Eyebrook Report W/E 23/07/17

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 23rd July 2017

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 92     Number Trout Taken:   59 Number Trout Released: 58 Total Catch: 117   Weekly Rod Average; 1.27

An interesting week at the ‘Brook’. Changeable conditions and water temperature meant tactics and success rates changed on a daily basis. With much fresher conditions from mid-week on water temperature fell each day and each day more fish could be seen and caught from the surface.

The week started bright and warm. Water temperatures of 22 degrees with little fish showing, apart from fish coming up from the depths and leaping clear of the surface to free themselves of any parasites. Richard Watson and boat partner Bill Whittle found the fish though. Anchored 60 yards from the dam wall they caught a dozen fish between them on black buzzers and a damsel nymph as their point fly fished on a long leader on a floating line. Brian Skey also had a cracking day, netting 6 fish and loosing as many whilst fishing nymphs over deep water.

Tuesday was a challenging day, a change in wind speed and direction resulted in the fish dispersing all around the reservoir. Head ranger Jobe, did however see a good few fish over the weed beds along the willow trees feeding fiercely on the abundance of damsel. Anglers however found the fish hard to tempt as often is the case when fish are so preoccupied on damsel nymphs.

Wednesday brought the first day of change, dull drizzly conditions with the odd thunderstorm heard in the distance. The occasional fish showed but were hard to tempt. Things did improve into the evening and a few very good quality fish were feeding along the dam wall. Very heavy rain fell overnight and into Thursday morning. Offering much fresher conditions and a lowered water temperature fish moved up into the top layers of water and into the margins. Bob Thompson had a good day, boating 4 fish. Tony Tibbett and Stuart Bilsden caught 9 between them fishing daddies near to Old Road and Sam’s Dyke. Jude Tuffs bank fished at the Hawthorns and took 4 good rainbows. Member Mark Hunt and ranger Jobe fished the bank into the evening. What a frustrating evening it was! Fish galore, rising, and pushing water right into the margins. Jobe caught 3 fish, one to a diawl bach, another on a buzzer and the third on a hare’s ear. So, he finished the evening none the wiser to what the fish were feeding on. On reflection, I think the fish that were pushing water and breaking the surface were predominantly feeding on fry and others were taking corixa in the weed. Mark caught 2 fish to a diawl bach and a fry pattern.

The weekend fished respectively well for the time of year. The fish are certainly feeding in the surface and dries or a washing line accounted for the majority of fish. Roy Swinfied caught 4 fish for his morning session from the dam wall fishing black buzzers on a washing line. All abilities friendly fly fishers held another outing to Eyebrook. They enjoyed good conditions on Sunday, a nice breeze and cloud cover meant dries fished well. Mark Goodge caught 8 fish on one of his favourite flies. A ginger Tom. Mark estimated he had 60 fish come to his flies throughout the day which certainly kept him focused. Fred Kettle also enjoyed the quality dry fly sport. Netting 6 fish all from the main basin. Will Fenn made the most of our afternoon boats which start at 3.00pm and cost just £15 for two anglers or £13.50 for a single man boat. Will fished in front of the dam and caught 3 fish on a black buzzer and blood worm.

Wet and windy weather is forecast for the week ahead which will keep the temperatures down. Don’t be put off by a little bit of rain, it often fishes well after a shower. Water clarity is gin clear at the moment, this explains the amount of offers and refusals to dries anglers have been reporting over the past few days. Try fishing a single dry on as lighter leader as you’d dare, and your hook up rate should improve.

 

Call the lodge for the last reports and condition – 01536 772 930 and visit our Facebook page flyfishstore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.30 pm until 9.30 pm (Tickets on sale from 5.00)

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

 

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

 

Eyebrook Report W/e 16/7/17

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 16/7/17

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                       

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 110       Number Trout Taken:81     Number Trout Released:140 Total Catch:221

Weekly Rod Average; 2.01

A ‘Challenging’ start to the week. Bright conditions with little or no wind at times, and water temperatures of 22.5 degrees made it hard for even the most experienced of anglers. Conditions did improve into the latter half of the week and weekend. Water temperature has now fallen to a much more preferred 19 degrees and fish are in and around the surface. Nymphs fished in the top 4 feet working best at the moment, along the lodge bank. Dogwood, The Belle and Hawthorns are holding a lot of fish. There are a few fish up in the shallows around The Cow Shed which seems to produce the better fish at the moment. When conditions are right dries are catching fish. The favourite yellow Owl CDC accounting for a lot of fish this week.

