Eyebrook Report W.e 14th October 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 14th October 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 179   Number Trout Taken: 120 Number Trout Released: 316 Total Catch: 436

Rod Average: 2.5

Last day of fishing for the 2018 season will be Wednesday 31st October

A very autumnal week has past. Varying wind speed, direction and air temperatures changed fishing methods and locations daily. In the right conditions the fishing was sublime. Mid-week there was a mass of small aphid flies being blown on to the water and a hatch of tiny buzzers. Fish could be seen rising continuously in pods across the basin and dam wall. The size of these tiny flies made it a challenge to select a small enough pattern to interest the fish, I heard of many anglers using size 16 dries or buzzers to get a pull. Fry patterns are also becoming more apparent on the returns page and are the best options in rougher water on more blustery days. There is a huge abundance of fry this year, particularly out from the lodge corner and around the tower, but also in Harrison’s corner and along the weed beds to Sam’s dyke. A single white or grey minkie fished on a floating line, intermediate or Di3 will all worked, as did a snake or tube flies fished on a fast sinking line with a fast retrieve from the depths.

The early part of the week fished very well for the time of year. Monday and Tuesday both had averages of over 4 fish a rod. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield had an excellent day and caught well on dries and fry patterns, suspender minkies caught very well being pulled though the surface. Mr Hunt and Mr Horner had an excellent session fishing dries through the middle of the basin, they caught on hoppers and CDC patterns casting to rising fish.

Eyebrooks sister water Draycote held the Trout Masters final, a competition where anglers fish both the bank and boats in sections throughout the day. Eyebrook member Mark Hunt fished representing the Eyebrook having won his fish off earlier in the year. Mark came a very respectable 9th out of a field of 90 anglers winning himself an engraved hip flask. Well done Mark, top angling! If you would like to be entered in the trout master’s competition please ask a member of staff for an entry form.

Fishery management guiding and tuition manger Tom Bird had two guided sessions on Eyebrook this week. Firstly with Mr Gary Brewster. Gary wanted to focus his session on top of the water sport, dries and washing line nymphs. He chose the right venture, Eyebrook is renowned for its dry fly action and Tom is an expert in dry fly selection and techniques so Gary was almost guaranteed to have an excellent day. Tom was aware of a lot of feeding fish in front of the dam wall and set his first few drifts to cover these fish. After a couple of drifts Gary had netted serval hard fighting fish but had also had many fish coming short of the dries or not committing to take them confidently, so Tom suggested looking at nymphs fished on a washing line strategy. Tom set a cast of a red headed diawl Bach, and a black diawl bach with a FAB (foam arsed blob) on the point to ensure the nymphs were close to the surface. This proved to be a deadly method and the fish kept pulling fo the rest of the day with Gary encountering many double hook ups. Gary finished the day with an estimated 20 fish to the boat but wasn’t finished there. Gary returned to Eyebrook the following day and fished a completely different method to target something else Eyebrook is renowned for, big brown trout. He fished with a fast sinking line and Tube fly and hooked what proved to be a 7lb specimen from near to the tower. Well done Gary on Two excellent days fishing. Pictures are on our Facebook page, Flyfishstore.

Tom was back on the water again the next day this time with Nigel Tranter, again focusing the methods at washing lines and dry fly fishing. Wednesday proved slightly more challenging. There were an extraordinary number of small buzzers hatching and also aphids being blown on the water leaving the trout with what would be a size 24 fly on the menu. This meant the fish became preoccupied on their tiny meals and were rising continuously in front of the dam. With the fish being so occupied on the surface, Tom knew he had to keep the nymphs no more than six inches down but thought dries would be hard to present with the fish only taking the smallest of patterns. He tied a cast with two boobies to keep Nigels nymphs right in the surface and found the fish would then take the size 14 Diawl Bachs he had fished with the day previous. Once he had found the method it was all systems go and Nigel was soon into fish.

Tom is available for guiding on all our Fishery management waters along with England international Lee Henfrey. Guided session can be tailored to meet your requirements. For full information speak to a member of staff or visit our guiding website. www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Strong winds prevented boats being allowed out for Friday and Saturday leaving anglers with the dam wall as their best chance of catching fish. Saturday saw 6 anglers all fish the dam wall with surprising success. They caught 43 fish between them averaging 7 fish a rod! Mark Hunt in his own wards had a “brilliant session” catching on CDCs and Cochy-bondus. Mr Kippen and Mr Rodgerson caught a dozen fish between them on dries fishing the far end of the dam wall.

The blue trout trophy was fished on Sunday and proved to be the wettest and windiest blue trout on record! Horrible conditions, strong north winds and consistent rain left anglers drenched. The competition is fished as a pairs matched with pairs also being put into teams representing the English Disabled fly fishers and the Eyebrook. 20 anglers fished to a six fish kill, many found it a challenge with two pairs managing their limits. The pairs award went to Ian Reeves and Rob Inglis representing team Eyebrook with 6 fish for 11lb 13oz. Eyebrook also won the team event with 14 fish for 21lb 10oz.

Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fish kill to the boat. Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until18.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.15pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.00pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 18.30 pm

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

 

Eyebrook report W.e 7th October 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 7th October 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:213    Number Trout Taken: 252 Number Trout Released: 548 Total Catch: 800

Rod Average: 3.8

Last day of fishing for the 2018 season will be Wednesday 31st October

Another productive week for Eyebrook. Boats anglers are enjoying the best of the sport, drifting the basin the fish remain spread across open water. The majority of fish now coming to fry patterns, ,minkies, zonkers or snakes doing particularly well fished from a floating or intermediate line. Several anglers have mentioned catching fish from around the weed beds at the north of the Reservoir. Corixa or floating fry patterns are the best way to target these resident fish. There have been several notable catches of big fry feeding browns. The best being a 7lb 12oz brown caught by warden Toff Crowther. (all brown trout are to be retuned).

Bank anglers are finding more fish in the margins now. Chris Bates fished at the Cowshed and caught 4 fish feeding around the weed beds. The netted bank has also been producing good sport particularly on over cast day with a south or south Easterly wind.

Pike fly fishing has been particularly excellent this season with the record being broken several times. This week we haven’t heard of any monsters but plenty of fish to 20lbs being caught. Please remember pike fishing is strictly fly only!

Brent Hart had the first big brown of the week, weighing 7lb. Brent caught the specimen from his float tube whilst fishing near the tower. (there is no launch free for tubes at Eyebrook) There were also a lot of fish coming to dry flies earlier in the week. Ed Douglas had 25 fish on dries from across the basin and D Skedd caught 12 fish to a Red Klinkhammer.

There have been several good quality rainbows caught this week, many getting close to the 4lb mark. Mr Birkett and Mr Ninal caught very well once again with 30 fish to the boat. Their fish came to Black buzzers on a size 14 or hares ears on a size 12. Mr Coley and Mr Taft fished with slim lines and fry patterns to nett a dozen fish from infront of the dam wall. Gareth Debenham caught 2 browns in four casts whilst anchored near to the towers. The biggest was around the 5lb mark. Gareth’s fish both took a minkie fished on an intermediate line.

Wednesday fished well with 207 fish being caught by 33 anglers for an average of 6.3. Pete Reeve had a good session and fished traditional wet flies such as silver Invicta’s and an Alexandras. Father and son team Clive and Jamie Moore boat fished with floating lines, blobs and minkies and had an excellent day catching 30 fish between them from across the basin.

Colder nights and a wet day Saturday did slow things down somewhat. Most fish coming to fry patterns around 2 feet below the surface. The wind had changed to a south for Friday allowing Keith Johnson to bank fish from the netted bank. Keith caught 5 fish close in the margins.

Sunday saw the average back to 3.9 fish a rod with warmer conditions there were noticeably more fish feeding on the surface. Clarets hoppers or daddies worked for several anglers, as did floating fry or popper minkies for others. Clive Wilkins caught 16 fish on Daddies. Mick Hill and boat partner A Nowak caught over twenty fish between them on Boobie, dries and Diawl bachs whilst drifting into the three trees.

The forecast for the week is for much warmers days with temperatures set to return to 20 degrees.

 

Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264

Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fih kill to the boat. Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until18.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13,.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 18.45 pm

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

 

30th September Weekly Fishing Report

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 30th September 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Please contact the fishery on the above telephone numbers or via the works email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk and not via the staff’s personnel mobiles.

Thank you for your cooperation                                                                                                                 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 361   Number Trout Taken: 429     Number Trout Released: 1159 Total Catch: 1588

Rod Average: 4.3

A very busy week & a great weeks fishing at the Eyebrook with the majority of the trout caught in the upper 2ft with floating lines, midge tips & intermediates being the only lines you require.

Monday we had a number of anglers out practicing for the Police Pairs competition organised by Steve Owen, on match day fishing to a 4 fish kill limit they averaged 3.9 the eventual winning pair were Rodger Symonds & Chris Howkins with Graham Homer & Roy Taylor second.

Wednesday was another busy day with a rod average 5.5 with anglers catching on small daddies, diawl bach, cdc. Mr Firth & A Whale down on our fishing packages caught 28 on cdc. We started to see the autumnal change with the first few fish consistently hitting the fry around the valve tower and small buoys.

Friday Firth & Whale continued to catch on the cdc patterns boating 17, with several anglers out on the water practicing for the AMFC competition the following day, most reported good catches with fish taken on a variety of patterns from fabs to dries although they all agreed, you didn’t need to fish anything faster than an intermediate.

