Eyebrook Week Ending 5th July – 5.7 Av

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

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

Web Site www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 5th July 2020

A great weeks fishing at the Eyebrook for the time of year with a rod average 5.7

Monday started off with a wild wind blowing from the Leicester bank and by lunch time it was just under our limit for allowing boats out. Most Anglers had checked the up and coming weather reports and had called to rearrange their day out. But for the brave few souls that ventured out, they were rewarded with some unbelievable sport in some windy conditions. D Priestly and his sister ventured out on the water, part of an annual event to remember their father by who had brought them fishing to Eyebrook while growing up. Mr Priestly called the lodge the next day to thank us for such an amazing days fishing and how welcoming the staff had been with them. He personally had well in to double figures of fish to the boat and had constant attention from the fish all day long while fishing a foam daddy on the top dropper, a Silver Invicta on the middle dropper and a wingless whickams on the point. Outstanding Angling! All water season ticket holder Ged O’Donoghue had an outstanding day from the bank, fishing from lunch time through to nearly 9 o’clock at night managing to get in to double figures on Pheasant tails and Hopper patterns. Eyebrook season ticket holder J Reid ventured out for a morning in the boat and was rewarded with a single Rainbow estimated to be between 5 – 6Lbs which was safely returned to fight another day.

Tuesday was a lovely mild morning with a gentle breeze and perfect cloud cover. with the conditions being so good our anglers were treated to a fantastic day of sport. Many of our anglers were reporting well in to double figures both from the bank and from the boat. Mr Willie Bryson from Nova Scotia had an eventful day out exploring the water and catching fish from all over the reservoir on nymphs and wet flies. We are looking forward to him returning for follow up visits in the near future. Mr P Walker had an outstanding day and was top rod of the day and even managed a pike while fishing Diawl Bach’s. Tuesday certainly was a day when the fish came out to play which gave us a rod average of 8.6

Wednesday continued on from the Tuesday with fish all over the reservoir turning up and giving a good account of themselves. Top boat of the day was Eyebrook’s very own dynamic duo Clive Moore and Ian Jobe who managed well in to double figures each and even had time to pop in to sit under the big oak tree to have lunch. They certainly enjoy their Wednesday outings to Eyebrook. Wednesday was a perfect day out for the float tubers with All water ticket holder Neil Shilton having another outstanding day getting well in to double figures again.

Thursday and its plain to see that word has got out that Eyebrook has been on top form lately. T Fox and P Barker had a bumper day out in the boat fishing orange Culs and managing to get good sport from all over the lake with both of them getting in to double figures. Most of our anglers are reporting back that foam daddies are fishing well and have been really effective with a couple of small wet flies behind them.

Friday arrived and the winds were starting to pick up but the conditions were still good enough to get out on the water. All water ticket holder Lindsay Bates had a phenomenal morning session out in the boat and managed to net well into the double figures fishing crippled midge patterns. Eyebrook season ticket holder Simon K continues his impressive run on the lake, once again catching well in to double figures on small lake olives. The sport on the lake has been fantastic this week and held a steady rod average just above 5.

Saturday arrived and with it, some very strong winds in the morning which dropped ever so slightly in the afternoon which gave our guests a bit of a challenging day out on the water. Despite the wilder winds, Mr P Gordon managed to get well in to double figures fishing a

Yellow Owl out in some big waves. Eyebrook Season ticket holder Dave Etty once again brought his A game and got in to double figures from the bank, once again on foam daddies.

Sunday and things stated to slow down a little. But Eyebrook regulars Steve Lawrence and Dave Chadwick managed a good 6 a piece from the bank during a morning session down by the hawthorns. Mike Oliver managed to get in to double figures from the bank fishing Pheasant tail Nymphs on a Washing line. D Metcalfe and A Metcalfe managed 9 each to the boat fishing black buzzers.

There are a lot of fish now moving along the bank from Dogwood bay all the way to Sam’s Dyke as well as out in the main basin towards Harrisons corner and weed cutter bay. The most widely reported working fly has definitely been the foam daddies along with hoppers and silver invictas. All these flies are available from the shop. If you are running low, pop in and see what we have for you.

