Eyebrook 2020 Details

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Eyebrook Reservoir;

2019 Season has closed

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Eyebrook Manager vacancy details: https://www.facebook.com/460323464062435/posts/2557224571038970/

Email applications for the above positions to Ifor:     lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

With the 2019 having drawn to a close were already busy planning for the 2020 season

The 2020 Season will open on the 6th March to book boats email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

2020 Membership:

We also offer membership for the Eyebrook & an All Water Membership which covers the Eyebrook, Draycote & Thornton, details www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/prices/season-permits/ or email the lodge for an application pack lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

I will be holding a member’s morning on Sunday 15th December at the Eyebrook lodge from 10.00am to 12.30pm when I can answer your questions regarding membership and our plans for 2020

Eyebrook Angling Club: we plan to work with local anglers & form “Eyebrook Angling Club” I expect the inaugural meeting to be in the new year. If you’re interested in forming an angling club for the Eyebrook email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 

 

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Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  closed

Total Catch: closed Rod Average: closed

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  closed until closed
Boat All Day: closed until closed
Boat Part Day:  AM closed until closed  

Last 4 Hours from:  closed until closed (Ticket sales available from closed)
All Anglers to be off site by: closed

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Eyebrook weekly fishing report 27th October

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 28th October 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Earl part of the week the water level continued to drop with visibility improving daily. Some early morning frosts with the leaves showing a hint of colour it has that autumn feel to it.

This was the week when lure & fry patterns started to produce the majority of the catches with snakes, bunny leeches, zonkers, cats whiskers etc catching the fish.

Monday with clarity around 3ft members Richard Watson & Bill Whittle boated 7 trout for their mornings visit with member Paul Walker fishing fry patterns to catch his 5 trout and two pike which took his fry patterns

Tuesday was a slower day for the trout although the pike were prepared to take the trout fry patterns with numerous pike caught. Wednesday proved to be the best day of the week with Mr McLellan reporting a slow mornings fishing which picked up in the afternoon taking his 7 trout on dries, John Wastle also caught 7 on hares ears and dries the majority of the other anglers caught on fry patterns.

Thursday & Friday proved challenging days with the next weather front forecast bringing with it increased wind & rain. The heavy rain during Friday & Saturday morning once again bought the level of the Eyebrook up again by well over 2ft once again bringing with it reduced clarity. Danny Peet whilst fly fishing for the pike caught & returned an excellent double figure brown trout, photo on Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Sunday morning we held our annual Fur & Feather competition. The fishery staff & anglers were greeted by the high water level, too high to get onto the pontoon with wellingtons! Toff Crowther moved the 20 boats required off the pontoon onto the concrete apron to allow anglers access to the boats. With visibility 2ft at best 3ft in some areas we were pleasantly surprised how well it fished.

Ian Jobe & Clive Moore won the event and a Christmas Hamper each with 7 trout, Rosemary Gun & Kev Saxton were second wining two bottles of wine each with their 6 fish, with David Davies & John Pearce also catching 6 fish but weighing less than Rosemary & Kevin winning a box of chocolates each with David Davies also winning a bottle of port for the largest fish. Pictures on our Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore & Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore The most productive area during the fur & feather was the area in front of Robbo & the netted bank, surprisingly floating lines worked best on Sunday with Mark Goodge recording 4 trout on dabblers!

Good News: The water level is receding with clarity improving, with less wind & and an improving forecast for the remaining few days of the Eyebrook season & with 15,000 trout still in the reservoir its certainly worth a visit.

2020 With the season drawing to a close this Thursday 31s October details on membership, Eyebrook Membership from £443.00 & All Water Membership covering Eyebrook, Draycote & Thornton from £489.00 can be requested by emailing lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Opening day 2020 will be Friday 6th March

Pike Fishing.

Although no pike to match the 33lb5oz of the week before we have had some pike caught this week with pike to 20lb+ reported.
 

 

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Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  144

Total Catch: 124 Rod Average: 0.9

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 17.00
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 17.00
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 13.00  

Last 4 Hours from:  13:00 until 17:00 (Ticket sales available from 12:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 17:15pm

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Eyebrook Fishery News 13th October 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 13h October 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The fishing has continued to improve again this last week, and our water levels are now back to normal. Most areas of the reservoir has water with a reasonable six-foot visibility, although the occasional day with stronger winds like Friday and Sunday has seen some localised coloured water. Although we have had no frosts this week, the colder nights and mornings continues to push the fish onto the feed which has helped maintain the improvement in both the boat and bank returns.

Last week’s stocking of 1700 fish brought the total this season to 20,600, and with 4511 recorded killed, there is a balance of some 16,000 trout in the water. Our current rod average for the season is 3.7 and this has included some nice grown on trout with browns to 7lb & rainbows to 5lb caught over the last few weeks. Unlike last year when the trout seemed to stay over the deeper water of the main basin we are this year seeing fish starting to move into the Chestnut, Mucky Bay Sam’s Dyke and across and past Robbo’s down along the willows. This should give the bank anglers some good sport, and during the week, the staff have been on the banks cutting back this year’s growth of willows to open up more of the bank for the last few weeks of the season. They have been helped by students from Uppingham School who have volunteered to assist us with this task, something which has been greatly appreciated.