Saturday morning & the wind was back in the south west a gentle 9 mph breeze, conditions looked good for the 36 AMFC competitors fishing to a 4 fish kill + 4 fish catch & release. The average for the competition was 7.8 with the winning team Fish Hawkes closely followed by Invicta A. Member Bob Margery caught 12 during his mornings visit on a cats whisker & diawl

Sunday and a cold northerly wind did slow the catches although member S Lawrence caught 12 for his mornings visit with James Brittan catching 11 on a variet of patterns, diawl, blobs & boobies. Derby Angling Club returned a rod average of 4.2 for their visit

With the water temperature dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. Further reports of pike of over 20lbs been caught over the weekend with a 29lb4oz pike pictured on our Facebook page Flyfishstore along with a photo of Rick Varley 31lb pike caught the week before. Fly fishing is the only permitted method allowed at Eyebrook. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and is shared by Rick Varley & Jobe Burnham who caught his earlier this year on the fly. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.

The forecast for the week looks to much more settle and the wind will return to the west. For updates contact the Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264

 

Dates for your Diaries

Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264

Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fish kill to the boat. 1st Prize Christmas Hamper, 2nd prize Wine, 3rd Prize Chocolates, Largest Fish Bottle Spirits.

Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264

Closing Date For The Eyebrook 31st October 2018

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 18.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.45pm until 18.45pm (Tickets on sale from 14.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.00 pm

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

Eyebrook Weekly Report 23rd September 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 23rd September 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 163   Number Trout Taken: 124     Number Trout Released: 670 Total Catch: 794

Rod Average: 4.9

So far this season we have had snow, rain and coloured water followed by gin clear water and ridiculous temperatures, so it was about time we had some gale force winds just to slow things down again. It has certainly been a frustrating season! On two occasions this week we were unable to allow the boats out.

Fishing has certainly been mixed this week, mainly due to tough conditions on the windy days. Boats are still enjoying the best of the sport. The fish remain high in the water even in a rough conditions and are certainly on the feed. Happy to chase most flies through the surface, blobs, boobies or floating fry patterns are attracting a lot of interest. Fish are still coming to daddies and hoppers too, particularly on the warmer stiller days. Most fish are holding across the basin and remain evenly spread. More fish are showing an interest in the fry across the dam wall and into Harrison’s corner. Still quiet past the island with only the odd better-quality fish putting in an appearance. Bank anglers have found things tricky this week with the wind speed and directions. The Island has proved most successful in a north or north westerly and the dam wall in a south or south westerly. Fry patterns or corixa patterns working best fished just under the surface.

Monday got the week off to an absolute flier with 26 anglers catching 252 fish for a very impressive average of 9.7! There were mentions of a mixture of patterns on the returns sheet. Dave Shaer caught his fish on black buzzers and daddies. Andy Birkett caught extremely well om hoppers, hares’ ears and very small buzzers. Bill Woods and Hugh Munro had an exceptional day returning over 40 fish on small black dries or small daddies. Most boats starting their drifts at the tower and finishing off at the netted bank.

Tuesday was a blustery one and winds getting close to the 25mph maximum that we are able to allow boats out in. Every boat took shelter out from the lodge corner as anchors struggled to hold. John Wilson had a good session returning a dozen fish that came to daddies. Members Roy Swinfield and Lindsay Bates were lucky their anchor held just off the tower where there were a lot of feeding fish. They caught nearly 20 fish each on buzzers or Diawl bachs fished on a washing line.

No boats out on Wednesday meant it was bank fishing or no fishing. The wind blew strong from the Leicester bank. The Island, Belle or dam wall were the only places anglers could get a respectable line out. Fry patterns along the dam wall worked as well as anything.

Ten anglers called the Paisley Patterns managed to fish two of their three day package. They all caught fish on Thursday with 87 fish returned between them. Most of the fish came to buzzers, Diawl bachs or CDC patterns from across the basin. Dave Scholefield had an exceptional morning with 18 fish to the boat. Dave fished small buzzers on a washing line.

57 anglers fished on Saturday which proved to be the best conditions of the week and between them caught 287 fish for an average of 5.13. Lots of fish coming to the dries again with orange bodied daddies being a favourite. Mr Lynch and Mr Mcnaughton got stuck in and returned over 30 fish between them that were all caught in the top 3ft. Boobies, blobs or dries doing the damage. The Paisley Patterns were back on the water again and this time took 91 fish between them again all from on or just under the surface. Member Bob Margery had an interesting day. He struggled up until lunch time having only a couple of fish but found the afternoon fished much better and caught 9 fish on Diawl bachs and a cat’s whisker. Mr Hancox and Mr Price targeted the fry feeders with snake patterns and were rewarded with 18 fish between them from across the basin.

Mixed returns for Sunday, bank anglers struggled in the north winds and the cold air temperatures meant the fish were reluctant to feed off the surface. Most fish came to lures and blobs pulled on a slow intermediate line. Ian Jobe found an area of fry feeders in the basin and fished with a small snake to have a bonanza of a day. He caught 25 fish including two browns and had several fully finned fish of over 4lbs. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield did fish dries and manged 19 fish between them.

