Eyebrook weekly report 7th May

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 7/5/2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

It’s been a cold and windy week at Eyebrook. North winds prevailed making it cold to be on the water. Returns remained respectable with a weekly average of 3.69 fish per rod with a wide variety of flies and methods working. Most fish still being taken on nymphs, black buzzers or red holographic dial bachs taking fish on sizes 12 or 14 fished within a few inches of the surface. There are still fish showing on the surface particularly on warmer days and out of the wind. Hawthorn fly and pollen beetles are both being blown on to the water so various small black dry flies also taking a few fish. The bank continues to fish well, with no weed growth as of yet and fish feeding close to the margins, stoke dry road and the willows have produced the best sport. Boats have found fish in the more shelter areas of the reservoir, the Willows to the turn raft being most successful, most anglers choosing to anchor to avoid being blown on a fast drift into rougher water.

Dave Etty bank fished at stoke dry road on Monday, he caught well on nymphs, mainly sizes 14 fished high in the water. PeterSkillen boat fished, taking 6 fish and returned 3 he fished bloods dyke from a anchored boat. His fish all took size 12 and 14 buzzers.

The Island fished well earlier in the week but has since coloured up due to the rough water. Mr I Shobbrook fished the Island and caught thirteen fish of which he returned twelve on dials bachs fished on a washing line.

On Wednesday Eyebrook help the East Midlands regional qualifier with 28 anglers competing from 5 police forces. The wind blew hard from the north making it a rough journey to the willows and stoke dry where most had found the fish during practise. First place went to Chad Crithchley. He killed his first four fish for a weight of 8lb 7oz and caught and released his required 8 fish after that and had the job wrapped up by 2.45. Second place went to his boat partner and event organiser Julian Laybourn from Derbyshire Police who had caught his 12 fish before 4.00. Chad and Julian had tried fishing closer the turn rafts than they had during practise. Water clarity had improved greatly overnight and the fish were feeding, the pair found the fish within 75 yards of the bank and had been making short drifts covering the water. Julian caught his first few fish on blobs before changing to black buzzers. Well done to all competitors.

‘Fishing for fun’ enjoyed a good couple of days’ boat fishing and hospitably at the Eyebrook. 14 anglers caught 121 fish over the days giving the club a healthy return of 4.3 fish per rod over the two days. Most boats chose to find shelter at the willows to bloods dyke. Fishing from anchor most fishing buzzers either straight through or on a washing line.

J smith and K Haken boat fished and caught a dozen fish on a size 14 black hoppers. The fish mistaking it for a hawthorn fly. There have also been large numbers of pollen beetles on the water around the willows and pollards jump, blown on the wind from the Oil seed rape fields to the North East of the reservoir. Plenty of fish can be seen on the edge of the ripple, gorging on these butwith such large numbers, the pollen beetle being small and hard to imitate catching these fish is far from easy. Fishery warden Jobe took to the challenge and spent his afternoon off trying to tempt one of the freely rise trout to take his fly. He fished with many small dries, going as small as a black spider on a 16, but found the fish were so pre-occupied on the ‘beetle soup’ even a perfectly covered fish wouldn’t be fouled. Jobe did however manage 5 fish, 2 to a small foam beetle, including one brown trout of close to 3lb. A first for Jobe, after 4 years at the fishery he hadn’t yet caught a brown trout on the dry fly. The other 3 fish fell to a size 16 hawthorn imitation.

It was a busy weekend at the ‘Brook’ Saturday saw Dave Carter hold his annual event at Eyebrook. A friendlycompetition with the aim of raising money for charity. 24 anglers took to the water to the water of which 9 caught their limit bag of 6 fish. The competition was won byRuss Martin and Darren Pickering with 12 fish for 25lb 4oz. Archie Maquire won the Junior competition with a lovely 2lb 90z Rainbow, well done Archie, ‘Top angling’!! Thank you too Stuart at Eyebrook Tackle Shop for his kind donation of prizes along with boat vouchers provided by us. The event raised £200 well done all!

