Fisheries Covid Guidelines

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A reminder of our Covid operating procedures at our fisheries, Draycote – Thornton – Eyebrook.

All our counters have a Perspex screen fitted with hand sanitizing points as you enter the lodges.

Ensure you remove any litter from the boats especially any food wrappings, bottles, cans etc & place it in the dustbins provided.

Covid Operating Procedure While Visiting Draycote Eyebrook & Thornton Trout Fishery

  1. Pre-Booking: All Bank & Boat anglers, will be required to call the lodge & pre book your visit
  2. Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking, this will reduce queuing at the lodge.
  3. Pre-payment can be made by a credit / debit card.
  4. Confirmation of your Boat or Bank Booking along with your receipt will be posted at the lodge next to the Booking In – Booking Out sheet. Hand sanitiser points are provided at the lodge entrance doors for you use
  5. Lodge & Tackle shop are open, use the hand sanitiser as you enter & from July 24th it will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering within the shop, this can be a Buff, scarf, mask, face shield etc
  6. Observe the 1m+ social distancing guidelines within the lodges / shop
  7. Bank Anglers are to ensure they observe social distancing and while fishing keep a minimum of   15 meters apart. Bring your own hand sanitiser and use it as required during the day especially if you’ve used barrier key pads, combination locks, sat on benches or opened gatesBOATS:
  8. Two anglers may share a boat, or three anglers from the same household
  9. We recommend you follow the Angling Trust guidelines & wear a face covering while the boat is moving under power
  10. Bring your own hand sanitiser & use it as required during the da

Pontoon Access Guidelines Posted at the Pontoon Walkway-

  1. All Anglers Wait at the pontoon walkway
  2. Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.
  3. Boat Numbers will be allocated by the staff working the pontoon once your called forward.
  4. Prevent Queuing & Delays Minimize your journey to & from the boat.
  5. Do Not Tackle up in the boat next to the pontoon, staff will instruct you to leave the pontoon as soon as possible.
  6. Two Anglers fishing together MUST BE READY when called to come onto the pontoon together.
  7. The angler in charge of the engine will enter the boat first while his partner passes him/her the tackle.
  8. Minimize Queues & Delays If you require to leave the pontoon to pick up other tackle items it should ONLY BE ONE OF YOU, the other angler in charge of the engine remains in the boat.

Returning to the pontoon

  1. Fishery staff will be controlling the number of anglers on the pontoon at any one time.

BE PREPARED TO WAIT for their instructions for you to come forward & secure the boat to the pontoon.

  1. On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as quickly as possible.
  2. Boats & Life Jackets will be Disinfected after every session.
  3. At all times comply with the instructions given by the fishery staff, this is to ensure we meet our current operating guidelines & social distancing rules.
  4. Remove your litter from the boat & place it in the dustbins provided at the fisheries.

Draycote gutting room is closed

Eyebrook Weekly fishery report 13th Sept 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk   Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 13th September 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

Following on from a very productive weekend, Monday continued to provide great sport for those venturing out in the boats. Bank angling is still proving difficult at the moment but will gradually improve as the water temperatures start to drop due to the cooler weather and the longer nights as well as the weed starting to drop off. Simon K once again has continued a great streak of fishing trips by once again getting in to double figures fishing small ginger quills. Ian Jobe was taking a break from being in a boat with Clive Moore and ventured out in his float tube to take 10 fish while paddling around the main basin.

Tuesday rolled in and the fish certainly came out to play. Anglers were experiencing action all over most of the reservoir. The trout were mainly coming to small buzzers or Diawl Bachs fished washing line method. Others were having just as much action on dries such as big reds, and CDC’s. Some anglers were taking fish on Blobs, Cormorants and Damsel nymphs. A. Metcalf and D. Metcalf were top boat pair on the day using a selection of Appetizers, GRHE and Diawl Bachs. All water ticket holder P. Walker had an excellent day bringing over a dozen fish to the boat on Buzzers and diawl bachs.

Wednesday continued on from where Tuesday left off Season ticket holders Clive Moore and Ian Jobe each put over a dozen fish in to the boat. Obviously capitalising on the information that Ian had gathered while out float tubing on Monday. Simon K once again having a phenomenal day on the water fishing small buzzers taking well over a dozen fish. If this carries on, we will have to get him on the staff roster. Former Scotland International John Ross popped in for a day on the water while on a break and put over a dozen fish in the boat on black buzzers with orange cheeks on a floating line. Dougie Skedd had similar action fishing a fast glass line, claret cruncher and red holo diawl bachs. The sport produced on Wednesday gave us a rod average of 6.8 for the day. Just a small indication of how well the lake has been fishing lately.

Thursday saw The Bull Fly Fishers join us for a small club gathering. A very sociable event where the members gathered under the big tree for lunch in a socially distanced group to enjoy their picnic and have a laugh. Charlie was the overall winner of the club meeting with his bag of 4. Congratulations Charlie. As the weekend approaches and the competitors for the weekend heat of the Scierra pairs hit the water to practice. We could see that a lot of folks were being a bit more secretive of their catch returns, so as not to give away how well they were doing on the approach to the main event. However, most of the anglers out on the water managed at least half a dozen fish to the boat on a multitude of different patterns, but mostly fished on a floating line or midge tip on a washing line.

