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


‘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


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