Eyebrook Report W.e 20th May 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 20th May 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 329   Number Trout Taken: 278 Number Trout Released: 801 Total Catch: 1081

Rod Average: 3.3

Its been a consistent week at Eyebrook despite anglers being faced with ‘challenging’ conditions. Water temperature continues to rise to 17 degrees at 12inches below the surface and clarity is ‘gin clear’! Most anglers have been targeting the deeper water and boats have now started to come in to their own. Bank anglers have been having most success into the evenings as light levels drop. (our evening permit starts at 5.30 and costs just £10.00) ! Best results have come to intermediate, midge tips or slow sinking lines however on days with some cloud cover and a breeze fish have been caught on dry flies such as shipman’s buzzers or crippled midge patterns. Most anglers fishing nymphs still close to static, blobs and damsel patterns are also accounting for a good proportion of fish.

For the start of the week bank anglers enjoyed good sport around the fence into Sams dyke. Mr Wadham and friend Mr Cornish enjoyed great sport fishing nymphs high in the water. Returning around a dozen fish each a day. Member Malcom Thompson also got in on the action and caught fish on a hawthorn pattern, Frazer nymphs and a ginger quill. Boat anglers also caught very well whilst anchored in Sams Dyke. Mr Mckenzie and Mr Robertson caught over 20 fish each on Diawl Bachs and Black buzzers.

Wednesday was very much a day of mixed fortune. A strong northerly made fishing difficult. Members Clive Moore and Ian Jobe tried to find shelter in Sam’s Dyke but struggled to get their anchor to told bottom, Once it did hold close to the bank near the fence the pair were straight into fish. Best method was floating line, diawl Bachs or small buzzers with a Foam arsed blob on the point to keep the nymphs close to the surface. Local angler Shaun Marriot and Graham Dutton also had a great day. Fishing crunchers again on a washing line the deadly duo lost count of the number of fish they had returned!

Thursday was back to the bright and flat conditions. Anglers were treated to a fly over from the Lancaster bomber to mark the 75th anniversary of the dam busters raid during the second world war. Eyebrook trout fishery was used as a practise site by squadron 617 as the reservoir was like those in Germany.

Mr Andrews and Mr Bently enjoyed their three-day break caught well every day on buzzers and Diawl Bachs. Matt Leyman caught 10 fish from around the Island on various nymph patterns. Thursday was the first day wardens reported having seen adult damsels on the water and anglers also reported seeing mayflies on the water.

Come Friday the fish had certainly moved to the deeper water. Most boats fished in from the dam wall either anchored or drifting. The breeze changed by the hour and often went to flat calm making boat positioning difficult. Warden Jobe Burnham made the most of his day off and boat fished. He started drifting the main basin and caught several fish in quick succession whilst fishing a midge tip and crunchers on a washing line. (size 14 crunchers with red holo worked best). After several successful drifts Jobe decided to venture to other areas of the reservoir to see if he could find more feeding fish. He headed to Stoke dry Road where there were occasional fish rising but were extremely hard to tempt. After no success he anchored in Mucky bay. Now fishing a floating and washing line he caught two grown on fish that both took a cruncher fished static. There was now a consistent ripple across the water and more fish were showing so it was time to try his luck on the dries. He fished a crippled midge/ big red pattern whilst drifting through the middle. It was slow to start but once the sun began to set the fish started to come think and fast. Most were coming to the flies blind but occasionally a fish rose to cast too. Most boats fishing infront of the dam wall caught fish. Mr Mickley caught 14 fish during his morning session on a sinking line and cast whisker.

The weekend fished steady with the rod average around 3 both days. Bill Couldrick caught 6 fish on buzzers and also returned a 20lb plus pike that took a nymph. Craig Smith caught the largest fish of the week. A 6lb brown trout took a nymph fished deep. (we ask that all brown trout are retuned). There have been reported of a lot of large browns following flies in various areas of the reservoir. Its only a matter of time before someone hooks a monster brown!

 

Eyebrook reservoir is the ventue for the new Loch Style Team championships. The two-day event held on the 30th June and 1st July has the .biggest pay out in team fishing with a price pot of £6500!! Teams of 6, to enter please follow the link below,

https://www.anglingtrustevents.net/e/183/loch-style-team-championship

 

 

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

Notice to all anglers.