The bank is fishing exceptionally well for the time of year. Lots of fish in the margins around the weed beds. Weed growth is at its lowest for the time of year I have seen it for many years. Therefore 99% of the bank is fishable. Weed cutting will commence if or when weed becomes an issue. Black buzzer, Diawl Bachs and Damsels are all working well from the bank.

Geoff Smith of Blaston managed 3 fish for an evening session on Monday, in very challenging conditions. Geoff caught his fish on small dries whilst bank fishing at the Belle. The fish are feeding best either in the morning or evenings whilst temperatures are at the lowest.

The rod average remained around 1 for Tuesday and Wednesday with sinking lines catching the few fish anglers managed to tempt. The weather changed from Wednesday onwards. Much cooler air temperature, cloud cover and a brisk breeze much improved returns. By Friday the water temperature had dropped to 19 degrees and the fish had returned to the surface layers. David Sowell enjoyed a quick morning session. Bank fishing from the Hawthorn Hedge, David caught 6 fish on a CDC and pheasant tail nymph. Karl Cowzer boat fished and netted 7 quality rainbows to the notorious Yellow Owl.

Saturdays returns were the best of the week. A healthy 3.2 fish a rod with boat and bank anglers evenly matched. Jerry Barnes manged 4 fish from the Belle and missed a few offers on Dial Bachs and a CDC.

Andre Russel went a float in his float tube along with two members from the Float tube association. Float tubes offer the angler a unique way of fishing. Fishing low to the surface it allows anglers to see fish moving and with little or no noise you can manoeuvre yourself close to fish even into the margins without spooking them. All three anglers caught well. Mr Frakes caught 7, Mr Dunnett caught 4 and Andre finished with 3. All fish caught were in the top 5 feet on dries and nymphs

No launch fee for tubers at Eyebrook with a full days tubing available from £17.50 or the last 4 hours for £10.00

Tony Gile boat fished with his Son Paul on Sunday. The pair had 14 fish to the boat on a MOP fly, small damsel and a Candy Sput Fab. They fished over deep water around the tower and dam.

Temperatures are going to rise again this week so fishing will be best in the mornings or evenings. Call the lodge for the most up-to-date reports or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & head Eyebrook Fishery ranger Jobe Burnham, Jobe also offers guided pike fly fishing ( When temperatures allow ).

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 9.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.45

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 9.45

Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.00pm

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 W/E 9.7.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 9.7.17

Tel: 01536 772930         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

 

Number Rods: 179     Number Trout Taken:110     Number Trout Released:234 Total Catch: 344   Weekly Rod Average;1.92

A very mixed week at Eyebrook, which started extremely well. Monday saw a rod average of 4.3, with lots of fish feeding in the surface and being caught on dries whilst drifting the main basin. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last though, Wednesday saw the return of warm weather, increasing the surface water temperature to over 20 degrees. Surface temperature at 7.30 am on Monday 10th was touching 22 degrees. Cooler weather is forecast for the week ahead, mixed with a stronger breeze should cool the water somewhat.

Best Methods currently are fast sinking lines fishing in the main basin in 30 feet plus of water. Size 10 black buzzers will catch fish as will damsels, snakes and tubes. The secret is to wait for your line to sink and then wait another 30 seconds before retrieving to reach depths of 30 feet. The bank fishing is extremely challenging at the moment. Most anglers fishing first or last thing with limited success.

Monday saw the best returns of the week, most anglers fished dries and fish were caught all over the reservoir, Mr Fox had a very good day fishing a size 14 CDC whilst drifting various areas of the reservoir. He caught most of his fish before 2 pm as the sun did show slightly. Mr Duxbury also had a very enjoyable day, netting 15 fish again on a CDC. Bill Law bank fished and caught 3 fish during his morning session from the Hawthorn hedge.