Despite the cold mornings, a lot of fish are lying within the top two foot of the water column and we continue to see fish moving on top which has encouraged anglers to fish patterns such as Midas, Yellow Owl, Hoppers and Daddies. Washing line techniques using FABs, crunchers, Diawl Bachs and Hares Ears are still successful. As is to be expected at this time of year, fish are falling to a variety of fry patterns including humungus, minkies, popper hoppers and snakes.

Monday was a slow day, with a strong breezy cold wind that deterred a few anglers. Mr Tranter and Mr Brewster continued where they left off on Sunday netting a further nine fish whilst on Tuesday, with in house guide, Tom Bird, they enjoyed an excellent day fishing boating over 40 fish using hoppers and boobies. Members Steve Key and Steve Robinson had 14 fish to their boat using Diawl Bachs and Minkie’s. In the afternoon, Matt Lane took to his tube and caught six on damsels and hoppers.

Mr Tranter and Mr Brewster finished their stay with us on the Wednesday morning by taking a further 12 fish to bring their four-day total to just under a hundred. Mark David and John Archibold netted 11, Roy Swinfield had 15 and Mr Johnson fished from the bank for his five fish, all of which contributed to a daily rod average of just under seven.

Thursday saw consistent sport throughout day for a daily rod average of just under four. Season ticket holder Bob Margery killed one and returned a further eight fish whist Adam Wallace and boat partner Bill Paterson had thirteen as did Mr Solomon. Further good catches were recorded on Friday to maintain the daily rod average of four fish. Successful flies included Claret Midas, Yellow Owl, Diawl Bachs and Crunchers. Snakes and Minkies were the successful patterns used by Ian Bradfield and Dave Davis for their bag of twenty plus fish. Mr Woolnough ventured up to the Chestnut and was rewarded with four fish on red Holo Diawl Bachs during his afternoon bank session.

The bad weather predicted for Saturday didn’t appear and instead we enjoyed an ideal day with overcast conditions and a moderate westerly wind. Ian Jobe capitalised on the conditions and took 16 from his tube whilst Matt Lane also out float tubing had eleven fish. Ian McLeod had eleven fish on daddies whilst Russel and Alan Crawford had 10 to their boat. The conditions were also to the liking of the pike with several double being caught whilst top pike was a lean mean twenty-four pounder caught by Guy Eldridge

Sunday saw the arrival of Saturday’s predicted bad weather with heavy rain and a strong blustery wind which, during the course of the day, veered 180 degrees from the east to finish as a westerly. Catches reflected the adverse conditions although there was a slight improvement during the afternoon. Ollie Mills and Jobe Burnham netted five whilst Mick Tracey’s party had three fish, the best being one of 2 and a quarter pounds caught by Steve Morley. Top fish though was the 14-pound pike caught by Mr Birtwistle

 

Pike Fishing

The influx of cooler water and an improvement in the visibility has switched the Pike onto the feed with some big doubles and twenty-pound fish being caught. Guy Eldridge had a fish of 24 pounds on Saturday. With the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next two weeks could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.
Date for your diary:
The Fur & Feather is on 27th October and due to the interest being shown, it will include both bank and boats. Booking is essential for both. The boats will be fished to a 12 fish boat limit fishing in pairs, fished to fisheries rules no rudders. There will also be a separate bank section. Prizes Winning Pair/ bank :Christmas Hamper Each, 2nd 4 bottles Christmas Wine, 3rd Prize Box Chocolates each, Biggest Fish Bottle Port, Cost 6 Fish Comp Permit £26.00 Comp Boat £15.00 Bacon Roll  on arrival with soup & roll at the weighing, collection will be made for the English Disabled Fly Fishers Association call the lodge to book your boat or bank session on 01536 770264.

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Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  140 Number Trout Taken:71    Number Trout Released: 431

Total Catch: 502  Rod Average: 3.6

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 18.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 18.15
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:00  

Last 4 Hours from:  14:15 until 18:15 (Ticket sales available from 14:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30pm

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Eyebrook fishing report 6th October 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 6th October 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

The fishing at the Eyebrook continued to improve over the last week despite the heavy rain over the week. The levels are dropping back as the excess flood water is taken off into the Eye brook. The colour is dropping out well and a couple of early frosts seems to have helped push the fish onto the feed and has in turn led to an improvement in both the boat and bank fishing. Another 1700 fish were stocked this week, bringing the total this season to 20,600.

