Fishing report week ending 12th May

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 13th May 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 312   Number Trout Taken: 240 Number Trout Released: 1097 Total Catch: 1337

Rod Average: 4.29


Another brilliant week at Eyebrook despite a lot of bright, hot and flat calm days! A record number of anglers fished this week. The good sport looks set to continue with a double stocking this week of 1750 fish! Bank fishing was slow for the start of the week with fish pushing out to slightly deeper water. The fish were back into the margins mid-week on and bank anglers recorded great sport from the Hawthorn hedge Boat anglers have had good sport all week. For the first part fishing fast glass or intermediate lines with a team of nymphs and washing line nymphs and even dries into the weekend. Top spots are Hawthorns to Sam’s Dyke, The Island and Mucky Bay.

Bank Holiday Monday was for once an excellent day weather wise. Poor fishing conditions however, little or no breeze and not a cloud in the sky. Mr Cram and Mr Wilson found fish off the netted bank at around 10 feet below the surface. They fished a Di3 slow sinking line with Diawl Bachs and a booby on the point to great success. Member Mark Hunt also braved the tough conditions and found fish feeding on damsel’s nymphs at around 4ft during the morning and size 14 black buzzers slightly deeper from mid-day on. He was pleased to finish the day having netted 15 fish. James Hobbs was delighted to net a super brown trout of 6lbs plus which came to a black lure. (pictures on our Facebook page flyfishstore) Mondays rod average finished at 6.78 not bad in ‘rock hard conditions!

Tuesday and Wednesday were similar days with long bright periods, more of a breeze did put a ripple on the water and more anglers reported catching closer to the surface. Mr Newbold bank fished along the Leicester bank and caught 17 fish on a selection on nymphs fished sub surface. Jamie Scott caught a selection of fish, 6 rainbows, 1 brown and a pike for luck. (pike fly fishing begins on 16th June. If you would like to pike fly fish at Eyebrook this season please visit our website,,uk or speak to a member of staff).

Thursday was a very busy day. Conditions looked perfect with cloud cover and a gently south westerly. Several boats drifted the main basin and caught fish on nymphs fished high in the water. David Hussey had a cracking day catching a releasing over 20 fish which came to black buzzers and silver Invicta’s. Keith Johnson bank fished at the Hawthorns hedge and caught over a dozen fish on his own tied quill buzzer on a size 14. Eyebrook Guide and warden Lee Henfrey targeted the large Eyebrook brown trout in deep water. His best fish of the session was a 7lb brown that took his secret tube fly ! Lee reported having follows from fish he believed to be tipping the 10lb mark ! To book lee for guiding please speak to a member of staff at the fishing lodge on 01536 770 264. Bob Kinchen had the best rainbow of the week. A clonking 4lb 3 oz overwintered fish that took a black buzzer.

A flat calm start on Friday and fish could be seen rising right across the reservoir! Bill Law was the first angler on site and was quick to head to the netted bank in hope of catching a surface feeding trout! Upon arrival at the netted bank the wind picked up making presentation difficult. Bill did however manage to catch 2 lovely fish for his short morning session. Rodger Charles bank fished at the olde Road at Sam’s Dyke and had caught 11 fish before 11 O’clock! Rodger fish nymphs on a floating line. Draycote member Ed Douglas had his first of two trips to Eyebrook this week. Ed is a dry fly expert and fished with big reds and shipmans patterns in mucky bay. He had a cracking day particularly into the evening as the fish started to rise more freely. Ed finished the day having caught over 40 fish from Mucky Bay and the Island.

Saturday fished well. Dave Carter had his annual charity match, 28 anglers boat fished to a 4 fish kill permit. The day was won by Dave Etty and Chris Bates with 8 fish for a total bag weight of 15lb 3oz closely followed by our very own Mr Jones and his boat partner Mr McGuire with a total weight of 14lb 2oz. Well done to all anglers! Thank you to Eyebrook Tackle shop for supporting the match with prizes!

Mr Mark Seabrook and Duncan Palmer had a very successful day on Sunday. The awesome duo fished through the middle on various patterns and were rewarded with over 20 hard fighting fish to the boat. John Wadham bank fished between the Hawthorns and Sam’s Dyke and caught 10 fish on a Gold ribbed hairs ear and a size 16 black buzzer. Smaller buzzers are starting to work better now. Fish with 14s or 16s rather than size 10s and you will have more success!

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

Notice to all anglers.

We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

Photographs on our Facebook page

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps


‘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 21.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.15 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.15 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.15 pm until 21.15pm (Tickets on sale from 17.00pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.30pm

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