Eyebrook Fishing Report – W/e 17th September 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 17th September 2017

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Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods:158     Number Trout Taken: 192 Number Trout Released:445 Total Catch:637

Weekly Rod Average: 4.03



‘Challenging conditions at times this week. A strong north wind prevailed resulted in the fish being reluctant to take off the surface. Nymphs or lures worked best this week. Boats drifted the main basin from Island towards the dam mainly using floating or midge tip lines. A few anglers pulled lures on Sink 3 or 5 lines and caught well particularly on rougher days. Bank angling is much improved this week with many anglers reporting good catches. Most have fished the Island or on calmer days the hawthorns. The forecast for the week ahead is for warmer south westerly winds. I am happy to report as of Tuesday 19th I have seen daddies on the water and lots of fish rising between the chestnut tree and the willows.

The week began wet windy and generally pretty horrible! Only a few hardly anglers braved the conditions. Mick Firth boat fished the cowshed. Fishing with a suspender minkie around the weed beds, he was rewarded with a super brown trout of 4 lbs and a several silvered rainbows. Mr J Frazer and Mr T Plant also found some of the quality resident browns. Netting a stunning brown trout of over 5lbs from dogwood bay. It’s nice to see a few quality browns putting in an appearance. We ask that all brown trout are to be returned to preserve the wild population we are lucky enough to have here at Eyebrook.

The weather didn’t improve much for Tuesday or Wednesday. Mr Blachford and boat partner took shelter in the calm water off the point of the Island and fished with a washing line set up. A Diawl Bach and cruncher proved to do the damage with a FAB or floating fry on the point. The pair did well to boat 14 fish. Eyebrook and Draycote warden Lee Henfrey fished with boat partner Nigel. The pair chose to fish sunk lines as they felt the cold wind will have put the fish off the surface. Lee fished with a sink 5 line and Nigel a sink 3. They caught 16 fish during a short morning session on a mix of fry patterns from minkies to snakes. Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore. Lee is also availiable for guiding.

With steadier winds on Thursday the rod average was back up to over 4. Ian McNicoll and friends fished the main basin from boats. 8 anglers caught 62 fish on mainly blobs and minkies with the odd fish coming to daddies during the middle of the day. Martin Owers bank fished during Friday and Saturday. He found feeding fish very close in off the Island. He presented a hares ear and crunchers on a washing line with a minkie booby as a point fly as was soon into fish. He finished Friday having landed 9 fish and caught 12 on Saturday from the Hawthorns and Island on the same tactic.

Saturday and Sunday both fished well from both bank and boats. Most boats drifted the chestnut tree, island into the deeper water. There were a few more fish showing and a few anglers reported catching on dries. One of which was Mr Gillespie who caught well on hoppers in the open water between The Island and Robbos cabin, Geoff Smith bank fished and caught 5 fish on an old faithful cats whisker. Ian Bradfield, Saun Higgins and Mark Goodge enjoyed boat fishing during their three day break which they chose to spilt between Eyebrook and Draycote (A three day package for two angler including motorboat is only £72.50 each ! This can be split between any four of our waters.) The trio caught on a mix of methods. Mark Stuck to what he does best, dry fly fishing. Whereas Ian and Saun pulled blobs and lures. They all caught well returning 26 fish between them.

The fish should certainly be back on top for the week ahead. Daddies, sedge and floating fry patterns will all catch fish.


Pike Fly fishing remains tricky. Things should improve as water temperature lowers and bait fish shoal up.


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


‘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 7.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 7.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 7.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.30 until 7.30 (Tickets on sale from 3.00)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.45 pm

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


Sunday 1st October – Blue Trout Trophy – Eyebrook Vs the English disabled – all welcome.

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