Eyebrook Report W.E 1st October 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 1st October 2017

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods: 301    Number Trout Taken: 455 Number Trout Released:541 Total Catch:996

Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

A very busy week at Eyebrook with nearly every boat out every day. Returns slowed slightly as the week progressed with the Autumnal winds and cooler air temperatures returned. Boats have been catching from various areas of the reservoir. Dries worked extremely well for the start of the week but into the weekend fry and nymphs fished better. Bank anglers have had good success with a good number of quality fish showing into the margins. The Belle, Hawthorns and Island are producing most sport on fry patterns and small dries.

Monday and Tuesday both saw returns average over 5 fish a rod. Conditions were great for dries and most anglers fished on top, drifting the basin, The Island to Robos is always a good drift. Mr Bellamy and Mr Orpin enjoyed great sport fishing hoppers they’d soon caught more than a dozen fish whilst drifting the basin. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale fished various areas of the reservoir and caught fish on their favourite fly. The deadly yellow owl. Colin Hendry caught 14 fish on ginger hoppers, claret bits and then a ginked up big muddler into the evening.

The good conditions continued into Wednesday although air temperature was slightly cooler so less fish could be seen rising. They would however come to the dries blind. A couple of anglers reported fishing the shallows at the Northern end of the reservoir and caught some superb rainbows fry feeding and on snail patterns. Peter Nesbit caught 12 fish on hoppers and micro boobies including one brown trout of around 4 pounds. Andy Milner also had a successful day whilst practising for his friendly competition the next day. Between Andy and his boat partner they caught 16 fish including1 brown trout on foam daddies drifting into Robbos cabin.

Thursday saw 40 police officers take to the water practising for their competition on the Friday. Andy Milner held his friendly competition. 12 anglers caught 111 fish. Top angling gentlemen! Most boats drifted the basin fishing with daddies or CDCs. Warden Toff Crowther and boat partner Graham were top rods on the day. Catching 30 fish on nemo crunchers fished between a booby and a blob on a midge tip.

Friday was match day for the Police Pairs. 52 anglers from across the UK represented their forces. The day was won by Tim Strachen and Phil Sadler from Staffordhire. They bagged up and weighed in 8 fish for 15lb 14 oz including a rainbow of 2lb 14. Second place fell to Richard Hood and Chris Webster with 8 fish for 15lb 2 oz. Thank you to Steve Owen for running such a well organised match. Results and pictures can be found on our facebook page. Flyfishstore.

Windier and cooler conditions at the weekend made things slightly more challenging. Lures and nymphs worked bested fished in the top 3 feet. Roy Swinfield caught 7 on a fat black buzzer fished on a washing line. Sunday saw the Blue trout trophy fished which is a friendly competition fished between Eyebrook Member’s and The English Disabled Fly Fishers 10 anglers caught 21 fish and the day was won by Eyebrook. Mark Hunt had the best bag of the day. He found fish in the slack water just past the point of the chestnut tree in a few feet of water. He targeted moving fish with a small CDC and a coch-y-bondhu. Best fish of the week fell to in house guide Lee Henfrey, a superb 6lb 5oz rainbow which took a tube fished on a Di 3 in open water. (pictures on our facebook page)

NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 – please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge

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Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

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

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Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 6.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.00 until 6.45 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Eyebrook Report 24th September 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 24th September 2017

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods:196     Number Trout Taken: 199 Number Trout Released:600 Total Catch:799

Weekly Rod Average: 4.08

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

A week that kept getting better at Eyebrook and finished with a rod average of 7.2. Warmer air temperatures brought the fish back onto the surface with an abundance of natural fly life the dry fly sport has been incredible. Water temperature is now at 14 degrees, a much friendlier temperature for a trout, making them feed throughout the day. There are still a good number of fish on the fry and anglers have reported rainbows to 4lb plus and browns to 5lb 8oz coming to floating fry and suspender minkies. The majority of fish have been coming to daddies and large sedge patterns from across the main basin. Bank angling has been consistent with anglers fishing the Belle, Hawthorns and dam wall. Most fish are being caught on floating fry, dries or corixa patterns.