Despite the cold mornings, we are still seeing fish moving to dries with hoppers and daddies featuring in the catch returns. Washing line techniques featuring FABs, crunchers, Diawl Bachs and Hares Ears have proved successful and as is to be expected at this time of year, fish are falling to a variety of fry patterns including humungus, minkies, popper hoppers and snakes.

Monday and Tuesday were slow days and although there were some notable catches despite the conditions, the fishing didn’t really pick up till the Wednesday when despite the bright sun and breezy winds, the daily rod average trebled to a reasonable level in excess of 4. Fish were being caught all over the bottom half of the reservoir. Neil Shilton had over 20 fish whilst out tubing

On Wednesday, anglers from the Bank of Scotland really got into the fish during a practice day for two days of matches. Their rod average for the 11 anglers fishing was more than 5. On the Thursday, Bank of Scotland Blue fished against Bank of Scotland Red with the Blue team proving more successful on the day. A total of 93 fish were caught and returned with a 8 fish per rod. Best rod was Scott Miller with 19 fish. Most successful flies were FABS and Lures.

On the Friday, the two Bank of Scotland teams were joined by Barclays Bank to contest the TW Walker Trophy. The 18 anglers had a total of 108 fish giving a rod average of 6. Everybody caught with the winners on the day being the Bank of Scotland Blue with 44 fish for 86lb 8oz with Barclays bank second and Bank of Scotland Red third. Top rods were Scott Miller and Neil O’Shea both with 10 fish.

 

Other successful rods during the latter part of the week included Eyebrook member Simon Kolkowski with 10 on Pheasant Tails, Luke Key with 7 on caddis and Roy Anderson with 10 on a variety of patterns. The Farrels took ten on claret midas and yellow owls on Saturday. Clark Mondaz had a dozen on Saturday and six on Sunday whilst Mark Hammond and Rob Grimshaw also down for the weekend had 20 to the boat on Saturday and a further nine on Sunday, Minkies being their favoured pattern. Sunday was the first day of a three-day session for Mr Tranter and Mr Brewster and they took 20 fish on minkies and Cormorants fished rolly polly on a fast glass line

Pike Fishing

The influx of cooler water and an improvement in the visibility has switched the Pike onto the feed although no twenties were landed this week. With the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next few weeks could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.
Date for your diary:
The Fur & Feather is on 27th October and due to the interest being shown, it will include both bank and boat fishing competition. Booking is essential for both.

The boats will be fished to a 12 fish boat limit fishing in pairs, fished to fisheries rules no rudders.

There will also be a separate bank competition, fishing individually to a 6 fish limit

Prizes Winning Pair Christmas Hamper Each, Winning Bank Angler Christmas Hamper

2nd 4 bottles Christmas Wine for the pairs, 2 bottles wine for the bank single comp

3rd Prize Box Chocolates each,

Biggest Fish from bank or boat Bottle Port,

Cost 6 Fish Comp Permit £26.00 Comp Boat £15.00

Bacon Roll  on arrival with soup & roll at the weighing, collection will be made for the English Disabled Fly Fishers Association call the lodge to book your boat or bank session on 01536 770264.

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Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:174  Number Trout Taken: 112   Number Trout Released: 396

Total Catch:  508 Rod Average: 2.92

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 18.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 18.30
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:00  

Last 4 Hours from:  14:30 until 18:30 (Ticket sales available from 14:15)
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:45pm

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Eyebrook Weekly Report W/E 29th September 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 29th September 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

A mixed week here at Eyebrook which has defiantly seen the arrival of the autumnal weather with strong winds and huge amounts of rain at several times during the week. This change in the weather seemed to knock the fish off at the backend of the week. However, there was still some good sport to be had fishing dries and flies fished in the top few feet of the water column. Overall a total of 222 anglers visited the fishery landing a total of 577 fish for a weekly rod average of 2.59.

The week started well with a 3.5 rod average with the best tactic being a floating line teamed with either dries or boobies. Season ticket holder Bill Law landed 5 fish all on boobies fished on a floating line with nearly all the fish taking them off the top. Another season ticket holder doing well, K Johnson landed 10 fish all on orange hoppers from the Main Basin.

The heavens open Tuesday with torrential rain for most of the morning, while it proved to be a very wet day for the anglers, the fish really responded well. With the rod average for the at 4.67, the best catches came from the anglers practicing for the Police Pair the following day. Phil Sadler & Tim Strachan landed 26 fish between them using a mix of dries and washing line. Another angler who caught well was Mick Cartlidge who landed 26 fish pulling on blobs and cormorants pulling on intermediate line again fishing around the Main Basin.