With the water temperature now dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. There have been reports of pike of over 20lbs been caught over the weekend and perch of over 3lbs. Pike are a great alternative species to target on the fly. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and was caught earlier this year on the fly by Jobe Burnham, photo on our Facebook page. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.

The forecast for the week looks to much more settle and the wind will return to the west. For updates contact the Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264

 

Dates for your Diaries

 

Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264

Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fish kill to the boat. Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 19.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.45pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.00 pm

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

Eyebrook weekly report 16th September

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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 16th September 2018
Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 274 Number Trout Taken: 377 Number Trout Released: 1176 Total Catch: 1553
Rod Average: 5.7
Another excellent and extremely busy week at the brook. Water temperature is now down to 16 degrees and the trout and very active. Boat anglers have been enjoying most of the sport and the fish remain evenly spread across the main basin. Dries are still proving to take most of the fish. Daddies or hoppers both working well. Bank anglers are starting to have better returns, fishing the Belle, Dam wall or Island, with the Island producing some very good quality fish.
Varied returns for Monday due to the strong westerly, which by midday was gusting to 25 mph plus. A lot of boats took shelter along the Leicester bank. Others did drift and had better results fishing in the rough water off the Netted bank and Robbos cabin. Tony Day had a respectable afternoons fishing. Catching and returning 8 fish that all took a foam daddy fished in the wave. Member Bill Law fished with hoppers and black nymphs, whilst drifting the basin to successfully net 8 fish. He came off the water soon before mid-day as the wind got the better of him. Ian Rumbold caught 10 fish on a hopper tied with lots of CDC to give it extra buoyancy and small black buzzers. Ian had a couple of double hooks up and he was pleased to net both fish before they made a mess of his cast! David Priestly and Naomi Sharp boat fished with daddies. The pair caught 8 fish one of which was a fin perfect brown trout of 4lb. Most probably one of our wild stock. (we ask all brown trout are to be returned) A stocking of 1010 rainbows from West acre trout farm will kept the good sport going throughout the week. Todate we have stocked 18,742 fish and with a stock level of 14,030 fish there’s plenty out there to be caught!
Tuesday was again set to be ‘rough at sea’ however wasn’t as bad as first forecast. Most boats drifted the basin into the three trees or netted bank. In house guide Lee Henfrey took Mr John O’hara for a guided day on Eyebrook. Lees been having great success on foam daddies recently and John was excited to get onto the water to learn how its done. John extremely pleased to master the technique and used it to great success catching over 20 fish to the boat. To book Lee or any of our guides across our four water please call Draycote 01788812018 or visit our guiding and tuition website http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/tuition/. There was a noticeable change on the returns page with nymphs being mentioned often. Buzzers or diawl bachs accounted for most of the fish with small patterns being key to success. Size 14 Black Diawl Bachs or buzzers fished washing line whilst drifting the basin had most success.
Perfect conditions to start the day Wednesday meant dries worked particularly well. Draycote member Ed Douglas had another very successful visit to the Eyebrook. Netting over 20 fish all to the dry fly. Ed found some better fish out from the Island. Members Clive Moore and Ian Jobe boat fished, as they do every Wednesday. The pair had a steady morning, having only a couple of fish each to the boat by mid-day they were left wondering what was going wrong! After a ‘team talk’ and speaking with the wardens the pair were back on the water and had a great afternoon! The fish came to various patterns all on a floating line, with blobs and small snake patterns taking the majority. The highlight of the day was a 6lb 10 oz rainbow that Ian caught on a mini snake pattern from the middle of the basin. The fish was safely returned to grow on even bigger. Fry patterns are becoming a common mention on the returns page now. Cats Whiskers, floating fry, popper minkies, snakes, zonkers or humungous patterns are certainly worth a go. Thornton member Mr C Sayre fished from an anchored boat in the corner of the dam known as Harrisons corner. He covered his options and fished with nymphs using a humungous booby as a point fly to keep the nymphs high in the water. He found small black buzzers worked best and the fish would also take the booby. Bank fishing is certainly improving with the fish looking for food around the weed beds. Member Mark Hunt bank fished the Island on Wednesday evening with great success. With a good hatch of buzzers and sedge there were plenty of fish on the top to cast too. Mark fished a hares ear CDC or yellow owl to take 8 fish with many other offers.
Dave Willacy enjoyed part one of his three-day break fishing Eyebrook and Draycote. He fished dry daddies from a drifting boat from various areas of the main basin. He was pleased to catch and release a dozen fish on Wednesday and over 20 on Thursday
Syngenta had a corporate event at Eyebrook on Friday. 14 boats of experienced and novice anglers took to the water after a hearty breakfast. Various methods worked. Dries, blobs or lures fished high in the water. Best bag of 4 fish went to Robin Hix, with 4 fish for 9lb 2 oz, Robin also caught the biggest fish of 3lb 1oz. The best boat award went to Tim Burn and Jon Bellamy with an impressive return of 34 fish between them! Good Angling! 28 anglers caught over 150 fish to give an average of over 5 fish per rod! Eyebrook has great facilities for corporate events, days can be tailored to suit your requirements. Speak to member of staff at the lodge for further information. 01536 770 264.
Eyebrook held the England Ladies national Eliminator other the weekend. 16 ladies from across the country fished to an 8 fish kill and time bonuses. Everyone knew it was going to be an extremely close match after practise had gone so well for every angler on Saturday, but we didn’t expect only 3 oz’s to determine 8th, 9th and 10 th places. Full results will follow shorting and will be posted on our Facebook page, flyfishstore.
. With the water temperature now dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. Pike are a great alternative species to target on the fly. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and was caught earlier this year on the fly. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.
Please be aware high winds are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. For updates contact the Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264
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Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.
Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 19.30pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19.30pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.00pm until 19.30pm
Last 4 Hours from: 15.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 15.15pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.45 pm
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Eyebrook Report W.e 9th September 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 9th September 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 286   Number Trout Taken: 315 Number Trout Released: 831  Total Catch: 1146