Jim Deacon got the week off to a good start. Bank fishing from the hawthorns he caught 8 fish on a traditional Sweeney Todd. Tom Wallace and boat partner had a cracking day. Fishing in Norris Dyke the deadly duo caught nearly 30 fish on black diawl Bachs and blobs. Don Mansel and R Buckingham also had a respectable day. Returning 11 fish including a 5lb brown trout which they caught around the weed out from The Chestnut tree on a fry pattern.

Tuesday was a slightly slower day with periods of flat calm making fishing challenging at times. Lots of fish were showing on the surface between the Chestnut tree and The willows. Members David Hay and Lindsay Bates boat fished drifting open water out from the chestnut tree. They caught 7 fish including two browns of around 4lbs each on fry patterns fished on a slow intermediate line. Brian Skey fished at anchor out from the willows and caught 8 fish during a morning session on size 14 Diawl Bachs fished on a washing line.

Wednesday and Thursday were colder making the fish reluctant to rise for dry flys. Clive Moore and Ian Jobe caught 16 fish to the boat on daddies and fry patterns from the Island and Robbos. D Quigley and friends enjoyed their three day trip to Eyebrook. Returning 206 fish between 8 of them over the three days. The majority of fish came to Paisley dry fly patterns and large sedge patterns. They found the fish between the Island and Robbos cabain.

Friday and Saturday fished well with both days producing a rod average of over 4. Fish were coming to the dries and fry patterns from the across the main basin. Peter Nesbit caught and returned 11 fish on dries and crunchers fished on a washing line. Roger Charles bank fished at the Hawthorns and caught 5 lovely fish on a floating fry patterns. Father and son team Tim and Paul Polito had a successful day boating over a dozen fish on CDC’s fished from a drifting boat. Mr J Hayes fished with daddies fished both dry and wet. Together with his boat partner they caught nearly 20 fished whilst drifting open water. Their best fish weighted just over 4lbs.

Sunday fished very well despite a Easterly wind. Lots of naturals could be seen on the water. Daddies, beetles, cinnamon sedge and a good mix of buzzers coming off. The majority of fish came to dries. Jim Smith and boat Partner Ed Douglas drifted the main basin and continuously caught throughout the day on size 16 dries. David Etty and Oliver Mills caught 10 fish on foam daddies and blobs. Mike Jenkins and Steve Wright drifted the main basin and caught 18 fish to the boat fishing a large sedge pattern, moving it through the surface.

The forecast for the week ahead looks good. Overcast days with a South east wind changing to a south westerly from Thursday onwards. Highs of 18 degrees. There should be plenty of daddies on the water after Mondays rain. Please book well in advance as we are extremely busy for the week ahead. .

 

Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

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

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Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 7.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.00 until 7.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.15 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

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

Eyebrook Fishing Report – W/e 17th September 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 17th September 2017

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods:158     Number Trout Taken: 192 Number Trout Released:445 Total Catch:637

Weekly Rod Average: 4.03

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

‘Challenging conditions at times this week. A strong north wind prevailed resulted in the fish being reluctant to take off the surface. Nymphs or lures worked best this week. Boats drifted the main basin from Island towards the dam mainly using floating or midge tip lines. A few anglers pulled lures on Sink 3 or 5 lines and caught well particularly on rougher days. Bank angling is much improved this week with many anglers reporting good catches. Most have fished the Island or on calmer days the hawthorns. The forecast for the week ahead is for warmer south westerly winds. I am happy to report as of Tuesday 19th I have seen daddies on the water and lots of fish rising between the chestnut tree and the willows.