We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

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 21.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.30 pm until 21.30pm (Tickets on sale from 17.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.45pm

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

 

Fishing report week ending 12th May

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 13th May 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 312   Number Trout Taken: 240 Number Trout Released: 1097 Total Catch: 1337

Rod Average: 4.29

 

Another brilliant week at Eyebrook despite a lot of bright, hot and flat calm days! A record number of anglers fished this week. The good sport looks set to continue with a double stocking this week of 1750 fish! Bank fishing was slow for the start of the week with fish pushing out to slightly deeper water. The fish were back into the margins mid-week on and bank anglers recorded great sport from the Hawthorn hedge Boat anglers have had good sport all week. For the first part fishing fast glass or intermediate lines with a team of nymphs and washing line nymphs and even dries into the weekend. Top spots are Hawthorns to Sam’s Dyke, The Island and Mucky Bay.

Bank Holiday Monday was for once an excellent day weather wise. Poor fishing conditions however, little or no breeze and not a cloud in the sky. Mr Cram and Mr Wilson found fish off the netted bank at around 10 feet below the surface. They fished a Di3 slow sinking line with Diawl Bachs and a booby on the point to great success. Member Mark Hunt also braved the tough conditions and found fish feeding on damsel’s nymphs at around 4ft during the morning and size 14 black buzzers slightly deeper from mid-day on. He was pleased to finish the day having netted 15 fish. James Hobbs was delighted to net a super brown trout of 6lbs plus which came to a black lure. (pictures on our Facebook page flyfishstore) Mondays rod average finished at 6.78 not bad in ‘rock hard conditions!

Tuesday and Wednesday were similar days with long bright periods, more of a breeze did put a ripple on the water and more anglers reported catching closer to the surface. Mr Newbold bank fished along the Leicester bank and caught 17 fish on a selection on nymphs fished sub surface. Jamie Scott caught a selection of fish, 6 rainbows, 1 brown and a pike for luck. (pike fly fishing begins on 16th June. If you would like to pike fly fish at Eyebrook this season please visit our website, www.flyfisheyebrook.co,uk or speak to a member of staff).

Thursday was a very busy day. Conditions looked perfect with cloud cover and a gently south westerly. Several boats drifted the main basin and caught fish on nymphs fished high in the water. David Hussey had a cracking day catching a releasing over 20 fish which came to black buzzers and silver Invicta’s. Keith Johnson bank fished at the Hawthorns hedge and caught over a dozen fish on his own tied quill buzzer on a size 14. Eyebrook Guide and warden Lee Henfrey targeted the large Eyebrook brown trout in deep water. His best fish of the session was a 7lb brown that took his secret tube fly ! Lee reported having follows from fish he believed to be tipping the 10lb mark ! To book lee for guiding please speak to a member of staff at the fishing lodge on 01536 770 264. Bob Kinchen had the best rainbow of the week. A clonking 4lb 3 oz overwintered fish that took a black buzzer.

A flat calm start on Friday and fish could be seen rising right across the reservoir! Bill Law was the first angler on site and was quick to head to the netted bank in hope of catching a surface feeding trout! Upon arrival at the netted bank the wind picked up making presentation difficult. Bill did however manage to catch 2 lovely fish for his short morning session. Rodger Charles bank fished at the olde Road at Sam’s Dyke and had caught 11 fish before 11 O’clock! Rodger fish nymphs on a floating line. Draycote member Ed Douglas had his first of two trips to Eyebrook this week. Ed is a dry fly expert and fished with big reds and shipmans patterns in mucky bay. He had a cracking day particularly into the evening as the fish started to rise more freely. Ed finished the day having caught over 40 fish from Mucky Bay and the Island.

Saturday fished well. Dave Carter had his annual charity match, 28 anglers boat fished to a 4 fish kill permit. The day was won by Dave Etty and Chris Bates with 8 fish for a total bag weight of 15lb 3oz closely followed by our very own Mr Jones and his boat partner Mr McGuire with a total weight of 14lb 2oz. Well done to all anglers! Thank you to Eyebrook Tackle shop for supporting the match with prizes!

Mr Mark Seabrook and Duncan Palmer had a very successful day on Sunday. The awesome duo fished through the middle on various patterns and were rewarded with over 20 hard fighting fish to the boat. John Wadham bank fished between the Hawthorns and Sam’s Dyke and caught 10 fish on a Gold ribbed hairs ear and a size 16 black buzzer. Smaller buzzers are starting to work better now. Fish with 14s or 16s rather than size 10s and you will have more success!