Rod Average: 4.0

 

Consistently good sport once again at Eyebrook. Conditions played more of a part this week, a couple of blustery days meant anglers had to change methods to achieve the best results. Generally dries are doing the damage. There’s the odd daddy getting onto the water now , we’ve also seen several good hatches of small buzzers and sedge bringing the fish into the surface more into the evenings. The fish remain very spread across open water, drifts from the Hawthorns to Robbos or Tower to Three trees in a south westerly wind as proving most successful. There are now fish moving out from the Chestnut Tree to Pollards Jump, but little showing past this point. The first sign of fry feeders in front of the dam wall have been reported. Anglers saw very big brownies crashed through the surface. Maybe a popper minkie or floating fry pattern will be worth a try on your next visit?

The week got off to a flyer with plenty of fish showing across the basin. Daddy’s, Big reds, Bobs Bits and CDCs were all mentioned on the returns page. MR Thompson took ten fish on a black bobs bit whilst drifting the basin. Mr Glover caught 15 fish on daddies and a big red.

The wind changed for Tuesday. A stronger North wind blew the length of reservoir and putting a chop across the basin. Daddies and hoppers did work but anglers fishing slow intermediates with black cormorants or blobs took most of the fish. Pete Reynolds had a super time fishing in to the netted back on cormorants or small black and green boobies and took nearly 20 fish. Mr Petch and Mr Loyd persevered with foam daddies in the wave and caught 14 fish and had many others follow the fly without converting into a take.

The English Disabled Fly fishers were out in force on Wednesday for their annual National Eliminator. The north wind had hung on, putting a cold chill on the water. Not many fish seen on the surface, but they weren’t far down. Most anglers fished with a floating line with nymph’s or a slow sinking line with blobs boobies or mini lures. Mick Hill was the only angler to catch his limit bag of 8 fish for a total weight of 14lb and 1oz. Mick also caught the biggest fish at 2lb and 8oz. Pleasure angler Simon Kolkowski had a very successful afternoons session. Simon fished a team of traditional wet flies in the wave to catch 8 fish. A silver Invicta or wingless Wickham’s tied on a size 16 were irresistible to the fish!

Thursday was much more settled, and fish were right back into the surface. Bob Cooper and Rab Clemenets both fished with dry daddies and caught 40 fish between them for a morning session. Nigel Vieber fished with Guide and fishery warden Lee Hefrey and caught nearly 20 fish for his morning session. R Vigus was very pleased with a 5lb brown trout he caught off the Hawthorn hedge. (Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore)

Member Bob Margery found feeding fish in front of the dam wall and fished his own hot headed Diawl bach to great success. He caught and returned 11 fish whilst fishing a floating line. Kieth Johnson also fished similar tactics but he chose to fish an orange hot head diawl bach with great success and netted 10 fish.

Eyebrook held another very successful tuition day on Saturday. Seven new anglers were introduced to the sport and learnt the art of casting, fly selection, knots and water craft. Tuition days are a great way to get into fly fishing and make a great gift. We only have one day left at Eyebrook with limited spaces. For more information or to book please visit our tuition website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Fishing was a little slower over the weekend with the windier conditions. Saturday Averaged 4.1 fish a rod and Sunday 3.06. Again, daddies or popper hoppers worked pulled through the wave. Mr Armitage took 6 fish on a small blue flash damsel fished near to the surface. Andy Gallacher and John Punt caught nearly 20 fish for their morning session, whilst drifting into Robbos. They fished with natural coloured daddies.