The week began wet windy and generally pretty horrible! Only a few hardly anglers braved the conditions. Mick Firth boat fished the cowshed. Fishing with a suspender minkie around the weed beds, he was rewarded with a super brown trout of 4 lbs and a several silvered rainbows. Mr J Frazer and Mr T Plant also found some of the quality resident browns. Netting a stunning brown trout of over 5lbs from dogwood bay. It’s nice to see a few quality browns putting in an appearance. We ask that all brown trout are to be returned to preserve the wild population we are lucky enough to have here at Eyebrook.

The weather didn’t improve much for Tuesday or Wednesday. Mr Blachford and boat partner took shelter in the calm water off the point of the Island and fished with a washing line set up. A Diawl Bach and cruncher proved to do the damage with a FAB or floating fry on the point. The pair did well to boat 14 fish. Eyebrook and Draycote warden Lee Henfrey fished with boat partner Nigel. The pair chose to fish sunk lines as they felt the cold wind will have put the fish off the surface. Lee fished with a sink 5 line and Nigel a sink 3. They caught 16 fish during a short morning session on a mix of fry patterns from minkies to snakes. Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore. Lee is also availiable for guiding.

With steadier winds on Thursday the rod average was back up to over 4. Ian McNicoll and friends fished the main basin from boats. 8 anglers caught 62 fish on mainly blobs and minkies with the odd fish coming to daddies during the middle of the day. Martin Owers bank fished during Friday and Saturday. He found feeding fish very close in off the Island. He presented a hares ear and crunchers on a washing line with a minkie booby as a point fly as was soon into fish. He finished Friday having landed 9 fish and caught 12 on Saturday from the Hawthorns and Island on the same tactic.

Saturday and Sunday both fished well from both bank and boats. Most boats drifted the chestnut tree, island into the deeper water. There were a few more fish showing and a few anglers reported catching on dries. One of which was Mr Gillespie who caught well on hoppers in the open water between The Island and Robbos cabin, Geoff Smith bank fished and caught 5 fish on an old faithful cats whisker. Ian Bradfield, Saun Higgins and Mark Goodge enjoyed boat fishing during their three day break which they chose to spilt between Eyebrook and Draycote (A three day package for two angler including motorboat is only £72.50 each ! This can be split between any four of our waters.) The trio caught on a mix of methods. Mark Stuck to what he does best, dry fly fishing. Whereas Ian and Saun pulled blobs and lures. They all caught well returning 26 fish between them.

The fish should certainly be back on top for the week ahead. Daddies, sedge and floating fry patterns will all catch fish.

 

Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 7.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 7.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.30 until 7.30 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.45 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

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

 

Eyebrook Report W.e 10th September 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 10th September 2017

Tel: 01536 770264
Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 192    Number Trout Taken: 248   Number Trout Released: 333    Total Catch: 581

Weekly Rod Average: 3.03

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

We can certainly feel Autumn is upon us at Eyebrook. Cooler air temperatures and stronger winds this week made the fish reluctant the take off the surface. Nymphs, lures and fry patterns have worked best. Water temperature is currently at 16.5 and is steadily dropping each day. A good number of quality fish have been caught on fry patterns around Sam’s dyke and the top end of the reservoir.

This week has seen a steady rod average of between 1.83 and 6.5. Monday fished well with an average of 3.9. With warmer air temperatures and a steady breeze dries worked well. J Poote caught 7 fish for his evening session on orange dries whilst drifting the basin. Neil Benjamin and Ian Simmons enjoyed their first day of their three-day trip. They netted 18 fish between them on black buzzers. Warden Jobe Burnham had an evening targeting the fry feeders and was rewarded with an 8lb brown trout which he safely returned to the water (Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).

Tuesday saw the highest rod average of the week, a super 6.5 fish a rod and every angler caught a fish! M White caught 16 fish on a sunken daddy whilst fishing in front of the dam wall. Darren Lee caught 12 excellent fish from his float tube in the main basin. There is no launch for float tubes at Eyebrook.