Friday seen Eyebrook with almost the whole fleet out on the water. Mostly pairs practicing for the Scierra Pairs. The reports coming back are that it has become a bit more challenging. This may be due to the fish seeing so many flies or just responding to boat pressure. Obviously, this could make the Scierra pairs heat more challenging on Saturday.

Saturday kicked off with very nearly perfect conditions and the forecast said there would be more cloud cover towards lunch time. 20 Boats were competing in the Scierra pairs for 3 places in the final. For me, quite an exciting day as it was my first time hosting a large prestigious competition. 40 Anglers went out and some found fish quite quickly but the fishing was far from simple. First boat back was Rosemary Gunn and Kez Saxton at 13:13. Over the next hour or so, four more boats came to the Jetty. Unfortunately for Rosemary and Kez they were pushed back to 5th place despite their time bonus, the boats that came in after them had managed heavier bag weights.

Congratulations to Paul Runec and James Stevenson who were first with a total weight 30lbs 2/16 ozs.

All Water ticket holders R. Daymon and J. Kirk put in a good performance to land them in 6th position. With each competitor fishing to a 6 fish limit, a rod average of 4 across the competition shows how well Eyebrook fished on the day.

Sunday and the fishing was a little bit more challenging but some anglers managed good numbers. Colwick FF joined us for a small gathering, Rosemary Gunn was top rod with 4 fish for 7lb12oz. Day rods C. White and P. Holm had a good day out bringing 13 fish to the boat fishing boobies and hoppers. Bill Bryson once again joined us and had 9 fish to the boat, 8 of them on his special Canadian wet fly that we still need to see.

Eyebrook is fishing really well at the moment and will only improve as we get closer to the cooler months. The fish will start switching on to the fry in the up and coming weeks, so it might be a good idea to stock up on popper minkies, cats whisker and humongous patterns. All of these patterns are available in the tackle shop

Weekly rod average 3.7

Given the success of daddies for the past few months, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 3.7

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

 

Competition

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Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open            – 7.30am        – 7.30pm

Full Day Boat                        – 8.30am        – 7. 30pm

Morning Boat                        – 8.30am        – 2 pm

Afternoon Boat                     – 2 pm             – 7. 30pm

Last 4 Hr                                – 3.30 pm       – 7. 30pm

All Anglers Off Site              – 7.45pm

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Eyebrook weekly report 6th September 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk    Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 6th September 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

A sunny flat calm to Monday got the fishing get off to a tricky start with the fish being put off with the bright sun. Mr D Turnell found a way to tempt the fish landing 11 fish using small buzzers in the main basin. With Tony Fox & A Smith landing 12 to the boat once again in the main basin, on a mix of dries and also washing lining nymphs on a midge tip. All Water season ticket holder Mark Hunt also landed 6 fish on a single yellow owl casting at moving fish, and commented how patience was required as the fish moved around in a large area feeding before coming across, he fly.

Similar conditions Tuesday with very light to no winds and bright sun, although, with a much cooler start to the morning with 8 degrees air temperature at 7am. Eyebook season ticket holder Roy Swinfield & Lindsey Bates landed 10 fish from the boat fishing around the main basin with a team of nymphs. Season ticket holder Simon landed 12 fish casting very small size 14 buzzers and small ginger quill wets at rising fish, Simon also landed a cracking 3lb 8oz rainbow which was returned.

Wednesday and the conditions are close to ideal. A gentle breeze and overcast. With our water temperatures now hitting 11 degrees, there is a defined difference in the trout’s feeding habits. Early in the morning the fish were rising all over the main basin area and into the open water areas. Early on, a few fish were tempted by dries in the surface. The strength of the wind increased slightly around about lunch time then steadily dropped to a level where a drifting boat could cover a lot of water comfortably. At this point the fish were no longer as prevalent in the surface. Anglers that noticed the change quickly adapted their approach and had results almost instantaneously. Nick Dunn was quick to notice this and made some adjustments and had 2 fish in 2 casts straight away. Nick and his boat partner for the day managed to hook and land over 20 fish to the boat fishing a midge tip with 2 diawl bachs, a buzzer and a sparkle booby. Most of the fish came to the nymphs, but a sparkle booby at this time of year can pick up bonus fish that are starting to feed on the fry.

Thursday, yet again another great forecast for getting out on the lake. Word has been spreading fast that the fish have switched on due to the cooler conditions. Chris Bobby and Leanne Frost popped back in before lunch time for a quick break and told me they had 15 to the boat in quick time out in open water drifts. They didn’t hang around long before venturing back out to enjoy the great sport out on the water. Mr D. Skins had a fantastic day getting well into double figures fishing washing line method with Crunchers, Diawl Bachs, Buzzers and Boobies. A. Tibbort and S. Bilsden had a fantastic day as well bringing double figures of fish to the boat each. Nick Dunn was out once again, this time guiding Mr Hives, as a beginner he managed to get in to double figures under Nicks watchful eye. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a lifelong passion for fly fishing for Mr Hives that we all know and understand.