Tuesday the rod average dipped slightly, but was a respectable 3.8. Again, lots of fish showing and dries worked well. Karl Cowzer caught over a dozen fish to size 16 traditional dries whilst drifting the main basin. Roger Gibbons had an extremely good day. Roger was straight into fish on his first drift. Fishing an orange hopper and a CDC casting to fish. Roger had caught 6 fish by 11am including a fish of 4lb when he resigned to the lodge for a coffee break. He finished the day with 13 fish to the boat. Bob Margery ventured to the north end of the reservoir and fished the cow shed to stoke dry old road. He caught 11 fish of which 5 he weighed in for a good weight of 12lb 6oz. Bob fished a washing line with dial bachs.

Wednesday saw the first day of challenging conditions, very bright, flat calm and extremely hot spelt disaster for dry fly anglers. The water temperature soon rose and the fish quickly dissented. Mr Holmes fished the buzzer and bung. A deadly method for flat calm conditions. He was rewarded with 9 fish from the dam wall.

Fishing remained challenging into the weekend with a rod average around 1 fish per rod most days. Mid Northants fly fishers held their Eric Godman trophy competition on Sunday. All competitors knew from the start it wasn’t going to be easy. Most fished deep in front of the dam wall. The best bag of 2 fish went to Frazer Duffy Jnr. His best two fish weighed in at 5lb 9oz. Best fish of the day was a 3lb 5oz rainbow caught by Seumas Halliday which took a snake fished of a sinking line. Overall rod average was 1.5.

I would like to welcome two new members of staff to the Eyebrook team. Toff Crowther and Graham Henfrey. Both of which will be acting as evening boat men and will offer help with the boat and your tackle when you return to the pontoons of an evening.

Pike fishing has been suspended until the water temperatures drop. It is unlikely this will be for a few weeks now. Please call the lodge on 01536 772 930 for the latest news and advice on how the reservoir is fishing. or visit our facebok page flyfishstore.

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 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 10.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00

Last 4 Hours from: 6.00 until (Tickets on sale from 5.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm

Eyebrook Report w.e 2.7.17

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 2nd July 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                       

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   124     Number Trout Taken: 98   Number Trout Released: 337 Total Catch: 435

Weekly Rod Average; 3.57

A much-improved week at Eyebrook. Lots of fish showing and feeding in the surface. Boat anglers are enjoying long drifts across the main basin, catching on dries such as a yellow owl CDC or hoppers. Nymphs fish high in the water are also doing very well. Red holographic diawl bachs and black buzzers catching their share of fish. Fished on a washing line with a foam daddy or booby on the point.

The bank is fishing much better again especially into the evenings. Fish are feeding in just a few feet of water in Sam’s Dyke and around the Island. There are lots of small dark sedge into the evenings, G&R sedge, CDC’s or shipman’s buzzers working well.

Jason James enjoyed his day on Tuesday, boat fishing at Stoke Dry and Old Road. Jason saw fish rising but struggled to suss out what they were taking. After a couple of hours of changing and trying different dries he finally started to connect to fish. Jason fish a single dry he ties himself. “Dukes Deadly “a sparsely tied orange seal fur dry, tied on a size 14. Jason finished mid-afternoon having caught 6 great conditioned rainbows. Ian Godfrey visiting Eyebrook from Ireland had a good start to his three days fishing, catching 8 fish on various tactics from Mucky bay and the Island.

Dave Adams and Lou brooks fished on Wednesday. Conditions were not great, a strong north wind put quite a chop on the water. The pair took shelter in Sams Dyke anchoring in 4 feet on water. They fished red holographic Dial bachs on a washing line with a FAB on the point. The pair finished the day with 20 fish between them including a 4lb 8 brown trout. Member Clive Moore also caught a brown trout of Wednesday which was estimated to weigh around 5lb. All brown trout are to be returned to the water.

Thursday fished exceptionally well with all 28 anglers catching fish. The rod average was a respectable 7.04, pretty good for the last week of June! Most anglers drifted, fishing dries. Orange hoppers worked well for Ron Gent and Martin Rowson, the pair caught all over the reservoir. Martin had the best fish of the day, 4lb plus brown. Bob Smith bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught fish all morning on a small CDC. Mr Bircumshaw caught a dozen fish on a washing line technique, fishing buzzers static with a FAB on the point.

Lee Henfrey guided Simon Walton for his first mornings fly fishing with Simon landing 3 trout on a cruncher.

Jobe Burnham was also busy guiding clients at Eyebrook with Andy Lilliy & Chris Goodwin taking advantage of Jobe knowledge of fly fishing for the pike with both enjoying a successful morning.