The English Disabled fly fishers held the national Eliminator on Wednesday. 11 anglers fought it out for 7 places in the 2018 England team. The day was won by Stuart Hume. He bagged his 8 fish for a weight of 15lb 2oz and caught the biggest fish of the day at 2lb 10oz. For the full results and if you are interested in joining the English Disabled Fly fishers look on their website www.englishdisabledflyfishers.org.uk.

Higham ferrers fly fishers also enjoyed a friendly match on Wednesday. 14 anglers caught 41 fish. Best 6 fish on the day went to Pip Jeff’s with a bag weight of 13lbs 01oz.

Bank fishing has improved this week with fish feeding on fry around the weed beds. John Dracup caught a cracking 4lb 4 oz rainbow from the Belle. R Baker walked the Leicester bank and found fish feeding close in at the Island. He caught 6 fish on hoppers.

Conditions were challenging into the weekend. Strong winds, Heavy rain and thunderstorms played havoc with the fishes feeding habbits. J Jacobs fished the sheltered water and caught 8 fish on a bibio. D Tranter Caught 6 fish from the main basin on a mixture of nymphs and lures. Brothers Lee and Graham Henfrey boat fished and caught 5 fish between them for a morning session. Graham only learned to fly fish a week ago and has already caught 10 fish this week from 3 outings. I think good angling runs in the family !

The forecast for Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th is for strong winds. Please contact the lodge prior to making a trip to the reservoir to avoid disappointment.

Visit our facebook page ‘flyfishstore’ for the latest news and reports from all four of our fisheries.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 7.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.45 until 7.45 (Tickets on sale from 3.15)

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

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

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

Eyebrook Report W/E 3rd September 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 3rd September 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 143     Number Trout Taken:116    Number Trout Released:278 Total Catch: 394

Weekly Rod Average: 2.9

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

 

Another super week at Eyebrook and it is all top of the water sport. Conditions have played a big part in the returns this week. Several bright flat calm days put the fish off but during overcast and more favourable conditions the fish have been feeding furiously in the surface. There is a good mix of fish feeding on various food sources at the moment fry, nymphs and dry flies working well. Sunday was the most productive day of the week and resulted in a rod average of 6.3. “Eyebrook at its very best” were the words of one angler as he returned to lodge after a very successful morning session where he netted 22 fish !! The forecast for the week ahead is settled overcast weather perfect for long drifts across the main basin fishing dries!

Tom Bird and Jim Smith got away from Draycote and made a trip to Eyebrook. They targeted specimen fish feeding in and around the weed beds at the north end of the reservoir. Monday was one of the bright days, conditions couldn’t get much worse but the fish were still feeding. Tom and Jim fished with fry patterns and then changed to single dry flies to successfully net 14 fish to the boat. They made short drifts from cowshed to the tern raft.

Tuesday conditions were more favourable and an abundance of fish were rising right across the basin. Dave Schofield drifted the basin with a yellow owl and successfully boated 8 fine fish. Bill Whittle and Richard Watson caught 11 between them on muddlers pulled through the surface. Fishing this method can be great fun. The fish often following the fly, pushing water and creating a bow wave before taking it. This method works well with muddlers, boobys and suspender minkies. Make long casts and pull the fly through the surface imitating an injured fish. This method tends to work best whilst fishing a single fly.

Conditions were mixed into the weekend. Washing line and lures working best during bright spells and dries during the overcast periods. J Poote caught 8 fish on a white lure whilst fishing near to the dam wall. Michael Farrell fished with his son and opted to use a midge tip line as conditions were bright. They caught 9 fish on crunchers whilst drifting from the Hawthorn hedge to the dam wall.

We ended the week on a high with a rod average of 6.3. Most fish coming to the dries and nymphs on a washing line. Trevor Ashby and Fred Kettle found the washing line worked best. They caught nearly 30 fish between them from various areas of the main basin. Gary Gillespie and Lawrie Gillespie caught over 20 fish on dries and washing line from the middle of the basin. Eyebrook Member Mark Hunt was on the water once again and had an exceptional morning. He fished a mix of floating fry, CDC’s and Daddies to net 20 plus fish. He also commented on the amount of offers and follows he had.