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King Fisher fly fishers held their annual boat match at Eyebrook on Sunday. Conditions weren’t bad, winds had dropped off slightly from the days previous and were looking good! 13 boats set sail and headed straight for the northern end of the reservoir, I think mainly due to fishery warden David Davis’s advice. ‘It’s fishing its head off up there”. Most anglers caught, mainly on buzzers with a few on dries and emerger patterns such as an olive quill CDC and black hoppers. The day was won by Chris Channing and Dave Depear for their bag of 9 fish for 16lb 110 oz. Best fish of the day was a 2lb 9oz rainbow which was caught by event organiser Dave Allen.

All abilities friendly fly fisher’s outings, a group with the aim of getting disabled and less bodied anglers onto the water made the most of our two disabled boats. 6 anglers had a pleasurable and relaxed day at Eyebrook and all caught fish. Mark had 10 fish on small black dries and a mini damsel and Trevor Ashby had 6 on his own black buzzers. If you are interested in joining or helping with English disabled or all abilities friendly fly fishers please speak to Mark Goodge – 07801 835043.

Please book boats well in advance as we have limited availability for the next few weeks. Lodge telephone 01536 772 930 or 07738490 667

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 260   Number Trout Taken:343     Number Trout Released: 617

Total Catch: 960   Weekly Rod Average; 3.69

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 9.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.45pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.45 until 9.00pm

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

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

 

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 30th April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 30/4/17

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 232       Number Trout Taken: 516    Number Trout Released:618 Total Catch: 1134

Weekly Rod Average; 4.89

‘Challenging’ conditions this week at Eyebrook. Strong northerly winds, hail storms, snow and heavy rain didn’t help matters! With sharp frosts at night mid-week the water temperature has fallen to 12.4c resulting in more moderate buzzer hatches and less fly life on the water. The rod average this week remained at a healthy 4.88 fish per rod however. Wind permitting the Chestnut tree, Cowshed through to the turn rafts have proved the best areas for the boats, drifting or anchored nymphs fished high in the water are still taking the majority of fish. Crunchers, Diawl bachs, and buzzers, preferably tied with a small amount of red seem to be doing better, fished with a booby or FAB on the point. Bank anglers haven’t been able to be too fussy where they fish due to the unfavourable winds. Most have fished the Island into Sams Dyke or Stoke dry where most have found fish. Similar tactics, floating lines with nymphs or emerger patterns.

The week started well, Monday saw highs of 14c with a steady north westerly wind, fish could be seen feeding up wind. Mr Knapp enjoyed a good days fishing to celebrate his birthday, boating 18 good fish on black buzzers and a booby fished on the point. Mr Couldrick and Mr Mitchel enjoyed the last day of their 3 day visit. Netting over twenty fish they drifted the cowshed to chestnut tree and caught well on nymphs. Mr J Bale went against the standard practice of ‘Matching the hatch’ and fished a dry daddy. The method seamed mad but it worked! Fishing from the bank he netted 7 very nice fish and had many other offers.

Winter returned on Tuesday. Strong north winds brought almost blizzard like conditions. Gerry Horner fished with his son Richard. Gerry caught 5 fish on buzzers and Richard had just the one. They found when the wind did drop slightly the fish would come up in the water to feed on buzzers. Wednesday was much the same with only a hand full of boat anglers braving the conditions.

Conditions were much improved on Thursday and the rod average reflected this, averaging just under four fish a rod. Gerry and Richard Horner were a float again, making the most of their weeks’ holiday. Between them they boated 8 fish including two very nice silvered rainbows of 3lb 2 and 3lb 6. Regular Roy Swinfield was on the bank once again, fishing crunchers and hog lice patterns he got stuck in and netted over twenty fish from around the Island. Horace Wood had a morning boat fishing, anchoring at Norris Dyke he fished a team on buzzers and caught steadily throughout the morning. He commented on just how well the fish fight.