With the cooler conditions we have resumed our fly fishing for the pike, pre booking & prepayment required, call the lodge for details 01536 770264

 

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, we continue to increase our range of tackle & have a selection of RIO demonstration lines for you to take out & try.

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 – 10.00pm

Full Day Boat –                      8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat –                      8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat –                   3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hr –                            6.00pm – 10.00pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site –           10.15pm

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Eyebrook Weekly report 28th June 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: 28th June 2020 

Monday welcomed us with a gentle breeze and some good cloud cover in the morning. Even with the near perfect conditions’ things were still tough for our bank anglers. Season ticket holder Mr T Dickson managed to take 3 from the bank on foam daddies. Local regular angler Steve Sibley had a really good day with 6 from the bank. Most of the action was from the boats. Season ticket holders and regular boat partners R Watson and B Whittle had a great morning session with 9 and 7 respectively to the boat on Muskins patterns fishing the washing-line method.

Tuesday rolled in with bright hot sunshine and little wind. The conditions were going to be challenging for the day ahead, and possibly for the next few days as the weather reports were showing that the temperatures were due to keep rising this week. Top rod of the day was S Normington, managing to tempt 11 fish to the bank using Buzzers and Diawl Bachs or dries. Roger Kerrison and Mick Griffin were top boat of the day managing into double figures to the boat. The evening hatches of small sedge are huge and the fish seem to be preoccupied in the evening feeding just sub surface with the occasional trout breaking the surface. We now have a good selection of dry sedge patterns in stock at the lodge.

Wednesday and we are into the hottest day of the year so far. Bright sunshine and little wind presented our anglers with very challenging conditions. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton was best rod out on the water today. He managed to net 7 fish throughout the day from his float tube fishing Damsel nymphs around the Island area. Stephen Bolton and Bill Hammond managed to bring 5 to the boat, managing to snare their fish on foam daddies just off the willows. All water ticket holder Phil Mee managed to tempt 1 fish to the boat but reported shoals of trout at the far end of the dam at Harrison’s corner.

Thursday and the temperatures starting to soar again. Blazing sunshine with little wind and temperatures hitting nearly 30 degrees made difficult conditions for our anglers on this day. Mr D Parker did exceptionally well by landing 9 fish using a Dunkeld sparkler and a hothead damsel fished very slowly on a Di3 sinking line out in the main basin area. Unfortunately, the Washing line method that has done so well for the past few weeks was of no real use today as the fish were sitting quite a bit deeper in the cooler water. At this time Pike fishing has been suspended to protect the fish as the water temperatures were hitting 22 degrees. For those Eyebrook anglers who may not usually fish with a sinking line we will soon have a range of demonstration Sinking lines for you to take out & try. Ask at the lodge for details

Friday rolled in just as hot as Thursday had been. Due to the heat and sunshine the brave few ventured out on to the water. All Water member Mr A Russell had a bumper day out on his float tube and was well into double figures and reported back that he had returned a 5lbs+ brown. Given the hot bright conditions, everyone who ventured out in boats managed to catch fish.

Saturday arrived with more favourable conditions, with a bit of rain seemed to bring the place to life. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton had an outstanding day on the float tube and managed to get well in to double figure of fish landed. D Metcalfe and A Metcalfe both got in to double figures from the boat fishing soldier palmers, red & black Diawl Bachs and GRHE patterns. Local Season Ticket holder Dave Etty once again had a good catch from the bank fishing damsels and daddies. The day ended on a rod average of 10. Showing that the fish have really come out to play today.

Sunday welcomed back Mark Goodge and the All Abilities Fly Fishers who had an outstanding day with a rod average of 16.09 between the 11 anglers. Well done to all those involved. This has given us a boost in confidence that the Covid 19 Guidelines we have put in place to protect our anglers has been widely received and given people the confidence to come out and feel that they are protected during their visit. Eyebrook regulars and season ticket holders Steve Lawrence and Dave Chadwick had a great morning fishing from the bank with both of them getting well into double figures. A great feat considering the fishing from the bank has been very difficult due to the bright sunshine and warm temperatures. All water ticket holder and regular visitor Mark Hunt managed to get in to double figures from the boat on a short morning outing fishing Bibio hoppers and daddy patterns. M Thomas and T Wallace had a cracking 4 hours out in the afternoon to put double figures of fish in the boat. Apparently, there are fish moving out in the open water and quite partial to a Silver Invicta or a lightly dressed Hare’s Ear.