 

. With the water temperature now dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. Pike are a great alternative species to target on the fly. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and was caught earlier this year on the fly. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.

The forecast for the week head looks good. Settled weather, a chance of light rain for Tuesday and Wednesday morning with winds from the west.

Boat bookings are extremely busy once again this week so please book to avoid disappointment.

Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 19.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.00pm until 19.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 15.45pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 15.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00 pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/e 2nd September 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 2nd September 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 231   Number Trout Taken: 312 Number Trout Released: 1024  Total Catch: 1336

Rod Average: 5.8

 

The great sport continues ! Eyebrook on top form, 231 anglers visited the reservoir this week and caught a total of 1336 fish for a rod average of 5.8! The fish remain very spread across open water, with a few fish starting to show past the Island. Drifts across the main basin proving most successful, fishing dries with plenty of fish to cast too. Smaller daddies, natural colours, moved across the surface, hoppers, and big reds are all worth fishing. Fish are also being cauaght on the nympns, small is the key to success though. Size 16 black buzzers or Diawl bachs well worth a try. Bank anglers are taking a few fish from along the Liecester bank but often find the fish are at that 40 to 50 yards mark from the bank and are frustratingly just that little bit too far out.

There have been many excellent returns this week with many boats recording cricket scores. Andy Birkett and Brent Vinall were one of those. Whilst enjoying a three day break at Eyebrook. (we offer 2, 3 and 4 day breaks that can be spread across any of our four waters, visit our website for more information http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/prices/short-break-packages/) Andy and Brent visited the reservoir in hope of top of the water sport. They certainly weren’t disappointed after catching over 20 fish to the boat each day. The pair fished a washing line with size 16 buzzers or dry daddies across the basin to great affect. They also found fish out from mucky bay. Big fish and rudder expert Steve Rainbow come in pursuit of another monster this week. (steve caught a 12lb rainbow earlier in the year at Eyebrook and is currently holding the biggest fish of the season spot) He made many long drifts through the middle and caught 15 fish on large fly patterns such as snakes or tubes. Steve caught on intermediate or slow sink lines proving all the fish are near the surface.

Mark Rooney and Lloyd Pallet boat fished and returned over 30 fish. They found a washing line with nymhs worked best for the brighter conditions during the morning and big reds or emerger patterns throughout the afternoon when there was intermittent cloud cover. They found fish equally spread all across the basin.

There have been a few fish showing in shallower water past the island but are ‘challenging’ to tempt in the clear water. Peter Hutchison anchoered off the wead beds at the Pens and managed to tempt one good fish of 3lb 2 oz on a hares ear.

Friday into the weekend fished exceptionally well with a rod average of nearing 7 fish a rod most days. Mr Gillespie caught 16 fish on a FAB (Foam arsed blob) Yellow owls and a popper hopper whist drifting infront of the dam wall. Mr Winser found feeding grown on fish out from the island. He fished a poper hopper and red Diawl bachs and caught 8 fish including one at 4.0lb and a 3lb 8oz specimen.

The All Abilities Friendly Fly fishers had an outing to Eyebrook on Sunday. The group, arranged by Mark Goodge, aims to support and promote fishing as a pass time for the enjoyment of all anglers. They help beginners and experienced anglers to access reservoirs across the midlands. If your looking to join a friendly group of anglers please contact the fishing lodge and we can pass your details to Mark or Like their facebook page (aafff all abilities friendly fly fishers). 12 anglers caught 55 fish most on dries from drifting boats.

The forecast this week is again for dry overcast days. The wind is due to change to a North for Tuesday and Wednesday so long drifts from the Island to the dam wall will work well. Air Temperature continues to fall as does water temperature which is currently at 18 degrees.

 

 

 

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.00 pm

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

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00 pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/e 26th August

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 26th August 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 172    Number Trout Taken: 240 Number Trout Released: 736  Total Catch: 976

Rod Average: 5.7

Its been the worst summer in my memory, for fishing that is, but certainly the best August for years. The rod average for this week was a comfortable 5.7 fish per rod and with 172 anglers visiting the reservoir, the boats have been particularly busy. We recommend booking well in advance on 01536 770 264.

Boats have enjoyed long drifts across open water. The favourite drift currently being the Hawthorn Hedge to netted bank or Three tress. Dry flies are generally catching most of the fish. Tan daddies, not too big, or a team of hoppers are doing the business. Nymphs have also worked fished on a washing line. A red holographic Diawl Bach is always a favourite here at Eyebrook.

Bank anglers have caught fish, particularly during the morning. The hawthorns or Belle are top spots with the dam wall certainly worth a try. Remember to wear a life jacket whist fishing the dam wall. Life Jackets are supplied at the lodge.