 

Friday and the sport continues to be on form again with a lot of fish falling to Hoppers in the waves and a selection of buzzers and nymphs taking fish from all over the reservoir. The fishing is still more prolific from the boats, but a few anglers are picking up some fish along the banks. Martin Blakeston hosted Peter Gathercole for a few hours after he had finished his morning shift. Between them, they managed over 20 fish to the boat between them fishing CDC’s, suspender buzzers and a combination of orange and yellow owls.

Saturday was a very busy day, and almost every boat in the fleet was out. Yet again, the fish were falling to small buzzers or diawl bachs fished on a washing line method. D Purves and D Pozzi had an outstanding day with well in to double figures to the boat. Most of our anglers who had a lot of action were mostly drifting out in open water, fishing a washing line method with either a sparkle booby on the point of a foam daddy. Billy Bryson got in to double figures out in the main basin fishing a wet fly that he tied for fishing out in Canada. Obviously, the staff are intrigued and would love to see this little creation.

Now that we are at the end of the week, word has spread that Eyebrook is really coming into form and Sunday did not disappoint. A lot of our anglers managed to get well spread out across the lake and found good sport wherever they went. Those fishing from drifting boats definitely capitalised on the sport from the hard feeding fish by fishing FAB’s with olive crunchers, washing line style. The orange daddies have been accounting for a good number of fish as well. Nymphs and buzzers are working extremely well at this time of year, especially smaller sizes, some folks have had fantastic sport on size 14’s and 16’s.

This time of the year is fantastic for the fiery brown hopper and the claret hopper. Try twiddling these flies back behind a foam daddy or an orange FAB. Towards the end of the month, the fish will more than likely start chasing fry. Don’t be afraid to drag some boobies/ muddlers through the surface to entice the chase. This time of year can have some very exciting things happening on the water.

Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 4.3

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit. Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

 

Competition

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Scierra Pairs

 

12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

 

Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open            – 7.30am        – 7.45pm

Full Day Boat                        – 8.30am        – 7.45pm

Morning Boat                        – 8.30am        – 2 pm

Afternoon Boat                     – 2 pm             – 7.45pm

Last 4 Hr                                – 3.45 pm       – 7.45pm

All Anglers Off Site              – 8 pm

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Eyebrook report 30th August

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk  Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 30th August 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

Monday 24th August started out as near to perfect fishing conditions that you could ask for. A gentle wind, mild temperatures, and a bit overcast. As the day went on, it got a lot brighter. During the day fish were seen rising out in open water but were not as obliging towards dry patterns presented to them. The fishing was challenging in the morning, but around 1 o’clock in the afternoon the fish came on to the feed and were taking size 14 buzzers fished on washing line methods. Season ticket holders Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield suddenly went from not touching a fish in the morning to then put over 20 fish into the boat by 5PM. M Williams managed 10 to his float tube fishing small buzzers. Simon K once again joined us and had 15 to the boat, once again fishing small buzzers. Most of the anglers that fished the banks reported that they were seeing plenty of fish, but just could not figure out what flies would tempt them to take.

As we are moving towards September, most experienced anglers would be expecting the fish to be moving on to either fry patterns or chasing daddies and hoppers in the surface. But we should never ignore the humble buzzer at this time of year. After all, they are a main food source for all fish species that are prevalent in reservoirs all year round.

Tuesday 25th August, No boats are being released from the jetties due to the forecast high winds. Even the most avid of fly anglers would not even attempt to cast a line in these conditions. Despite the conditions, the fishery management (UK) team are still hard at work returning boats from Draycote.

Wednesday morning and we are still feeling the tail end of the storm. Wind speeds are below our cut off limit and gradually decreasing as the day progresses. Dynamic Duo Ian Jobe and Clive Moore lead the charge out on to the water, braving the strong winds in the morning. By lunch time they had put 5 fish in the boat. With improving conditions, they ventured out on their afternoon session to put a further 10 fish in the boat. Ged O’Donoghue arrived later in the morning and set off just before 11 o’clock and fished right through till the end of the day for 6 good hard fighting fish on daddies, hoppers and grunters. Mark Hunt ventured out for the last 4 hours. The wind had dropped off to the point of a gentle ripple on the water. the fish came right up on to the surface, and Mark was rewarded by taking 14 good fish all on small dries and blue daddies.

The fish were still happy to feed on Thursday with 28 anglers fishing the Eyebrook from either the boats, the bank or float tubes. With the fish mainly in the main basin, and lying in the top two feet of water, a variety of methods were successful, with buzzers, fry patterns, dries and the washing line all taking fish. The bank anglers are still having to work around the marginal weed beds and they caught fish amongst several roach and perch. The boats had the best of the sport with drifts across the basin being most successful. Roy Swinfield and Lydnsey Bates had 12 to their boat, whilst Ruth and Tony Kirk had 10 on buzzers and hoppers. Norman Perkins also had 10 on buzzers whilst Mr Wither and Mr. Turner had 12 to their boat using a variety of flies including diawl bach, crunchers, fry patterns and daddies. Ian Jobe and Matt Lane went afloat in their tubes and both had successful mornings taking 8 and 6 fish respectively.