The water temperatures have now dropped back down to 17.5 Degrees due to the rain and cooler weather. The positive side of that is that it has woken the fish up and they are feeding really well which has brought up an outstanding Rod Average of 12.29 for the week. So now is the time to get booked in for a day out.

Eyebrook Tackle Shop is open & now under the management of the fishery, we continue to increase our range of tackle & have a selection of RIO demonstration lines for you to take out & try. New stock of Fulling Mill sedge patterns from Size 10 – Size 16

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/

Competition Are Back

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/

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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 – 10.00pm

Full Day Boat –                      8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat –                      8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat –                   3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hr –                            6.00pm – 10.00pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site –           10.15pm

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Eyebrook fishing report week ending 21 June 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/

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 21st June 2020

This week continues with reports of some good top of the water action despite the sunny and still day on Monday. Anglers are reporting fish moving in the surface all over the lake, but the concentrations of fish are still in the same areas that have been producing for the past week or so, although the surface water temperature is going upwards towards 19 degrees

A special mention for our All water Season ticket holder Steve Orton, who despite the trout being very selective in their food selection, managed to hook and land his PB Tench. Our young Ranger Jason popped out with the scales to weigh it. The Tench came in at 7lbs 6oz. Unfortunately, we do not have a picture of the fantastic specimen to share with you. Steve went on to catch trout on red diawl bachs Yellow owl. D Mathews caught 5 on hoppers with A Wither fishing hoppers & buzzers to take his 4 trout.

The 16th of June seen Eyebrook welcome back her Predator Anglers. Little wind & bright conditions for most of the day were not the best conditions. Guy Eldridge always lets us know what is going on out on the reservoir, at the end of the day and was happy to report back that there were large numbers of trout holding mid water around the Island however with the flat calm conditions plenty of 5lb to 9lb jacks were caught with one 20lb pike reported. Danny Peet also had a good day out in the Wheely boat, catching into double numbers of pike.

Ifor reported seeing plenty of trout feeding from mucky bay across to the willows, feeding on small olive midge, damsel, pin fry & daphnia with sedge being on the diet during the evening.

Roger Charles was our top trout rod of the day, getting into double figures fishing from the bank by the Chestnut tree with his fish falling to a traffic light cruncher. Local Season ticket holder Simon K managed a very respectable 7 to the boat fishing pheasant tail nymphs and Damsel patterns. Ian Jobe managed a go 8 trout while out float tubing.

Wednesday & another still day, that was until the thunderstorms came through at teatime, if we sound the klaxon it’s a sign that you should make your way back to the pontoon ASAP

All water member Ed Douglas caught 20 trout for his visit another member Neil Shilton fished from his tube to catch his 11 trout with day rod D Stone also catching 11. Small buzzers, dries, small foam backed daddies & damsels caught the majority with Stoke dry, mucky bay & the willows catching best. With the piking the smaller fish were still plentiful with Mat Harris reporting 30 pike for his two days.

Friday was a challenging day with changing wind direction and the occasional strong gusts. P Walker had a good day with up a dozen or so fish to the boat on buzzers and Diawl Bach patterns. All water ticket holder Lindsay Bates joined Fishery manager Jim Wright for a day out for 7 fish each and lots of fish on and off throughout the day. There were lots of fish showing near the surface by the chestnut tree and Stoke dry areas, but these fish were reluctant to take anything thrown at them. Obviously, a bit cautious as they have had quite a bit of pressure over the past week.

 

There are a good number of fish around the dogwood bay to the bell area. These fish were extremely active and would slam buzzers of diawl bachs on a washing line method fished very slowly or they would hit a blob booby on the point.

Saturday saw a few father and sons hitting the water for a day out and the Davies Family taking the kids out for a day on the water. They were rewarded with some sport near the dam whist fishing a Dunkeld, buzzer and FAB washing line method. Andy Lunn and Steve Cullen had double figures of fish to the boat fishing either dries or blob with damsels and nymph combinations. Mike Oliver had a great day of sport fishing from the bank and managed to snare 8 fish using pheasant tail nymphs and buzzers on a washing line method. The fish are still feeding near the surface with some of the larger trout coming out towards the top end of the reservoir at Stoke dry and the Chestnut tree.