 

Visit our facebook page ‘flyfishstore’ for the latest news and reports from all four of our fisheries.

 

 

 

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 8.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 8.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 4.00 until 8.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.15 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Wednesday 6th September  – English disabled National Eliminator

Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/e 27.08.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 27th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 128     Number Trout Taken: 164    Number Trout Released: 368 Total Catch: 532

Weekly Rod Average: 4.16

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

 

Eyebrook has been on top form this week and doing what it does best, “world class top of the water sport”. That is until a rare occurrence happened and we had good weather during a bank holiday weekend! Water temperature has now risen to 20 degrees which has unfortunately put the fish off the surface. With cooler longer nights, however this should soon fall again to a more sensible temperature.

Monday to Friday fished exceptionally well for August. Boat anglers were drifting over the deeper water and caught well on dries such as Shipman’s buzzers, Hoppers in various colours and emerger patterns. Bank anglers also enjoyed good sport with more fish showing an interest in fry around the weed beds.

The week got off to a good start, Monday saw a rod average of 5.77. Andrew Thomas caught 6 fish including a super 5lb 2oz rainbow on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line. Mark Hunt also had a very prosperous evening session. Netting 10 fish, 5 of which were over 3lbs. Mark caught all his fish on CDC’s and ermeger patterns. (Pictures on our Facebook page flyfishstore )

Peter Baker enjoyed the great sport on Tuesday. The fish were coming to the dries thick and fast. Peter caught around 20 rainbows on a mix of dry fly patterns whilst drifting the main basin. He found the Yellow Owl CDC and black bits to be most successful. Member Carl Cower enjoyed his afternoon session catching 7 ‘lumps’ on fry patterns from around the weed beds.

Wednesdays average remained a steady 5.4 with masses of fish in the surface. Dries worked extremely well and conditions were perfect. K Haken and J Smith caught 15 fish between them on a mixture of Diawl Bachs and Hoppers. Warden Toff Crowther fished during a few spare hours he had. Catching and returning 9 fish he caught on CDCs and fry patterns.

The top-class sport continued into Thursday and Friday. Trever Ashby and Ken Walters had their best day of the season. Continuously catching fish on a mix of dries and nymphs whilst drifting in front of the dam wall. Andrew Rogers caught 12 fish on a hopper whilst drifting over deep water.

The weather change for the weekend. It was flat calm for much of Saturday and Sunday with not a cloud to be seen in the sky. Brian Skey did very well despite the conditions. He drifted from the Chestnut tree to the Willows and caught 5 fish on a Diawl bach fished on a washing line.

Top tips for fishing dries at Eyebrook- Fish from a drifting boat, you will cover more water and therefore more fish. The fish are very dispersed at this time of year. Make lots of short casts and cast to any rising fish. Fish with a single fly. You can often spook fish when water clarity is clear whilst fishing with to many flies. Or flies tied to close together. Fish with as thinner diameter tippet material as you can but be aware there’re a lot of hard fighting fish at Eyebrook! Use ‘Mud’ on your tippet material particularly in bright or calm conditions. This will help disguise your leader.

 

We hope this weather will soon pass and water temperatures will lower. We will be stocking a further 550 fish this week bringing the season stocking to over 20,000!!

For th elastest reports and news please contact the lodge on 07738 490 667.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE LINES. PLEASE CALL THE LODGE MOBILE PHONNE ON 07738 490 667 or OUR ALTERNATIVE LAND LINE 01536 770 264.

Pike Fly fishing has been suspended during this hot spell.

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 8.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.15 until 8.15 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 4.15 until 8.15 (Tickets on sale from 3.45)

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

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***

Sunday 1st October  – Blue Trout Trophy – EDFF vs Eyebrook  – All Welcome

 

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

Eyebrook Report W.e 20.8.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 20th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 87     Number Trout Taken: 56    Number Trout Released: 148 Total Catch: 204

Weekly Rod Average; 2.34

More settled conditions have only improved the fishing at Eyebrook. Bank anglers have enjoyed great sport with a mass off fish feeding on the abundance of corixa and fry in the margins. Dogwood bay and the Belle are fishing particularly well with most anglers choosing not to wade. Boats are enjoying long drifts across the basin and catching well to emerger and dry fly patterns.