Unfortunately, Friday saw the weather turn with a strong northerly wind blowing down the reservoir which brought heavy rain all afternoon and evening. A couple of boats went out and caught fish, but they came off as the conditions deteriorated.

Saturday started out dry although the strong northerly was still with us making conditions uncomfortable.

We welcomed several anglers on three-day passes, fishing both here and at Draycote. Mr Jones and his party of 8 came across from mid-wales on a three-day pass and fished the Eyebrook on Saturday. Choosing to drift the main basin, they all caught fish with the best return coming to Christian Jones who landed 12. Dave Etty fished the bank and using the island to provide some relief from the cold northerly wind, recorded eight fish to corixa patterns.

The strong cold wind over the weekend had an effect on the water temperature with the temperature being 15 degrees on Sunday morning. There was still a cold northerly wind blowing down the Eyebrook, although it wasn’t as strong as the day before and dropped off as the day wore on. Besides the groups on package breaks and day anglers, we hosted another outing by the All Abilities Fly Fishers who had 6 boats and both wheely boats. Despite the challenging conditions, Dave Davis from the AAFF managed to put 9 fish in the boat making him top rod on the day. Within Dave’s 9 fish was a good fish of around 4lbs. most of our anglers found the fishing challenging out in the boats. David Foles had 7 fish from the bank on a last 4 hour ticket and really enjoyed the evening rise as the wind speed dropped off towards the end of the day.

With the weather becoming more settled than it has been in a few weeks and the fish starting to play due to the water temperature dropping to 16 Degrees, our anglers are eager to get out on the water and enjoy some of that top of the water sport that Eyebrook is renowned for. Now that we are moving into September, we are looking forward to seeing the fish move on to feeding on the fry which have grown on quite considerably due to the abundance of food in the water for them.

Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 2.7

 

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit. Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition Scierra Pairs 12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 8.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 8.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 2.30pm – 8.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 4.00pm – 8.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 8.15pm

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Eyebrook fishing report 23rd August

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk  Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 23rd August 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

As cooler conditions start to roll in this week, the water temperatures have started to lower due to the heavy deluge of rain that we have been experiencing. Monday was a bit of a washout due to the conditions and the humidity which never helped any of our anglers out on the water.

As Tuesday kicks off, we had nice gentle breezes and an overcast sky. The water temperature was getting close to 20 degrees and we were all of the opinion that the fish were going to come on to the feed really soon. First back in on the day was Bill Law with 5 fish, Bill likes to just fish the morning sessions and usually finishes till lunch time. At this time of year a 5 fish bag is a really good bag. We then received a call from Boat 26. Eyebrook Season ticket holder Simon K had successfully played and netted a very large Rainbow estimated in the region of approximately 12lbs. Simon had taken care to make sure the fish was undamaged and nursed it well to make sure it would return to fight for another day. As Simon attempted to lift the prize fish for a photo, it kicked out and made a dive straight to the depths to recover.

Wednesday & the change in weather is certainly having a positive impact on the Eyebrook with the rod average jumping to 13.5

Father & Son A & R Thomas picked the perfect day to start their two day break catching well into double figures as Mr Dickens & All Water Members Ian Jobe & Clive Moore. The main basin in front of the dam is holding a large number of trout with anglers catching on daddies, cdc & buzzers great top of the water sport.

Thursday at 7.30am with the air temperature noticeably cooler at 15c and the water at 19c we can once again resume our fly fishing for the Pike. With those temperatures we were expecting another good days trout fishing. Father & son A & R Thomas fished buzzers to boat 22 trout with All Water Member L Bates & Eyebrook member R Swinfield catching 22 for their day, with S Normington bank fishing from the platforms to take 4 fish off the bank. Boats yet again found good numbers of trout over the deeper water from the valve tower across to Harrisons. Floating lines generally best with Hoppers, cdc, buzzers & daddies

Friday the forecast storm arrived, all boats cancelled due to wind speeds exceeding our operating limit of 25mph.

Saturday still providing strong winds, but they are holding at around 20 mph. Even with strong winds, the Leicester bank is more than fishable from an anchored boat. J Unick and his party called first thing in the morning to see if they could move their Tuesday booking to the Saturday for their 2nd day of a 2 day package. J Unick managed a respectable 6 to the boat on blobs but his party member S Miller managed 8 fish to the boat in relatively challenging conditions. They spent most of the day drifting the main basin drifting between dogwood bay and the platforms to Harrisons corner and the netted bank with most of the fish falling to blobs.