When it came to the match day on Wednesday the fish unfortunately didn’t want to pull in the same way they had the day before. The Police Pair averaged 2.75 which just showed what a difference a day can make to the fishing. Out of the 18 pair, 6 landed their 8 fish limits with no time bonus it was all down to bag weight on the day. Winning the day Garrick Stafford & Rodger Symons with 8 fish for 16lb 5oz, the pair found that a tequila FAB and a sparkler booby fished on either a midge tip when the cloud was out or an intermediate when the sun came out in the afternoon. Other successful pairs found the fish keen to take daddy longlegs or a washing line on a floater or midge tip with crunchers and FABS being the successful flies. The best fish of the competition of the was a fantastic Rainbow caught by Carren Tate weighting 3lb 12oz. Outside of the competition all water season ticket holder Neil Shilton enjoyed a great day’s sport from his float tube landing 17 fish. Neil paddled most of the reservoir and caught on daddies and nymphs on a washing line.

A trickier day Thursday with the fish not wanting to play ball for the most part, however, all water member Paul Walker. Used dries and Diawl Bachs to boat 22 fish with Pauls, best area being around the main basin. Mr T Tibbert used a black green on a Di 3 in the main basin to land 6 fish.

Dries was the order of the day Friday, season ticket holder M Farrell. Landed 10 fish all on Claret Midas fishing them around the main basin, with short casts the key to his success. Another season ticker holder who used dries was Mark Hunt who enjoyed great sport taking advantage of a last 4-hour boat to land 4 fish along with lots of other chances on dries. On the bank Sam Smith fished for the afternoon to land 6 fish all on popper minkie, showing that the fish are starting to turn their attention onto the fry.

The weekend saw yet more rain with the reservoir rising as a result. The heavy rain mixed with the strong gusty winds made the fishing Saturday a real challenge for the anglers who braved the weather. One angler who did buck the trend of fishing the fishing a challenge. Was, Matt Lane who fished for just 3 hours in the evening from his float tube landing 6 fish all on Daddies around the back of the valve tower. The winds dropped Sunday, but, the heavy rain remained with there only being a couple of hours where it didn’t rain all day. Taking to the water Sunday, The All Abilities Friendly Fly Fishers fished a pairs competition for the Unfinished Fly Trophy. Winning the day was Paul Davison & Ian Bradfield who fished dries drifting from the Valve Tower across to Weedcutter Bay and Harrison Corner. Outside the competition the boat of Terry Bayes & Frazer Duffy who landed 13 fish between them drifting from the Leicester Bank across to through the main basin on a mix of dries and washing line.

 

Pike Fishing

Sunday saw the Pike switch on with Dermot Ogle landing 4 fish to 23lb 4oz with a couple of jacks also caught, it seems that the influx of cooler water has switched the Pike onto the feed. The Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next few weeks could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.
Date for your diary:

Fur & Feather 27th October fished to a 12 fish limit to the boat fishing in pairs, fished to fisheries rules no rudders. Prizes Winning Pair Christmas Hamper Each, 2nd 4 bottles Christmas Wine, 3rd Prize Box Chocolates each, Biggest Fish Bottle Port, Cost 6 Fish Comp Permit £26.00 Comp Boat £15.00 Bacon Roll  on arrival with soup & roll at the weighing, collection will be made for the English Disabled Fly Fishers Association call the lodge to book your boat on 01536 770264.

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Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  222  Number Trout Taken:     212

Number Trout Released: 365 Total Catch:  577 Rod Average: 2.59

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 18.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 18.45
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:00  

Last 4 Hours from:  14:45 until 18:45 (Ticket sales available from 14:30)
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:00pm

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Eyebrook Report W/E 22nd September 2019

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 22nd September 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Another week with mainly nice fishing conditions with warm overcast days although Saturday was a hot day with moderate to light easterlies and on Sunday, we had periods of torrential rain although with minimal winds. With the water maintaining a temperature of about 15 degrees all week, the fish are responding positively which is what we would expect as we enter the start of our back-end fishing.

Once again anglers fishing from the boats or float tubes have had much better results than the bank anglers. The main basin is producing the most consistent results for the boats, but we are seeing fish caught in the margins along the Leicestershire bank from the Hawthorns down to the Bell and on the dam. The water clarity is reasonably good at about 5-6 foot although we still have some algae about seven foot down.

Another stocking of nearly 730 fish took place this week, bringing our current stocking to nearly 19,000 rainbows, and with further stockings planned, we are on course to stock 20,000 trout for the season. With a good stock level and cooling water temperatures, we are beginning to see some excellent sport which should continue and even improve over the next few weeks. Favoured tactics during the back end of the season will be daddies, hoppers & sedges or fry patterns for those trout targeting the large shoals of fry.

We would kindly ask all anglers to ensure they complete their catch return after completing their session as this not only helps inform us of the stock levels but enables the staff to know who is still on site.

Last Monday saw some good catches recorded, with Tom Wallace’s party taking over 70 fish for a rod average of over 6. Successful flies included Blobs, Snakes, Daddies, and Cormorants. Also, on Monday, season ticket holder Ian Jobe was afloat in his float tube and in a 7 hour session had 16 fish. Mr Robinson had seven fish on buzzers in his afternoon session whilst Mr Munro and Mr Woods used small black dries to account for over 20 fish.