Friday was an extremely busy day at the Brook. Bill Stewart was first on the bank, bright and early. He fished a washing line consisting of a black buzzer, cruncher and a FAB on the point. He caught 10 fish on a mixture of all three flies. Graham Clark fished the bank using a similar washing line technique. Graham added a gold ribbed hares ear to his cast and caught over twenty fish once again on all three of his chosen flies. Peter Nesbit had his second outing of the week, fishing straight lined buzzers he caught 12 good fish from a boat at the Cowshed. David Moddy had a good day, fishing small black dry flies he boated 5 extremely nice fish. Mr Rowson and Mr Cowan drifted all day and covered the water, finding fish feeding just under the surface on buzzers the pair caught constantly on drifts between the chestnut and the turn raft.

Saturday saw The Scierra pairs return to the Eyebrook, 7 pairs battled it out for a place in the final to be held at LlynBrenig. First back to the pontoon were Phil Longstaff and Gary Owen at 11.45, returning with 16 fish for a weight of 27lb 13oz they looked to be in a strong position. They were quickly followed by Belgium pair Geert Jansseens and Christian Jadouille the pair weighed in 16 fish for 34 lb 1oz which gave them a clear lead. Geert and Christian had worked out during practise that nymphs were picking up the better fish so they opted to fish a floating line and crunchers. The Belgium’s went on to win the heat in style. Riccardo Saccone and Martin took second place leaving the first boat back in taking third. Dixie and Rich took the best fish weighing 3lb 10 oz and won a trip down to the Golden Grove Fishery.

Eyebrook also held its heat of the Trout Masters qualifier on Saturday which was won by Mark Hunt. He caught his 4 fish within three hours for a total weight of 8lb 4 oz. Mark fished the Island with nymphs on a floating line.

Conditions changed again on Sunday making the fish hard to find. With 30 mph gusts anchors struggled to hold in the rougher water and most boats opted to fish the more sheltered wood side bank. 30 anglers fished the friendly competition ‘Bennetts Bash’which was won by Nick Findlay and Grant McMurry. Regulars Dave Chadwick, Bob Margery and Steve Lawrence bank fished together at Stoke dry road. All three of which caught plenty of fish, mainly falling to blobs and a good old cats’ whisker on the point.

The forecast is looking much improved for the week ahead, overcast with winds up to 15mph, we hope to see more fish feeding on the surface.

Various boat competitions & club events are booked at the Brook during the next few weeks call the Lodge for latest updates, telephone 01536 772 930 or fishery mobile 07738490 667

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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 waters, Draycote, Foremark & Thornton 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 20.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.45

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 14.30

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 20.45

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

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

Eyebrook weekly report 23rd April 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 23/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

 

The Eyebrook continues to produce great sport with this week’s rod average a healthy 6.7 fish per rod, evenly split between boat and bank anglers. The shallows are certainly holding a lot of the fish at the moment. Cow shed, Norris Dyke and Chestnut tree being the hot spots. Drifts from the cow shed to the willows in a westerly is proving very productive. Bank anglers are still having their share of the sport, The Hawthorn Hedge, Sam’s Dyke and Cowshed all producing good fishing. The lodge corner is holding a good number of overwintered fish feeding on the fry, so the corner of the dam is certainly worth a try.

Bank holiday Monday was a quiet day with many anglers away with their families, however 19 anglers spent the day at Eyebrook and had a great day’s sport. The wind was a cold North west with the occasional period of flat calm, but the rod average was maintained at a respectable 5.89. Mervyn White fished various locations and caught in all apart from the damn wall, boating 8 fish and loosing as many as well. Roy Swinfield fished the bank, finding shelter in Wallys bay, Roy caught and released 14 fish caught all on a hares ear fished on a washing line. Luke Key fished the Belle and Stoke dry from a boat and caught 9 good silvered fish all on hares ears.

