Eyebrook Report W.e 1st July 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 1st July 2018

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Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 301   Number Trout Taken: 56 Number Trout Released: 304 Total Catch: 360

Rod Average: 1.19

It’s certainly been a busy week this week at Eyebrook. Unfortunately, however the trout haven’t been busy, with water temperatures at 20 degrees plus come mid-day every day this week, it has made things rather ‘challenging’. The north wind has helped to cool the water over night and water temperature at 7.00 am, 18 inches down has been 15.5 to 17 degrees to start the day. First thing in the morning is certainly your best chance of tempted a trout at the moment.

Eyebrook held two major competitions this week. Firstly, the Disabled international. England Ireland, Scotland and wales all fished over two days to international rules to be crowned champions. Certain teams had praised hard for this match, but every day is different.

Day one dawned, anglers were met with extremely bright, flat calm conditions, everyone knew it was going to be a hard day! 28 anglers managed 30 fish for day one average of 1.07. Top rod on the day was England’s Steve Cranston with 4 fish for 7lb 2oz, good angling Steve! The forecast for day two was similar bright conditions but with more breeze, we were optimistic things would be better. However, the previous day’s high temperatures had done its damage. On day two 30 anglers stuck it out for a total of 12 fish. With the stronger winds it also made presenting flies at depth extremely difficult.

The final results were first Scotland with 22 fish for 40lb 12 oz, second were England with 10 fish for 19lb 4oz, Third to Wales with 7 fish for 11lb 4oz and Ireland forth with 3 fish for 4lb 14oz.

Well done to all anglers who took part, its just a shame we can’t control the weather! Also, a very big thank you to all the boatmen who volunteered their time and to Mark Goodge, Shaun Higgins and Ian Bradfield for all your help and hard work to ensure this event runs smoothly, it is very much appreciated by the anglers and the staff here at Eyebrook. Thank you also to all the sponsors,

Robin Tuffley, Closomat/Total Hygiene

Brian & Kay Potter, Bruce and Walker

Robbie Winram Rutland Water

Martin Caircross Engineering

Guide Fly fishing LTD,

Vision Tackle

Trout fisherman Magazine

Fly fishing and Fly tying Magazine

Glasglow Angling Centre

Greys of Alnwick

Fulling Mill




St George Sporting

Charles Jardine

Rutland Photographic

Pure Fishing


Thank you all very much. Your kind donations go a long way to supporting the disabled international. Thank you all very much for supporting the raffle, the total raised was £912.00.

We had very few day permit anglers this week with most boats being booked for competition days or practise days. A handful of hardy bank anglers fished mainly into the evenings and caught the occasional fish mainly to dries in the last half an hour of fishing. Boat anglers have been fishing as deep as possible with fast sinking lines. Damsels, boobies and blobs have caught fish but all 20 feet plus below the surface.

Saturday and Sunday saw a first for everyone involved, the all new Loch style team championship organised by the Angling Trust and sponsored by scientific anglers. The competition would be running over two days with 6 men per team. The fishing format was different to most major competitions with three, three-hour sessions per day and only 4 of the 6-man team fishing each session with the other two anglers acting as controllers for another team. Also, this competition is different in the fact it was 100% catch and release, controllers would measure fish caught before safely returning it. 11 teams fished the match to full international rules. Things were extremely close after day one with only 4 cms between first and second, which made for a very competitive second day! All the boats could be seen drifting the middle of basin, trying to fish in the deep water with most anglers using what appeared to be fast sinking lines.

Congratulations to FNF Nymphommaniacs, they won the competition with an overall length of 1488 cms and took home the first-place prize of £4000! Second were flash attack Reservoir dogs with an overall length of 1241 and third place fell to The Fish Hawks with 1175 cms. Results and pictures can be found on our Facebook page, flyfishstore.

Coverage of the match will be broadcast on BT sport on 16th July, view the preview on our facebook page flyfishstore!

Bt sport view fly fish store Eyebrook 16th July

This competition will be held at Eyebrook again next year, a date will be confirmed soon!

Here at Eyebrook we look forward to hosting the New for the 2018, boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.  This is a perfect chance to learn to boat fish just in time for the warmer temperatures pushing the fish towards the middle. To book a place for the upcoming date at Eyebrook on Saturday 14th July please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/



Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

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


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 22.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 22.00 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 22.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 18.00pm until 22.00pm (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)

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

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