Eyebrook report W.e 27th May

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 27th May 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 238    Number Trout Taken: 186 Number Trout Released: 560 Total Catch: 746

Rod Average: 3.16

Another consistent week at Eyebrook. Many bright days didn’t help, and we still have a north wind! A noticeable amount of fish have returned to the shallow water with cooler cloud covered days. Boats and bank anglers have caught well at Stoke Dry to the Cow shed whilst fishing dry fly patterns such as Crippled Midge, Big red, Middas and Shipmans buzzers. On brighter days fish have been found over the deeper water. Most anglers fishing slow sinking lines or fast intermediates with damsels and blobs.

Monday was a challenging day with bright flat conditions to start. Perter Nesbit fished in front of the dam wall and caught 7 fish on a Olive Cruncher and Black Buzzers. Mr Clarke enjoyed a short evening bank fished along the willows and caught 3 fish on a black hopper and had many other rises.

Tuesday was a day of similar fortunes. Mr Critchley enjoyed the second day of his short break fishing at Eyebrook. He bank fished at Stoke Dry road, taking advantage of the easy wading on the old road he caught and returned 7 fish whilst fishing a washing line set up with most of his fish taking the size 14 Diawl Bach. Scottish anglers Mr McNichol and friends enjoyed their break fishing the midland reservoirs. 10 anglers fished Eyebrook on Tuesday. All anglers found the morning extremely challenging but as the day progressed more fish began to feed in the surface and into the evening there were a mass of sedge on the water with fish going barmy for them! The 10 anglers finished the day having caught 81 fish between them mainly on sedge patterns fishing into the evening.

Many anglers found Wednesday tough with a stronger north wind making drifts ‘swift’ through the middle! Many anglers found sinking lines was the best method with blobs or damsels. Mr Mclean fished damsels and crunchers returned 13 fish. Mr Kelly fished on the edge of the slack water at the three trees and caught 5 fish on a CDC.

Dry flys fished extremely well on Friday. Mr Naylor and boat partner had a red letter day fishing hoppers and shipmans whilst drifting the shallow water at the north of the reservoir. Mr Naylor also returned a brown trout of 4lb 9oz. Draycote and Eyebrook wardens and guides Kevin Hart and Lee Henfrey had a day fishing on the ‘Dark Side’ Di 3s and blobs whilst drifting through the middle. The pair successfully returned over thirty fish between them. Lee is an expert on fishing sinking lines. To book Lee for a guided days fishing please speak to member of staff at the fishing lodge 01536 770 264

Saturday through up a surprise. Eyebrook regular Steve Rainbow who specialises in fishing the rudder caught the biggest Rainbow Eyebrook has seen for many years. An absolutely superb 11lb 8oz grown on fish. Steve had a steady day having only netted one fish by 8.00 pm, a brown trout of 5lb plus. It was almost time to call it a day when the monster took Steve’s tube fly fished on a di7 in front of the dam wall. (Pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore) Pete Pope had a successful trip bank fishing the netted bank. The wind was awkward with a strong right to left but Pete got his dry daddy to where the fish were and caught 4 during his afternoon session. Dave Willacy fishing on a 2-day package had a good evening fishing along the willows. Lots of fish moving on the surface taking sedge was a dry fly fisherman’s dream.

Eyebrook held an Angling Trust Team England Qualifier on Sunday. 39 of the best anglers fished to international rules. Most started on dry flies at Stoke Dry to cow shed come mid afternoon with the Sun high in the sky many were fishing the deeper water. The heat was won by Eric Caisley with 13 fish for a total weight, including C&R bonuses of 26lb. Bradley Gifford took second place with 11 fish for 21lb 15oz and third was Paul Davison with 10 fish for 21lb 7oz, Paul also caught the best fish of the day, a rainbow of 3lb 1oz. Full results can be found on our facebook page flyfishstore.


Eyebrook reservoir is the venue for the new Loch Style Team championships. The two-day event held on the 30th June and 1st July has the .biggest pay out in team fishing with a price pot of £6500!! Teams of 6, to enter please follow the link below,




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 www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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 21.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.45 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.45 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.45 pm until 21.45pm (Tickets on sale from 17.30pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 22.00pm

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