The wind was strong on Tuesday and it was bitter and cold but surprisingly it produced the highest rod average of the week, 8.9 ! S Marriott and G Dutton were first on the water. Drifting from the turn raft to the chestnut tree the pair caught and returned around 50 fish, admittedly they did loose count! Best fish went to just over 5 lbs. The method, size 12 black buzzers fished with a FAB on the point.

Wednesday saw the hardest conditions of the week, not the slightest bit of ripple could be found on the reservoir. Fish however could be seen topping everywhere! But without the ripple they were hard to catch,particularly from off the surface. Brian Skey sussed them out, taking 7 fish for 16 lb 3 oz Brian fished nymphs in the surface. James Carr and Ross Nichols had a very successful day. Catching very well on various methods fishing at the cowshed. The pair even managed to take a couple of fish on a CDC. Warden Jobe Burnham fished the lodge corner and caught two super brown trout on Fry Patterns. The best 4lb 8 oz (Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).

Temperatures warmed slightly for Thursday and Friday, resulting in impressive buzzers hatches. Dave Schofield fished mucky bay from the bank and caught using buzzers on a washing line using a cruncher booby to keep his flies high in the water. Dick Spicer fished from a boat and drifted from the cowshed to the willows, catching fish from start to finish on most drifts. Dick fished various methods but found size 14 crisp packet buzzers worked the best fished high in the water. Father and Son, Garry and Allan Smith had a good morning session on Friday. Boat fishing, they fished buzzers from an anchored boat. (half day boats now start or finish at 2.30pm). N Everson bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and cast his CDC out. He soon had some interest and netted 7 good fish and had plenty of offers too.

It was an extremely busy weekend at the Eyebrook with nearly all the 26 boats out each day.Most boats fished Norris dyke and the cowshed and found fish feeding hard on the buzzers. K Harding and M Clarke fished with buzzers and Fabs, drifting the shallows the pair caught very well. Tony Lee bank fished the Leicester bank catching and releasing 16 fish. He found the fish were being picky and would only take a size 14 or 16 back buzzers or a small CDC which he fished as a single fly.

 

Please book boats well in advance as we have limited availability for the next few weeks. Lodge telephone 01536 772 930 or 07738490 667

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 228Number Trout Taken:247Number Trout Released: 1281 Total Catch:  1528  Weekly Rod Average; 6.70

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 20.30

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.30

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 20.30

Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until 20.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

 

 

 

 

 

Eyebrook report week ending 16th April 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 16/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

We continue to experience problems with our phone lines, the only landline number to be used to contact the lodge is 01536 772930 or try the fishery mobile 07738 490667

Eyebrook continues to produce some great sport with massive buzzers hatches in the shallower areas of the reservoir. Black and olive epoxy buzzers have both been doing the damage fished on the washing line, with an FAB to keep them up. Plenty of fish now showing on the surface, especially on warmer days resulting in dry flies starting to become more effective. The bank continues to fish very well with fish still feeding in the margins. The Island, Wallys bay and Cowshed proving most productive this week. Boats areas are much the same as the week previous. Cowshed to Stoke dry being a popular drift in a westerly wind.

Richard Watson and Bill Whittle got the week off to a good start, fishing from a boat between the chestnut tree and Norris Dyke with their own secret buzzer patterns. The pair caught well returning a dozen fish between them. Mark Hunt made the most of his evening and fished the bank netting seven super rainbows in less than three hours from around the Island.

Mr Tait and Mr Nicholson boat fished with Dial Bach’s fished high in the water, fishing the shallows at the north of the reservoir the pairs caught well, netting twenty plus fish each.

Trevor Ashby had his best day at Eyebrook in recent years, even in the unfavourable strong winds. He paired up with Dick Spicer had a good day out mid-week. Taking shelter in Norris Dyke, both anglers caught plenty of fish on various nymphs fished high in the water. Clive Moore also had a very successful trip, catching and returning twenty plus fish mainly to nymphs and a hairs ear CDC. Casting to fish all day Clive was thrilled with his day. Bill Clark had the best fish of the week. An over wintered rainbow of around four and half pounds took Bills cats whisker as he fished at RobbosCabin.