Sunday was a more settled day with a nice steady breeze and some good cloud cover early in the morning and getting bright by around lunch time. Eyebrook regular and season ticket holder Dave Chadwick managed 6 from the bank fishing small foam daddy patterns and left by 12:45 as the fishing was getting a bit harder from the bank as the day progressed. Mark hunt had a full day out on the water and got in to double figures fishing small dries and thoroughly enjoyed the challenging sport. Lindsay Bates ventured out for an afternoon boat and managed double figures. Kieron Johnson managed 9 from the bank in the afternoon fishing golden olive palmers through the light waves.

As the week has progressed the pattern that is emerging is that the fish are feeding well in the morning and easily reachable for the bank anglers. But as the day progresses, the fish are moving out from the bank slightly. After 2 o’clock in the afternoon the fish seem to come back on the feed and are mostly preoccupied with damsel nymphs but can be tempted with a foam daddy or small nymphs just under the surface. As the day progresses the fish are more likely to take dries on the surface as there as quite a few small sedge’s coming off on the evening.

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  11th September 2020 details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

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Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open –          7.30am – 10.00pm

Full Day Boat –                      8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat –                      8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat –                   3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hr –                            6.00pm – 10.00pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site –           10.15pm

Follow Us on social media

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Local Angling Club is Eyebrook Fly Fishers, they have a Facebook page Eyebrook Fly Fishers

 

 

Eyebrook fishery report week ending

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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/

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 14th June 2020

The settled and cooler weather has certainly brought the fish back on to the feed at the beginning of this week with a number of our visitors reporting good sport from across the lake. Several of our anglers have and CDC’s working particularly well. managed in to double figures of fish to the net using a variety of flies, but most are reporting good sport on dry flies. Best area is Sams Dyke especially during the evening, Stoke Dry, Chestnut Tree, Oliver Copse during the day

Monday and with our water temperature dropping closer to 16c the fishing picked up with small daddies, buzzer, damsel & diawls all working during the day with huge hatches of sedge during the evening. Me Peet, J Boyne, A Rodger were all day rods who recorded double figure catches with members A Lilley catching 11 from a boat & Ian Jobe enjoying an excellent day with 20 trout fishing from his float tube, Ian reported the better sized fish were off the willows.

Tuesday another top of the water day with Ruth & Tony Kirk catching 12 on emerger. Lea Tones fished Stoke Dry with damsel, hoppers & diawls to record his catch f 18 trout with Brian White catching trout up to 4lb. Ian & Sue McGregor fished cdc & damsel patterns along Stoke Dry & Blood Dyke to record their catch with Eyebrook member Simon Kolkowski fishing a pheasant tail to record his catch of 30 trout. Mark Hunt came specifically to fish the last 4 hour and the sedge which didn’t disappoint, the terrific hatch giving Mark 4 hours of dry fly sport seeing him catch 16 trout on dries.

Wednesday continued in the same theme, top of the water sport. Eyebrook member Bob Margery fished Stoke Dry recording 19 trout, Vinc Aronica opted to fish the midge tip with diawl & pheasant tail catching well into double figures as did All Water member Jamie Scott . Roger Charles bank fished by the chestnut tree catching 19 for his mornings visit with Carl Cowzer & his son enjoying a great day fishing again down stoke dry.

Thursday & the weather turned, windy, cold & wet, pretty dismal weather. Nearly everyone opting to fish Stoke Dry for the shelter from the wind. Arthur Olding called in to see Mark Hunt & armed with Mark killer patterns caught 5 in far from ideal conditions for his mornings visit. A Wither fished an afternoon session tucked in the shelter of Stoke Dry to record his 11 trout with R Hurren fishing Dries & on occasion a cats whisker for his 8 trout. Jim took a day off from his Eyebrook manager duties to fish the bank for a few hours to catch 6 fishing a midge tip with nymphs and a booby damsel.

Friday although misty & cold the weather was improving. Top rod of the day was Mr D Mathews getting into double figures from the boat.

Saturday and Sunday fished consistently well with Sunday being the more productive day with a few anglers reaching double figures with Mr Malcom Thompson doing particularly well getting into double figures from the bank fishing damsels and hoppers.