Conditions have been pretty good all week, with the occasional exception of heavy showers or a blusterier period. Roy and Bill bank fished on Monday morning. Conditions were ‘spot on’ for dries fished along the weed beds around the Belle and Hawthorn hedge. Both anglers caught, and Bill had 5 nice fish, a couple with silver rays running through their tails. Mr Thomas and friends enjoyed a short two-day break with us at Eyebrook. The group of 5 anglers enjoyed the good sport and caught on Cdc’s and other dries. (we offer two three and four day packages which can be split between any of our four waters, visit our website for more information – www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk.

Tuesday was very much a day of two halves. Perfect conditions to start the day, a steady south westerly with cloud cover turned in to bright with flat calm periods by 2.00pm. Typically warden Jobe had an early finish that day and began his afternoon session at 2.00pm just as the sun broke through! He fished various hoppers and found the fish much preferred them fished sub surface, with hares ear or black taking most fish. Dave Shear had a very successful morning session and caught 7 fish, 5 of which fell to daddies the other 2 took a blob.

Eyebrook guide and fishery warden Lee Henfrey has had some exceptional sport his week, fishing the reservoir on all three of his days off! Lee has recorded ‘cricket scores’ whilst fishing a pale natural daddy with plenty of floatant to ensure it sat proudly on the surface. Lee knows all of our waters exceptionally well and has fished Eyebrook since he was a boy. Having represented the country numerous times, he is an expert in all areas of fly fishing. Lee is available for guiding on all our waters. For more information or too book lee please call 01788 812018 and ask to speak to tuition manager Tom Bird.

The rod average has been steady throughout the week, Thursday saw an average of 5.9 . Member Pete Welton and boat partner Mr Taylor caught 15 fish between them whilst drifting the front of the dam wall. Terry Bayes and boat partner Ash cooper had an exceptional day catching on various methods fished high in the water, from a drifting boat. Jamie Scott caught 9 fish including a 4lb brown trout on a Midas, Pheasant tail nymph and black cormorants fished on a floating line.

Conditions were pretty appalling for Sunday. Extremely heavy rain from 11.00 am and winds with gusts of 30 mph made for challenging conditions. Blobs or white lures worked best, pulled through the wave. Mr Darlow and Mr Evens caught over 20 fish from the middle of the basin and had several double hook ups. Mr Mitchel and Mr Burn caught 11 fish each on Fabs (foam arsed blobs) and daddies, again pulled through the surface to induce a take.

The forecast for the week ahead is for overcast days with a south westerly wind. We have another 1100 fish scheduled to be stocked this week so the good sport will continue!

 

 

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.15pm

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

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

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30 pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report w.e 19th August 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 19th August 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 153    Number Trout Taken: 133 Number Trout Released: 520  Total Catch: 653

Rod Average: 4.3

The good sport continues at Eyebrook. Cool, overcast days with a south westerly have made perfect conditions for dry fly fishing. Water temperature is still slowly dropping and is now down to 19 degrees again. The fish remain spread across the basin, with nothing showing any further north than the island. Long drifts from Dogwood bay or The Hawthorns proving most successful. Natural Daddies or Hoppers are taking the majority of fish . Other anglers are fishing with blobs or washing line nymphs. Bank anglers are catching fish at the Hawthorn hedge, dam wall and Dogwood bay. The fishing has generally been consistent throughout the day, with the exception of the odd cold evening. This has put the fish off the top on a couple of occasions.

Super conditions on Monday saw the rod average go over the 7 fish a rod mark. Most fish came to the dries, Draycote member Ed Douglas netted over twenty fish. (members can fish all reservoirs on a reduced permit rate). Mr Moffitt took seventeen fish whilst fishing a washing line with size 14 buzzers drifting the main basin. Mr P Smith bank fished into the evening and caught 5 nice fish fishing just on the edge of the weed beds.

Tuesday saw a cooler wind with a hint of north in it. Most boats drifted into he dam wall fishing dries. Lots of fish were still showing particularly into Harrison’s corner. Father and Son duo Mark and Scott Seabrook caught 15 fish between them whilst boat fishing.

Wednesdays average 4.9. A stronger wind meant most boats opted for shorter drifts from the Hawthorns or Belle. Thornton Member Norman Perkins enjoyed his visited to Eyebrook. Catching 15 fish for the day on Big reds or claret hoppers. Steve Lawrence had an evening boat and found fish straight away in dogwood bay. He caught 9 fish on blobs pulled through the surface.

Wet weather on Thursday didn’t deter the fish at all. Mr Hazlet caught 7 fish on wickhams, teal blue and silver and a daddy whilst boat fishing in the basin. Mr cooper drifted into Harrisons corner and caught fourteen fish for an afternoon session. He fished a single fly after being ‘smashed up’ having several double hooks ups. The fly of choice was a foam arsed blob fished on a floating line.

Top boat out on Friday were members Stuart Bilsdon and Tony Tibbett. They drifted the basin into Harrisons corner and caught over twenty fish to the boat pulling various flies through the surface. Bill Law bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught 5 fish on a suspended hares ears pattern he ties himself. Bill also mentioned having a lot of offers and lost fish.