Sunday provided our Anglers with fantastic conditions in the morning, but later in the day the experienced some really heavy downpours. Ed Douglas and Jim Smith had an awesome day out bringing 30 fish to the boat on dries or washing line method out in the main basin area. Resident fish whisperer Mark Hunt tempted 8 fish to the boat on a morning session fishing Sedgehog patterns. John Hanlon and son Sean ventured out to bring 16 fish to the boat fishing dries or a slow sinking intermediate (SSI) line with nymphs and boobies. Sean reported back that a few fish had pike damage which tells us that the larger ladies in the lake are coming on to the feed. Hopefully, this will be good news for our pike anglers as we can now reinstate pike angling because our water temperatures have dropped to 19 degrees and been holding steady for the past couple of days

DADDY TIME at the Eyebrook Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Rod average for the week: 5.1

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit. Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition Scierra Pairs

12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 8.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 8.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2pm

Afternoon Boat – 2pm – 8.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 4.15pm – 8.15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 8.30pm

 

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Eyebrook Fishing Report 16th August

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk    Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 16th August 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

After a prolonged period of hot and sunny weather, the surface temperature on Eyebrook has been sitting at 21 degrees for a few days now and is obviously making the fish a little bit lethargic. Despite the temperatures, there are still plenty of fish moving near the surface out in open water that are still feeding in the surface layers. However, trying to catch them still remains challenging. Ant Hooton had a guided day out with A. Miller and managed to catch out on open drifts in the main basin area. A really good effort considering he was a complete novice at fly fishing, and the conditions have been a bit tough lately. We hope to see Ant back in the future to hone the skills he has learned from Andy. Season ticket holder Bill Stewart was treated to a day out on the water by his son Ian. Ian is more into his coarse angling but manage to catch on an Aps Bloodworm and Bill had one in the surface layers fishing Diawl bachs on a washing line. Fishery manager Jim ventured out after work and managed to land 1 good fish which came to a CDC while fishing the wind lanes on the water.

Another warm day here at Eyebrook, with the water temperature starting the day at 23 degrees, the outlook for the day was not great, as result we only had a few anglers out. Fishery Management UK guide Lee Henfrey fished with former Draycote manager Kevin Hart. The pair landed 8 fish, with 6 of them coming to dry daddies and Lee taking 2 on a Di 5 and a snake. Lee commented that they had lots of fish coming and looking at the flies and swirling, enough to land double figures each and that even in the heat dries seemed to be the best tactics. Lee & Kevin found the fish drifting from Harrison’s Corner out into the main basin and out from the second set of steps along the Dam. All water member Paul Walker also fished from the boat landing 3 fish on Diawl Bach’s from the Main Basin.

The hot days showed no signs of letting up Wednesday with water temperatures starting at 23 degrees once again and air temperatures reaching 32c. Eyebrook season ticket holder Bill Law fished the morning to land 2 fish on small CDC lures with a tungsten bead fished on a floating line in the main basin with a quick retrieve. Wednesday regulars Clive Moore & Ian Jobe landed 8 fish between them with the majority coming in the afternoon using a DI 8 sinking line and a booby fished on a short leader. Clive & Ian found the fish around the Main Basin towards the steps on the dam wall.

With another hot day in prospect on Thursday, those anglers who were due to fish decided to change their bookings to another, hopefully cooler day. This resulted in no anglers fishing, which allowed the staff to enjoy a rare early finish.

Friday was a bit cooler day and although only 2 boats ventured out, they both found feeding fish. Mark Hunt was out in the morning cathing seven, using both daddies sand CDC’s whilst Craig and Stu Richards landed three on black and green patterns fishing the three trees area.

Saturday saw anglers on the boats, on the banks and in their float tubes. Neil Shilton caught four from his float tube whilst Dave Chadwick caught two fishing the netted bank. The boats found conditions hard despite the cooler weather and intermittent drizzle. Top boat catch taken by Martin Peat and his partner who pulled bobbies through the waves, resulting in numerous fish chasing and swirling, but frustratingly only converting this interest four fish in the bass bag.

Sunday was another hot humid day, with the surface water temperature at 7.30 am still at 21 degrees. Given that this is the same as the start of the week and the impact this has had on the fish,

it wasn’t really surprising that it was a quiet day. Steve Dutton want afloat in his tube and

Dave Chadwick fished the bank

Two boats went out, but unfortunately the fish were not eager to put in and appearance no matter what was thrown at them.

With blistering humid sunshine, then torrential rain with thunder and lightning. This weather has truly played havoc with the fishes feeding habits and only the brave few anglers who ventured out were rewarded.

Looking forward in to the up and coming week, the conditions are looking to improve for fishing. But Eyebrook currently has 18 of her boats on loan to Draycote till the 23rd of August, so prior booking is a must to guarantee a boat.

Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 1

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

 

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition

 New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

Eyebrook Heat 12th October 2020

 

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Scierra Pairs  12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

 

Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 8.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 8.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 2.30pm – 8.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 4.45pm – 8.45pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.00pm

 

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Eyebrook Fishery report 9th August

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk  Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 9th August 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

After a blisteringly hot weekend, Monday seemed to be a bit cooler with some cloud cover and a nice breeze from the north west. The conditions looked to be perfect. However, it became quite evident that the hot weather over the weekend has left the fish being a bit lethargic. With only a few lucky individuals catching fish.

Tuesday began with a moderate wind from the south west with good cloud cover and lower temperatures. Unlike previous days, there didn’t seem to be as much activity in the surface. Most of our anglers found the fishing challenging, but J Deacon managed 3 good hard fighting fish to the bank while exploring around the banks of the reservoir. All water ticket holder Lindsay Bates and Eyebrook regular Martin Seabrook both managed to bring 3 fish to the boat out in open water while drifting.