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Sean Cutting enjoyed a day a float at Eyebrook. Making short drifts out of mucky bay he caught serval fish on dries. Mike Duxbury made the most of our afternoon boats and caught 5 fish on a sedge pattern casting to rising fish into the evening. The good sport continued into the weekend. Lots of boats drifting the open water fishing dries and nymphs. Water temperature is now settled at 17 degrees resulting in plenty of fish in or near the surface. The bank fished well over the weekend and there is still little or no weed to mention. Dave Chadwick bank fished the Belle and was rewarded with 8 fished for his morning. All Dave’s fish came to a size 12 CDC. Pete Line boat fished, drifting the willows he found the better fish. Fishing hoppers Pete tempted 7 great rainbows out, the best close to 3lbs.

We will continue to stock fortnightly throughout July and August and return to weekly stockings for the remainder of the season. We have stocked 17,025 fish to date and will stock a further 8300 before the end of the season. The season rod average is currently 5.55

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & fishery head warden Jobe Burnham.

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 10.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm

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

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

 

Pike Fly Fishing – Eyebrook Reservoir

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Pike fly fishing at Eyebrook Trout Fishery

June 16th 2017 fly fishing for Eyebrook pike

 

 

 

Picture – Fishery Warden and Pike fly fishing Guide Jobe Burnham with a 22lb pike caught on the first day of Pike fishing 2017

 

 

 

 

 

The gentle art of fly fishing combined with the largest still water predator in the United Kingdom sounds like a strange mix too many but it’s an awesome sport! There’s nothing like watching a fish that looks like a submarine take a fly at the side of the boat and then watch as it accelerates away and your reel screams.

The Eyebrook Pike record is currently 28lb caught on the fly by Andy Miller from the Chestnut tree 10 years ago. Last season the record was almost broken with two fish of 27lb caught by warden Jobe Burnham and a 27lb 7oz fish caught by local angler Jason Morris. Can someone beat the 28lb record this season? or maybe break the 30lb mark? I am sure there are fish of 30lb in the reservoir. I have personally seen fish that almost scare me they are that big!

 

Eyebrook Reservoir is a 400-acre trout fishery on the Leicestershire and Rutland border. It is a big expanse of water and can seam daunting especially on your first visit but has a good head of pike so your fly is never far away from what could be the fish of a life time. The fishery staff are always helpful and will try their best to point you in the right direction but a guide is recommended on your first visit. Guiding is available throughout the Pike season, (16th June – 29th October) with fishery warden Jobe Burnham. Please call the lodge if you would like to book or would like any further information. 01536 772 930 or 07738490667

Please be aware pike fly fishing may be suspended during prolonged periods of hot weather.

If you are planning a visit to Eyebrook please book boats and check our rules at regulations at http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/2017/06/15/eyebrook-update-15th-june/

 

Eyebrook Report Week Ending 25th June

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 25.6.17

Tel: 01536 772930        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:166      Number Trout Taken: 191   Number Trout Released: 181 Total Catch: 372   Weekly Rod Average; 2.24

Not the easiest of weeks for fly fishing. Water temperatures reached 22.5 degrees making the fish hard to find in the depths of the “Brook. The weather for the last week of June is looking much improved and I’m pleased to report seeing fish rising over the most areas of the reservoir.

The majority of boats this week fished the main basin, drifting from Dogwood and the Belle across the deep water or anchoring off the dam wall. Most opting to fish a high-density line to reach depths of 20 feet plus. Damsels, blobs and other lures worked or buzzers, size 10 fished static. Bank anglers found conditions particularly ‘challenging’. Most fishing the hawthorns, Belle and dam wall with limited success until late evening when occasionally the odd trout could be tempted.