On Tuesday our daily rod average was over 4 with all water member Phil Mee taking five fish on crunchers, whilst regular visitor, Ken Waters, went afloat in one of our two wheelyboat’s and landed eight fish. Nick Dunn had a day off from guiding and fishing with his son, landed over 20 on a mixture of Fabs and Blobs on a DI5. The rod average improved on Wednesday with 28 anglers catching nearly 140 fish. Ian Jobe returned but decided to make life a bit easier and fish from a boat with his with regular boat partner, Clive Moore. Together they accounted for 19 fish whilst Draycote ranger Andy Miller visited the Eyebrook on a day off and used foam backed daddies to take a double figure catch. Mr Woods and Mr Munro, visiting the midlands from their native Ayrshire returned for the second day of their 2-day leisure break and again using small black dries landed a further 20 fish to over 3 pounds.

On Thursday, 11 members of the Paisley Patterns Fly Fishers arrived at the Eyebrook for a three-day break. Over the three days they only recorded one blank session which was on the Saturday when we experienced a hot, bright, flat calm day. Overall, they netted 187 fish over the three days for a daily individual rod average of just under six fish. Also, on Thursday, Dave Shaer fished daddies off the dam and landed eleven, whilst Paul Havard used small black buzzers for his six fish. Friday saw the whole fleet booked as the Syngenta group as well as the Paisley patterns group were on the water whilst Mr Robinson’s group moved from Draycote and fished their second day at the Eyebrook as part of their joint group package. The fishing was a bit more difficult than the previous two days although Neil Pratt and Gareth Debenham took twenty fish between them. Mr Armitage used a combination of Diawl Bach’s and Crunchers for his five fish. On both days the anglers were finding plenty of fish in the top couple of feet with the main basin and the netted bank being the most productive areas.

The weekend saw varied conditions, Saturday being hot, bright and calm whilst Sunday was cloudy, wet and calm. Mr Petri and Mr McConagle took over 20 fish on daddies. Daniel and Christian Smith also used daddies to good effect and had thirteen to their boat whilst Mr Turner and his partner had nine. Bob Thompson used sunken daddies for his fish whilst Dave Chadwick moved onto the Dam Wall and used floating line tactics for his three fish.

Sunday also saw the fishery host the annual Blue Trout Trophy which started with a bacon roll for the 18 competitors taking part. Who landed a total of 68 fish for a rod average of 3.8 with a variety of methods working. Methods such as a washing line with Diawl Bach’s and cruncher on a midge tip or floating line. While some opted to fish nymph pulling also worked on a Di 3 sinking line with white humongous and blobs. The best areas in the match were either through the main basin or down near Robbo’s Cabin and the Willows.

With Daddies featuring so heavily on the catch returns, our Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird Has put together a Daddy Selection with 6 flies of our guides top 3 patterns. These are available from our online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Methods to fish these patterns are discussed in detail in an article penned by Tom Bird which can be found on our tuition website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

Pike Fishing

With the clarity now nearly back to normal with just a slight hint of colour there has been several Jacks getting caught along with reports of bigger fish following. With the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next few weeks could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.
Date for your diary:

Fur & Feather 27th October fished to a 12 fish limit to the boat fishing in pairs, fished to fisheries rules no rudders. Prizes Winning Pair Christmas Hamper Each, 2nd 4 bottles Christmas Wine, 3rd Prize Box Chocolates each, Biggest Fish Bottle Port, Cost 6 Fish Comp Permit £26.00 Comp Boat £15.00 Bacon Roll  on arrival with soup & roll at the weighing, collection will be made for the English Disabled Fly Fishers Association call the lodge to book your boat on 01536 770264.

Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  277   Number Trout Taken:     241

Number Trout Released: 817 Total Catch:  1,058 Rod Average: 3.8

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 19:00
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 19:00
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:00    PM 14:00 until 19:00
Last 4 Hours from:  15:00 until 19:00(Ticket sales available from 14:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:15pm

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Weekly fishery report 15th September

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 15th September 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

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Most days this week saw nice fishing conditions with warm overcast days although on Friday and Saturday we experienced some longer periods of sunshine. The winds were mostly moderate coming from the south west although on Wednesday, we had much stronger blustery winds that made fishing a bit more difficult.

With our water temperatures maintaining at or about 15 degrees all week, and some cooler autumnal weather during the week, the fish have begun to respond positively. Which has resulted in an improvement of the fishing over the week, which is what we would expect as we enter the start of our back-end fishing.

Overall this week, anglers fishing from the boats or float tubes have had much better results than the bank anglers although we are starting to see a few fish caught in the margins along the Leicestershire bank from the Hawthorns down to the Bell.

A further stocking of nearly 700 fish took place this week, bringing our current stocking to over 18,000 rainbows, and with further stockings planned, we are on course to stock 20,000 trout for the season. With a good stock level and cooling water temperatures, we are anticipating some excellent sport over the next few weeks. Favoured tactics during the back end of the season will be daddies, hoppers & sedges or fry patterns for those trout targeting the large shoals of fry.