Wednesday started off overcast with some strong winds coming from the South West which has presented us with some cooler conditions. Obviously, the trout enjoyed the cooler weather and decided to come out and play today. Clive (The Chairman) and Ian (The Ghillie) enjoyed a great day out on the water, both managing to bring more than 20 fish to the boat while fishing more modern flies and breaking from fishing nymphs and dries. Mr A Birley finished up a challenging 3-day visit with 8 hard fighting fish to the boat after receiving some guidance from Fishery Management Andy Miller. Yet again, Mr Mark Hunt put in a good show by taking 7 fish on open drifts while fishing Black Sedgehogs and Bibio Sedgehogs. An outstanding day resulting in a rod average of 5.9

Thursday started off with a very gentle breeze on the water, good cloud cover, and lots of fish moving in the surface out in the main basin. These conditions suited both the trout and the boat and bank anglers. Stewart Normington fished from the Leicestershire bank and landed nine, eight of which were safely returned, buzzers and daddies being the successful patterns. Top boat was members Roy Swinfield and Lindsey Bates who landed over 20 fish between them. All of the other boats caught, with fish mainly falling to dries. Several fish topped the three-pound mark with the best being one of about 4 pounds taken by Stuart Richards. Whilst CDCs, big reds and klinkhammer’s all caught, the best pattern was once again daddies.

Friday stated very hot and flat calm, conditions that didn’t bode well and those anglers who fished in the morning struggled with only three fish being caught. By mid-afternoon, clouds had moved in, a slight wind got up and the fishing improved. Paul Walker had 15 on diawl bachs and CDCs whilst Steve Dutton went afloat in his tube and had six during his last four-hour session, these contributing to a daily rod average of just under 5, which was excellent given the weather.

Saturday was another hot day, although with a strong north north-easterly wind. Despite the rangers seeing lots of fish working along the Rutland bank near the netted bank and Harrisons corner, the fishing was disappointing, possibly due to the changing atmospheric conditions. Bob Margery caught three fish from the above areas but reported that due to the strong winds, the majority of the fish were just beyond reach from the bank. Despite the wind, the water temperature continued to rise reaching 22 degrees by 18.00

Sunday saw similar conditions to the day before with the wind still coming from the north east. Bob Margery and Dave Chadwick again fished the Rutland bank. Brian White ventured out in the afternoon and was rewarded with 1 trout by the casting platforms and a perch as well. Mark Wink and Steve Drewer headed out for a last 4 hours in the evening and managed to net 1 fish and get a few pulls. They said that they seen no ends of fish moving in Harrison’s corner, but just could not figure out what the fish were taking.

The evenings have been seeing hatches of small buzzers. So, I would edge my bets by fishing some small Diawl Bachs or buzzers either straight through or on a washing line and try to work out a depth that the fish are feeding in.

Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an Eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 2.55

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit. Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

 

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

 

Competition

 

New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

Eyebrook Heat 12th October 2020

 

—————————————————————————————————————————–

Scierra Pairs  12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

 

Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 8.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 8.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 2.30pm – 8.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 4.45pm – 8.45pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.00pm

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Eyebrook Fishing report 2nd August 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 2nd August 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

Adverse weather conditions on Monday and Tuesday saw a number of anglers rearrange their fishing to take advantage of improving conditions later on in the week. Monday was very blustery and wet with several heavy showers coming through. Those that ventured afloat were in by lunchtime with nothing to show. The bank anglers were more successful, with everybody catching, especially in the evening. Small CDCs and Damsel’s were the successful patterns with Mark Hunt taking 4 in a couple of hours. Tuesday was still difficult although Lyndsey Bates used small CDCs for his 4 fish during a morning boat session, whilst Bill Law had three from the bank.

Wednesday, and the weather is starting to get hot and bright. With this, the fishing became a little bit more challenging. Mr McLeod was top rod on the day taking 6 fish on an Orange blob. Next in line was our dry fly specialist Mark hunt with 5 to the boat on the evening. Anglers were reporting fish moving all over the reservoir but finding it hard to get the fish to connect.

Thursday on his day off from his Draycote duties, Lee Henfrey hit the water again and in spectacular fashion, got well in to double figures fishing dry blue damsels. Not bad for a morning session. As for most of our anglers on the day, the reports came in that the fish were still taking dries. Mostly daddies and occasionally yellow owls as well. Quite surprising due to the bright sunshine and warm temperatures.

Friday arrived, and along with it, the hottest day of the year so far. Our water temperatures have hit 20 degrees, and so we have had to suspend the pike fishing to protect the fish. Despite the arduous conditions Bikram Thapa from the Queens Gurkha Logistics Regiment managed to land 2 fish from the bank. but other than that, the weather had supressed the fishing during the day, but the fish came back on later in the afternoon so that the guys that were out on the float tubes could catch a few fish towards the end of the day.

Bob Margery managed to whittle out 11 fish to the bank on Saturday morning. Phenomenal, considering the heat of the day before. S Dutton and M Signey had a good day out on the water on their float tubes by taking fish on foam daddies.