Loy and McIlroy got the week to a good start, catching a dozen plus each fishing buzzers at depth in front of the damn wall. Warden Jobe Burnham fished on his day off, along with Eyebrook Member Clive Moore. The pair anchored in 40 feet of water and preceded to fish size 8 and 10 buzzers at various depths. Clive was quickly into fish on a Di 8 line fishing his buzzers at 25 feet. Jobe set his line to a similar depth and also started to catch. Jobe was joined by his partner Georgina in the evening, a rare occasion. Georgina isn’t particularly keen on fly fishing. She enjoyed her evening though, catching 4 fish in 2 and a half hours. Not bad for a beginner! (pictures on our Facebook page, flyfishstore)

Eyebrook held the Anglers World Holidays fly fish championships on Friday and Saturday. 30 anglers took to the water on Friday with great anticipation. Conditions were ‘challenging’. A strong west wind blew and the water temperature was well over 20 degrees. The first day was won by our very own Lee Henfrey, “top angling Lee”! (Lee is available for guiding please contact the lodge for further information) He fished the main basin with a H D line to reach the depths. Lee Caught 10 fish for a weigh, including bonuses of 20lb 12oz. Second place went to Belgium angler Gerrt Jansenns with 7 fish for 15lb 2oz and third Chris Guthrie with 6 fish for 12lb 15oz. Chris bucked the trend and fished size 14 dies drifting from the Belle and Hawthorns. The first day saw an overall average of 2.57.

The second day, the floating line competition saw a much-improved average of 5.65 and as won by top angler Bill McIlroy. Bill caught 17 fish for a weigh including bonuses of 33lb 4oz. Second place went to Craig Barr who fished dries and third Christian Jadouille. The best fish of the competition were two fish of 3lb 4oz caught by Bill McIlroy and Martin Griffiths. Unfortunately for Martin, Bills bag weighed more so therefore Bill received the ‘Wild card’ prize on Friday for the biggest fish. Martin however managed the best fish of the Saturday, a 2lb 13oz specimen. Well done to all competitors and thank you to John Horsey for ensuring the competition was so well organised. Full results can be found on our Facebook page flyfishstore.

Sunday saw a good number of bank anglers sat Eyebrook. Dave Chadwick caught 4 fish from the Belle on a pin fry pattern he tied himself. Steve Lawrence also caught 4 fish on blobs and damsels. Dave Etty Boat fish and caught 4 fish on a size 14 CDC.

The water temperature is now falling and fishing is improving by the day. The rain fall forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday will also help so we anticipate good fishing for Thursday and into the weekend. We are now allowing pike fly fishing once again as water temperatures have dropped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird. Pike Fly Fishing guiding available with Jobe Burnham (when water temperature allows)

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 9.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.00 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 Week Ending 18th June

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 18th June 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

 

A bright and breezy start to the week and Monday saw the boats drifting between Dogwood Bay and Three Trees across the front of the dam. Despite the sunny spells the fish were showing well and the boats soon spread out along the reservoir.Being a westerly wind the lodge bank to the Island fished well with many of the fish caught on dries and emergers.

Bob Fitzpatrick and crew had a great day, 4 anglers between them boating over 100 fish. Bob, who is the inventor of the Yellow Owl CDC, said it was one of the best days he has had. They caught in numerous places including Sams Dyke, Mucky Bay and Dogwood Bay. Most of their fish fell to the deadly Yellow Owl. Horace Wood also did well catching 5 hard fighting fish by midday on Buzzers while drifting across the front of the dam. Steve Benby had 10 fish including a nice brown of 4lbs which he returned, they were all caught on dries. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale started their 5 day trip off well with 5 lovely rainbows all on CDC’s.

Bright conditions continued but not so breezy as the week progressed and catch returns remained good. On Tuesday Roger Charles had 5 fish off the bank including a Brown of approx. 6lbs which he returned. Karl Cowzer, who always fishes on the surface where possible, had 23 fish all on dries.. splendid fishing!!

The start of the Pike fly fishing season on Friday saw several predator hunters visit the Eyebrook, they were not disappointed. Plenty of fish were caught right throughout with the biggest of the day going to Jobe Burnham, a beauty of 22lbs. He caught a dozen fish in total. Guy Eldridge also had a great day catching around 20 fish with the largest in the high teens.

Towards the end of the week the hot weather had its effect on the fishing and the water temperature had risen to 19 degrees C. Meaning the bank fishing was very hard indeed. The boats were able to catch in the deeper water but Mark Hunt went against the odds and had 7 fish in Mucky Bay on CDC’s, crunchers and damsels.. there’s always one who has to spoil it for everyone else!!

 

 

PLEASE NOTE due to the heat : PIKE FISHING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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:134Number Trout Taken: 94Number Trout Released: 443Total Catch: 537 Weekly Rod Average: 4

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 21:45

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21:30

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 15:00

Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 21:45

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

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10pm

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 Update 15th June

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Eyebrook on June 16th we are allowing anglers to fly fish for the pike.