Highlight of the week was the excellent evening rise sport to sedges along Sams`s Dyke, Muddy Bay and down towards Stoke Dry

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 now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda and is open from the 15th June, limited numbers allowed in the shop to ensure we meet social distancing guidelines

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 10.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 6.00pm – 10.00 (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 10.15pm

Follow Us on social media

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Eyebrook 16th June 2020 Update

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Eyebrook 16th June 2020

We have reviewed our guidelines with regard to two people fishing together from a boat.

From Wednesday 17th June you will be able to fish with your chosen boat partner

In line with the Angling Trust Guidelines we recommend a face  covering when moving the boat under power, we also recommend you bring your own sanitiser to use as & when required during you visit

Hand Sanitiser is provided at the lodge for when you book in or out.

Call the Eyebrook lodge for further details 01536 770264

The following sign with instructions is located at the pontoon walkway please follow the fishery staff instruction’s to avoid delays & ensure we maintain social distancing guidelines on the pontoon

1. All Anglers  Wait Here
2. Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.
3. Boat Numbers will be allocated 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
 

 

9.

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.

 

10.

On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as

quickly as possible.

 

11.

Boats & Life Jackets will be

Disinfected after every session.

 

12.

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.

Update 13 June 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton Covid-19 Update 13th June 2020

With the government easing lock down restrictions further we will from Monday 15th June be able to have our lodges / shops open again, although restricted access, details below:-

Shop Guidelines

  • To prevent queuing at the lodge we will continue to ask anglers to pre book & prepay for their bank & boat visits via debit /credit cards with permits & your receipt posted outside the lodge next to where you book in. Hand sanitiser provided.
  • Maximum 2 customers in the shop
  • Shop customers will be required to observe government social distancing guidelines
  • Everyone entering the shop will use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Shop access restricted if possible, to tackle purchases
  • Credit or Debit card payment for purchases preferred
  • Staff working the lodges / shop will be wearing face shield or masks when dealing with customers.
  • Gutting Room will remain closed

Boats
No changes currently to our guidelines relating to boats, we are due to review them again next week, any changes we will issue a further update.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their understanding during these difficult times.

Litter
I would ask you to ensure you remove all litter from the boats, empty drink cans, sandwich wrappers, plasters etc & place them in the bins provided.

The risk from COVID-19 is still there my staff shouldn’t be picking up your litter.

Draycote 01788 812018
Eyebrook 01536 770264
Thornton 01530 230807

Weekly report week ending 7th June

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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/

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 7th June 2020

 

Water clarity is excellent current water temperature is 19c+ degrees. Fish are feeding on lots of damsels, pin fry & snails. Trout anglers report catching pike to 20lb on damsel nymphs, buzzer & snakes, looks to be excellent for our Pike fly fishing which start on 16th June

Monday & the warmer weather bought with it challenging conditions. Anglers reported large number of damsels with some of the trout feeding hard on this annual bounty with the added pin fry starting to show around the margins. G Lewin caught 8 fishing a midge tip with damsels & pheasant tails, Mr Seabrook fished the afternoon session catching 7 trout with Mr Haddon also fishing the afternoon fishing a floating line with cdc shipman’s & dries to catch his 10 trout

Tuesday & another hot day, thank goodness for a cooler forecast from Wednesday onwards. Kev Jones bank fished the morning session eventually taking 3 trout from the chestnut tree, 25 yards off this area the shallow shelf drops off into deeper water, it was fishing the deeper water Kev found the fish. C Hawkins fished an indicator with static buzzer to catch his 8 trout.

Coming into the weekend the cooling weather has certainly caught out a few anglers at Eyebrook, with 2 heavy bouts of hail, some blustering wind then some bright sunshine. The conditions certainly gave our new residents a chance to swim away unhindered, even under the watchful eye of a hungry looking Osprey

Sunday has brought us a very mild and pleasant sort of day out on Eyebrook, a very different day from Saturday where a few anglers braved the wind and the rain. Saturday started off a bit wild and eased up as the day went on. Eyebrook regular, Dave Etty managed to whittle out 8 from the bank in very difficult conditions.

