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


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


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