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

Notice to all anglers.

We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

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 21.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.15 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.15 pm until 21.15pm (Tickets on sale from 17.00pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.30pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 6th May 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 6th May 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 294   Number Trout Taken: 289 Number Trout Released: 853 Total Catch: 1142

Changeable conditions this week at Eyebrook. This week we went from cold strong north winds to flat calm, blue skies and 25 degrees! Not ideal conditions for any trout angler. The bright conditions over the bank holiday weekend has certainly had an affect on the feeding habits of the trout. Mornings and evenings proving to be most successful especially for the bank anglers. The fish have moved away from the shallows at the north end of the reservoir. Areas such as the Hawthorns hedge to Sam’s Dyke and the dam wall now producing the sport. Straight line buzzers working best on a floating or a midge tip. Anglers also choosing to use sinking lines with a mix of lures, blue flash or hot head damsels accounting for good numbers of fish.

Monday was a disaster of a day with winds over 25mph we were unable to let the boats out. Conditions settled for Tuesday, but a cold start to the day put the fish off until the sun rose. Lots of buzzers started to hatch mid-morning. Member Tom Dickson had a good session bank fishing at the Belle and had soon netted 8 quality rainbows on a ginger quill buzzer. Charles Kilner also found fish between the lodge and Sams Dyke. He targeted them with a buzzer and Diawl Bach set up and caught 9 fish. Boats also caught whilst anchored roughly 75 metres from the bank. Mr Wilson had 17 fish to the boat whilst fishing black buzzers.

It was a wet start to Wednesday which didn’t fish particularly well. Conditions dried up into the afternoon and rods were soon bending. James Vasey and Geoff Curry had their best day of their three-day break. The pair got it just right, fishing the Hawthorns to Sam’s Dyke they recorded nearly 50 fish to the boat nearly all of which came to buzzers with the occasional fish on a dry fly into the evening. ( we offer a choice of 2,3 and 4 day breaks which can be split between all four of our reservoirs. Please see our Website for further details, www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Thursday saw the start of the heat wave. Fish could still be seen in the surface and Ed Douglas persevered with dries to catch several of his 19 fish throughout the day. Dave Schofield fished a fast glass line with a washing line set up. He found most fish took his cruncher booby fished as his point fly. Dave was thrilled to beat his fishing partner, ‘top rod’ Roy Swinfield 10 – 6 ! Duncan Watson went for the big and deep option. Fishing in front of the dam wall he used a sinking line and snake to catch 4 very nice fish.

Friday was hotter still. Ian Jobe float tubed (no launch fee for float tubing) and fished over deep water. He used a mini snake that he often has success with to tempt over a dozen fish. Tony Lee had a cracking afternoon session bank fishing around the Hawthorns. He found crunchers and diawl bachs to work best.

Eyebrook held its first tuition day on Saturday. It was a lovely day to spend time at the Reservoir. Not ideal conditions for a beginner to catch fish however. A good day was had by all and all participants thoroughly enjoyed the day. Tuition days are perfect for complete beginners or novice anglers. They cover every aspect of fly fishing from entomology to casting. Our next tuition day is Sunday 3rd June. For more details visit our guiding and Tuition website –

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

King fisher fly fishsers held their annual club match at Eyebrook on Sunday. 24 anglers fished to a 6 fish limit of which 5 anglers caught their limits. The day was won by Dave Allen and Martin Alexander who caught 12 fish to the boat for a weigh of 21lbs 11oz. Closely followed by Chris Channing and Dave Depear with a limit bag for 20lbs 12oz. Bart farmer found a traditional pheasant tail nymph (P.T.N) worked best. He caught 16 fish from various areas of the reservoir whilst boat fishing. Mike Greenwood had the biggest fish of the week. A lovely brown of around 8lbs that took a hare’s ear in Harrison’s corner.

