us to complete our pre season jobs, get engines on boats & complete our 4000+ pre season stocking of rainbows averaging 1lb14oz to 2lb4oz,  all in time for our opening day Saturday 10th March

We will post pictures of our pre season stockings on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Opening day all our boats are booked, we still have boats available for Sunday 11th March, call the lodge to book boats.

The main gate on Great Easton Road & Alec Lane will be open from 7.30am as will the lodge. No bank fishing prior to 7.30am

The Alec Lane gate will as last year have a combination lock, its the same number as last year, if your unsure contact the lodge 01536 770264

Boats will be available from 8.30am

At long last we have facilities to accept credit / debit cards onsite.

Our loyalty card system will continue into 2018 with the change to our upper permit limits being reduced from a 8 Fish Limit to a  6 Fish Limit in future all 8 fish loyalty stamps you have will be when eligible be exchanged for a 6 fish permit

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Eyebrook opens 10th March

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Eyebrook Opens 10th March

Tel 01536 770264

Date for your Diary

Boats Fully Booked for opening day

With the fishery opening earlier this year we will have some minor bank restrictions for the first 11 days, map and fishing areas Eyebrook Opening 10th March, details on bank fishing.

The lodge will be open on Sunday 25th February as Stuart & Sue of Eyebrook Tackle shop will be running their Rutland Spring Fair. 10.00am – 2.30pm with new tackle ranges for 2018 on display with local clubs & associations in attendance.

No entrance fee. There will be a raffle with proceeds donated for the Breast Cancer Charity “Casting For Recovery”

English Disabled Fly Fishers will be at the lodge, Eyebrook this year hosts the disabled International

Jobe & Ifor will be at the lodge to answer any questions you have regarding the 2018 trout season

Please note for 2018 season our upper 8 fish limit has been reduced to a 6 fish limit, the day permit rate has been adjusted down accordingly. Any angler with stamps on their loyalty card for 8fish will be eligible when their card is full for a FREE 6 Fish permit.

Eyebrook Opening 10th March, details on bank fishing

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OPENING DAY 10th MARCH 2018

With Eyebrook opening a fortnight earlier than previous seasons & to ensure the Eyebrook conforms to its SSSI requirements there are for the first 11 days of the season some minor restrictions to bank fishing, details below.

Details of the changes in the timing of the Eyebrook Trout Fishing Season 2018:

  • Boat fishing to be undertaken within the area highlighted in blue in the map below from Saturday, 10th March 2018 to Wednesday, 31st October 2018
  • Bank fishing for the first 11 days of the season to be undertaken along the shoreline highlighted in purple in the map below from Opening Day Saturday 10th March 2018 to Wednesday, 21st March 2018.

Bank fishing to be undertaken along the shoreline within the area highlighted in blue in the map from Thursday, 22nd March 2018 to Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Contact the lodge 01536 770264