The week started slow with changing conditions but settled by mid week. Ian Jobe boat fished, drifting from Mucky bay towards the willows and caught 7 fish on a mini snake. Dave Shaer fished from an anchored boat in front of the dam wall and also caught 7 fish on an intermediate and a white fritz lure.

Stuart Bildsen boat fished on Thursday in reasonably wet conditions. He drifted the mian basin and found feeding fish from the middle of the basin to Robbos. He fished a pair of foam daddies and caught 10 fish.

Warden Jobe Burnham fished twice this week during his days off. Firstly, on Tuesday he boat fished at the Chestnut tree and Mucky bay. Making short drifts over the weed he fished a pair of size 14 yellow Owl CDC’s and took a fish or two on most drifts. As the sun became more prevalent around mid-day less fish could be seen rising so after a couple of drifts of not connecting to a fish, Jobe changed tactics to a slow intermediate and a fry pattern he had tied the evening before. Making longer drifts and covering the slightly deeper water Jobe connected with several fish including a beautiful brown of around 4 lbs and a rainbow of close to 5lbs. After a successful day Jobe was keen to fish again and fished on Saturday. A strong cold west wind prevailed making presentation difficult. Jobe fished a orange daddy and a natural daddy 8 feet apart and caught fish drifting from the Hawthorn hedge into open water. The fish weren’t committing very well and several fish bow waved behind the fly and didn’t connect. Jobe finished the day having netted 10 good rainbows including one fine overwintered specimen of 4lb 6oz.

Conditions were ‘spot on’ on Sunday and lots of fish were showing. Bank angler Bob Margery bank fished. Catching 9 fish before 11 o’clock bob was pleased with his morning. He caught his fish on a red headed diawl bach fished on a washing line with a white booby on the point. The boats did equally well and fish were reported to have been caught from various areas of the reservoir. Rupert Gibson enjoyed some great dry fly action. Fishing with daddies and hoppers he boated 10 fish whilst drifting around the Island. Danny Lovegrove caught his 6 fish during an afternoon session on a floating fry and red Diawl Bachs whilst drifting from the middle of the basin to Robbos. Sundays rod average, a respectable 4 fish per rod.

Water Temperature is 17 degrees, 1100 rainbow trout stocked this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 with another 6,000 to be stock over the next 8 weeks!

Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

Access

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

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Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 8.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.15 until 8.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 4.30 until 8.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.45 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***

 

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

 

Eyebrook report – W.e 13/08/2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 13th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 135     Number Trout Taken: 46    Number Trout Released: 95 Total Catch: 141

Weekly Rod Average; 1.04

 

Not the easiest of weeks this week at Eyebrook. Mainly due to the changeable weather conditions. Things did improve into the weekend however with Sunday seeing a rod average of 3.9. The best sport is certainly to be had whilst fishing dries or in the top few inches of water. Boats have been drifting the main basin and have caught in most areas of the reservoir. Bank anglers have struggled with the northerly winds but caught over the weekend from the dam wall and Hawthorn hedge. Damsels, Blobs and fry patterns are working fished on a floating line. Diawl bachs and corixa patterns working well around the margins fished on a washing line. Dries are the most productive way of fishing at the moment. Cdc’s,, shipman’s, hoppers and daddies are all working.

Stuart Bilsden and John Woodings boat fished on Monday. Taking 11 fish to the boat on daddies, Cdc’s and hoppers the pair found feeding fish 100 yards off Robbos cabin and drifted the area for most of the day. Conditions were terrible for Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong north winds and heavy rain did not do the fishing any good. A few hardy anglers braved it. Neil Benjamin and Ian Simmons boat fished and caught 6 fish on a black CDC taking shelter from the wind off the point of the island.