Sunday saw Ray Ward and Carl Mooney join Lee Henfrey and Andy Miller for a tuition session, despite the hot conditions under the guides tuition Ray & Carl managed to tempt 19 fish between the 2 boats by fishing foam daddies and dries across the main basin out in open water. An absolutely fantastic result considering the bright sunny day. Photo www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

To book a guided session contact tuition@flyfishstore.co.uk

Yet again, Mark hunt went out for an afternoon session and managed to tempt 5 fish to the boat by fishing Red and Bibio Sedgehogs.

This week we will be updating our Fulling Mill daddy collection which will be available at the Eyebrook lodge

Even with the hot sunny weather this week, Eyebrook has still produced good sport for this time of year particularly on dry flies. Now that we are into August, be prepared to start searching for the fish through the layers of the water as they find the cooler water in the reservoir. With the harvest getting going around the banks of the reservoir any breeze onto the water from were their working will bring with it a large number of insect for the fish to feed on as Jim Wright & Mark Hunt used to their advantage during the week

Rod average for the week: 2.18

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition

New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

 

Eyebrook Heat  12th October 2020

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Scierra Pairs 12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

 

Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 2.30pm 9.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.00pm – 9.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.15pm

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Eyebrook weekly report 26th July 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 26th July 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

A good weeks fishing at the Eyebrook for the time of year with a rod average 2.9

Following on from a good week on Eyebrook, the week started off with bright sunshine and warm temperatures. This did not deter Draycote Staff member Lee Henfrey from venturing out and fishing dry damsel patterns which led to him taking well into double figures during a morning session. Most of the other anglers out on the water were not as fortunate as Lee but still managed to pick up fish from all over the reservoir.

Tuesday was still a bright and humid day. Ed Douglas had a good session out on the water taking a baker’s dozen of fish on dries from all over the reservoir on a 12-hour marathon session. Joe and Franny Coleman decided to fish to the conditions and managed to bring double figures of fish to the boat by fishing size 14 buzzers to devastating effect. This just goes to show that the trout are feeding on smaller buzzers during the summer months and should never be ignored.

Thursday started off with a very slight breeze from the South West which gradually got up to around 14mph by the afternoon. With the cloud cover as well as a steady wind, it looked to be Ideal conditions for fishing. However, due to the rising water temperature (19 degrees) and the changing air pressure for the past few days, It has made the fishing a little bit tougher on the surface. That being said, Bill Law once again had a good morning on the bank and managed to net 5 fish. 3 of these fish were good solid 3lbs+ and had grown on from the start of the season. But top rod on the day was Mr K Harding with 9 fish to the boat using daddies and hoppers.

Friday started off the same as Thursday, but this time stayed overcast for most of the day. However, it became very humid but around lunch time which made a few anglers decide to come in for their lunch and get a bit of respite from the humidity and try to cool down. With the humidity and light winds, the fishing got tougher as the day went on. Eyebrook season ticket holder Roy Swinfield had a good morning session from the bank and netted 5 fish and lost a few more during play in around the weedbeds by the Hawthorne’s. Mr D Priestly joined us again with a group of friends following on from a bumper day a few weeks ago. He managed a good 6 fish to the boat on a day where the fish were not as forthcoming as we would like them to be. The bank has definitely outfished the boats today with G Burnham taking 5 from the bank as well. Eyebrook manager Jim took to the water after work to see if he could tempt some fish from deeper in the water column. But after starting on a Di3 sweep and moving it through the water, he hadn’t had a touch until fishing a midge tip with 2 boobies and a nymph in between. Not until fishing a team of dries, did he start properly hooking in to fish and finally put one in the boat from the middle of the basin before heading home at 7PM.

Saturday was quieter probably due to some predicted adverse weather, but the fishing was much improved with bank, tube, and boat anglers all recording some good catches for a daily rod average of just under 5. Bank regulars Bob Margery and Dave Etty fished the morning session along the Leicester bank with dries and took 9 and 8 respectively whilst from a boat, Mark Hunt took 20 plus fish on dries, with sport improving into the afternoon and evening. Neil Shilton went afloat in his tube and took 15. Also, on Saturday, brothers Lawrence and Gerald attended Eyebrook’s first boat tuition day this season.

After a morning’s classroom session, they went afloat with in-house guide’s Lee Henfrey and Andy Miller and enjoyed a successful afternoon putting the theory into practice, catching several fish on daddies. More courses are planned for the remainder of the season, for details please visit   www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

After the heavy overnight rain, Sunday began brighter with south westerlies which strengthened as the day wore on to become quite blustery by mid-afternoon which hampered presentation. Consequently, the returns were not as good as Saturday from either bank or boat. Malcolm Thompson landed 4 off the bank whilst Bill law managed to land 2 on small CDC’s from amongst the weedbeds. Top boat rod was Mr. Forsyth who landed 6 to his boat.

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competitions

 New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

Eyebrook Heat 12th October 2020

 

—————————————————————————————————————————–

Scierra Pairs 12th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

 

Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session for week commencing 27th July

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.15pm – 9.15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.15pm

Follow Us on social media

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Eyebrook Report 19th July 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01536 770264   email: lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk    Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 19th July 2020

Government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings will be required to be worn within all shop in England from Friday 24th July, these can be a Buff type, scarf, mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges

A great weeks fishing at the Eyebrook for the time of year with a rod average 3.0

Weed is starting to show along some of the shallower margins, anglers are fishing above the weed as the trout are on the outside edge, unusually for the Eyebrook during July the bank some days has out fished the boats with some bank anglers getting in double figure catches.

