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


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


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