Friday and into the weekend fished considerably better. More fish were feeding on the surface and anglers reported more confident takes. Dr T Holmes and Mr D Dearman boat fished. Starting their drifts from the Island and drifting towards Pollards jump the pair caught 10 fish on natural foam daddies. Father and Son team Mr D and P Angell boat fished and caught 9 super rainbows. They found the fish went on the feed after 5.00 and were taking off the surface. They fished a crippled midge and a Yellow owl CDC drifting around the Island.

Sunday saw the best rod average of the week, a much more like it 3.9 with serval anglers catching 10 plus fish. Damsel worked and the usual dries, CDC and hoppers. Mr Jacobs caught 10 fish for an afternoon session fishing a Yellow Owl or a claret Hopper. Greame Bell had a cracking day netting fish continuously throughout the day. He finished up with 18 to the boat caught ona mix of Owls and a minkie fry pattern from all over the main basin. Mr Bettinson and grandson caught 6 fish for their morning session from the dam wall. Hopefully with more settled conditions the rod average will remain high. It won’t be much longer before we start to see daddies appear on the water. Which will certainly get the fish into a feeding frenzy. Orange foam daddies always seem to work best here at Eyebrook.

Please note the beginner’s tuition day on the 2nd September is now fully booked.

Please remember due to the wild population of brown trout we ask that ALL brown trout are to be returned to the water.

Water Temperature is 17 degrees, 1100 rainbow trout stocked this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 with another 6,000 to be stock over the next 8 weeks!

Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.

 

 

 

 

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 8.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 8.45 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 4.45 until 8.45 (Tickets on sale from 4.15)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.00 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***

 

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

Eyebrook Report W.e 6/8/2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 6th August 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 120     Number Trout Taken: 72   Number Trout Released: 120 Total Catch: 192

Weekly Rod Average; 1.6

Eyebrook remains consistently inconsistent! Various methods working on any day as the conditions have been changeable. The fish however remain in the top 6 feet and when conditions allow will go on the feed on the surface. Dries have been working, keep them small and a single fly so not to spook fish. Washing line has caught fish, Dial bachs with a foam daddy on the point working well. Lures have also caught, cats whisker or damsels retrieved at speed also catching.

The bank fish has slowed slightly this week, cooler evenings have made the fish reluctant to rise with less fly life on the water. Boats are still catching from various areas of the reservoir. Long drifts across the main basin being most productive.

Mick Cartlidge and Phil Harding got the week off to a good start. Fishing a fast glass line and damsels during the bright morning and switching to dries during the afternoon they got it right on the day. Boating 30 plus fish to 3 and a half pounds. The pair fished Mucky bay during the morning and drifted the main basin with orange shipman’s, Yellow owls and Kate Mclarens during the afternoon.

The English Disabled fly fishers held the annual Presidents cup match on Wednesday. 19 anglers fished the friendly competition on floating lines only. Top rod on the day was H Pritchett taking his 4 fish and catch and releasing a further 3 put him on top spot. Best fish of the day went to Trevor Ashby a lovely silvered fish of 2lb 8oz. ‘H’ and Trev shared a boat for the day and drifted the basin, starting long drifts from near the tower and finishing out from Robbos Cabin. They caught on various methods but Trev reported small black nymphs working best fished on a washing line. The fish that were spooned later in the day had a small number of black buzzers and corixa in them.

Thursday the wind blew! Only a hand full of hardy anglers tackled the 20 plus miles an hour winds from the North West. Nick Lamyman was one of those brave souls. He boat fished with regular boat partner Bill Hill. After a struggle, they finally got their anchor to hold in front of the dam wall and fished the best they could considering the conditions. Nick caught a fish second cast and the pair were hopeful for a successful trip! A couple of hours passed without any offers or fish to the boat so Nick changed tactics and fished deep on Di7 line and a large white lure. It wasn’t long before Nicks rod went right round and a good fish had taken his fly mid water. After a long fight Nick netted a super brown trout which was estimated to weight over 7lbs. The pair resided to the lodge pleased with their mornings achievements.