We would kindly ask all anglers to ensure they complete their catch return after completing their session as this not only helps informs us on the stock levels but enables the staff to know who is still on site.

On Monday morning, Colin Brown went afloat with in house guide, Andy Miller, and took six fine fish, all falling to a team of crunchers drifting across the main basin. (see the report on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore). Ian Jobe was on the water in his float tube and netted 6 whilst Peter Nesbitt used boobies for his 4 fish. On Tuesday season ticket holder Simon Kolkowski took 8 fish to the boat whilst Andre Russell in his float tube and took 3 fish. Mr Gibson had 4 on foam daddies drifting around the Main Basin.

11 members of the Higham Ferrers Fly Fishers visited the reservoir on Wednesday and landed 25 fish between them. Gary Ashman landed nine on black tadpoles whilst Tony Day had seven. Ian Jobe this time in a boat, for his second visit of the week and took another three fish, finding the gusty winds more challenging to present the flies. Mr Johnson, also out in boat used a red Holographic cruncher on a floating line for his six fish.

Thursday and Friday saw an upturn in the sport with some double figure catches recorded. Douglas Skedd enjoyed good fishing on both days recording nearly forty fish over the two days, Cormorants and Gold Ribbed Diawl Bachs being the successful flies. Peter Nesbitt also used Cormorants as well as Boobies for his ten fish whilst Mr Farrell had over twenty on a Blob fished deep with a DI5. Mark Hunt started his afternoon session on a DI5 as well, but as the fish started to move on top, switched to his favoured dries to land seven.

Despite the sun, the fishing remained good over the weekend. Wayne Dent and his boat partner, Kevin Dinning, landed seventeen during their morning session whilst Nick Dunn and his boat partner took twenty fish on daddies with a Diawl Bach in the middle throughout the main basin. The Sackfields had eight to their boat whilst Mr Kirk and his partner had nine.

A bright start to Sunday with the cloud arriving later in the day, resulting in near perfect conditions in the afternoon. With such conditions the best catches came from tactics fished high in the water either washing lining or dries. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton used dries around the Main Basin to land 17 fish. Bob Thompson used Daddies on a washing line to tempt 15 hard fighting fish to the boat. Another angler who used daddies to great effect on the washing line was Mr R Kingston who boated 16 fish mainly on Daddies. Although some fish did call to a cat’s whisker, Mr Kingston found the main basin to be the best area. Mr C Adams & J Maxwell used dries to enjoy great sport taking 27 fish.

With Daddies featuring heavily on the catch returns, our Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird has put together a Daddy Selection with 6 flies of our guides top 3 patterns. These are available from our online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Methods to fish these patterns are discussed in detail in an article penned by Tom Bird which can be found on our tuition website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

Pike Fishing

As we move into the autumn our pike fishing as yet hasn’t produced the 30lb fish we saw last year, with the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next couple of months could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.

Date for your diary:
The England Disabled Fly-Fishing Association will be fishing their Blue Trout Trophy on the 22nd September. Members of the EDFF will be fishing against Eyebrook regulars with a 4 Fish kill permit & then Catch & Release. Fishing Cost Inclusive of the boat will be £29.50 (Eyebrook or All Water members will only pay for the boat) a £5.00 entry fee donation will go to the EDFF

Bacon Cobs in the morning with Soup & a roll at the weigh in

Competition to start 9.30am, until 4.30pm.  Call the Eyebrook Lodge to book your place.

Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  175    Number Trout Taken:    163 Number Trout Released: 409
Total Catch:573   Rod Average: 3.1

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 19:30
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 19:30
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:00    PM 14:00 until 19:30
Last 4 Hours from:  15:30 until 19:30(Ticket sales available from 15:15)
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:45

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Weekly fishing report 8th September

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 8th September 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Our temperatures are returning to the levels we would expect coming into one of our prime fishing months. By last Monday morning our water temperature had fell to 18 degrees, and with the cooler autumnal weather during the week, the temperature had dropped to 16c degrees by Sunday morning. These temperatures were much more to the fishes liking and results improved over the week when conditions were favourable. Thursday and Friday were probably the hardest days as the blustery wind was in the mid-teens and coming from the north, gave choppy conditions in the main basin.

We would ask all anglers to ensure they complete their catch return

The cooler conditions allowed us to start restocking again with 1600 trout stocked on the 2nd September bringing our current stocking to 17,500 rainbows we are expected to stock 20,000 trout for the season

On Monday, Andre Russell took to the water in his float tube and took 6 fish including a nicely proportioned fish of 3 and a quarter pounds whilst Mr. Thompson had 7 on dries. Mark Hunt favoured daddies and Amber Hoppers during his evening visit and fishing in Sam’s Dyke landed nine fish. Keith Bird fished nymphs from the bank for his three fish, two of which topped the three pounds mark. The good fishing continued on Tuesday with Mr Green and his partner targeting the fry feeders along the dam and taking 20 to the boat. Norman Perkins and Richard Dayman landed 6 whilst Bill Law had four.

