Eyebrook Report, W/e 8th October 2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report – Week ending 8th October 2017

Tel: 01536 770264                                                                                       

We are expecting excellent sport during October as we head towards our closing date of October 31st as we currently have a stock level of 16,900 trout in the reservoir

Weekly Stats:                                                                                                                                                      

Number Rods:146    Number Trout Taken: 224 Number Trout Released: 448 Total Catch: 672

Weekly Rod Average: 4.6

NEW LODGE LANDLINE – 01536 770 264 – please update your contact list as this will be the only landline working for the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge

Eyebrook produced great sport this week with an overall rod average of 4.6. Various methods working as the fish change their feeding habits from insect to fry feeding. Dries have worked during warmer days with most fish coming blind to daddies and hoppers. Nymphs fished on a washing line have caught well. Black buzzers or crunchers fished with either a FAB or floating fry on the point are working well. Most of the fry action is coming to lures fished in the top three feet. Minkies or zonkers on a floating or slow intermediate line are working well. Most boats are drifting the basin into the wooded bank. There are still a number of resident fish around the weed along the willows and stoke dry but are particularly difficult to tempt. A single floating fry or corixa pattern working best for these fish.

Bank anglers are having mixed success depending on wind speed and direction. Most choose to fish the Belle and hawthorns. Others have ventured to the island and chestnut and have more success. Fry and Corixa patterns working best. There are feeding fish between the water’s edge and weed beds in a few inches of water. It is advisable to make a steady approach to the bank and avoid wading to begin.

Monday fished extremely well in extremely challenging conditions. A strong westerly wind blew and most boats chose to take shelter on the Leicester bank, anchored or making short drifts. Mr Woods, Mr Munro and Mr Kay enjoyed the first of their three days fishing at Eyebrook. (we offer discounted rates for both single and two man boats on a three day ticket across all our waters. Visit our website for full details www.flyfishstore.com) The competent trio caught nearly 50 fish on white lures, pulled daddies and hoppers. Mr Grele bank fished between the hawthorns and Sam’s Dyke and caught 5 fish on a size 12 black buzzer fished on a washing line.

The middle of the week was interesting with changeable conditions. Mr Hunter caught a dozen fish on a ‘little devil’ or ‘Diawl Bach’ as it is more commonly known. Luke Key and boat partner Marcle Kwisinle caught 14 fish on a catswhisker fished on a floating line whilst drifting the main basin.

Friday produced a great rod average of 6.2. Eyebrook held a corporate event for Sygenta UK. 18 anglers enjoyed great hospitality with bacon rolls for breakfast, great fishing and fish and chips to finish. Tim Burn was absolutely un stoppable and caught 32 fish which easily took him and his boat partner Richard Ward to win the day. For information regarding corporate events please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook lodge on 01536 770 264.

Other notable catches during Friday were Mr Vicedo from France and friends catching and returning a boat full each on blobs and mini sparklers. Mr Burley and Campbell found lots of feeding fish off the dam wall and caught on a cats whisker. Member Mr Bilsden and Tibbet got stuck into fish off Robbos cabin, Fishing black and green lures and FAB’s.

The sport continued into the weekend with many anglers experiencing red letter days. Draycote Member Mr Edward Douglas stuck to dry flies and was rewarded with 14 quality rainbows for his efforts. Mr Alan Grant made the 100 yards trip and anchored just past the tower. He remained there for his 6 hour session and caught 18 fish on fry patterns fished in the top few feet.

For all enquires and bookings because use our new lodge number 01536 770 264. Visit our website www.flyfishstore.co.uk or our facebook page flyfishstore.

Members renewal forms will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in joining Eyebrook as a member pleased be advised there is currently a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please speak to member of staff at the Eyebrook Lodge or call us on 01536 770 264.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, with the float tubing association visiting us on the 14th October.

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 6.30 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 6.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 1.30 pm

Afternoon Boats: 1.30 until 6.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 2.30 until 6.30 (Tickets on sale from 2.15)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 6.30 pm

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




Last day of the 2017 season will be Tuesday 31st October. A date for the start of the 2018 is yet to be confirmed. We are however now taking bookings for April 2018 onwards.


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