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


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


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