On Wednesday, The English Disabled Fly Fishers held their qualifier for next seasons international in Ireland. The ten anglers fishing all caught, with a combined total of 36 fish. Stewart Hume and Mike Hill were top rods landing 8 fish apiece with Mike coming out on top with a weight of 14lb1oz.

The strong northerly winds affected the fishing on Thursday although Mr Shannon and his boat partner landed five fish. Friday saw the winds abate slightly and the catches improve. Daddies and damsels were to the fore with the majority of fish falling to dry fly tactics. Mr Heslop and his boat partner took ten fish, whilst Oli Purdom began his three-day break with a cracking 7-pound brownie.

The weekend saw the whole fleet out on both days as the reservoir hosted club matches as well as the British Float Tube Association’s Steve Parton memorial match which was won by Brian Heald with five fish photo www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore & www.instagram.com/flyfishstore. Mick Bennett organised a blind pairs match on Saturday which saw 21 anglers land 32 fish with Clive Moore taking a six fish limit. Thornton fly fishers held a successful boat match on the Sunday with good catches all round. Mr George and Mr Seward used washing line tactics on Saturday to land 17 fish whilst Mr Burnside and Mr Heslop fishing over the weekend on one of our short break permits had double figure catches on both days.

With good autumnal weather and cooler water temperatures, we are looking forward to some excellent sport over the next few weeks. One favoured tactic during the back end of the season will be daddies, hoppers & sedges followed with fry patterns for those trout targeting the large shoals of fry for a late protein boost.

To coincide with this great top of the water sport, our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird, has put together a Daddy Selection with 6 flies of our guides top 3 patterns. These are available from our online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Methods to fish these patterns are discussed in detail in an article penned by Tom Bird which can be found on our tuition website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

Pike Fishing

As we move into the autumn our pike fishing as yet hasn’t produced the 30lb fish we saw last year, with the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next couple of months could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.
Date for your diary:
The England Disabled Fly-Fishing Association will be fishing their Blue Trout Trophy on the 22nd September. Members of the EDFF will be fishing against Eyebrook regulars with a 4 Fish kill permit & then Catch & Release. Fishing Cost Inclusive of the boat will be £29.50 (Eyebrook or All Water members will only pay for the boat) a £5.00 entry fee donation will go to the EDFF

Bacon Cobs in the morning with Soup & a roll at the weigh in

Competition to start 9.30am, until 4.30pm.  Call the Eyebrook Lodge to book your place.

Weekly Stats:  
Number Rods:  220     Number Trout Taken:  178     Number Trout Released: 220
Total Catch: 418   Rod Average: 1.9 (we were missing a number of returns for the week the actual rod average would have been closer to 2.5)

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 19:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 19:45
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until 14:30    PM 14:30 until 19:45
Last 4 Hours from:  15:45 until 19:45 (Ticket sales available from 15:30)
All Anglers to be off site by: 20.00

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Eyebrook Weekly Report 1st September

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 1st September 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

With our water temperature exceeding 20c on Monday 26th we took the decision to cancel the fish delivery which was due on the 28th

With the water temperature remaining at 20c fishing remained difficult for most of the week with anglers who were prepared to reach for their sinking lines catching a few.

Clive Moore & Ian Jobe caught 5 for their visit drifting over the main basin with sinking lines. Malcolm Thompson caught 4 from the bank fishing the platforms. By the weekend our water temperature had started to drop back to 19c with better catches being had by the anglers fishing from the boats. Peter Barnes fished a minkie on a fast sinker in front of the valve tower to take his fish including an 8lb brown photo on our social media pages www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore & www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/ with A Gilbert also fishing a minkie to take his 6 fish

All water member Mark Hunt found a DI3 worked better as the fish moved up through the cooling water column again the minkie & fab combination worked best.

By Monday 2nd September with our water temperature continuing to fall to 18c & we were able to stock 1665 trout taking our seasons stocking to 17,500 trout with more fish due to be stocked during September & October.

Before we stocked with the cooler conditions anglers were out catching on daddies & sedges photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

As we move into the autumn our pike fishing as yet hasn’t produced the 30lb fish we saw last year, with the Eyebrook season closing on the 31st October these next couple of months could give us the right conditions to see another Eyebrook 30lb+ pike. Fly fishing only for the pike with pike boats restricted to 5 a day.