The cooler weather looks to be bringing the fish back in to the banks and the catch returns are steadily increasing again.

With most fly-fishing venues now opening, Anglers are now spoilt for choice again. Eyebrook now has boat availability during the week and can be easily booked a few days in advance now rather than the 10-day waiting period we had before due to the sheer volume of anglers calls we were handling.

Progress with our store at Eyebrook is coming along and will be up and running on the 15th Jun 2020. If you have any tackle requirements before visiting, please arrange for click and collect through our online store. Follow the link below.

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 now under the management of the fishery, stocking Fulling Mill, Airflo, Shakespeare, Vision, RIO, GREYS, SAGE, LOON, FARIO, WYCHWOOD, Leeda

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.45pm – 9.45pm (permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

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Update Lodges & Shop open from 15th June

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Preparing for the opening of the lodges 15th June  

The government guidelines allow us to have the tackle shops & lodges open at Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton from June 15th as long as we can manage social distancing. 

To give you advance notice on how we will operate from the 15th June onwards ensuring social distance and to ensure as we move forward our operating procedures for this next period run as smoothly as they did for the first, I have outlined below our next steps.

From June 15th Lodges Open

1. Access to the tackle shops will be limited to 2 people at any one time

2. Shops will only be open for tackle sales

3. Hand Sanitiser will be available from a dispenser by the door, you will be required to use it on entry to the lodge/shop

4. Door handles, counters, demo tackle, tills, phones etc will be regularly disinfected

5. To prevent any queuing outside the lodge as were restricting shop customer numbers to 2 at any one time:

  • Fishing permits & boats will be pre booked & pre-paid
  • Your receipt will as it is currently be posted in an envelope on the lodge window
  • Lodges open from 7.30am Do Not congregate outside the lodge door before 7.30am staff when they are ready will call you forward
  • Social distancing guidelines will be observed
  1. Boat usage will remain the same, with restricted availability of boats,
  • Single person occupancy unless your fishing with a person from the same household or two members fishing together
  • Once you have picked up your envelope off the window with your receipt & permit the staff on the pontoon will control numbers ensuring social distancing on the pontoon, they will call you forward when they will allocate you your boat number

 

  • Boat availability currently at
  • Draycote 18 boats,
  • Eyebrook 16 boats
  • Thornton 11 boats
  • We are operating Full Day, Part Day & Last 4hr boats
  • Boats & life jackets are disinfected after every session
  1. Gutting Room remains closedAlthough we have hand sanitiser at the lodge and on the pontoon, we recommend you bring your own as well and use it during the day as required

Draycote 01788812018   Eyebrook 01536 770264   Thornton 01530 230807

Eyebrook update 31st May 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/ updated 1st June 2020

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 31 May 2020

We would remind all our anglers day & season permit you are required to call in at the lodge for staff to book you in before commencing to fish.

Rod average 2.9

Water Clarity excellent

Hatches: Sedge, huge amount of damsels & pin fry

As we roll into the week after a windy weekend, the weather has started to settle. Monday looked promising starting off a little overcast with a gentle breeze and near perfect conditions. However, as the morning progressed, the clouds disappeared, the sun got brighter and the temperatures went up. This was a common theme that continued for the rest of the week.

As expected, with the weather conditions remaining hot and bright, it has pushed the fish further from the bank in to open water which is making fishing from the bank difficult. Anglers from the bank have managed a few early in the morning, but then it gets really tough and reduces the likelihood a take until things cool down in the evening. The result of this has been a swift uptake on the Last 4 Hour tickets.

The boat anglers have found it difficult at times to locate the fish. This has been due to the bright sunshine and the wind dropping off and changing direction 180 degrees and blowing on to the Leicester bank and making it difficult to fish the areas that have been most productive over the previous 10 days or so.

We continue to get mixed reports this week. Some anglers are doing relatively well fishing buzzers from the boat almost static, but then we get reports that the fish have been taking foam daddies and small nymphs. Damsel nymph patterns seem to be doing pretty well at this time due to the massive hatches at Eyebrook. There seems to be an abundance of natural food for the fish. We have seen quite a few Mayfly coming off the lake as well as massive late evening hatches of olive buzzers to coincide with the Damsels hatches.