You will need to follow our predator fly fishing rules

  1. Predator fly fishing permitted from 16th June,
  2. Predator anglers must have the correct unhooking equipment-a large landing net (minimum 42 inch or larger) and large unhooking mat (minimum 42 inches or larger preferably with a 2 inch thick bottom and sides)All predators caught must be carefully unhooked (long nosed forceps and hook cutters a must have) whether in the enclosure of a landing net in the water or on an unhooking mat.
  3. Never weigh or lift a fish by the gills, always use a net or weigh sling.
  4. When moving the fish to and from the water use a landing net or zipped unhooking mat at all times; never carry the fish unsupported even for short distances.
  5. When photographing fish, support the fish over a large unhooking mat, kneel and never stand up with the fish.
  6. When returning fish after capture, please support the fish in the water giving it plenty of time to recover before releasing
  7. Minimum of 20lb leader with a wire trace must be used at all times.
  8. Minimum 9wt rod and a reel capable of holding 100yds of backing.

Guided fly fishing for the pike also available call the Eyebrook lodge for details

Eyebrook weekly report week ending 11 June

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 11th June 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667         

What a change, the weather has been a complete contrast from last week. 40 mph winds and heavy rain for the start of the week, but it’s just what the reservoir needed to fish well again. With the water temperature, back to average for June. The fish have returned to the top few feet of the water level. Fish can be seen feeding in the surface, so dries are working well from both the bank or boat. Ginger Middas, orange or claret hoppers and shipman’s buzzers all being successful. Nymphs also continue to catch fish. Preferably fish in the top few inches with a buoyant fly on the point. Most boat anglers have fished inftront of the dam wall mainly trying to find shelter from the strong south westerly winds. Bank anglers are catching well again. The Belle and Hawthorn hedge being top spots but fish have been caught from around the Island and into Mucky bay. Mainly on nymphs, red holographic dial bachs, green dial bachs or size 12 and 14 black buzzers.

Monday saw the first day of the volatile weather. 20 mph winds and heavy showers, meant it wasn’t going to be the most comfortable day for boat fishing. Andrew Bentley and Peter Andrews didn’t mind though, their rods kept bending. Catching over 20 fish between them. A blob top dropper followed by two black buzzers size 10 and 12 doing the damaged, fished at around 20 feet on a Di5 sinking line.

Tuesday was the first day of noticeable change in water temperature. Unfortunately, however wind speeds of 25mph and gusts to 45 prevented the boats from going out. There were however two hardy bank anglers fighting against the wind. Mr Foulds and Mr Allison had hoped to boat fish but weren’t disappointed to fish the bank after they returned to the lodge having caught 41 fish between them. Giving Tuesday a rod average of 20.5 fish per rod. Its fishing its head off! The pair fished the Hawthorn hedge to Sam’s Dyke with green dial bachs fish on a washing line. Fish could be seen, moving in the surface in a few feet of water making them an easy cast to reach from the bank.

The winds dropped slightly on Wednesday allowing the boats out again. It wasn’t particularly comfortable though, most boat anglers taking shelter in Dogwood bay or the Belle. Clive Moore and Ian Jobe caught a dozen between them from the Hawthorn Hedge bay, fishing buzzers high in the water. Bob Thompson had a good afternoon catching 5 nicely silvered fish on a selection of dry flies, bobs bits, crippled midge and a CDC. The rod average remained high, not as high as Tuesday though, a more realistic 9.09, not bad for the second week of June !

Winds were lighter still for Thursday, and fish could be seen frequently taking from the surface. Nicklamyman and Bill Hill bank fished the Belle catching nearly 20 fish between them on a selection of nymphs. David Moore and friends boat fished, all catching extremely well from boats drifting the basin. Most opted to fish dries, ginger Middas and claret hoppers taking the vast majority of their fish. Mark Hunt made a late appears to fish the evening rise, he wasn’t disappointed to hear the fish had been rising all day and wish he’d arrived earlier. He tucked his boat in the slack water behind the Island and fished dries. Shipmans buzzers and Daddies accounting for his 11 fish.