Dave Chadwick spotted fish feeding on the huge shoals of roach fry around the boats. Dave sprang into action and fished a minkie on a floating line and was rewarded with a hard fighting three pound brown trout and four very silvered rainbows.

Season ticket holder Pete Line and J Brittan boat fished on Saturday and were met with cold conditions. A steady westerly and bright conditions during the afternoon the pair had to change their tactics throughout the day. They started with a washing line, crunchers and hare’s ears. As the sun rose higher in the sky and cloud cover reduced the fish went down in the water level. Pete changed to fishing buzzers straight from a flouting line and continued to catch extremely well. The pair boated forty plus hard fighting fish.

Darren Blackshaw took the wardens advice and set up a washing line outfit. Instead of a FAB or booby on the point, he used a floating fry pattern which later proved a wise move after all four of his fish took it. Darren fished in Sam’s’ Dyke and Wally’s bay.

A reminder that the Scierra Pairs will be held on Saturday 29th April, there is still time to enter for this competition. Please call the lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584642242. There’s great prizes to be won!

The Trout masters 2016 badge winners fish off is to be held at Eyebrook on Saturday 29th April. If you entered the trout masters at Eyebrook during the 2016 season and wish to fish the Eyebrook heat please get in contact with the fishing lodge. The final will be held at Draycote on Monday 9th October.

Float tubers welcome.

We are allowing rudders, double or single hooks only if using tube flies.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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 three waters Draycote, Foremark and Thornton 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

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 185  Number Trout Taken:313Number Trout Released: 914

Total Catch: 1227        Weekly Rod Average; 6.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.15

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.15

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.15

Last 4 Hours from: 16.15 until 20.15 (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 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

 

Eyebrook Fishing report week ending 9th April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 09/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

We continue to experiencing problems with our phone lines, if you struggle to get through on the lodge landline number 01536 772930 please try the Fishery Mobile 07738 490667

Weather wise it’s been a changeable week but the fishing has been great with an overall Rod average of 7.73. Both boat and bank anglers have been catching well on predominantly nymphs fished high in the water. With the wind in the north west to start the week and south west to finish, the Leicester bank saw the majority of bank anglers. On warmer evenings, there has been an increasingly productive evening rise, giving anglers some great top of the sport! The Hawthorns to Sams dyke has fished particularly well as has the Cow Shed with fish feeding very close in the margins. The boats remain spread out with fish being caught all over the reservoir. Three trees to Robbos Cabin has been fishing well, as has Norris dyke and stoke dry. With the fish now being more spread out a few boats have chosen to drift the top shallows and have been rewarded with some excellent over wintered fish.

Monday saw John Dracup start his seasons fishing at Eyebrook. On arrival things looked daunting with the sun out and not a ripple on the water. John headed to one of his favourite spots in the middle of the damn wall and caught four good fish on his own black fritz lure. Mike Oliver fished from the bank and had a cracking day. Returning twenty plus fish including a lovely resident brown trout. He caught all his fish on buzzers, sizes 12 or 14 fished on a floating line.

The wind remained in the North west for Tuesday. Guy and Simon Nicholson fish in a boat aroundSams dyke where the temperature was a little warmer than other parts of the reservoir. The pair enjoyed great buzzer fishing and fished the ‘washing line’ technique, using a foam arsed blob or FAB as they are often referred too, to keep their buzzers high in the water.

Higham ferrers fly fishers enjoyed a mid-week outing, and some friending competition. Seven out of nine anglers caught their limit bags with Richard Webb and Kevin Hughes going on to return a further eight fish each.

Dave Scholefield took his grandson Calum for his first fishing trip. Calum netted 4 rainbows, with some help from granddad the best weighing 3lb 5oz.Draycote regular, Jude Tuffs had to come and see for herself how well the Eyebrook was fishing and enjoyed a good day on the bank netting 7 rainbows.