The weekend fished equally with the majority of fish coming to the dries. Simon Hunt caught 13 fish on a small booby, diawl bachs or a holo pheasant tail nymph. Mr J Parnham caught 14 fish hoppers from a drifting boat. Tim Polito caught 9 fish on nymphs fished high in the water. Mr Machin had an interesting trip, catching 6 perch, 1 pike and 2 trout on buzzers and a caddis fly.

With settled weather and a stocking every week the good sport looks set to continue, it’ll soon be time for the daddies !

For bookings call the lodge – 01536 770 264

 

 

 

 

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.30 pm

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

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.45 pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/E 12th August 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 12th August 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 83   Number Trout Taken: 119 Number Trout Released: 328  Total Catch: 447

Rod Average: 5.4

 

Eyebrook is on ‘top form’, and doing what is renowned for, world class top of the water sport. Cooler air temperatures, particularly at night combined with windier days and heavy showers has lowered water temperature by a degree a day and is currently a much more fish friendly 18.5 degrees. The fish reacted to this pretty much over night and from mid-week there were plenty of fish moving in the surface across much of the reservoir.

Boat anglers have enjoyed fantastic sport. Long drifts across the basin proving to be most successful. Starting from the lodge corner and drifting on a steady south westerly breeze to the netted bank. The majority of fish have come to dry flies or a washing line set up. Size 14 red holographic Diawl Bachs are a common mention on the returns page. Certainly, the smaller nymphs proving to be more successful, most probably due to how clear the water currently is. With cloud cover dries have worked well. Orange bodied daddies are always a favourite fly here at Eyebrook. Fished static or on other occasions move them through the surface causing a wake will induce a take. Other anglers have fished with hoppers, on, in or under the surface. What appear to be rising fish can often be miss leading to some anglers. Sometimes movement on the surface can indicated a fish feeding just benefit the surface film. Often a hopper that has slightly sunk will tempt these fish, so don’t be afraid to let your hoppers sink slightly, often this is deadly way of catching fish.

Bank anglers have been catching fish from the Stones, Dogwood bay and of an evening The Belle to Hawthorns. Weed beds have grown fast over the past months with the amount of sunlight, but still aren’t causing to many problems for bank anglers. A washing line keeps your flies just above any weed or dry flies are the best tactics.

The week started warm, water temperature was over 20 degrees and the bright sun didnt help at all. Wednesday saw the first signs of change. A stronger south westerly put oxygen into the water bringing feeding fish into the surface. The English Disabled Fly Fishers held their annual Presidents Cup friendly match. Trevor Ashby had the best return of the day catching 5 fish all on dry flies drifting from Dog wood Bay. Stuart Hume had the best bag of 4 fish for 7lb 4oz. Father and son duo Steve and Dave Lawrence had an evening boat. (Evening boats are currently from 16.45pm to 20.45 pm) The pair caught 10 fish for their 4 hour season on blobs and cats whiskers whilst anchored in dogwood bay.

Fridays rod average rose to 5.8 fish a rod, pretty healthy for the middle of August! Lots of fish were caught of dry flies. Tony Gill took his 14 fish o black hoppers and candy split blob. Mr and Mr Fox had a red letter day constantly catching fish on dries whilst drifting the basin.

Water temperature had fallen to 20 degrees come Saturday morning and the reservoir was boiling with fish first thing when wardens arrived on site. Brothers Chris and Lindsay Bates caught 11 fish between the during their morning session. They found more fish along the woodside bank and drifted the basin into Robbos Cabin. Bob Margery fished his favourite set up. Cats whisker on the point with a pair of Diawl Bachs as droppers caught him 14 fish whilst anchored 100 yards out from the Three Trees. Andrew Farmer caught over twenty fish and a perch for luck on very skinny Diawl Bachs fished high in the water.

A good down poor cooled the water further during Saturday night and once the rain had stopped on Sunday morning conditions looked perfect. Eyebrook held a boat tuition day hosted by assistant fishery manager Jobe Burnham and with the assistance of top guide Lee Henfrey. The day was a great success with lots of new comers landing their very first fish and others landing their first from a boat! Well done to all participants.

This concludes our boat courses for the season but we do have bank courses running in September and October across our sites. Please visit our website http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/

Tom Gamble fished from his float tube and caught over 10 fish from the Belle and Dogwood Bay. (there is no launch fee for float tubes at Eyebrook) Mr Lucas and his boat partner caught over 20 fished between them on dries and snakes making short drifts from the tower. Bret Hart had a very successful evening session on his float tube catching 11 fish on Diawl Bachs and a small olive nymph.

Temperatures are forecast to remain cooler particularly at night for the week a head so the good sport should continue.

 

 

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

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

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

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.45 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.45pm until 20.45 pm

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

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.00pm

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