Friday fished the most consistently between anglers of the week. A respectable average of 2.95 fish a rod. Oliver Mills caught 5 fish on various lures on a floating line. Member Stuart Bilsden and Tony Tibbett caught 9 fish between them on Yellow Owl Cdc’s from across the main basin. Mark Hunt also had a good afternoon session, netting 8 fish whilst fishing a Midge tip, with a cats whisker on the point and two crunchers drifting the basin.

 

Please remember due to the wild population of brown trout we ask that ALL brown trout are to be returned to the water.

Water Temperature is 17.5 degrees, we shall be stocking a further 550 rainbow trout this week, bringing the season total to over 18,500!

Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.

 

 

 

 

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 9.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 9.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.00 until 9.00 (Tickets on sale from 4.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15 pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930

 

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/E 30.7.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending week ending 30th July 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                       

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 114       Number Trout Taken: 75     Number Trout Released: 118 Total Catch: 193   Weekly Rod Average; 1.69

Eyebrook continues to fish well for the time of year. Lots of fish showing in the surface and in to the margins. Bank anglers have enjoyed good sport into the evenings, with lots of fish feeding on corixa and fry close into the margins a hairs ear CDC or nymphs fished on a washing line have worked well. Boats have been spread out for most of the week with catches being reported from all around the reservoir. Long drifts across the basin accounting for most fish on small dries.

Changeable conditions for the week previous meant the fish were very much on and off. Change in barometric pressure always has aninfluenceon the fishing. It is believed the change from low to high or high to low unsettles the fishes feeding patterns making them uncomfortable and lethargic.

Jason James paid another visit to Eyebrook at the start of the week. Fishing his ‘Dukes deadly’ a pattern he ties himself from orange seals fur, Jason caught 8 fish for his morning session. Jason fishes a single dry fly on 5lb tippet material. With clarity, still ‘gin clear’ many anglers are reporting lots of offers to the dries with many fish coming short and turning away at the last second.

Eyebrook regular Ken Waters boat fished Sams Dyke with a single Yellow Owl CDC, Ken caught 4 fish and had plenty of offers to keep him entertained. Ken is in a wheel chair and takes advantage of our wheely boats. Eyebrook has great facilities for the disabled angler, wheely boats are available for £17 a day or £10 for a part day. (pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).

Thursday saw a healthy rod average of 3.27. Conditions were more settled, with cloud cover and a good breeze the fish were feeding just under the surface. John Eaton and Bill Presgrave boat fished near to the dam wall and had great success on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line to keep it in the top few inches. The pair boated 10 fish between them. Head ranger Jobe Burnham got a float on his day off and boat fished with member Richard Watson. The pair drifted the basin fishing dries. Jobe stuck with the trusted Yellow Owl and Richard fished a firey brown shipman’s type pattern. Jobe had 39 offers to the dries but only hooked 9. Richard had a better hook up rate, hooking 5 and netting 3 for a dozen offers.

Mick Bennett took a day off work to celebrate his birthday and chose to spend it at Eyebrook. He boat fished, catching 8 fish during his short 4 hour session. Mick fished damsel patterns on a floating line. Casting to fish and retrieving at speed as soon as his flies touched the water he was rewarded with ferocious takes.

Member Bill Law fished the bank on Saturday morning. He chose to fish his favourite spot the Hawthorn hedge. Bill fished with two size 14 CDC’s, fished almost static. Bill caught 5 lovely conditioned rainbows and had many more offers too.

The weather forecast looks similar for the week ahead so fishing should remain consistent. Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques

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 9.15 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 9.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00am until 9.15 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 4.45)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.30pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird & Eyebrook Head Ranger Jobe Burnham – limited places available. Book online www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Further details contact the lodge – 01536 772 930

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