Date for your diary:

Fundraiser for the England Disabled Fly Fishing Association will be fishing the Blue Trout Trophy on the 22nd September. Members of the EDFF will be fishing against Eyebrook regulars. You will be fishing with your partner fishing to a 4 Fish kill permit & then Catch & Release

Fishing Cost Inclusive of the boat will be £29.50 (Eyebrook or All Water members will only pay for the boat) a £5.00 entry fee donation will go to the EDFF

Bacon Cobs in the morning with Soup & a roll at the weigh in

Comp to start 9.30am – 4.30pm Call the Eyebrook Lodge to book your place.

Weekly Stats:  

Number Rods: 74     Number Trout Taken: 16     Number Trout Released: 86

Total Catch: 102   Rod Average: 1.4

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 07:30 until 20:00

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:00

Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14:30   PM 14:30 until 20:00

Last 4 Hours from: 16:00 until 20:00 (Ticket sales available from 15:45)

Gutting Room Closes:   19:30

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Eyebrook Fishery Update 25th August

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Eyebrook Reservoir; Fishery report for week to 25th August 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264

Very much a week of two halves, the start of the week with the cooler temperatures and rain resulted in the fish coming up in the water and the best catches came from washing line tactics and dry flies. However, by Friday the weather turned and the sun made an appearance which continued throughout the weekend, caused the fishing to drop off again. Overall a total of 125 anglers visited the fishery landing a total of 232 fish for a rod average of 1.9

As previously mentioned with the change in weather there has certainly been a big change in what has been working out on the reservoir. For the start of the week the anglers found success fishing high in the water. Using a washing line with Diawl Bach’s on either a midge tip or floating line. Dries also featured well on the catch report for the start of the week with daddies seeming to be the best pattern. Other successful tactics were using minkies fished on a medium sinking line. With the return of the hot weather, the methods already mentioned still worked, although, it was in the morning that seemed to be the effective time. As the day wore on and it got hotter over the weekend fast sinking lines and snakes became the order of the day.

The week kicked off in fine form with all water season ticket holder Paul Walker landing 13 fish from the main basin using Diawl Bach’s and crunchers fished on a floating line. This good top of the water sport continued into Tuesday, with regular Oliver Mills boating 11 fish on daddies from the Main Basin. All water season ticket holder Norman Perkins boated 9 fish all on washing lined Diawl Bach’s. Mr T Gill also found Diawl Bach’s to be the best option on Tuesday landing 7 fish. After the two previous 2 days Wednesday really saw the sport pick up with the fishery posting a 5 fish rod average. Wednesday regulars Clive Moore & Ian Jobe landed 22 fish to the boat, using Minkies on medium sink lines. The pair found the fish holding just off the Dam along the side of the weed bed hitting into the whole shoal of roach. Ollie Mills once again used Daddies to great effect landing 17 fish drifting all over the deeper water.

The fishing slowed slightly Thursday with a rod average of 3.75, Ian Jobe returned but this time opted to spend the day in his float tube. Using the same tactics as the previous day Ian landed 5 fish. Season ticket holder Roy Swinfield & Lindsey Bates landed 9 fish to the boat all on nymphs fished on a floating line. Another season ticket holder who enjoyed good sport was Karl Conzer who landed 6 fish during an afternoon session from a boat. Friday saw the weather break and it was most certainly a day when you needed to get on the water early and make the most of the cloud before the sun broke through around 11am. Jude Tuffs used sinking lines and lures to land 6 fish from the Main Basin, with James Scott landing 4 with 3 on daddies first thing and then the final fish taking a black booby on a sinking line in the afternoon. With the temperatures hitting over 30°C Saturday it was another challenging day on the water. Once again it was a case of making the most of the cooler morning temperatures before the mercury rose. Brian White using a floating line with a team of red holographic Diawl Bach’s to land 3 fish in the morning including a fantastic 4lb 2oz Rainbow taken just outside Dogwood Bay. Season ticket Holder Bob Margery & Dave Chadwick found that buzzers fished deep in the Main Basin the key to boat 6 fish during the heat of the day. One of the Eye Water Fishing Club party used dries to land 5 fish with 4 of these coming early in the day.

There should be a stocking, weather dependant, August 28th

Pike Fishing

Pike fishing is fly only, limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day. Visiting pike anglers should also check the specific pike fishing regulations which can be found on the fishery website. This year we will also be offering guided pike fishing with our in-house guides. Further details are available on our guiding and Tuition website http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk or by contacting our guiding manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423

Guiding & Tuition.

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

Guiding and tuition manager, Tom, and our in- house guide Lee, are both available for guiding. Full details can be found on our tuition face book page or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 812018 or mobile 07834 581 423

For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog, the latest being about fishing the washing line, please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

Fishing Buddy Required

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

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

Weekly Stats

Number Rods: 125, Number Trout Taken: 56, Number Trout Released; 176

Total Catch: 232, Weekly Rod Average: 1.9

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 07:30am till 20.15pm, Boat All Day: 08:30am to 20.15pm

Morning Boats:   08:30am until 14.30pm,   Afternoon Boats: 14:30pm until 20.15pm

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

All anglers to be off site by 20.30pm

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