The weekend was extremely warm and bright, but this didn’t deter anglers or the fishing. Fish could still be seen taking emerging buzzers on the surface. Jamie Scott had his second visit in as many weeks to Eyebrook and made the most of the top of the water sport. Fishing a mix of CDC’s and Purple spiders had caught and returned 17 good fish.

The RAF Greylags enjoyed a day’s fishing on Eyebrook at the weekend. All 18 anglers caught fish with a few anglers losing count of how manyfish they had returned. Most of the boats fished the Woodside bank, drifting or anchoring around 70 yards from the bank. Most fished a floating line, others chose a midge tip and fished a team of dial bachs, red holographic or a redhead seemed to work best.

Fishery warden Jobe Burnham went to the ‘dark side’ and had his first trip on the rudder along with England international Lee Henfrey. The morning was a success despite a complete lack of wind, the tube pulling duo netted some super fish with browns to 3lb and had follows to the boat from fish of over 5 lbs.

Eyebrook will be holding the Scierra Pairs competition on Saturday 29th April. There are currently 6 pairs, and room for more. Please contact the fishing lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584143482. Every angler gets a goody bag with a rrp of over £40!

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.

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

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 232      Number Trout Taken:402     Number Trout Released: 1275

Total Catch: 1677        Weekly Rod Average:     7.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.15

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.00

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.00

Last 4 Hours from: 16.00 until 20.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk (6 pairs already confirmed)

Saturday 29th April – Troutmasters Fish Off contact the lodge to confirm your attendance

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

 

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 2nd April

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 02/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930

 

Eyebrook has continued to fish very well from both the boat and bank.The wind changed direction from north east to a warmer south west on Tuesday allowing bank anglers to fish the Leicester bank. Conditions are looking good for the week ahead with warm westerly winds forecast and overcast for much of the week.

As is common for early seasonthe banks are fishing extremely well, with fish gorging on corixa and buzzers close to the margins. Season ticket holder Bill Stewart and Roger Carlton fished from the Belle to the Old Road catching fish all day in which ever spot they moved too. Bill commended on how close the fish were in the margin, meaning there certainly wasn’t any need to wade. Both anglers returned twenty plus fish. Mr P Hurren and Mr I Peaston made their first trip of the season and were delighted with their day’s sport. Boat fishing a team of buzzers, diawlbachs and other nymphs they netted thirty fish a piece, resulting in a hard-fought tie between the two anglers at the end of the day. Draycote warden Tom Bird had a change of scenery and spent his day off work at the Eyebrook constantly catching fish on a washing line set up, consisting of black buzzers and a foam arsed blob on the point. Ian Jobe got away from the crowds and fished the chestnut tree. Catching around thirty fish on dial bachs and buzzers.

James Vasey and Geoff Curry made the trip south once again and made the most of our three-day special permit (details on our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk). They boat fished at Pollards jump on their first day catching around thirty fish between them including three lovely overwintered specimens. The best went to 5lb 7oz and was safely returned to fight another day. The wind was stronger on Thursday and Friday meaning the wood bank was a little rough so Geoff and James took shelter in Norris Dyke and caught very well on a team of very small black buzzers.

David Davis enjoyed a Sunday afloat the Eyebrook with his son Dan. Dan was top rod of the day catching thirteen fish beating his father’s poor effort of only managing ten! Well done Daniel!

Best bank areas this week have been The Hawthorn hedge, Badger Point, dam wall and the Island. Small buzzers fished either washing line or under a bung, have been the most successful methods. As for the boats it’s been a lot more spread out. The Point, Pollards, Sams Dyke and The cow Shed are all holding a lot of fish at the moment. Fishing close to the margins anchored has been working the best

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.