Monday started us off with a moderate north westerly wind blowing from Sam’s Dyke towards Robbo’s cabin. The day started off quite mild, but the humidity started to climb as the morning progressed. As we moved into the afternoon the wind started to pick up slightly and there were a few shower spells. S Conway and S Conway had a fantastic day out on the water fishing CDC’s and yellow owls to get them well in excess of double figures each to the boat, making them top boat on the day. The fish seem to be just holding off the weedbeds all the way from Sam’s Dyke to Dogwood bay. Rod average for the day was 4.5.

Tuesday started off a bit damp after a night of rain and presented us with an overcast morning with a North Westerly wind at 10 mph which steadily climbed as the day progressed. First Angler back in before lunch time was local legend and season ticket holder, Bill Law who managed 10 fish to the bank in a great morning session. Bill was fishing small CDC’s with a booby on the point. The fish were either taking the CDC’s or just running away with the booby. Long-time boat partners and Eyebrook season ticket holders Bill Whittle and Rob Watson had another great morning boat session bringing 10 and 6 to the boat, respectively. To change things up a bit, Mr Mathews and Mr Bissett offered the fish something a little different and managed to bring a dozen fish to the boat using Dabblers, Soldier Palmers and FAB’s. Fish are still holding just on the lake side of the weedbeds. Obviously with the weed coming up, the conditions favour the boat anglers, but Bill Law has shown that the fish can still be taken from the bank.

Mr Birtwhistle fly fishing for the pike gad a quite day with one follow from a jack pike, that all changed when he had a take and successfully landed a 31lb5oz pike, photo on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Another day of great conditions Wednesday, with overcast skies all day. David Parker fished around the Bell from a boat using a washing line to take 9 fish with most of the fish taking the FAB on the point. All water season ticket holders Ian Jobe and Clive Moore enjoyed a good day afloat with the pair landing their fish on either a washing line or dries fishing around Sam’s Dyke and off the Hawthorns. The boat paring of J Thompson & R Bright used a mix of dries and washing line to take 8 fish between them, firstly using big reds in the morning. Then later using a Blakeston Buzzer fished on a washing line in the afternoon. Dick Spicer also used a washing line, to take his 7 fish, although Dick found it was a green buzzer doing the damage. All water season ticket holder Norman Perkins fished over the open water in the main basin fishing with suspender Diawl Bachs to take his 5 fish. A trickier day for the bank anglers than in previous days with the few bank anglers taking fish from the Hawthorns to Sam’s Dyke.

As Thursday arrived, so did Mr Bill Law with his little magic CDC’s again. Bill headed straight to the same hot spot he had fished a few days before and was not disappointed. Fishing his size 12 and size 14 CDC’s, he managed about half a dozen fish in about 45 minutes. Bill finished up his morning session with 12 fish to the net. All water ticket holder Jim Greasley managed 8 good hard fighting trout fishing dries from a boat, making him the top individual boat rod on the day. All water ticket holder Steve Orton also had a good day out on the water fishing yellow owls and bibio hoppers out in open water in the wind lanes to snare a good half dozen fish. The mornings seem to be fishing better than the afternoon and evenings at the moment and the change in wind direction seems to have had some effect on the fish feeding.

As the weekend approaches and Friday begins, the cloud cover that was providing ideal sorts of conditions has started to fade away, the temperatures and humidity seem to be on the rise as well. Despite the bright sunshine and temperatures rising, Stewart Normington managed an impressive 10 fish to the bank fishing dries and buzzers throughout the day. All water ticket holder and Eyebrook regular Mark hunt headed out on the water with his brother. Mark said it was a hard day but between them they managed to bring 10 fish to the boat fishing CDC’s. Mr S Dutton ventured out in the afternoon and managed 7 trout the boat as well as a couple of perch and a bleak. Mr Dutton was fishing a washing line with Diawl Bachs and a FAB with most of the fish coming to the FAB.

Saturday and the conditions have reverted back to being overcast with a gentle breeze from the north west & again the bank continued to out fish the boats with Eyebrook season ticket holders Dave Chadwick and Dave Etty managing to bring 10 fish to the bank each by fishing foam daddies and CDC’s over the weedbeds between the casting platforms and the hawthorns. Mr Ky Ly managed a cool 10 fish to the float tube during his visit with fellow float tube enthusiast and DCAC member John Lewis who managed 4. The cooler spell of weather has definitely helped with the fishing today.

Sunday, and with the wind continuing to come in from the North, it makes it ideal for a drift from Sam’s Dyke to Dogwood bay. But just remember, if you are drifting along the bank, be aware of anchored boats and bank anglers and always try to leave them at least 50m space. Malcolm Thompson caught 6 whilst Bank fishing with Neil Shilton taking to his tube to catch 11, water clarity is excellent.

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Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

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