As the fishing for the trout becomes tougher, we have had increased reports of the resident pike having a go at buzzers and damsel patterns resulting in quite a few anglers being surprised by pike ranging from a few pounds up to 20lbs+. this is probably due to the pike feeding heavily after spawning. Our fly fishing for the pike starts from June 16th

The team at Eyebrook were overjoyed this week at the arrival of 7 little cygnets. Mama swan had set up nest at the casting platform by the jetty during the lockdown. We would be grateful if our visitors would be respectful of this nesting site and give the swan and her young a bit of space while making your way to the boats.

The staff at the lodge have worked tirelessly to ensure that the lodge and boats are sanitised and kept safe. PLEASE help us by following the simple guidelines that have been put in place. Do not enter any of the buildings unless it is to use the toilet facilities, or to book out with catch returns at the end of your days fishing.

The staff would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this period.

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

Stuart & Sue lease of the shop at Eyebrook has come to an end, they will continue to operate their fly tying business online

We will be running the tackle shop & during the next few weeks will be stocking the shop ready for when the government allows us to open the building, it will be similar to Draycote with RIO & VISION demo lines for you to take out & try, with SAGE, GREYS, VISION, SHAKESPEARE, RIO, FULLING MILL, WYCHWOOD, AIRFLO, LEEDA, FARIO, SNOWBEE just some of the brands we will stock, until then we do offer a click & collet for all your fly fishing needs

Following government guidelines the shop will be open from June 15th, guidelines relating to the shop will be posted prior to the 15th

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8:30am – 9:45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3:00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3:00pm – 9:45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5:45pm – 9:45pm (Tickets issued from 5.00pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

 

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Eyebrook Fishing Report 24th May 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: 24 May 2020

We would remind all our anglers day & season permit you are required to call at the lodge for staff to book you in before commencing to fish.

This week has seen some exceptional sport from both the bank and the boats with anglers reporting some of the best fishing they have had in a long while. Weekly Rod average 6.2

Most of the fish have held up well in the areas between the Hawthorne’s and the Island with good numbers showing along Mucky bank. Fish have also been found from the Chestnut tree across to Stoke dry where Kev Hart reported fish gorging on damsel fly nymphs and providing excellent sport while out on the float tube at the beginning of the week.

In the early stages of the week, numbers of anglers were consistently catching on a variety of small dries and yellow bodied daddies. There were also a lot of fish falling to small buzzers, Hares ear and Diawl Bach patterns. The common theme was smaller flies were being taken more frequently, size 12’s and 14’s.

As the week progressed, the temperatures started to rocket and the bright sun and lack of cloud cover had pushed the fish down and out from the bank during the day which made the bank fishing a little more difficult. As the weekend arrived, it was followed by strong winds which made the fishing a little more challenging. Despite the challenging conditions Mr & Mrs Killen managed a good number of fish on the Saturday and Sunday while on a 2 day package, they had such a great visit that they’ve already booked up for a future visit.

The staff at the lodge have worked tirelessly to ensure that the lodge and boats are sanitised and kept safe. PLEASE help us by following the simple guidelines that have been put in place. Do not enter any of the buildings unless it is to use the toilet facilities, or to book out with catch returns at the end of your days fishing.

The staff would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this period.

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

Stuart & Sue lease of the shop at Eyebrook has come to an end, they will continue to operate their fly tying business online

We will be running the tackle shop & during the next few weeks will be stocking the shop ready for when the government allows us to open the building, it will be similar to Draycote with RIO & VISION demo lines for you to take out & try, with SAGE, GREYS, VISION, SHAKESPEARE, RIO, FULLING MILL, WYCHWOOD, AIRFLO, LEEDA, FARIO, SNOWBEE just some of the brands we will stock, until then we do offer a click & collet for all your fly fishing needs

Competition

All competitions are currently cancelled

Tuition & Guided Sessions

All guiding & tuition is currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8:30am – 9:30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3:00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3:00pm – 9:30pm

Last 4 Hr – 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Tickets issued from 5.15pm)

All Anglers Off Site – 0.00pm

Follow Us on social media

Facebookwww.facebook.com/Flyfishstore

Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/

 

Local Angling Club is Eyebrook Fly Fishers, they have a Facebook page Eyebrook Fly Fishers