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

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   192      Number Trout Taken:  422     Number Trout Released: 1987

Total Catch:   2409        Weekly Rod Average: 12.55

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 19.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 19.30

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 19.30

Last 4 Hours from: 15.30 until 19.30 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 26th March

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 26/03/17

Tel: 01536 772930

“What a way to start” opening day 2017 saw 89 anglers enjoy great sport at Eyebrook, catching a staggering1102 fish giving a rod average of 12.34!

Bob Margery was first in the queue waiting at the gate, after signing in he headed straight round to pollards jump where he was into fish all day on various fly patterns. Rob Hobson was fishing at Robbos cabin and took 4 quality rainbows for 12lb 8oz. Rob Inglis and Ian Reeves fished the willows for most of the day and both caught well into double figures on size 14 epoxy buzzers fished on a floating line. Steve Lawrence had his best start to a season for some years, fishing between Pollards and the Seat. Reports say he had a fish or a pull nearly every cast ! His best fish of the day was a superb brown trout of around 4lb 8oz which was safely returned. We ask all anglers to return all brown trout to maintain the wild stocks we have here at Eyebrook.

The boats fished equally well as the bank, John Eaton, Bill Presgrave, Arthur Sykes and Stuart Jackson anchored 50 yards out from robbos and caught frequently on their famous skinny buzzers.

The wind stayed the same north easterly over the weekend but temperatures rose, resulting in a tremendous buzzer hatch, anglers reported catching fish full of buzzers. Nick Board and Steve Orton thought they’d be optimistic and try the dries and consequently caught on a CDC shuttlecock and the ‘F’ fly. Jacob Gill aged 8 fished with his father Paul and caught four super rainbows. (See our Facebook page flyfishstore for pictures). Mal Green took the best rainbow of the opening few days, a great silvered over wintered fish with a pristine tail to match weighing in at 4lb 11oz. Eyebrook warden and England international, Lee Henfrey made the most of his morning off and went for a fish down stoke dry fishing a team of buzzers lee enjoyed good sport. Lee will be working at Eyebrook and Draycote and will be available for guiding.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.

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

Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.

All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.

Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   148   Number Trout Taken:  440   Number Trout Released: 1611

Total Catch:   2051              Weekly Rod Average: 13.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 18.30

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.45

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00

Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 18.45

Last 4 Hours from: 14.45 until 18.45(Tickets on sale from 2.45)

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 29th April – Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk

Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John Horsey Anglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

All our fishery reports & any daily updates can be found on our facebook page,  Flyfishstore

 

 

 

23rd March Eyebrook Opening Day

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Eyebrook will open this coming Thursday 23rd March

Telephone number remains the same 01536 772930

We are experiencing some teething issues with the broadband until its resolved we can only accept cheques or cash as payment

David, Jobe & Simon are returning for the 2017 season with Lee Henfrey who also works at Draycote helping at the lodge.

5,500 trout stocked for opening day with 25,000 trout on order for the season averaging 2lb

Opening times

Main Gate 7.15am

Lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.00pm

Morning Boat 8.30am- 1.30pm  Afternoon Boats 1.30pm -6.00pm

Last 4 Hour Permit 2.00pm – 6.00pm (permits on sale from 1.45pm)

All anglers off site by 6.30pm Main Gate Locked 6.30pm

Please visit our prices page for 2017 fishing rates

 

Eyebrook opens Thursday 23rd March 2017

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Eyebrook opens 23rd March 2017 and is under the new management of Fishery Management(UK)Ltd.

Fishery Management(UK)Ltd has acquired the lease to manage the entire 700 acre Eyebrook estate which includes the 400 acre Eyebrook reservoir trout fishery.

The 2017 Fly Fishing season will open on the Thursday 23rd March with bank fishing available from 7.30am and boats from 8.30am.

With a preseason stocking of over 5,500 trout our visiting bank and boat anglers can expect an excellent start.

Regular weekly stockings are booked (weather permitting) with 24,500 rainbow trout booked to be stocked during this season, our four trout suppliers will be River Gwash, Westacre, Exe Valley and Rainbow Valley fish farms.