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

Notice to all anglers: We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 21.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.00 pm

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.30 pm until 21.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.00 pm until 21.00pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.45pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 29th April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 29th April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 207   Number Trout Taken: 172 Number Trout Released: 1053 Total Catch: 1225

Weekly Rod Average; 5.95

Changeable conditions played a big part in returns this week. Temperatures plummeted, and the wind changed from west to north into the weekend resulting in little fly life around the reservoir. For the first part the week anglers enjoyed great nymph fishing. Buzzers were still working well, Diawl Bachs and crunchers also starting to take their share of the fish, in particular a red head Diawl Bach proving to be very successful. Dry fly tactics did also work well for the start of the week with fish feeding in the surface. CDC and emerger patterns taking fish for several anglers. Nymphs did work throughout the week, but best results were whilst straight lining during the colder days. Damsels and small lures also worked into the weekend.

Best areas remain the shallow parts of the reservoir. Mucky bay, the Pens and Chestnut tree proving to be very successful for both bank and boat anglers.

Monday saw a very good daily average of the week at 8.84 fish per rod. Anglers were met with ideal conditions. Brian Glover had a successful trip. Boating 14 fish which took either a cruncher or a buzzer. Peter Nesbit found the fish in shallow water. Anchoring close to the chestnut tree he fished a buzzer and cruncher on a washing line set up and caught steadily throughout the day.

Tuesday fished very well particularly for bank anglers. Mr Anderson dropped straight on the fish at the Penns, top side of mucky bay. He fished a washing line with FAB as a point fly. The fish couldn’t resist his hot head diawl bach resulting in thee treble hook ups! Good angling! Member Bill Law once again found surface feeding over wintered fish around the island he targeted them with his own dry fly. A shipman’s variant with legs! The fish liked it too and Bill was pleased to have netted three over wintered specimens by the end of his session. Mr Baxter and MR Mcgregor had a great boat fishing session. Again, Diawl Bach and buzzers proved to be the top flies. The pair and returned over twenty fish each from the island to the Cowshed.

Wednesday fished exceptionally well considering conditions weren’t great. A steady to strong breeze with the occasional heavy shower didn’t hep anglers, but the fish weren’t put off. A daily rod average of 13.1 isn’t to be sneezed at! Wednesday was the first time this year I have heard report of fish being caught on a foam daddy! Mr Mathers tried his look with one and was pleased to see 4 fish take it through out the day. Orange daddies always work best at Eyebrook. Generally, boat and bank anglers fished washing line nymphs along the Leicester bank. Chestnut tree and Island proving to be the hot spots. Ed Douglas boat fished and ventured to areas of the reservoir that haven’t been fished very much for several week. He had a drift into Robbos Cabin and was pleasantly surprised to catch and release a 4lb 10oz brown that took a small spider pattern. It just proves big fish will take small flies too! (all brown trout must be returned)

Thursday and Friday the feeding frenzy somewhat slowed to average close to 5 fish a rod. There was a noticeable chill in the air putting the fish off the surface. Member Roy Swinfield still caught 18 from Mucky bay whilst bank fishing of Buzzers and Diawl Bachs. Dave Willacy also had a good session fishing Diawl Bachs anchored in mucky bay.

The weekend fished relatively well. A strong wind changing to a north meant anglers had to find shelter in Mucky Bay, Sam’s Dyke or the north end of the reservoir. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield fished around stoke dry and boated 14 fish between them on nymph patterns. Andy Dawson caught 7 fish to his Dawson’s olive pattern and Mike Jones caught a tidy dozen on a small blue flash damsel.

Warmer weather looks set to return for the bank holiday weekend. Boat bookings are looking busy so book early to avoid disappointment!

Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website

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

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

Notice to all anglers.

We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

 

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.45 pm

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.30 pm until 20.45 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.45 pm until 20.45pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.45pm

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.E 22nd April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 22nd April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

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

Weekly Rod Average; 8.5

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

 

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30 pm

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.15 pm until 20.30 pm

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

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

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 15th April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 15th April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

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

Weekly Rod Average; 7.89

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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

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

 

Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.15 pm

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.15 pm until 20.15 pm

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

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

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 8th April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 8th April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

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

Weekly Rod Average; 5.9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00 pm

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 20.00 pm

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

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

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

All Guides & Instructors

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Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

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

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

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

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

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

Eyebrook Report W.e 1st April 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 1st April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

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

Weekly Rod Average; 10.57

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 19:45 pm

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

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:45 pm

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Eyebrook Weekly Report W/E 25th March 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 25th March 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

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

Weekly Rod Average; 5.2

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access

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

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 19:30 pm

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

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

Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:30 pm

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

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