The excellent fishing continued for Friday and into the weekend, Sean Glover and Dave Gregory had a good day, netting a dozen fish each on nymphs fished on a washing line. Chis Hubbard also had a successful session, constantly catching fish from the main basin of various methods. John Honey caught well on Saturday catching 20 plus fish on a red dial bach from the dam and the cowshed to the turn rafts..Alex Booth Fly Fishers enjoyed their group visit. 14 anglers boat fished and caught 33fish between them weighing 66lbs 7ozs. Top rod on the day was Vic Byrne catching 6 fish for a weight of 12lbs plus 2 hour time bonus. best fish was caught by Jeff Savidgeweighing 2lbs 9ozs. Bob Clark and boat partner Joe Mollinson drifted from the Belle and both caught well on candy or tequilla blobs or a green cruncher.

Most boats opted to drift the main basin, with a few finding shelter in Mucky bay and found fish there too. Best methods were ginger or orange dries, dial bachs and damsel nymphs.

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: 130 Number Trout Taken:311  Number Trout Released:480  Total Catch: 791

Weekly Rod Average: 6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 10:00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9:30pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3:00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9:45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 5.30pm until close (Tickets on sale from 5.15)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10:00pm

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 4th June

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 4th June 2017

Tel: 01536 772930       Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                         

 

“Challenging” conditions this week at Eyebrook. With high water temperatures, the fish has moved lower in the water level and found the thermocline, which is currently between 20 and 25 feet down. The thermocline is where there is a dramatic change in water temperature in comparison to the increase in depth. The fish find the thermocline more comfortable due to more oxygen and food sources holding there.

Bank anglers have found this week particularly difficult with few fish feeding in the shallow margins the dam wall has proved most successful. Fish can be seen under the surface taking damsel nymphs or pin fry but these fish are hard to tempt.

Boat fishing has been much more successful. Fishing the deep water in the main basin with various sinking lines in conjunction with buzzers, blobs or damsels working very well at times. The majority of boats are anchoring but others and drifting with faster sinking lines.

M Bowler boat fished on Monday catching 7 fish on black buzzers and a black tadpole fished on a fast sinking line in front of the dam wall. Member Dave Shaercaught well on a Di3 and Di5 lines, fishing with damsels and slow retrieve he caught 7 fish in his short morning session. Mr Shepherd and Mrkennan had a cracking day catching over a dozen fish each on a Di7 line with a team of size 10 black and red buzzers fished vertically bellow the rod tips.

Invicta fly fishers held their annual visit to Eyebrook on Saturday. 21 anglers went a float catching 55 fish between them. One method seemed to rule the day with the top three rods following almost identical methods; heavy buzzers fished on midge tip lines with long leaders, drifting across the deep water of the basin. The fish were so deep that buzzers needed to get down at least 20’ to 30’ to be in the zone, so it was a long cast, giving the buzzers time to get down before the boat caught up with the leader. However, fish were not taking the buzzer until the ‘lift and hang’ and nearly every fish was taken on the hang.

Keith Gilchrist was into fish very quickly and by early afternoon he had bagged up with 8 fish; he went on to catch 15!  Paul Heavens had 5 by the time we came off at lunchtime and Mark Searle was on 4, however Mark bagged up late afternoon to join Keith on eight. Paul was unable to get his last fish and finished the day with 7 fish. The next best places were filled by Andy Newman and Neil Potts both with 4 each..

Saturday saw the best returns of the week, in part due to the England fly fishing team having a practise day. A rod average of 4.5 was achieved with every boat out and a good few anglers fishing the bank. Ian Barr led the way with 20 plus fish caught using a midge tip line to size 8 buzzers tied on a grub hook. All anglers achieved the best results when their flies were 90 degrees to their fly line, fished static at between 20 and 25 feet. Ed Foster also had a successful day. Netting plenty of fish including a super rainbow of 5lb 6oz

High winds are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday which should cool the water, hopefully bringing the fish back to the surface. There is a chance boats will not be allowed out so please do check with the lodge prior to making your journey.

Weekly stocking continues & we are steadily building the stock levels, currently we have 10,500 trout in the reservoir

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 236 Number Trout Taken:143    Number Trout Released: 380  Total Catch: 523

Weekly Rod Average; 2.22

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 9.30

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.30

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 9.30

Last 4 Hours from: 5.30 until9.30 (Tickets on sale from 5.00)

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

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